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.

Fall 2017

Picture of Jennine Crucet

Forum #1: “Make Your Home Among Strangers,” The Elon Common Reading and Conversation with Jennie Cap√≥¬†Crucet, author.

Thursday, Sept. 14, 8:00-9:10 and 2:20-3:30, Great Hall of Global Commons
Friday, Sept. 15, 9:25-10:35 and 12:15-1:25, Great Hall of Global Commons

Forum #1 is followed by the Common Reading Lecture in Alumni Gym on Thursday, Sept. 14, 5:00-6:00.


Picture of John Della VolpeForum #2: Facilitated conversation and Q&A with John Della Volpe, Director of the Harvard IOP Poll on Millennial political attitudes/civic engagement

Tuesday, Oct. 3, 8:00-9:10 and 2:20-3:30, Great Hall of Global Commons
Wednesday, Oct. 4, 9:25-10:35 and 12:15-1:25, Great Hall of Global Commons
Co-sponsored by Study USA


Forum #3a: Panel Discussion on Islam and Muslim History and Culture

Monday, Nov. 13, 9:25-10:35, KOBC 101 – Dr. Ahmed Al Fadaam, Dr. Ariela Marcus-Sells, Sana Haq
Monday, Nov. 13, 12:15-1:25, KOBC 101 – Dr. Ahmed Al Fadaam, Dr. Megan Squire, Dr. Baris Kesgin
Tuesday, Nov. 14, 8:00-9:10, KOBC 101 – Dr. Shereen Elgamal, Dr. Tom Arcaro, Dr. Sandy Marshall


Picture of Cameron MunterForum #3b: Ambassador Cameron Munter, President and CEO of the EastWest Institute

Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2:20-3:30, KOBC 101


Spring 2018

Forum #4: Periclean Scholars Class of 2018: A Discussion on Intentional and Sustainable Service

Tuesday, Feb. 20, 8:00-9:10 and 2:20-3:30, Great Hall of Global Commons
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 9:25-10:35 and 12:15-1:25, Great Hall of Global Commons


Forum #5: Roundtables on Diversity and Civil Rights, led by the Inclusive Community Educ. Team

Wednesday, March 7, 9:25-10:35 and 12:15-1:25, McKinnon
Thursday, March 8, 8:00-9:40 and 2:20-4:00, McKinnon