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Selflessness

SMU Dispute Resolution faculty, students and guests recently traveled to Rwanda to deliver peacebuilding and peer mediation training. After returning to Texas, the group shares their individual experiences with the Rwandan people and insights on what we could all learn about peace. Continue reading

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Me Equivoqué

The entire point of my Engaged Learning proposal was to determine “What does feminism in Peru look like?” But the longer I’m here the more I realize that this was a dumb question to ask. There is no such thing … Continue reading

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NicaHOPE

Students in the University Honors Program sociology class “Global Society” spent nine days in Nicaragua, with Lecturer Nancy Campbell, learning about the relationship between globalization and the social, political, economic and cultural life of that country. Students will produce a unique research project rooted in data collected in Nicaragua. Continue reading

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One month!!!

Last week marked our one-month anniversary in Lima!!! As of right now we have been here for 5ish weeks but last Monday was the group anniversary and we all celebrated by waking up at 4:30am to enroll in classes. One … Continue reading

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Emotional Rewards

An update from Cooper B., a first-year student studying finance: Wow, what a week capped by so many different emotions. First and foremost was excitement, never before did I think I would be allowed to delve into the primary documents … Continue reading

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The Quality or State of Being Brown

Merriam-Webster defines “brownness” as “the quality or state of being brown.” Been thinking a lot about the construction of brownness within different societies. In the U.S., I lump myself into the general category of “brown” in part because I feel … Continue reading

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Whose Pain Matters?

An update from pilgrim R.M.: Yesterday morning Professor Jordan proposed that behind the concepts of “Black Lives Matter” and “All Lives Matter” is this question – whose pain matters? It got me thinking; at first my reaction was, well, everyone’s … Continue reading

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Last Night in D.C.

An update from Anna Grace C., a sophomore majoring in fashion media and minoring in law and legal reasoning: We flew back to Dallas today and I am still surprised by all we accomplished in the Library of Congress. I … Continue reading

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Concluding Thoughts

An update from Courtney T., a senior triple majoring in political science, history and Spanish, and minoring in law and legal reasoning Today, we flew back from Washington, DC, and I’ve had a chance to reflect on our experience and recollect … Continue reading

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Write, Edit, Repeat

An update from Greg G., a sophomore majoring in statistical sciences, and minoring in computer science and history: For all of us on the trip, our ability to easily sift out information that’s unlikely to help us and picking out … Continue reading

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