By Vera Carrington '10The illegal and secret production of diamonds from unlicensed mines throughout Africa has caused mass violence throughout the world. Because these diamonds are passing through the diamond trade and reaching parts of Europe and America, many consumers are buying diamonds that have cost people their lives. This pod cast examines the inhumanity surrounding conflict diamonds, and purposes ways in which consumers can take a stand against the violence surrounding diamonds from conflict areas around the world.In fall 2008, members of the Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies course at Colgate University embarked on a collaborative project to understand and interrogate 20th century histories of war and violence, as well as its resolutions. As part of this endeavor, students and faculty analyze and disseminate information about marginalized conflicts.References: http://www.colgate.edu/academics/departments-and-programs/peace-and-conflict-studies/podcast-serieshttp://www.colgate.edu/pconIf you like what you see, subscribe to our channel.Colgate University (http://colgate.edu) is a highly selective residential liberal arts institution distinguished by academic excellence, interdisciplinary inquiry, and increasing student digital IQ. Colgate is located on a beautiful 515 acre campus in upstate New York, and takes pride in the active engagement of its students and faculty in local, national, and global communities.