Historical And Political Studies

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Feb 12, 2014 Purnell Cropper

Swiss Ambassador Discusses Future Survival, Relevance of U.N. to Packed House

By JASMINE L. HENDERSON ’15 Addressing a common misconception that the U.N. is a “world government,” Swiss Ambassador to the United Nations Paul R. Seger spoke to a standing-room only crowd of more than 100 people in the Castle Mirror Room on Jan. 30. Part of the Office of International Affairs’...

Jan 15, 2014 Purnell Cropper

Abboud’s Writing Quoted in Dissident Voice

A recent article written by Dr. Samer Abboud, assistant professor of history and international studies, was quoted in an article in Dissident Voice, an internet newsletter dedicated to providing hard-hitting, thought-provoking commentary in support of peace and social justice. In her article, “The...

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Jan 15, 2014 Purnell Cropper

Jacobsen, Simon-Girard Conduct HROC Training with Bhutanese Refugees and Workers

Dr. Bill Jacobsen, adjunct professor of international peace and conflict resolution, and IPCR graduate student Hannah Simon-Girard ’14M were part of a team of Healing and Rebuilding Our Communities (HROC) trainers from around the country that facilitated sessions of a two-day seminar hosted by the...

Jan 10, 2014 Purnell Cropper

Abboud Publishes ‘Geneva II: Giving War a chance?’ in Al Jazeera

Dr. Samer Abboud, assistant professor of history and international studies, published an opinion piece on the Syrian conflict in Al Jazeera on Nov. 4. In “Geneva II: Giving war a chance?” Abboud explains that Geneva II—a proposed international conference that will attempt to end the Syrian conflict...

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Jan 2, 2014 Purnell Cropper

Cornell Chronicle: Ajok’ 11M Tells Middle School Students How He Survived Conflict in Sudan

On Oct. 26, the Cornell Chronicle published “From Lost Boy of Sudan to Cornell grad student” highlighting the unimaginable journey of Ayuen Ajok ’11M, who spoke with middle school students in Ithaca, N.Y., on Oct. 21. Prior to beginning his MPA studies at Cornell, Ajok spent significant time in...

Nov 22, 2013 Purnell Cropper

Rendell Center for Citizenship and Civics at Arcadia University and National Constitution Center Announce Essay Contest Finalists

At the National Constitution Center (NCC) on Nov. 21, Former Governor Ed Rendell and Judge Marjorie Rendell announced the finalists of a citizenship essay contest undertaken through the Rendell Center for Citizenship and Civics at Arcadia University. The contest was aimed at 4th and 5th grade...

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Sep 17, 2013 Purnell Cropper

Paradis Provides Background on Establishment of Camp William Penn

On Sept. 12, Dr. James M. Paradis, adjunct professor of history, gave a talk on “Camp William Penn and Its Influence on the Civil War” at the Old Baldy Civil War Round Table in Blackwood, N.J. Dr. Paradis spoke on the historical background that led to the establishment of Camp William Penn in the...

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Jun 27, 2013 Purnell Cropper

Civil War Expert Paradis to Speak at 150th Gettysburg Reenactment

Dr. James M. Paradis, adjunct professor of history and author of African Americans and the Gettysburg Campaign, will speak at the 150th Reenactment of the Battle of Gettysburg in Gettysburg, Pa., on Friday, June 28, at 6 p.m. The very next day he will give a book talk at St. Stephen’s Episcopal...

Jun 24, 2013 Purnell Cropper

Haywood Named Professor of the Year

For more than 20 years, Dr. Geoffrey Haywood has made an impact on Arcadia students through engaging lecture, relevant syllabi and unbridled enthusiasm. At the conclusion of this past academic year, students and faculty recognized his tenure by naming him Arcadia’s 2013 Professor of the Year. An...

May 1, 2013 Purnell Cropper

Artists Tony and Eliza Auth Inspire Students

By FRANCESCA MAYR ’16 Photography JOSH BLUSTEIN The respected and admired Tony and Eliza Auth took time out of their busy schedules to speak to a select group of students from Arcadia’s Art and Design and Historical and Political Studies departments on April 11. Students basked in their wealth of...

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Apr 30, 2013 Purnell Cropper

Leader in Peace and Conflict Studies Excited for Collaboration between Arcadia and University of Sierra Leone

This semester, Dr. Memunatu Pratt, Director of the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies at Fourah Bay College at the University of Sierra Leone, visited campus for two weeks to discuss the new collaboration between Arcadia University and the University of Sierra Leone. A Fulbright Scholar,...

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Mar 18, 2013 Sarah Schwartz

PR Newswire: American Graduate School in Paris Earns Accolades at MUN Conference

On March 7, PR Newswire announced that students from American Graduate School in Paris, Arcadia University’s partner school, earned accolades in the 14th London International Model United Nations (LIMUN) conference, from Feb. 15 to 17. AGS was represented among the 83 delegates who earned an award...