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SwatTalks is an Alumni Council initiative to engage the broader Swarthmore community in free, virtual seminars featuring alumni excelling in their fields and sharing their knowledge and experience. Each seminar lasts one hour and is available to Swarthmore alumni and current parents around the world through Zoom. SwatTalks sessions will be recorded as permitted by the presenters.


Upcoming SwatTalks

  • 8p.m. eastern, October 26, featuring Paul Cato '14: "A Human Affair: James Baldwin's Philosophy of Optimism and Active Love"  Register

  • Save-the-date for Qian Julie Wang '09: Nov. 22 at 8p.m. eastern.

  • More to come!

Each SwatTalk has a unique registration and reminders about upcoming talks will be sent the day of. After registering for a SwatTalk, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Watch Recordings of Past SwatTalks


Accommodations & Questions 

If you have a disability and would like to request specific accommodations or other assistance to participate SwatTalks, or have a question, please contact us in advance at or 610-328-8009.

If webinars are permitted to be recorded, they will be made available on the SwatTalks recordings page at a later time.

If you have any technical difficulties with Zoom, please contact

Speaker Recommendations

To suggest a future panelist, please use our recommendation form.