International Peace And Conflict Resolution

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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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Dec 14, 2012 Purnell Cropper

Fernandez Presents at the 4th Annual Masculinities Conference in La Paz, Bolivia

Alejandro Fernandez Gutierrez, a Fulbright Scholar and second-year student in Arcadia University's International Peace and Conflict Resolution master's program, presented at the 4th Annual Masculinities Conference in La Paz, Bolivia, on Dec. 7. The conference brings together scholars from Bolivia,...

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Dec 10, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

Huffington Post: HROC Program Inspires ‘Hope in the Next Generation’

The Huffington Post featured a story on Healing and Rebuilding Our Communities (HROC), a program held at Arcadia University on Dec 7. In her article, "Finding Hope in the Next Generation," Karin Kasdin writes about attending the three-day intensive program and being "awed by the youthful...

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Nov 25, 2012 Purnell Cropper

IPCR Student Presents at Latin American Studies Consortium, Dec. 7

Julie Hutton, a second-year master’s student in Arcadia University's International Peace and Conflict Resolution Program, will present “Legacy of the Civil Conflict in El Salvador: Examining the Historical Narratives of NGO Workers” at the Latin American Studies Consortium at Temple University on...

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Nov 25, 2012 Purnell Cropper

IPCR Students and Faculty Publish Paper on Cyprus Conflict in ‘Peace Review’

Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice published a paper by students and faculty in Arcadia University’s International Peace and Conflict Resolution Program titled “Crisis as Impetus Toward Conflict Resolution in Cyprus.” Drs. Samer Abboud and Warren Haffar and master’s students Steven F. Harter...

Nov 21, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

Learning How to Heal: Displaced by War, World-traveling Pharmacist Seeks Peace

By SARAH R. SCHWARTZ ’10 Photography PEDRO LEAL ’13 As a pharmacist in the midst of major conflicts, it’s crucial to hold just the right skill set—lives are at stake. While working as a humanitarian pharmacist for French-based nonprofit organization Pharmacie et Aide Humanitaire (PAH), Prudence...

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Oct 24, 2012 Purnell Cropper

Register for Three-Day Conflict Resolution Workshop in November

Trauma affects many of us. Over the summer, several members of the Arcadia University community traveled to Rwanda to participate in a facilitator training for Healing and Rebuilding Our Communities (HROC). The model was created to help respond to the numerous violent conflicts that devastated the...