Core Forums are shared intellectual experiences that are open to all Elon students, faculty, and staff. They address important interdisciplinary topics and allow community conversations about key global issues. Each Forum is repeated four times to allow any Elon student to attend, and to allow COR 110 sections to attend as a class.
Forum #1: “Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County,” The Elon Common Reading and Conversation with Kristen Green, author
Thursday, Sept. 13, 8:00-9:10 and 2:20-3:30, Great Hall of Global Commons
Friday, Sept. 14, 9:25-10:35 and 12:15-1:25, Great Hall of Global Commons
Forum #1 is preceded by a reception and Author book signing in Isabelle Cannon on Wednesday, September, 12th at 5:30-7:00 and then the Common Reading Lecture in Alumni Gym at 7:30.
Forum #2: Mark D. Gearan, director of the Institute of Politics (IOP) at Harvard Kennedy School. The influence of power and resistance in historical and contemporary interactions
Themes: Advocacy, civic engagement, politics, and society
Tuesday, Oct. 2, 8:00-9:10 and 2:20-3:30, Great Hall of Global Commons
Wednesday, Oct. 3, 9:25-10:35 and 12:15-1:25, Great Hall of Global Commons
Co-sponsored by Study USA
Forum #3: The impact of globalization in an increasingly connected, technological, and rapidly changing world
Themes: Refugees, human trafficking, immigration
Wednesday, Oct. 31, KOBC 101
9:25-10:35 – Sana Haq-Syrian refugees
12:15-1:25 – Dr. Carmen Monico and Dr. Mat Gendle-Displacement of (Un)Accompanied Minors from Central American Northern Triangle (CANT) Nations: Forced Family Separation as Child Abduction & Human Trafficking in the U.S.
Thursday, Nov. 1, KOBC 101
8:00-9:10 – Dr. Sandy Marshall-forced migration and humanitarianism
2:20-3:30 – Dr. Carmen Monico and Haley Cole-A Critical Sociological Analysis of “Push-Pull” Factors Influencing Human Trafficking: Towards an Integrated, Multidimensional Conceptual Model to Inform Interventions
Forum #4: The impact of globalization in an increasingly connected, technological, and rapidly changing world
Themes: Technology, aid organizations
Forum #5: Diversity and Inclusion
Themes: Diversity and its relationship to intercultural competency
Forum #6: The relationship between humans and the natural world