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Elon Poll: State residents divided on OWS movement
Pollsters asked about protests against banks, as well as the Tea Party and a proposed N.C. amendment banning same-sex marriage.
Center for Leadership returns to Lithuania for summer program
The Elon University Center for Leadership, in cooperation with the university's Center for Public Affairs, took part this summer in a series of workshops and training events at the 5th annual International Human Rights Law Summer Study Program in Vilnius, Lithuania.
Betty Morgan and Eric Fink present workshop on legal issues in internships
Betty Morgan, an associate professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration and director of the Elon Center for Public Affairs, and Eric Fink, Jennings Professor of Law and Emerging Scholar at the Elon University School of Law, presented a pre-conference workshop on Legal Issues in Internships and Experiential Learning for the National Society of Experiential Education in early October.
Elon leadership program returns to Lithuania
The Elon Center for Leadership, in cooperation with the Elon Center for Public Affairs, has concluded its first series of summer workshops and training events at the 4th annual International Human Rights Law Summer Study in Vilnius, Lithuania.
Students excel at human rights law moot court contest
Three Elon students won top awards last week for their performance in the moot court competition at the 4th annual International Human Rights Law Summer Study in Vilnius, Lithuania, a program co-sponsored by the university’s Center for Public Affairs.
Larry Vellani quoted in new publication
Larry Vellani, director of corporate and foundation relations, is quoted in a new publication by Katha Kissman. “Trouble at the Top: The Nonprofit Board’s Guide to Managing an Imperfect Chief Executive” is the latest offering in a special series published by BoardSource, Inc.

Mission

Bridging Academia and the World: The Center is central to the Institute for Politics and Public Affair’s mission of eliminating the disconnect between academic endeavor and citizens, policy makers, administrators, activists and civic leaders.

Providing Students with Work Experience: Elon University students receive hands-on experience with organizations like Transparency International and the Human Rights Monitoring Institute by accessing internship opportunities through the Center.

Conducting Research for the Public Good: The Center sponsors community-based research projects for local government agencies and organizations, non-profit organizations and agencies, as well as some international academic and non-profit organizations.