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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

  • "Seven Months of War in Ukraine: Reflecting on Race, Gender, and Sexuality" featuring Kimberly St. Julian-Varnon '12 and Professor of Russian Sibelan Forrester.
    Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 8 p.m. ET.
    Register now

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

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.