Provostial Initiatives

Duke Africa Initiative

The Duke Africa Initiative is a faculty-led effort to connect scholars across the university with interests in the countries and cultures of the African continent. The initiative was launched in 2012 with support from the Office of the Provost and Office of Global Affairs.

Duke Brazil Initiative

The Duke Brazil Initiative (DBI) was launched in 2013 to develop deeper connections with Brazil through faculty and student research exchanges, university and industry conferences, and by bringing leading Brazilian scholars, public officials and artists to Duke. DBI is co-sponsored by the Office of Global Affairs and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

Duke Tropical Conservation Initiative

The Duke Tropical Conservation Initiative was founded in 2014 to support the development of innovative solutions for combating the loss of biological diversity in tropical regions of the world.

Global Asia Initiative

The Global Asia Initiative launched in 2015 to support research on inter-Asian topics that are collaborative and interdisciplinary in nature.