Lee Smithey

Lee Smithey is an assistant professor of sociology and coordinator of the Peace and Conflict Studies program at Swarthmore College.

  • The Power of Nonviolent Resistance

    Although the uprisings spreading across the Middle East are local phenomena in crucial respects, they share a set of ideas about nonviolent resistance

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Cryotherapy's Dubious Appeal

James Hamblin tries a questionable medical treatment.

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Confessions of Moms Around the World

In Europe, mothers get maternity leave, discounted daycare, and flexible working hours.

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How Do Trees Know When It's Spring?

The science behind beautiful seasonal blooming

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