Water Series Events

Mediterranean Migrant Rescue
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 11:00am
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105

Please join the Franklin Humanities Institute for Mediterranean Migrant Rescue, an event in the series Aquatic Meditations: Conversations with Duke Faculty on Water. Light lunch served. This presentation will relate Social Movements Lab co-directors Michael Hardt and Sandro Mezzadra's... read more »


Mediterranean Mediations
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 11:00am
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105

Please join the Franklin Humanities Institute for two talks by Iain Chambers and Lidia Curti of the University of Naples L'Orientale. Kindly RSVP at mediterraneanmediations.eventbrite.com and email ... read more »


Igiaba Scego
Monday, March 18, 2019 - 11:30am
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105

Award-winning Italian author, academic, activist,and journalist, Igiaba Scegohas produced wide-ranging work that plays a vital role in current debates on Italy's colonial past, its sexist and racist legacy, and the identity of Italians of African origins. It also raises the question of fiction's... read more »


Indigenous Rights, Environmental Justice
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 5:30pm
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105

    Federal agencies in the United States use environmental justice analyses to help identify and address disproportionate, adverse impacts of environmental permitting and decision-making on vulnerable communities. Among those most affected by such actions are indigenous peoples, whose living... read more »


Sharmila Murthy
Monday, February 25, 2019 - 4:30pm
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105

Join us on Monday, February 25 for the Duke Human Rights Center and Franklin Humanities Institute Annual Lecture: Access to Safe Water: A Human Rights and Civil Rights Perspective, presented by Sharmila K. Murthy. Most Americans expect that clean and affordable water will be available from... read more »


Latin America
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 11:00am
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105

Please join the Franklin Humanities Institute for the second event in the series Aquatic Meditations: Conversations with Duke Faculty on Water, in response to the question, "What does Water Mean to You?" Lunch will be served. Christine Folch, Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology, works on... read more »


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Friday, February 8, 2019 - 9:30am
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105

About the presentation: The term "The Black Mediterranean" has been invoked to describe the brutal struggle over migration playing out in the region. It's a forceful locution, asking us to rethink the fertile "cradle of civilization" as a necropolitical zone akin to the transatlantic slave trade... read more »


Seine in the City
Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 11:00am
Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall | C105, Bay 4, Smith Warehouse

The first event in the series Aquatic Meditations: Conversations with Duke Faculty, in response to the question, “What does Water Mean to You?” In this Franklin Humanities Institute series, we will explore the manner in which water functions in the works of our colleagues in the... read more »


Amitav Ghosh
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 5:30pm
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105

Join the Franklin Humanities Institute for a reading and conversation with acclaimed Indian novelist Amitav Ghosh! Please RSVP here. Ghosh will screen a six-minute film and have a conversation with Franklin Humanities Institute Director Ranjana Khanna... read more »


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Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 5:30pm
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105

Please join the Franklin Humanities Institute and the Refugee Narratives Working Group from the Representing Migration Humanities Lab for a discussion of Amitav Ghosh's The Hungry Tide! Amitav Ghosh will visit the Franklin Humanities Institute the following week (5:30pm, Tuesday, November... read more »


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