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Duke-UNC Sports Symposium


Keynote: Dr. Victoria Jackson

Duke and UNC are premier academic institutions with (in)famous sports teams, a storied rivalry, and only a few miles separating them. This geographic proximity presents a unique opportunity for partnerships beyond the playing field. Because of the energy that annually surrounds both athletic programs and this 'Battle of the Blues,' faculty on both campuses were interested in coming together to analyze the dynamics that drive intercollegiate athletics. During this symposium, we will bring together a variety of speakers, including scholars, journalists, former and current athletes, and public policy practitioners, who are interested in the history, economics, and racial and gender politics of college sport. Across four panels and a keynote, we invite you to question the role of intercollegiate athletics in higher education with us. This day-long event is free and open to the public. Lunch provided with registration. Register for the event using this link: Sponsors: Duke Interdisciplinary Studies Black in Blue: Duke Race & Sports Project Kenan Institute for Ethics Duke Department of Theater Studies Duke University Libraries Duke Department of Cultural Anthropology Duke Department of African and African American Studies Duke Department of Music Duke Department of Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies Franklin Humanities Institute DeWitt Wallace Center for Media & Democracy Duke Athletics


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