International Peace And Conflict Resolution

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Dec 2, 2011 Purnell Cropper

IPCR Student Blogs from UN Climate Change Convention in South Africa

Christa Lane Hooper, a master’s student pursuing a dual degree in International Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) and Public Health, is an official observer at the 17th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Durban, South Africa—and she’s...

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Nov 22, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

Curating a Vision for the Future: IPCR Students Investigate ‘the Troubles’ in Northern Ireland

By Sarah R. Schwartz ’10 A sculpture on a museum tour, a finger painting hung on a proud parent’s refrigerator—these are a couple of ways in which Art, creative expression, is typically experienced. However, first-year master’s students in Arcadia’s International Peace and Conflict Resolution (...

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Nov 11, 2011 Purnell Cropper

On Veterans Day: The Intersection of Lives and Missions in a Small World

By Lori Bauer My eyes were drawn immediately to the service medals on Tim Zerbe’s uniform. Row after row of them. My mind wandered. I wasn’t thinking of the theaters Zerbe had served in. I was thinking of the veterans’ accounts on this week’s History Channel series, Vietnam in HD: It's not the...

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Oct 25, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

Rwandan Peace Builder and Trauma Healer Shares Techniques With IPCR Students

On Oct. 18, special guest speaker Theoneste Bizimana, co-founder, facilitator and trainer of the African Great Lakes Initiative's Healing and Rebuilding Our Communities (HROC) Project, led a workshop on the organization's unique approach to restoring peace in African communities devastated by...

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Oct 25, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

Arcadia Mentioned on Kosovo Government Website

The Republic of Kosovo website recently reported that Arcadia University, appearing as "Universitetin Arkadia në Filadelfia" was among the U.S. locations in the that the Deputy Prime Minister of Kosovo, Slobodan Petrovic, would be visiting.

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Sep 16, 2011 Purnell Cropper

Healing Among Former Enemies: Cox and Jacobsen Train in East Africa

By Michelle Tooker ’07,’10M Drs. Amy Cox and Bill Jacobsen, adjunct professors in Arcadia’s International Peace and Conflict Resolution program, traveled to Burundi recently to become trained facilitators in the Healing and Rebuilding Our Communities (HROC) program and developed important...

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Sep 16, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

TV News: IPCR Alum Fights Violence in Congo with Soccer Balls

Stephen Reynard ’10M, founder of Sports4HOPE, an organization that seeks to prevent and reconcile conflicts through sport and peace education, recently appeared on News Channel 5 of Nashville, Tenn. Reynard is preparing to move to the Eastern region of Congo to work with three communities involved...

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Jun 24, 2011 Donna Whitlock

O'Hare Receives A. Richard Polis Graduate Scholarship Award

Dr. John R. Hoffman, Dean of the College of Graduate Studies, awarded the 2011 A. Richard Polis Scholarship Award to Megan Sarah O’Hare ’11M at Graduate Commencement ceremonies in May. O’Hare received a Master of Arts in International Peace and Conflict Resolution. The A. Richard Polis Graduate...

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Jun 17, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

O'Connor Takes a Closer Look at Costa Rica's Dam Conflict

At first glance the proposed El Diquis Hydroelectric Project in Buenos Aires, Costa Rica, appears to be universally beneficial: damming the river basin would bring sustainable energy to millions of Central Americans, and with it the promise of continued development. But as Kelly Hays O’Connor, a...

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Jun 9, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

IPCR Students Depart for the Balkans, June 18

International Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) students will depart for Serbia on June 18 for the 10 day travel portion of 3-credit course, Kosovo: Minority Rights, Nationalism, and Ethnic Conflict. Led by Alex N. Grigorev, Adjunct Professor of International Peace and Conflict Resolution, and...

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May 18, 2011 Purnell Cropper

18 Students Meet With Rwandan Minister of Justice

Students in the International Experience course “Peace, Justice and Reconciliation in Rwanda” met with Tharcisse Karugarama, the Rwandan Minister of Justice on May 12. As reported by the New Times, the Minister petitioned students to act as Rwanda’s ambassadors on the socioeconomic transformation...

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Feb 8, 2011 Purnell Cropper

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...