Arcadia University News


February 8, 2011

KYW Newsradio: Arcadia Expert Says Protests In Egypt, Tunisia Are Game-Changing

KYW Newsradio’s Ian Bush came to Arcadia on Feb. 7 as dozens of faculty and students packed a lecture hall to hear new Arcadia faculty discuss the impact of the protests in Egypt and the Middle East. “For authoritarian states like Jordan, Yemen, and Saudi Arabia, what started in Tunisia and what...

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February 4, 2011

Abboud and Amjad Lead Public Conversation on the Upheavals in Egypt, Feb. 7

Dr. Samer Abboud , Assistant Professor of History and International Studies, and Dr. Mohammad Amjad , Visiting Professor of Sociology, will lead a public conversation on "The Upheavals in Egypt: What’s Happening and Why? What Comes Next?" on Monday, Feb. 7, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Brubaker Hall...

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February 1, 2011

IPCR Alum: Sports4HOPE Combines Sports, Peace Education for Congo Youth

By Sarah R. Schwartz ’10 While earning an M.A. in International Peace and Conflict Resolution from Arcadia University, Stephen Reynard ’10M co-founded Sports4HOPE , a non-profit organization that serves citizens of the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. As the organization approaches its first...

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February 1, 2011

Grigorev Commentary in Politika: Serbs Vote is Pragmatic

Alex N. Grigorev , Adjunct Professor of International Peace and Conflict Resolution and an expert on politics and ethnic relations in the Balkans, wrote a commentary in the Jan. 26 issue of Politika , the Serbian newspaper of record and the oldest daily in the Balkans. December 2010 parliamentary...

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February 1, 2011

Reynard Shares Tips on Leading a Non-Profit

By Steve Reynard ’10M Steve Reynard ’10M , a graduate of the International Peace and Conflict Resolution program, is the co-founder of Sports4HOPE , a non-profit organization that serves citizens of the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Below, he shares some lessons he’s learned about starting...

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February 1, 2011

'Accepting But Not Recognizing': A Kosovo Serb Lesson in Pragmatism

By Alex N. Grigorev As a long-time observer of Serbia and its Kosovo-related political debates, I often get the impression that any decision, even on purely technical matters, is perceived by many as directly affecting the outcome of the historic fight for the preservation of Kosovo within Serbia,...

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January 19, 2011

O’Connor Uses IPCR Concepts in Nonprofit Work

By Michelle Tooker ’07,’10M While in Northern Ireland as part of the International Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) program, Kelly Hays O’Connor ’12 was able to apply the theories she’d learned in class to real-world contexts. She also developed skills she can use in her day-to-day work as...

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December 21, 2010

Kargbo: Bloody Sunday Exhibit, Belfast Murals Are Great Tools

By Michelle Tooker ’07, ’10M While touring the Bloody Sunday exhibit at the Museum of Free Derry and observing the Belfast murals, International Peace and Conflict Resolution student Alie Badara Kargbo ’12 made connections between his coursework and the field. “Visiting Ireland served as a great...

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December 14, 2010

Manuseto ’11 Conducts Research in Uganda, Lands Internship in Sierra Leone

International Peace and Conflict Resolution student Stephanie Mansueto ’11 is studying in Uganda and will head soon to Sierra Leone for an internship. She knew spending a year abroad would help her to decide on her career plans. Intrigued by Uganda after taking a course on capacity building in the...

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December 10, 2010

IPCR Student Studies 'the Troubles' Firsthand in Ireland

By Michelle Tooker ’07 Sarah Vogel ’11 originally began graduate work in anthropology, but the advocate in her found that it wasn’t the right fit. She wanted to travel to sites of international conflict and research real-world solutions. “Arcadia’s International Peace and Conflict Resolution...

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October 12, 2010

Haffar Talks About Bridging Theory and Practice in Conflict Resolution

The Association for Conflict Resolution Greater Delaware Valley Chapter meeting on Sept. 29 “was quite special!” according to the group's website. It was hosted in Arcadia University's Grey Towers Castle and featured Dr. Warren Haffar as the guest speaker. More than 30 ACR GDV members dined at...

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October 8, 2010

IPCR Alum Organizes Protest for Disabled in Northern Cyprus

By Sarah R. Schwartz ’10 Mehmet Erdogan ’06M , Project Coordinator for Management Centre of the Mediterranean, a non-profit organization in the Republic of Cyprus, recently move his nation’s government to action, putting his master's degree in International Peace and Conflict Resolution to work...

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September 24, 2010

Krumwiede on IPCR, Saying Hello to a Guide Dog Team

By Marykate Torley ’11 Mary Krumwiede ’12 and her dog guide, SaraJane, are two of the newest additions to Arcadia’s campus. A first-year graduate student studying International Peace and Conflict Resolution, Krumwiede chose Arcadia for the reputation of its IPCR program and its study abroad...

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September 17, 2010

Student Brings Jane Addams Biographer to Arcadia

By Sarah R. Schwartz ’10 On Thursday, Sept. 16, more than 65 people showed up to listen to a discussion by Louise Knight, a noted biographer of Jane Addams. The event happened as a result of the efforts of International Studies and Spanish major Amanda Nosel ’11 , who spent the summer interning at...

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August 31, 2010

IPCR Alum Researches Health Impact of Immigration Policy in Arizona

By Sarah R. Schwartz '10 Former International Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) major Julie Tippens ’06M recently relocated to Tuscon, Ariz., to research the impact of immigration policies on the wellbeing of migrant and refugee populations. This research is part of her work at the University of...

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August 10, 2010

Otieno: Hope and Joy Greet a New Constitution in Kenya

By Alex Otieno, Instructor of Sociology and International Peace and Conflict Resolution A celebration followed Kenya's Aug. 4 peaceful constitutional referendum in which voters overwhelmingly (almost 70 percent) voted for the adoption of a new constitution in the East African anchor nation. This...

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July 20, 2010

Extending the Classroom Walls to Costa Rica

By Michelle Tooker ’07 Dr. Warren Haffar , Assistant Professor, Associate Dean of Internationalization and Director of International Peace and Conflict Resolution, is convinced that students learn more from hands-on problem-based learning, “Everything becomes relevant when students and faculty are...

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July 16, 2010

IPCR Grad Earns Second Arcadia Master's Degree in Paris

Timothy McGowan ’09M , a resident of Warminster, Pa., was one of 26 students from 11 countries to earn the Master of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy on June 3 at Arcadia University’s affiliated program in Paris, France, at the American Graduate School of International Relations and...

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April 16, 2010

Provost Announces Reorganization into Office of International Affairs

Arcadia University announced this week the formation of an Office of International Affairs, a reorganization that consolidates campus internationalization and ESL efforts and the Office of International Services into a new academic unit, announced Dr. Steve O. Michael , Provost and Vice President...

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April 13, 2010

Arcadia Begins Online Journal for Student Scholarly and Creative Work

Arcadia University is pleased to announce The Compass: Arcadia University’s Global Journal of Student Scholarly and Creative Work . An online journal, The Compass is a showcase for the work of Arcadia students, both those enrolled on the Glenside campus as well as those studying in The College of...

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April 2, 2010

Violence in Africa Is Personal for IPCR 'Lost Boys'

“Fleeing Rebels Kill Hundreds of Congolese,” read the headline Sunday, March 28, in the New York Times . For two Arcadia students in the International Peace and Conflict Resolution program, their perspective on violence in Africa isn’t just academic, it’s personal. The Democratic Republic of the...

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