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Pyongyang has conducted its first ballistic test launch in two months, reigniting tensions in the region

Don't miss this interesting talk about Russia on Thursday! What are Russia's foreign policy goals? Peace, Conflict, or ??

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What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer

Americans advance a lot of theories for why they have so many more gun deaths than other countries do. The answer is lying in plain sight.

North Korea says it has the right to shoot down US planes, even when they are not in its airspace after they claim Trump's comments were a declaration of war!

The country’s foreign minister also said the North had the right to shoot down American warplanes, even if they are not in North Korean air space.

Let us celebrate cooperation, peace, non-violence, and justice on the International Day of Peace.

"The truth is that unless parents actively teach kids not to be racists, they will be,” said Jennifer Richeson, a Yale University social psychologist. “This is not the product of some deep-seated, evil heart that is cultivated. It comes from the environment, the air all around us.""

Two psychologists explore the roots of racism.|By Sarah Kaplan

It is more important than ever to study Peace and Conflict Studies:

Congratulations to our Peace and Conflict Studies senior award winners!

Jim Pickens Outstanding PCS student award:
Alex Vandermaas-Peeler


Anne Cassebaum Award for Service and Leadership in PCS:
Ben Lutz

We are proud of your accomplishments!

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Holocaust survivor and Professor Emeritus of Cleveland State University, Zev Harel gave a speech titled “Holocaust Remembrance” in the LaRose Digital Theatre at Elon University on May 3.
Hana Brown

Race and Ethnic Relations is my favorite course to teach, but I've never been happy with the final projects I assign to my students. The traditional choices, l...ike research papers, work out fine, but they never seem the right end to a semester as intense, personal, and collaborative as this class always is.

Well, this year I put it on my students. I had them create their own final assignment. They could break into groups, do individual projects, work as a class - whatever they wanted, as long as we worked together to set guidelines and expectations.

They chose to work together, all 15 of them, to create a website that anyone can use to learn and teach about racial inequality in higher education, in the U.S., and at Wake Forest. This website, Race through the Forest, is that website.

Watching 15 people work together to pull this off has been an incredible privilege. (The homepage text alone took an hour of debate and writing with all 15 students involved.) They made maps, tool-kits, infographics, videos, and more.

My students poured their hearts into this site. It is deeply personal to them and profoundly sociological.

I have no idea what I'll do for a final assignment the next time I teach this class. Right now I'm celebrating this one and feeling privileged to have a job that allows me to work with such inspiring young people.

[P.S. Coordinating this took an awful lot of time. If you've emailed or texted in the last three weeks and I haven't replied, this is why. I'll be back on track once I get grades in.]

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This site started as the brainchild of 15 people engaged in a Wake Forest University sociology course called Race and Ethnic Relations. Some of the primary organizing themes in our journey this semester include the shifting construction of race in US history, theoretical explanations for persistent…

Happy International Workers Day!

The Music Dept. invites you to an event of music and stories this evening at 7:30pm to celebrate labor and worker movements from around the world, in Yeager Auditorium.

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Jewish Studies at Elon University

Elon University is proud to be participating tomorrow in the National Jewish Theater Foundation’s Holocaust Theater International Initiative Remembrance Reading...s 2017 in Honor of Elie Wiesel. Elon University will join with other colleges and community organizations across the United States in simultaneous staged readings of Elie Wiesel’s Dialogs, a series of short plays about love and loss. With others we will draw on the power of theater to honor Holocaust victims and survivors, stimulate reflection on the Holocaust, and deepen understandings of its lessons in contemporary society.

Join us in the McBride Gathering Space on Monday, April 24th at 12:15pm. Immediately following the performances, there will be a panel discussion on the importance of remembrance with guests Dr. Andrea Zinn (History and Geography) and Rabbi Meir Goldstein (Hillel/Jewish Life), and moderator Dr. Susanne Shawyer (Department of Performing Arts). This event has been coordinated by Professor Kim Shively and is co-sponsored by Hillel/Jewish Life and the Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life.

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Dr. Zev Harel, an 87-year-old Auschwitz survivor and Professor Emeritus, Cleveland State University, will share his story with the Elon community on May 3.

Wed 5:30 PM EDTLaRose Digital Theatre, KOBC
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Peace and Conflict Studies student Alex Vandermaas-Peeler presents her research at undergraduate research conference.

Alex Vandermaas-Peeler, '17 tells about narratives, memory, & identity in the Bosnian diaspora in St. Louis, MO. #NCUR2017

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White House is silent, then blames Obama and Assad for the Syrian chemical weapons attack today:

The White House was silent before condemning the Obama administration’s ‘weakness’, as Trump struggles to define a policy vision