Historical And Political Studies

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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...

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Mar 12, 2013 Sarah Schwartz

NewJersey.com: DuBois ’13 Makes Directorial Debut

NewJersey.com reported on March 7 that Caitlin DuBois ’13 is directing Cumberland Players' upcoming production of Romeo and Juliet. DuBois is the youngest mainstage season director Cumberland Players has hosted. While not directing on stage, DuBois, of Bridgeton, is majoring in history at Arcadia...

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Mar 7, 2013 Sarah Schwartz

Bucks Local: Simmons Speaks on ‘Creating Lasting Peace,’ March 10

On March 6, Bucks Local News reported that Barbara Simmons, Instructor of International Peace and Conflict Resolution, will speak on “Creating Lasting Peace—Is it possible?” at the Newtown Friends Meetinghouse on March 10. Simmons is a member of Newtown Friends Meeting and Executive Director of the...

Mar 6, 2013 Purnell Cropper

Returned Peace Corps Volunteers Speak About Their Service

By JEN RETTER ’16 Photography PEDRO LEAL ’13 On Feb. 22, former Peace Corps volunteers gathered in Landman Library to discuss their three months of training and two years of service with students interested in learning more about their experiences. Becky Marsden, a local Peace Corps recruiter who...

Mar 6, 2013 Purnell Cropper

Abboud Discusses Syria on WHYY’s ‘Radio Times’

Dr. Samer Abboud, Assistant Professor of History and International Studies at Arcadia University, returned to WHYY’s Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane on March 6 as a guest during a segment titled “The civil war in Syria: The conflict, U.S. policy and how might it end.” He was joined by Andrew...

Feb 25, 2013 Sarah Schwartz

IPCR Student Addresses Conference, President of Sierra Leone

By SARAH R. SCHWARTZ ’10 Photography PEDRO LEAL ’13 It’s one thing to listen to a news report or read a case study on international conflict. But if you’re on the ground defending your life and country from rebel fighters and militiamen, conflict looks a little different. Former National Security...

Feb 22, 2013 Sarah Schwartz

Israeli Counter-Terrorism Specialist Examines Today’s Unique Challenges

Some suffer complexity; others avoid it. It takes a special skill set to confront it head-on. Dr. Jonathan Fine of the International Institute for Counter Terrorism recently met with students in Arcadia University’s International Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) program to illuminate the...

Feb 18, 2013 Purnell Cropper

Peace Activist Reflects on Northern Ireland’s ‘Troubles’

By JEN RETTER ’16 Photography KARA WRIGHT ’14 “I’m proud of the place that I’m from.” Those were the first words uttered by Jon McCourt, a peace activist and Theatre of Witness performer, prior to a screening of We Carried Your Secrets at Arcadia University. The documentary film looks behind the...

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Feb 4, 2013 Donna Whitlock

Paradis to Speak about ‘African Americans and the Gettysburg Campaign,’ Feb. 17

Dr. James M. Paradis, Adjunct Professor of History and an authority on the roles of African American soldiers in the Civil War, will give a free talk on his second book, African Americans and the Gettysburg Campaign, on Sunday, Feb. 17, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Abington Free Library Community Room....

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Feb 4, 2013 Donna Whitlock

Paradis to Speak about ‘African Americans and the Gettysburg Campaign,’ Feb. 17

Dr. James M. Paradis, Adjunct Professor of History and an authority on the roles of African American soldiers in the Civil War, will give a free talk on his second book, African Americans and the Gettysburg Campaign, on Sunday, Feb. 17, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Abington Free Library Community Room....

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Jan 30, 2013 Purnell Cropper

‘Forgotten Philadelphia’ Conjures City’s Ever-present History

Nearly 50 people attended a gallery opening and book event for Forgotten Philadelphia, presented by Philadelphia Stories at Arcadia University’s Judith Taylor Gallery on Jan. 23. The project combines art inspired by 15 heritage sites, including Laurel Hill Cemetery and Divine Lorraine Hotel,...

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Jan 22, 2013 Purnell Cropper

Dick to Participate in Workshop, Give Lecture in Chicago

In January, Dr. Hilary Parsons Dick, Assistant Professor of International Studies, will present her work as part of events at the University of Chicago and Northwestern University. At the University of Chicago, she will participate in an invited Faculty Workshop called “Discourse in the Balance:...