Week 1 – November 1st – 5th

Duke-UNICEF Virtual Forum on Social Innovation
Monday, October 31st – Friday, November 4th
Zoom Virtual Event
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This annual week-long event brings together voices from around the world—from academia, iNGOs, business, and social enterprise — to deepen the conversation around the sustainable development goals, specifically the WASH-focused SDG 6, and social innovation. Through highly interactive sessions, webinars, and networking events, we will explore how social innovation can fill the gaps in working towards equitable and safely managed sanitation, water, and health for all. The event harnesses lessons learned from the Duke-UNICEF Innovation Accelerator — a unique partnership between Duke University and the United Nation’s Children’s Fund (UNICEF) that identifies and strengthens social enterprises tackling the greatest WASH challenges facing children around the world.  The week will provide opportunities for students to engage with innovators and help them solve real world problems, hear and learn from UNICEF field experts, and discuss the intersection of the SDGs and innovation. We will also host a pitch event where entrepreneurs from Cohort 3 (working in East Asia and the Pacific) will present their solutions alongside members of Cohort 2 (working in Africa) — we’ll be asking for student help to get our DUIA entrepreneurs prepared the best pitches possible in a series of hands-on pitch practices! More info on specific timing and events to come soon!

Syria Seminar Series: Aesthetics and Politics in Ba’thist Syria
Tuesday, November 1st, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Zoom Virtual Event – Register here
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Join Duke History, DUMESC and DISC for a talk and discussion from 4:30 – 5:30 PM ET with Dr. miriam cooke titled “Aesthetics and Politics in Ba’thist Syria.”

Miriam Cooke is Braxton Craven Professor of Arab Cultures at Duke University. She has been a visiting professor in Tunisia, Romania, Indonesia, Qatar and Alliance of Civilizations Institute in Istanbul. She serves on several international advisory boards, including academic journals and institutions. Since coming to Duke University she has taught Arabic language and a wide variety of courses on Arabic literature, war and gender, the Palestine-Israel conflict, postcolonial theory. She has directed several study abroad courses in Morocco, Tunisia, Cairo and Istanbul.

Her writings have focused on the intersection of gender and war in modern Arabic literature and on Arab women writers’ constructions of Islamic feminism. Her more recent interests have turned to Arab cultural studies with a concentration on Syria, and to the networked connections among Arabs and Muslims around the world.

Global Education Fair
Wednesday, November 2nd, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Penn Pavilion
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Join us for Duke’s Global Education Fair. Connect with the global education experts and start planning your study away adventure today.

Enduring “Cold War”?: Japan and the Global Politics of War and Peace, 1945-2022
Thursday, November 3rd, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Rubenstein Library Carpenter Conference Room 249
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Frederick R. Dickinson is Professor of Japanese History and Director of the Center for East Asian Studies. From 2012-2019, he served as Co-Director of the Lauder institute of Management and International Studies. Born in Tokyo and raised in Kanazawa and Kyoto, Japan, he writes and teaches about modern Japan, on empire, politics and nationalism in East Asia and the Pacific, and on World History.

Week 2 – November 6th – 12th

Collaborations of Consequence in Climate and Health
Monday, November 7th, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room (Rubenstein 153)
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It is indisputable that climate change affects the personal, social and environmental determinants of health: safe drinking water, clean air, nutritious food, and secure shelter. We understand that climate change affects our communities unequally. One of the pillars of the Duke Climate Commitment is Climate and Data.  With support from the Duke Endowment, Duke University undertook its first Climate and Data Expedition to focus on the intersection of Climate and Health. The expeditions leverage Duke’s commitment to computational science and data analytics to improve health by drawing on data to inform problem definition and the design of solutions.  Campus-wide teams were tasked with defining the direct and indirect impact of climate change on human health, reducing climate-induced health threats across the human lifespan, increasing health resilience from individuals to communities on a global scale, and producing data-based, informed public health policies. Because achieving these goals requires transdisciplinary teams, fifty-four Duke scholars rose to this challenge, engaging the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, Sanford School of Public Policy, Pratt School of Engineering, Trinity School of Arts and Sciences, School of Law, and Nicholas School of the Environment. Please join us as we celebrate these collaborations of consequence in climate and health.

