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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Photos of New York City, in Motion

A filmmaker animated hundreds of still photographs to create this Big Apple flip book

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The Absurd Psychology of Restaurant Menus

Would people eat healthier if celery was called "cool celery?"

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This Japanese Inn Has Been Open For 1,300 Years

It's one of the oldest family businesses in the world.

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What Happens Inside a Dying Mind?

Science cannot fully explain near-death experiences.

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