• While Shannon Duffy ’21 listened to a French tour guide describe the atrocities that took place at a site in the southern town of Collioure, she felt an overwhelming sense of “confliction.” The cheerful atmosphere of the region surrounding her starkly contrasted with its tragic, yet rarely discussed, history. An undeclared environmental biology major from […]
    August 31, 2018
  • Valerie Morkevicius teaches at the front of a seminar room
    Associate Professor of Political Science Valerie Morkevicius took to Twitter to share her perception of relations between the United States, Russia, and the United Kingdom in response to prominent realist Stephen Walt’s latest article in Foreign Policy magazine. She agrees this isn’t Cold War 2.0, but suggests Russia, a declining power, is dangerous. See the full thread […]
    March 19, 2018
  • Two special events on campus this week and next will explore the complexities and realities behind cyberwarfare and soft war. These forms of conflict, often rooted online, have real-world consequences on power grids, air-traffic controls, water systems, and even political processes, as all become targets — with potentially disastrous consequences. Today, at 4:30 p.m. in the Persson […]
    April 13, 2017
  • Portrait of Professor Susan Thomson
    Assistant Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies Susan Thomson is travelling to Cape Town, South Africa, this summer to continue her research on the experiences of refugee women. Her work is sponsored by a grant from the Picker Interdisciplinary Science Institute and builds on research conducted last summer in Cape Town and in Nairobi, Kenya, […]
    April 11, 2017
  • Kevin Iglesias ’17, of Silver Spring, Md., has been awarded a Fulbright research grant to travel to Brazil to study public health. Iglesias, a peace and conflict studies major, will conduct research in the city of Salvador, Bahia, on the relationship between black/Afro-Brazilian LGBT identities and ethnic forms of traditional healing in Afro-Matrix Religions (AMR). […]
    April 3, 2017
  • Elie Wiesel visiting Colgate in 1998 with Dean and Provost Jane Pinchin, Balakian, Wiesel, Miriam Grabois and President Neil Grabois, Director of Jewish Studies Steven Kepnes.
    Peter Balakian is the Donald M. and Constance H. Rebar Chair in the humanities in the Department of English. He was the first director of the Center for Ethics and World Societies. His book Ozone Journal won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for poetry. I first met Elie Wiesel when my friend and English department colleague Terrence […]
    July 8, 2016