Adventist Peace Radio, Episode 27: Michelle Sawwan, Peace Studies

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In this episode Jeff Boyd interviews Michelle Sawwan about her research in Lebanon, her doctoral program in peace studies and sociology, and her own spiritual journey.

This is the second installment in a three-part series considering the question: "What did you do this summer?" In the third and final episode in the series, we will hear from the manager of ADRA Connections, Adam Wamack. That interview looks at ways people volunteered with ADRA in Brazil this summer.

Again, in this episode we learn more about peace studies, focusing on Michelle Sawwan’s research and academic program.

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Michelle Sawwan is a Presidential Fellow in the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. She holds Bachelor’s degrees in Arabic Language, Literature and Spanish Language, and an M.A. in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Virginia. Her current research centers on how Lebanese citizens obtain healthcare, and how they conceive of the available network of healthcare providers. She is interested in the impact of civil conflict on social and institutional relationships, with health access being one dimension of governance in liberal economies and pluralistic societies (bio from the Notre Dame website).


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Thank you for joining us for this episode of Adventist Peace Radio, and I hope you’ll join us for the next episode in our series that asks the question: What did you do this summer?

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