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 2018

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: The influence of power and resistance in historical and contemporary interactions

Themes: Advocacy, civic engagement, politics and society

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

 

Spring 2019

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

Theme: Sustainability