Duke at Home in the World

What is Duke at Home in the World?

A three week-long series of events organized by the Office of Global Affairs that:

  • Encourages the Duke community to engage with global topics
  • Offers opportunities for global learning across campus
  • Highlights Duke’s international work
  • Facilitates conversation about issues that affect communities locally and globally

Week 1 – November 1st – 5th

Duke-UNICEF Virtual Forum on Social Innovation
Monday, October 31st – Friday, November 4th
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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.

Decolonizing Humanitarian Action: Identifying Paths Forward for Centering Affected People
Wednesday, November 2nd, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Sanford School of Public Policy, Room 04
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Does discrimination play a role in our interpretation of humanitarian principles? What is the difference between equality and equity-based understandings of humanitarian action? And what are some practical ways we can apply an anti-racist lens to humanitarian action with the aim of serving and working with affected people? Join us at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University on Wednesday, November 2 for a timely discussion on these issues with gender and foreign policy expert Saman Rejali.

Saman is experienced in providing gender-responsive and anti-racist policy, programming, and legal advice to senior leaders across the humanitarian-development-peace nexus. She is currently serving as a senior advisor for Canada’s Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Ambassador and her office. She previously served as the Senior Gender Advisor for Global Affairs Canada’s Peace and Stabilization Operations Program. Saman came to the Government of Canada from the humanitarian sector, where she worked for the International Committee of the Red Cross on humanitarian diplomacy and policy outreach, as well as gender and international law – most recently as a legal and policy advisor.

Saman holds an honors bachelors’ degree in political science from the University of Toronto and an interdisciplinary master’s in international development, with specializations in gender and international law, from the Graduate Institute in Geneva.

New 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 and online
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Forever committed to a victor’s perspective from 1945, conventional histories define our age as World War I and II, a “Cold War”, and now, Cold War II. Viewed from the prism of modern Japan, however, the twentieth- and twenty-first centuries assume a starkly different hue.

If we replace the triumphal narrative of V-E and V-J Day with a sober assessment of wartime Japan and its legacies, we see the true calamity of what some now erroneously label a “New Cold War.”

About the speaker:
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.

This event will be offered in a hybrid in-person/online format. It will be livestreamed but not be recorded.

Week 2 – November 6th – 12th

Gathering Power and a Counter-Narrative: Rebutting the Normalization of Racialized Injustice
Monday, November 7th, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Sanford School of Public Policy, Room 04
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In this “Fireside” chat, the audience will engage with Peter Storey on the ethical frameworks that challenge the legal normalization and the dominant social acceptability of racialized injustice.  Under such adverse conditions, how do communities gather power to rebut in durable ways white supremacist power? In what grounded ways do those unjustly privileged and disadvantaged by dominant narratives create new narratives and more just relationships? How do people work together to shift–in radical ways–the terms of mutual encounter?  Bishop Storey envisions the church as a key site of struggle and as a modeler and en-act-or of “right relationship.”  We will have the opportunity to learn about his ongoing connection to this work in North Carolina where he has served as an advisor to the Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission of 2004-2006 and the Truth, Justice, and Reconciliation Process of NC launched in Oct 2022.

About the speaker: Dr. Peter Storey, Ret. Bishop, South African Methodist Church. His 40-year ministry in South Africa was defined by sustained opposition to the apartheid government and its oppressive racist policies, first in Cape Town during the forced removals of people of color, and as chaplain to Nelson Mandela and other political prisoners on Robben Island. Later, as a Methodist and Ecumenical leader he played a significant national role in the Church’s anti-apartheid struggle. He and then Bishop Desmond Tutu were witnesses-in-chief for the South African Council of Churches when the apartheid regime put the ecumenical organization on trial. Bishop Storey’s pastoral ministry was grounded in inner city churches, most notably District Six in Cape Town and the Central Methodist Mission in Johannesburg. He played a leading role in transformational movements within the Methodist Church of SA such as Obedience ’81 and the Journey to a New Land process prior to the advent of democracy. He founded South Africa’s Life Line telephone-based crisis intervention service and Gun-free South Africa, the nation’s anti-gun movement. Bishop Storey was a regional chairperson of the National Peace Accord combating government orchestrated violence in the runup to the 1996 elections for a democratic South Africa.  He was appointed by President Mandela to help select the members of the post-apartheid Truth and Reconciliation Commission. He also advised the coalition of civil society groups that formed the Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission 2004-2006. After retiring as Bishop, he taught for seven years at Duke University Divinity School and in 2003 was named a distinguished professor. He has received a number of honorary degrees, including one bestowed by Duke University in 2007.

