Emily Greene Balch: The Long Road to Internationalism

s11_balchAuthor talk: March 31
Place and time: TBD

Dr. Kristen Gwinn, the author of Emily Greene Balch: The Long Road to Internationalism, (University of Illinois Press, 2010), will be speaking at the College on March 31. In 1946, Emily Greene Balch, who graduated from Bryn Mawr College in the 1880s, was the second U.S. woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Balch was one of the founders of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and became international president of the organization. Her work with WILPF and with refugees in the 1930s and 1940s led to Nobel committee’s award.

The Swarthmore College Peace Collection holds Balch papers, photographs, and memorabilia: http://www.swarthmore.edu/Library/peace/DG001-025/DG006/DG006EGBintro.htm. Gwinn’s talk will be co-sponsored by the Peace Collection, Peace and Conflict Studies, and the Sociology/Anthropology department.

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