Summer Experiences Fair
Tuesday, November 8th, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Penn Pavilion
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The Duke Summer Experiences Fair will provide the opportunity for Duke undergraduate students to engage with program leaders in person, including those featured on the Duke Summer Experiences Opportunities Database: https://experiences.duke.edu/opportunities

Syria Seminar Series: Understanding the Syrian Calamity
Tuesday, November 8th, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Zoom Virtual Event – Register here
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Join Duke History, DUMESC and DISC for a talk and conversation from 4:30 – 5:30 PM ET with Dr. Bassam Haddad titled “Business Networks in Syria: the Political Economy of Authoritarian Resilience.”

Bassam Haddad is director of the Middle East and Islamic Studies Program and an associate professor in the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University.

He is the author of Business Networks in Syria: The Political Economy of Authoritarian Resilience (Stanford University Press, 2011) and coeditor of A Critical Political Economy of the Middle East (Stanford University Press, 2021).

Haddad is cofounder/editor of Jadaliyya ezine and executive director of the Arab Studies Institute. He serves as founding editor of the Arab Studies Journal and the Knowledge Production Project. He is coproducer/director of the award-winning documentary film, About Baghdad, and director of the acclaimed series Arabs and Terrorism

.Haddad serves on the board of the Arab Council for the Social Sciences and is executive producer of Status audio magazine and director of the Middle East Studies Pedagogy Initiative (MESPI). He received the Middle East Studies Association Jere L. Bacharach Service Award in 2017 for his service to the profession. Haddad is working on his second Syria book titled, Understanding The Syrian Tragedy: Regime, Opposition, Outsiders (forthcoming, Stanford University Press).

He received his BA, MA, and Ph.D. from Georgetown University.

The Nourish series: Re(Creating) Home: Public Discussion and Lunch with Local Senegalese Chef Eric Ndiaye
Wednesday, November 9th, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room (Rubenstein 153)
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The Nourish series connects the Duke community with local experts in food and foodways (by both bringing students out into the community and bringing community experts to Duke in events that are open to the public).

From Senegal to starred restaurants in France, and on to the Triangle, food has always been Chef Ndiaye’s entry into his community, as his culinary traditions and experience allow him to create a new home no matter how far from his first one. What role has food production played in his migrations across the world and how do questions of food, ethnicity, place, and memory intertwine in the production of identity and difference, but also of belonging, that are part of selling Senegalese food in the Durham Farmer’s Market and French food for elegant catered events? Students from the Fall 2022 French 308 Manger class will lead the public discussion with Chef Ndiaye, and food will be provided by him to the community.

Perspectives on Decolonizing International Research
Thursday, November 10th, 12:00 – 1:15 p.m.
Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room (Rubenstein 153) and online
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Please join us for a panel discussion featuring doctoral candidate Mishka Malinowski, Dr. Elizabeth Shapiro Garza, Sr. Lecturer Sandra Valnes Quammen, and Dr. Edgar Virgüez. In a moderated discussion led by Dr. Nicki Cagle, the panelists will explore how tensions born from colonization show up in research contexts, along with tools that can be used to disrupt the legacies of colonization and practices to explicitly engage in the process of decolonizing our research. This panel addresses social and natural science research perspectives, as well as the humanities.

What The Ukraine War Tells Us About China-Russia Relations
Thursday, November 10th, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Rubenstein Library Carpenter Conference Room 249 and online
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This talk will explore the evolving China-Russia dynamics, as part of the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. The analysis will focus on the prism of political communication, and how the Chinese official and unofficial media outlets and platforms have communicated about the war, and what this communication tells us about the larger convergence between China and Russia in the information space. The talk will also distinguish between China’s rhetorical support for Russia and limited practical assistance extended to the Russian regime, including in the military realm, and how this informs our understanding of China-Russia alliance.

