Sramana Majumdar

"Violence, Identity and Self-determination: Narratives of conflict from the Kashmir Valley" 4:15 PM, Monday 18 Nov Room 239, BYC Bryn Mawr College

Exposure Index

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Peace & Conflict Studies at Swarthmore

We’re adding a new link to our list: the new website of Swarthmore’s Peace and Conflict Studies program.  The PCS coordinator is Asch affiliate Lee Smithey, who will be speaking at the Asch Seminar on April 6th, 2009.  Here’s the description from their homepage.

At levels from the interpersonal to the global, the Peace and […]

Nonviolent Action and the Struggle for Land: Experiences in India and Brazil

Kurt Schock (Associate Professor of Sociology, Rutgers University) Monday, November 24, 2008, 4:30 p.m.

Scheuer Room Kohlberg Hall Swarthmore College

Prof. Kurt Schock <> is author of /Unarmed Insurrections: People Power Movements in Nondemocracies/ (University of Minnesota Press). “He is currently researching land reform and land rights movements in the global south. He is examining […]


Faculty position at Haverford College

Haverford College is seeking a faculty member at the rank of advanced assistant professor or above for a tenure-track position in Peace, Justice, and Human Rights/Peace and Conflict Studies (PJHR/PCS) to start in the fall of 2009.  Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a social science discipline with an area studies focus and a proven […]


Budapest, George Soros, and the power of ethnic mobilization

Central European Univ.

Asch Seminar, Monday October 20th

Asch Co-Director Clark McCauley will give a brief introduction to opportunities in Budapest’s new Central European University, followed by three answers to the question: Why is no one ready to die for the International Ladies Garment Workers Union?

The Asch seminar is held at […]

Jonathan Hyman, Cultural Envoy

Muslim woman with 9/11 mural in Brooklyn. Photograph by Jonathan Hyman.

Our Associate Director for Conflict and Visual Culture Initiatives is going on a 3 week lecture tour in Europe to lecture on various topics concerning visual culture, contemporary American popular culture, memory, and the American response to the 9/11 attacks. He will […]

Can Israel stay in the Middle East? Ian Lustick speaks on Sept. 22

Ian Lustick, Bess W. Heyman Chair of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania, will discuss his new paper:



Jonathan Hyman, new associate director

Acclaimed photographer Jonathan Hyman has joined the Asch Center as an associate director.  Jonathan is exploring the role of visual culture in the context of ethnic conflict.  He has many exciting ideas for collaboration, and with his help, we will soon begin featuring the work of visual artists on our web site.  A documentary film […]

Asch featured in Bryn Mawr’s Alumnae Bulletin

The August 2008 edition of the Alumnae Bulletin includes an article about Asch’s move to Bryn Mawr College. The article mentions current projects like the speaker series, and visiting scholar Muhammed Fani’s book-in-progress on the emergence of religious radicalism in Pakistan. Our plans for the future include bringing postdoctoral fellows with recent experience in conflict […]