Upcoming Events

Emergency Legal Cultures: British Imperial Legacies: An International Legal Conference
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 10:30am
West Duke, Ahmadieh Family Conference Room, Room 101

In recent years, "The State of Emergency" as a philosophical, critical and meta-legal concept, has received much attention, particularly through the work of Giorgio Agamben and a revived interest in the German jurist Carl Schmitt. In turn, legal scholars have turned their attention to emergency... read more »


No More Deaths: Migrant Aid in Arizona
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 12:00pm
Social Movements Lab / B189, Bay 5, Smith Warehouse

Join the Social Movements Lab for two linked events on No More Deaths, a grassroots volunteer group that gives humanitarian aid to migrants crossing the US-Mexico border. Both events will have a free lunch provided. 1) On Wednesday, 2/21, 12pm-1pm, join us for a 'mapping' discussion based on... read more »


Psychiatric Degeneration Theory and Irish Modernism: Blending Sickness with Sin
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 5:00pm
Perkins Library 217

Responding to patterns of industrialization and institutionalization in the nineteenth century, degeneration theorists like Bénédict Morel, Cesare Lombroso, and Max Nordau became convinced that the human race was in mental and moral decline. Degeneration theory conflated mental disability with... read more »


Embodied Practice: Choreography, Dance, and Social Justice in the Non-Profit Sector
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 1:30pm
Rubenstein Arts Center, Film Theater

Join us for a lecture and conversation with Rashida Bumbray on the her choreographic works, curatorial projects, and her experience with social justice in the non-profit sector more broadly. Rashida Bumbray is a curator and choreographer living and working in New York. She is also the Arts Exchange... read more »


Friday, March 2, 2018 - 9:30am
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105

Seven scholars from Cardiff University and Duke University will present work intended to facilitate discussion on how scholars from the humanities can most productively engage with work in the social and natural sciences. Some of the talks will focus explicitly on methodological questions (... read more »


Friday, March 2, 2018 - 11:30am
Law School 4000

A faculty seminar open to interested guests featuring Mark Wu, Assistant Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. These workshops are sponsored by the Mellon Foundation-funded yearlong Sawyer Seminar series on "Corporate Rights and International Law: Past, Present, and Future." Additional co-... read more »


Film: Jacques Roumain, The Passion for a Country
Friday, March 2, 2018 - 7:00pm
John Hope Franklin Center, Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall, Room 240

Dir. Antonin Arnold (2008). 118min. French and Creole with English subtitlesThis very informative and revealing documentary explores the Haitian society of the late 19th century and early 20th by focusing on the tormented life of one of Haiti's most important author, Jacques Roumain, who was also a... read more »


Natasha Trethewey
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 5:00pm
Nasher Museum of Art Auditorium

Pulitzer Prize-winner and two-term Poet Laureate of the United States Natasha Trethewey will deliver a public lecture at Duke University on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, the first in a newly instituted series in honor of the celebrated historian John Hope Franklin.Click "More Event Information" to... read more »


Character:  Identification, Ethics, Ontology
Thursday, March 22, 2018 (All day)
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105

Amanda Anderson of Brown University and Rita Felski of the University of Virginia will serve as public keynote lecturers for the PAL's 2018 Young Scholars Workshop.PAL's mission is to show that literature and the arts think as deeply as philosophy, and to encourage dialogue between literature and... read more »


Saskia Cornes ¿ Duke Campus Farm
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 1:30pm
Duke Campus Farm

Meet at Rubenstein Arts Center (Ruby) and drive to Duke Campus FarmPlease RSVP to plasch@duke.edu by Mar 15, or meet us directly at Duke Campus Farm Come learn and get your hands dirty at Duke's own Campus Farm with Director & FHI Fellow Saskia Cornes.... read more »


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