Faculty on the Road in New York
6:30 PM
8:30 PM
“A World on Fire: Barack Obama and the Crisis of Global Order”

A talk by Dominic Tierney, Associate Professor of Political Science

This year, a wave of violence has struck Ukraine, Gaza, Syria, Iraq, and elsewhere. Critics on the Right have assailed Barack Obama for being too passive and cautious. Recently, Hillary Clinton argued that the president’s failure to arm Syrian rebels contributed to the rise of ISIS in Syria and Iraq. Is global order collapsing? What is the Obama Doctrine? How effectively is the president handling these multiple (and interconnected) international crises? 

In addition to teaching at Swarthmore, Dominic Tierney is a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute and a contributing writer for The Atlantic. He is an expert in international politics with particular interest in U.S. foreign policy, public opinion and war, and broader international security issues.


New York Marriott East Side 
525 Lexington Avenue at 49th Street 
New York, New York 10017

Talk begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by a reception
Kindly R.S.V.P. by April 8 to Julie DiPietro at 
 alumni@swarthmore.eduor 610-328-8402, 610-328-8402
Alumni Relations Office
A Screening of Minding Swarthmore in LA
7:00 PM
9:00 PM

Please join us for a screening of

Minding Swarthmore, a documentary film about Swarthmore College.

Hosted by Vice President for College and Community Relations Maurice Eldridge '61

Wednesday, May 6, 7 p.m.

Produced by Shayne Lightner ’87 as part of the College’s sesquicentennial celebration, Minding Swarthmore surveys Swarthmore’s past and touches on some of the defining people and moments in our history. Screening begins at 7 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session with the filmmakers and an informal reception.

Raleigh Studios Hollywood
Chaplin Theater
5300 Melrose Ave.
Hollywood, Calif. 90038

Guests should arrive with photo identification at the Van Ness gate, 655 N. Van Ness. Parking is $5 per car in the lot. Free street parking is also available.

Kindly RSVP by April 29 to Julie DiPietro at or call 610-328-8402, 610-328-8402
Los Angeles, CA
Alumni Relations Office
Faculty on the Road in Boston
6:30 PM
8:30 PM

Ask a Teacher: Listening to Leaders Who Make a Difference
A talk by Lisa Smulyan '76, Henry C. and Charlotte Turner Professor of Education

Professor Smulyan will examine present-day rhetoric regarding teachers and teaching, exploring its historical and current roots. She will share her work with educators who resist this framework and who have developed a collaborative, professional, and political approach to teacher leadership.

Mariott Boston Copley Place
110 Huntington Avenue
Boston MA 02116

Talk begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by a reception

Kindly R.S.V.P. by April 29 to Julie DiPietro at or 610-328-8402, 610-328-8402
Alumni Relations Office