Entries by Catherine Angst

The Western Hemisphere Policy Agenda

by Mitchell Li Duke’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies invited Eric Farnsworth, vice president of the Americas Society and Council of the Americas, to speak about the current economic, social, and political state of Latin America and its impact the US. Latin America has recently seen some positive political change, from the general […]

Manno Charlemagne performs at Duke

by Catherine Angst “Òganizasyon mondyal yo pa pou nou yo ye…” Manno Charlemagne voice reverberates through Duke’s Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall in his native Haitian Creole. Charlemagne’s velvet vocals harmonize with his acoustic guitar as he repeats to the large crowd, “Òganizasyon mondyal yo pa pou nou yo ye…” a message that translates roughly as, “Global organizations are not in our interest”. As a singer and […]

Middle East Explained

The Duke-UNC Consortium for the Middle East Studies recently launched a new video series, “Middle East Explained” aimed to provide digital teaching tools for middle and high school teachers. Emma Harver, the Consortium for the Middle East Studies Program and Outreach Coordinator, conceived of the video series after surveying a group of North Carolina educators about […]

Will ‘Hamilton’ change how actors of color are cast?

By Camille Jackson Theater-goers trying to figure out the surprising success of the musical “Hamilton,” which casts actors of color in the role of the founding fathers, should start with one particular reason, say two leading observers of musical theater: its hip hop soundtrack. “Broadway musicals are supposed to produce hits. When rock took over […]

Wednesday at the Center – Fall 2016

Wednesdays at the Center (W@TC) is a topical weekly series in which scholars, artists, journalists, and others speak informally about their work in conversation with the audience. The series is organized and presented by the John Hope Franklin Center with the support of partner organizations. All events in the series are free and open to […]

Fazil Say visits Duke

In February 2016, Turkish pianist and composer Fazil Say visited Duke University as part of the Duke Performances’ artist-in-residence program. During his stay, Say preformed a sold out show, led a student chamber music intensive, met with the Turkish student association, and spoke on a public panel about music and culture in Turkey. Erdağ Göknar, […]

Fall 2016 Featured Courses, part 4

CHINA AND THE SILK ROAD with Professor Sucheta Mazumdar (CCI, CZ) AMES 239, HISTORY 323 This course introduces the rich and diverse world of trade, religions, and cultures that connected the two ends of the Eurasian world. The course starts with survey of Han and Roman trade contacts, and Chinese connections with India via Buddhism, focusing […]

Duke’s Undergraduate East Asian Studies Certificate

Duke University’s certificate programs offer you the opportunity to diversify your degree by studying a topic or theme that spans multiple departments and disciplines. The Asian Pacific Studies Institute’s (APSI) Undergraduate East Asian Studies Certificate strives to provide you with: A broad introduction to East Asian Studies An understanding of differing disciplinary approaches to East Asian […]

Global Asia Initiative

In the spring of 2016, Duke University’s Global Asia Initiative (GAI) launched its program on campus. GAI director, Professor Prasenjit Duara outlines the initiative’s mission in the above video. GAI joined the Social Science Research Council’s (SSRC) Inter-Asian Connections program as a Coordinating Partner and a hub for nodal research activities in March 2016.  The […]

Fall 2016 Featured Courses, part 3

JAPANESE CINEMA with Professor Takushi Odagiri (CCI, ALP, CZ)  AMES 261, LIT 213, AMI 255, VMS 232 This course is an introduction to the history of Japanese cinema.  Focusing on the issues of relations between the tradition-modernity or Japan-West in the development of Japanese cinema, the influence of Japanese films on the theory and practice of cinema […]