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.

Light food and drinks at the bar will be served.

AMERICAN REFUGE: True Stories of the Refugee Experience
Monday, November 7th, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Breedlove Room, Rubenstein Library 349
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Diya Abdo is the Lincoln Financial Professor of English in the Department of English and Creative Writing at Guilford College. A second-generation Palestinian refugee born and raised in Jordan, Dr. Abdo’s teaching, research, and scholarship focus on Arab women writers and Arab and Islamic feminisms. She has also published poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. In 2015, Dr. Abdo founded Every Campus A Refuge (ECAR), which advocates for housing refugee families on college and university campus grounds and supporting them in their resettlement. The flagship chapter at Guilford College, now one of several ECAR campuses, has hosted 86 refugees thus far, including 16 Afghan evacuees.

On November 7th, Professor Abdo will be lecturing from her first book AMERICAN REFUGE: True Stories of the Refugee Experience, which was just published in by Steerforth Press in 2022.

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

Racial Capitalism and Social Reproduction: Reflections from South Africa
Tuesday, November 8th, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Breedlove Conference Room (Rubenstein 349)
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Discussions of racial capitalism in South Africa have often drawn on analyses of gender and reproduction as well as race. This applies especially to analyses of the unwaged householding labor of Black women. Such labor sustains the reproduction of Black life in dispossessed circumstances. Yet theorists of exploitation have shown how it subsidizes the reproduction of labour-power at lower costs to capital. Building on these contributions, we will revisit them with attention to the fetish-forms of capitalist society, and their bearing on issues of race, gender, exploitation, and reproduction. If Fanon is correct that in antiblackness the Black person “symbolizes the biological,” how do dynamics of reproduction, both personal and social, shape racial capitalism? We will approach this through the abstract nature of labor-power in capitalist society, then the relations among that abstraction, gendered processes of reproduction, and fetishistic forms of antiblack racism. Contrary to Ferguson, treatments of Black lives as socially surplus are specifically an effect of racial-capitalist development.

DGHI Faculty Spotlight: A Q&A with Dr. Megan Huchko conducted by Master of Science in Global Health student Purity Chepkeoch
Tuesday, November 8th, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Carpenter Conference Room (Rubenstein 249)
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Explore Global Health with Megan Huchko MD, MPH. Dr. Huchko is the Hollier Family Associate Professor of Global Health and Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director of the DGHI Center for Global Reproductive Health, which has expanded research collaborations and educational opportunities across the globe. Dr. Huchko’s research focuses on optimizing the diagnosis and treatment of cervical cancer among vulnerable women in settings where health disparities occur. She has been working with the Kenya Medical Research Institute through the Family AIDS Care and Education Services (FACES) program and Ministry of Health Clinics in the Nyanza Province of western Kenya since 2006. She’ll be interviewed by DGHI Masters Student Purity Chepkeoch. Dr. Huchko earned her undergraduate degree at Duke.

A light lunch will be served.

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.

Cultural Competence, First Gen students, and Study Abroad for Changing Times in Higher Education
Wednesday, November 9th, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
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This panel will examine the changing field of study abroad to center the focus on developing intercultural competencies, increasing access to non-traditional students, and broadening the scope of study abroad learning to include global market needs. We will discuss current issues facing the field by highlighting the increased range of Study Abroad/International Education options now on offer. As higher education strives to address the experiences, expectations, and needs of First-Generation students, diverse, online, and international students, study abroad programming is also pivoting to maintain its significance and demonstrate its relevance. 

