College Bulletin - Course Catalog 
    Jul 02, 2020  
College Bulletin - Course Catalog

PEAC 060. Social Innovation for Peace

Denise Crossan, the Eugene Lang Professor for Issues of Social Change, will be delivering a high-impact year-long engaged scholarship program entitled, “Social Innovation for Peace” Program (SIP), commencing in Fall 2019. The program’s mission is to, “apply social innovation knowledge through practice in post conflict communities.” Swarthmore College students will collaborate with international peace and conflict Social Entrepreneur partners in Colombia, Northern Ireland, and Japan to co-design and deliver a reciprocal learning social innovation project that works towards addressing the legacy of conflict in their respective communities.  At the beginning of the course in Fall Semester, students will be matched with a Social Entrepreneur partner in-country, and through classes, case study analysis, and peer learning discussion, will begin to identify, develop and prototype solutions to critical post-conflict related issues.  During Winter Break and over summer students will spend time in-country working directly with their community partners to test their solution prototypes.

The “Social Innovation for Peace” Program is delivered in partnership with the Peace & Conflict Studies program, the Social Innovation Lab@The Lang Center, and sponsored by The Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility. This is a 2-credit class, over 2 semesters and requires commitment to Winter and Summer break international travel. Students who start in the PEAC 060A in Fall 2019, must complete PEAC 060B Spring 2020, to receive credit for PEAC 060A. Places are limited and applicants will be interviewed prior to acceptance and class registration. For details email: Denise Crossan,
Eligible for PEAC,ESCH
Spring 2020. Crossan

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