Duke at Home in the World 2022 – A Brief Recap

34 events and several hundreds of participants later, Duke at Home in the World 2022 has come to a close. We’re highlighting some of our favorite events from the series.

-By Charles Givens

A Nobel laureate visits Duke

The Duke community was treated to two days of events with Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk. On East Campus, he read and discussed his new novel, Nights of Plague in front of a captivated crowd.

At the Nasher Museum of Art, Pamuk shared images and text from his travel notebooks that capture his sketches and thoughts from his journeys around the world as a part of his upcoming book Memories of Distant Mountains.

“I was excited for the opportunity to hear Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk discuss his latest novel, Nights of Plague, and forthcoming book, Memories of Distant Mountains, with Duke Professor Erdağ Göknar. Pamuk shared insights about his creative process, his fascination with landscapes, architecture and history, and answered a wide range of questions from Duke and Durham community members.”

Hal Matthews, Office of Global Affairs

We are go for launch!

We celebrated the launch of a new Duke program on climate-related migration. A panel of experts from the natural and social sciences answered questions on the links between climate change and migration, and discussed broader implications for societies and crafting effective policies.

In the wake of the Duke Climate Commitment announcement from last month, the panelists were buoyant about the future of their cross-disciplinary work at Duke.

“Transdisciplinary research is essential to tackling climate-related migration, and you could see why during the panel discussion. Each person brought a different perspective, emphasis and skillset to the table.”

Kerilyn Schewel, Lecturing Fellow, Duke Center for International Development

Senegalese chefs share a taste of home

Students from the French 308 Manger class led the discussion with chefs Eric Ndiaye and Papa Mbengue, as well as with Chef Ndiaye’s daughter and business partner Quincie Ndiaye. The three prepared and shared their food with attendees.

The aroma of authentic African cooking filled the room while the panelists discussed life in the Triangle, the history of traditional Senegalese foods and settled the debate of which African country has the best Jollof Rice dish (naturally, it’s Senegal).

“This undergraduate-led discussion created a space for undergraduates and the wider community at Duke and in Durham to deepen their understanding of foodways and food systems and of the roles that nourishment and nourishers play in our lives, regenerating connections with food practices and food creators through hands-on, in-person experiences.”

Laura Florand, Senior Lecturer of Romance Studies