Crystal Marull
Coordinator of Online Courses in Spanish, Spanish & Portuguese Studies
University of Florida

Breeda McGrath
Associate Campus Dean
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Lisa Miller
Director of International and Professional Programs
University of California-Riverside 

Steven Mulligan
CCO North America

Moderated by:
Isaac Garcia-Sitton, MBA, PhD(c)
Executive Director, International Student Enrolment, Education and Inclusion
Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University)

The Nourish series: (Re)Creating Home: Public Discussion and Lunch with Local Senegalese Chefs Eric Ndiaye and Papa Assane Mbengue
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 and Chef Papa Assane Mbengue’s entry into their community, as their culinary traditions and experience allow them to create a new home no matter how far from their first one. What role has food production played in their 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 Chefs Ndiaye and Mbengue, and Chef Ndiaye will be sharing his food with the community, while local Senegalese musicians perform drum and kora music. All are welcome!

Launching the Duke Program on Climate-Related Migration: Transdisciplinary Research Informing Policy Solutions
Wednesday, November 9th, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room (Rubenstein 153)
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The Duke Program on Climate-Related Migration (PCRM) will draw on the transdisciplinary strength of Duke to provide rigorous, multi-method research that informs policy solutions and engages in fact-based public discourse on the past, present, and future of the links between climate change, adaptation, and human mobility. This panel brings together expertise from the natural and social sciences to answer questions related to the multi-dimensional aspects of the links between climate change and migration, and to discuss broader implications for societies and for the crafting of effective policies. The program is launching in coordination with the Duke Center for International Development (DCID) with support from the Duke Office of Global Affairs. It will be co-directed by Sarah Bermeo and Kerilyn Schewel.

Light food and drinks at the bar will be served.


Sarah Bermeo
Associate Professor of Public Policy and Political Science, Sanford School of Public Policy
PCRM Co-Director

Kerilyn Schewel
Lecturing Fellow, Duke Center for International Development
Senior Researcher, International Migration Institute
PCRM Co-Director

Erika Weinthal
Professor of Environmental Policy and Public Policy, Nicholas School of the Environment
Professor of Environmental Policy, Duke Kunshan University

Drew Shindell
Nicholas Distinguished Professor of Earth Science, Nicholas School of the Environment

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.

A light lunch will be served.

What Russia’s War in Ukraine Tells U.S. 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.

About the speaker:
Dr. Maria Repnikova is a scholar of global communication, with a comparative focus on China and Russia. Her research examines the processes of political resistance and persuasion in illiberal political contexts, drawing on ethnographic research approaches and extensive time in the field. She holds a doctorate from the University of Oxford, where she was a Rhodes Scholar, and speaks fluent Mandarin, Russian and Spanish. This event will be offered in a hybrid in-person/online format.

Sailing Into the Future with Scholarships
Thursday, November 10th, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Bryan Center 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!

Duke Center for Jewish Studies at 50: New Vistas
Thursday, November 10th, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room (Rubenstein 153) and online
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The Duke Center for Jewish Studies is a world-renowned interdisciplinary center of Jewish Studies research, serving as a hub for numerous researchers and students at Duke and in North Carolina in general, organizing seminars, inviting scholars, and fostering knowledge and intellectual exchange. The Center offers an undergraduate certificate in Jewish Studies, and it supports master’s and doctoral candidates across Duke.

Join us as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Duke Center for Jewish Studies. Hear presentations from rising scholars whose work will shape Jewish Studies on the global stage in the coming decades, and enjoy curated highlights from the Duke Libraries that make such research possible. Items from Rubenstein Library will be displayed in an exhibit case and The Mary Duke Biddle Room will be open to visitors.


Opening Remarks: Laura Lieber, Ph.D.
Professor of Religious Studies, Smart Director of the Duke Center for Jewish Studies and Director of Undergraduate Studies

Presentations: An Introduction to Global Jewish Modernism
A Humanities Unbounded Collaborative Project in German and Romance Studies at Duke University
Saskia Ziolkowski, Ph.D.
Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor in Romance Studies

Selective Emigration: Border Control and the Jewish Escape in Late Imperial Russia, 1881-1914
Anastasiia Strakhova, Ph.D.
Perilman Postdoctoral Fellow in Jewish Studies

“But I belong to Muslim Europe”: The Historical Imaginary of Spain and the Sephardic in Hebrew Literature Since 1990
Reut Ben-yaakov, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate in Israel Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Light food and drinks at the bar will be served.

