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WATCH: Sir Terry Waite Speaks at Institute for Conflict Management Symposium

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Sir Terry Waite has led a remarkable life as a diplomat and a humanitarian. A world-renowned agent of peace, he is a testament to the power and resilience of the human spirit. Long devoted to humanitarian causes, inter-cultural relations, and conflict resolution, Waite garnered international recognition in the 1980s when, serving as a special envoy to the Archbishop of Canterbury, he successfully negotiated the release of hostages in Iran and Libya. (from speakers.co.uk) Sir Terry...

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Free Legal Aid Clinics: Asking "Why?"

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Since the fall of 2013, the Institute for Law, Justice and Society has hosted legal aid clinics that are free and open to the public. Our Influencing Change class worked on a vision for these legal clinics to better define the mission and purpose behind them. The following is an reflection essay by a student from the Influencing Change class. Samantha Masokas | Contributing Author | smasokas@mail.lipscomb.edu By reaching out to the Nashville community in the form...

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A City Full of Memory

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Spencer Bailey | Contributing Author | srbailey@mail.lipscomb.edu Washington D.C. is a city that is, in many ways, leading the world into the future. Yet, at the same time, it is a city deeply rooted in the past and full of history. Having visited D.C. when I was younger I had expected to be familiar with much of what the city had to offer. To my surprise, the LJS travel course to D.C. opened my eyes to reveal...

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A Moonlit Tour in D.C.

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Allie Bergeron | Contributing Author | labergeron@mail.lipscomb.edu With feet throbbing from a full day of walking, we set out once again; this time for a moonlit tour of D.C.’s monuments. There’s something special about our nation’s capitol at night. In the darkness, it’s easy to look past the modernity and contemporary additions of the city, and to instead focus on the little glimpses of the past. No, these monuments weren’t constructed hundreds of years ago, but nonetheless,...

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A Welcome from Dr. Spivey

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      When Dr. Charla Long created the Institute for Law, Justice & Society (LJS), she was charged with creating a program that would become a leader in undergraduate legal education and foster community conversation about socio-legal and social justice issues. She was asked to unite community and academic conversations bent towards encouraging the seeking of justice in all disciplines. Since its creation, LJS has been privileged to be a part of interfaith conversations, high-school students...

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