Entries by Catherine Angst

One Rwanda: Portraits of Contemporary Life

Exhibiting:  March 7, 2016 – August 5, 2016 Wednesdays at the Center lecture: March 9, 2016, 12:00pm Opening Reception: March 23, 2016, 5:30 pm Exhibition Statement On the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide, photographer Bill Bamberger traveled throughout the country to photograph the daily lives of the Rwandese people. Like most documentarians visiting Rwanda at […]

Documenting Italy’s Refugees

On March 30th from 12:00pm – 1:00pm, storytellers and visual journalists Gabriela Arp and Andrea Patiño Contreras will share their experiences documenting the flood of refugees entering Europe through Italy during the Wednesdays at the Center series. Their most recently project, Divided by the Sea, outlines the African and Middle Eastern refugees crossing the Mediterranean to enter the […]

China’s Innovation Challenge: Overcoming the Middle-Income Trap

Professor Emeritus Arie Lewin will present his theories on China’s innovation challenge during the Wednesdays at the Center series on February 24, 2016 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm. The lecture will focus on the work of Lewin forthcoming edited volume, “China’s Innovation Challenge: Overcoming the Middle-Income Trap” (Cambridge University Press, 2016) Professor Lewin taught in Duke’s Fuqua […]

Refugee Lives

On January 21, the Duke University undergraduate students in the Refugee Lives: Violence, Culture and Identity class, co-taught by miriam cooke, Maha Houssami, and Nancy Kalow, welcomed special guest Gulwali Passerlay via Skype from the United Kingdom (UK). Passerlay recently co-author The Lightless Sky (Harper Collins Publishers, 2016) which tells his harrowing one-year journey as a refugee […]

Making Freedom

Anne-Maria Makhulu latest work Making Freedom: Apartheid, Squatter Politics and the Struggle for Home (Duke University Press, 2015) investigates squatter settlements on the outskirts of Cape Town, South Africa during the time period surrounding the end of apartheid. Makhulu’s work sets a landscape of urban militants actively engaged in what she coins a “politics of […]

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship

The U.S Department of Education designed the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship to provide students the opportunity for intense language study in a modern foreign language, and international and area studies . Duke University’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and the Middle East Studies Center are both offering FLAS fellowships this […]

Venezuela: New Political Realities, Continuing Challenges

Ambassador Patrick Duddy will present his thoughts on the 2015 Venezuela parliamentary elections during the Wednesdays at the Center series on February 10, 2016 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm. On December 6, 2015, Venezuela held its first parliamentary elections since the death of President Hugo Chávez. The incumbent party, The United Socialist Party of Venezuela, was voted […]

Memonèt: Teaching Creole on YouTube

This past year Duke University lecture Jacques Pierre and his students collaborated with the John Hope Franklin Center to develop online video teaching tools for Haitian Creole. Pierre’s series of memonèt (Creole for riddles) feature Haitian culture, history, geography, proverbs, and food. Pierre has been teaching Haitian Creole in Duke University’s Romance Studies Department since […]

Supported by the Power – Lonnie Holley

Exhibiting in the John Hope Franklin Gallery from December 15, 2015 – February 26, 2016.   Lonnie Holley is the artist working today who can best eliminate the barrier between taught and untaught art. This collapse of dividers, not unlike racial ones, represents a declassification or deconstruction of a deeply troubling history in order to […]