Anti-Christ in Egypt. Sex, Gender, and Crime in an Early 20th Century Narrative of Imperial Crisis
Friday, November 11th, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
East Duke Pink Parlor
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Dr. Francesca Biancani is Associate Professor, Department of Political and Social Sciences, University of Bologna, and Short Residency Fellow of the Academy of Global Humanities and Critical Theory (AGHCT). The AGHCT is a collaboration among Duke, the University of Virginia, and the University of Bologna.

In early 20th century Cairo was a vibrant and booming global metropolis. The integration of Egypt into the global market had led to rapid urban growth and increased migration. As occupational prospects for women outside the family were limited, sex work became a prominent feature of the new modern city. However, the economic and social changes in Egypt ignited national anxieties about racial degeneration, social disorder and imperial decadence. Based on a wide range of rare primary sources, including documents from court cases, reformist papers, police minutes and letters, Biancani examines the discourses around sex workers and shows how prostitution was understood in colonial Egypt: far from being a marginal activity, prostitution is shown to play a central role in the history of Egyptian nation-making. By exploring the interdependence of power and marginality, respectability and transgression, Biancani writes sex work and its practitioners back into the history of modern Egypt, at the crossroads between imperialist and nationalist politics.

RSVP required. Let us know if you will be joining us for lunch at gsfs@duke.edu and include date of event in the subject line.

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.

RAICES, RUTAS Y RITMOS: In Concert | En Concierto
Saturday, November 12th, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
White Lecture Hall, Room 107
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“RAICES, RUTAS Y RITMOS: The influence of Latin American Music in North Carolina” presents a concert featuring individuals documented in the work of Roderico Yool Diaz who created a photo exhibit focusing on the important role Latino/a/x communities have played in the shaping of North Carolina’s cultural footprint. Taking part will be musicians Alto Calibre, Gaby Marcano, Laura Gonzqui, María González, Mario Yaxon (Kamikal), and Lionel Sanders. Come join us for a fiesta!

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.

A light lunch will be served.

Eve Duffy
Associate Vice Provost for Global Affairs

Amanda Kelso
Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
Executive Director, Global Education Office

Kevin D’Arco
Senior Associate Dean of International Students

Jessica Sandberg
Dean of International Enrollment, DKU Office of International Enrollment Management

Karen Weber
Executive Director, Office of University Scholars and Fellows

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
Zoom registration link
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The past 50 years have seen unprecedented progress toward improving the health and wellbeing of the world’s poorest citizens. Yet many forces — from climate change to growing nationalism to the emergence of new infectious diseases such as COVID-19 – threaten these hard-fought gains. Is the promise of universal access to health in danger? Dr. Gene Washington, Duke’s chancellor for health affairs and president and CEO of the Duke University Health System, will explore the challenges facing global health with Dr. Chris Beyrer, the new director of the Duke Global Health Institute and an internationally recognized epidemiologist who has worked on the frontlines of HIV/AIDS and COVID-19 treatment and research.

Hors d’oeuvres and drinks at the bar will be served.

The Politics of Black Intimacy in Twentieth-Century South Africa
Tuesday, November 15th, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Friedl Room 216
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This talk will explore the production of ‘black intimacy’ in South Africa in the twentieth century. The term is a portmanteau one that I use to refer to how black family and intimate life was fashioned, in the twentieth century. In particular, I am interested in how intimate lives were always the product of a tension between public and private, and understandings of those terms within the context of black social life. In South Africa, where sexual cultures have always been historically and racially contingent, this has meant that large swathes of intimate life are simultaneously secret and public at the same time. As a result, during the first half of the twentieth century, “African Family Life” became a central preoccupation of a spectrum of concerns, ranging from those who wanted to preserve the sanctity of the African family to those who wanted to legislate its dissolution in the service of cheap labour.

DGHI Brown Bag Event: Global Health/Local Challenge – Explore Student Projects and Field Experiences
Tuesday, November 15th, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Carpenter Conference Room (Rubenstein 249)
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Global Health challenges are all around us. Come and learn about DGHI education programs and hear from students directly as they share their projects, their research and their experiences of global health work in the past year. The members of this student panel will focus on how local research can inform global work, and vice versa. Bring your lunch and stop by to hear about this exciting work!

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.