Sailing Into the Future with Scholarships
Thursday, November 10th, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
BC Plaza
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Stop by to learn about external funding opportunities for sophomore, junior, and senior students and connect with the Nationally Competitive Scholarships team from the Office of University Scholars & Fellows!

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Duke Center for Jewish Studies
Thursday, November 10th, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room (Rubenstein 153)
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The center for Jewish Studies at Duke University is a world-renowned interdisciplinary center of Jewish Studies research. Join us to celebrate the Golden Anniversary of the Center.  The center serves as a hub for numerous researchers and students at the university and in North Carolina in general, organizing seminars, inviting scholars and fostering knowledge and intellectual exchange.

The Duke Center for Jewish Studies offers an undergraduate certificate in Jewish Studies and it supports master’s and doctoral candidates across Duke. The event will celebrate current and future projects at the center, explore some of the center’s history, and highlight the work two current postdoctoral fellows, who will share up to date scholarly work about the Jews of the Ukraine and the literary culture in Israel.

Librarians from Duke Libraries International and Area Studies will be at hand to explore items from the Judaica collections, and publications from world regions.

Digital Humanities and Visual Cultures of the World @ Duke
Friday, November 11th, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Digital Art History & Visual Culture Research Lab, Smith Warehouse, Bay 10, Room A233
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Roundtable presentation and discussion of innovative projects analyzing art history and visual culture in the world at Duke. Founded in 2009, the DAHVCRL is a unique learning and research environment at Duke that explores digital humanities methods in relation to big questions in art history and visual culture. Our projects focus on global examples that help us to explore especially the intersection of visual culture with questions around objects, spaces, and scale. Projects are vertically integrated with students, faculty, and staff involved in on-going research efforts. (For more information, see: https://dahvc.org/ ) Reception to follow.

Week 3 – November 13th – 18th

Job Talk: Careers in International Higher Education
Monday, November 14th, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Rubenstein Library 249 (Carpenter Conference Room)
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Are you interested in a globally engaged career? Meet International Education professionals from across Duke to learn about their diverse career pathways and discover opportunities in international higher education. Lunch will be provided.

Human Rights In Practice: Exploring the Trafficking-Terrorism Nexus
Monday, November 14th, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Law School Room 3037
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As part of the Human Right in Practice series join the Center for International and Comparative Law and the International Human Rights Clinic for this program on the connections between human trafficking and terrorism. Featuring Tarana Baghirova, Associate Country Visit Officer at the OSCE Office of the Special Representative and Coordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings; Jayne Huckerby, Clinical Professor of Law and Director, International Human Rights Clinic, at Duke Law; and, Siobhán Mullally, UN Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children; moderated by Aya Fujimura-Fanselow, Clinical Professor of Law (Teaching) and Supervising Attorney, International Human Rights Clinic at Duke Law. More info to come. Lunch available for attendees.

The Office of Global Affairs Presents “Global Health in Perilous Times: A Conversation with DGHI Director Chris Beyrer and Chancellor Gene Washington
Monday, November 14th, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room (Rubenstein 153) and online
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Global Education Office – Study Away Mixer
Tuesday, November 15th, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room (Rubenstein 153)
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Join the Global Education Office for a study away mixer! Mingle with other Duke students who have studied away, and connect with those looking to make studying away part of their Duke experience. Global Education experts will be on hand to answer general questions about studying away. Food and refreshments will be provided.

Korean Women Philosophers and the Ideal of a Female Sage
Thursday, November 17th, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Zoom Virtual Event
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This talk introduces the life and thought of two late Joseon dynasty women philosophers: Im Yunjidang 任允摯堂 (1721-1793) and Gang Jeongildang 姜靜一堂 (1772-1832) who argued for the moral and spiritual equality of women and men based upon core principles of neo-Confucian philosophy. Gang looked to Im as her inspiration and extended and developed many of her central ideas, and so these two women constitute the first and only explicit female transmission 道統of the Confucian Way in history.

We will present them as women philosophers, exploring how they were able to overcome special challenges to the development of their philosophy, and how it informed the content and style of their philosophy. Toward the end of our talk, we will briefly explore their significance in the history of Korean women and Korean Confucianism.