Upcoming Events

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 4:00pm
C105, Bay 4, Smith Warehouse - Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall

* Listed by courtesy on behalf of event sponsors * Harry Harootunian is Max Palevsky Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Chicago, and Adjunct Senior Research Scholar at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University.       read more »

Yi-Ping Ong
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 5:00pm
Smith Warehouse - Bay 4, C105 - Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall

How do we come to share an ethical outlook with others? Is it possible to teach ethics? What does it mean to live with others, when we do not (always) inhabit the same world? Coetzee's Elizabeth Costello engages these profound ethical questions in and through its very form. Whereas critics have... read more »

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 9:00am
Westbrook 0014

The Translation Studies Working Group will be having its symposium on Friday, September 22 from 9am-5pm, followed by a reception. The symposium will feature six accomplished translators. A reception will follow at 5pm. 9:00-10:00 Roger Allen, Professor Arabic Language and Literature, University of... read more »

Lauren benton
Friday, September 22, 2017 - 11:30am
Law School 3000

A faculty seminar open to both interested students and faculty featuring Lauren Benton (Dean of the College of Arts and Science, Nelson O. Tyrone, Jr. Chair in History, and Professor of Law at Vanderbilt University), on "The Legal Logic of Conquest: Political Pluralism, Truces, and Colonial... read more »

Brazil Political Map
Friday, September 22, 2017 - 4:00pm
Smith Warehouse - Bay 4, C105 - Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall

A discussion with Sidney Chalhoub, Professor of History, Harvard University, and chair of the Latin American Studies Association fact-finding delegation to Brazil on the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff. Followed by reception and music by Caique Vidal and Batuque. read more »

Caique Vidal and Batuque
Friday, September 22, 2017 - 5:30pm
Smith Warehouse - Bay 4, C105 - Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall

Open house and reception for the Duke Brazil Initiative with music and dancing to musicians Caique Vidal and Batuque! read more »

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 11:45am
Old Chemistry 011

Who are Israeli settlers? What is the Israeli settlement project? Is settlement synonymous with occupation? Having recently returned from fieldwork in Israel/Palestine, anthropologist Joyce Dalsheim will share insights from the field. She will discuss the case of religiously motivated Jewish... read more »

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 7:00pm
East Duke Parlors

The American occupation of Iraq produced a boom in dystopian novels and short stories. Trauma from two preceding wars, sanctions, and draconian censorship by the Ba'athist regime flood these works. This symposium brings together writers and scholars to discuss the role of cultural production in... read more »

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 7:00pm
East Duke 209

Film Screening:0x0A0x0A"Ahlaam" ("Dreams") (Mohamed AI-Daradji, 2006, 110 min., Iraq, in Arabic w/ English Subtitles, Color, Digital)0x0A0x0AScarred Baghdad 2003... confusion, uncertainty and death engulf the bombed ruins of a Psychiatric asylum. Voyeuristically we move between the past and the... read more »

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 5:15pm
Friedl - Fredric Jameson Gallery

For the secular citizen-artist of our times, is the inheritance of the twentieth century a burden to be overcome, or a gift to be embraced? Iconic Interruptions explores this question with the help of some select works of Indian artist Gigi Scaria who lives and works in New Delhi. Over the past two... read more »