Asia’s 21st Century Relations with Latin America
Wednesday, November 16th, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Carpenter Conference Room Rubenstein 249
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Dr. Ellis will speak on Latin America and the Caribbean’s complex and evolving engagement with the nations of Asia in the context of economic, fiscal, and other stresses arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine, and other dynamics. He will examine not only the region’s ties with the People’s Republic of China (PRC), but also those with Japan, South Korea, and India, among others. He will address growing PRC economic engagement with the region, including bilateral trade patterns and the question of who benefits from value chains integrating the two regions. He will also address different patterns of PRC-based companies in select economic and technology sectors, the role of the PRC government in the commercial, institutional, space, security, and political domains, the question of PRC “soft power” and the impacts of that engagement on the region.

He will examine likely changes in those patterns in both the near and medium term. Dr. Ellis will further compare PRC engagement in the region with that of other Asian actors, and how leveraging the diversity of commercial offerings and government engagement by democratic partners such as Japan, Korea and India may strategically benefit Latin American and Caribbean countries, and provide policy opportunities for the US as it engages with the region.

A light lunch will be served.

Book Launch: Migrants Shaping Europe, Past and Present: Multilingual Literatures, Arts, and Cultures
Wednesday, November 16th, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Carpenter Conference Room Rubenstein 249
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What happens when we consider the thousands of unknown and known peoples displaced and dispossessed over centures as migrants?

A panel will discuss this book that pursues the question. The essays and artworks are focused on specific areas around the European continent where Spanish, Italian, and French are spoken with others, such as Arabic, Somali, Mandarin Chinese, Wolof. They investigate key early episodes – their writers, artists and workers – with those today.

All part of a collective book, co-edited by Helen Solterer and Vincent Joos, that offers a new chapter in the cultural history of migration.

Panelists: Kate Driscoll, Martin Eisner, Sarah Quesada, Deborah Reisinger, Charlotte Sussman, Giovanni Zanalda.

Small festive reception to follow.

U.S.-China Case Competition Closing Ceremony
Wednesday, November 16th, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room (Rubenstein 153)
Zoom registration link
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The Duke/DKU U.S.-China Case Competition invites students from Duke University and Duke Kunshan University to work in teams of 2-5 people and present potential U.S.-China collaboration opportunities to address global challenges. The Competition will run from Monday, October 24th to Sunday, November 6th. Winners will be announced at the Closing Ceremony on Wednesday, November 16th and will have the opportunity to present their proposal to the audience. Awards will be mentorship opportunities from industry leaders and/or monetary. Follow the link to register by Friday, October 21st: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8And4b6K5bftEYC

Light food and refreshments will be served.

Korean Women Philosophers and the Ideal of a Female Sage
Thursday, November 17th, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
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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.

About the speakers:
Hwa Yeong Wang is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Emory University in the Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry. Her research aims to show why versions of Confucian ideas and practices still challenge and inspire contemporary societies not only in the East and the East Asian diaspora but also people living in the modern cosmopolitan world with a special focus on their influence on women and gender through ritual.

Philip J. Ivanhoe is a professor and department chair of the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Georgetown University. He is an historian of Chinese thought, particularly Confucianism and Neo-Confucianism. Ivanhoe is a co-convener of the Initiative for U.S.-China Dialogue on Global Issues Research Group on Cosmopolitanism.

Nights of Plague Novel Reading by Nobel Laureate Orhan Pamuk & Conversation with Erdağ Göknar
Thursday, November 17th, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
White Lecture Hall, East Campus
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A plague arrives to Mingheria, a half-Muslim and half-Christian island in the Ottoman Mediterranean. The Ottoman Sultan Abdülhamit II sends his most accomplished quarantine expert to the island—an Orthodox Christian. Some of the Muslims, including followers of a religious sect and its leader Sheikh Hamdullah, refuse to respect the quarantine–and then a murder occurs. Join us for a reading and discussion with Nobel Laureate Orhan Pamuk about his new novel, Nights of Plague.

Memories of Distant Mountains – Visual presentation and discussion with Nobel Laureate Orhan Pamuk focusing on images from his travel notebooks
Friday, November 18th, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Nasher Museum of Art
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Until the age of 22, Pamuk aspired to be a painter. His forthcoming book, Memories of Distant Mountains, collects images and text from his travel notebooks that capture his sketches and thoughts in Istanbul, Urbino, Mumbai, Goa, Granada, Venice, New York, Paris and Los Angeles. Join us for a literary journey with Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk.