Entries by Catherine Angst

Introduction to African Studies – Spring 2019

Course Number: AAAS 103, CULANTH 105, HIST 129, POLSCI 108, ICS 110 Course Attributes: ALP, CCI, CZ Course Description: This course offers a broad introduction to the archaeology, history, politics, language, culture, aesthetics, and religion of African peoples. With the help of a variety of sources—scholarly works by historians, anthropologists, literary figures, filmmakers, and journalist—we will […]

Development and Africa – Spring 2019

Course Number: AAAS 307, CULANTH 307, PUBPOL 207, ICS 308 Course Attribute: CCI, CZ, SS Course Description: This course addresses the vexed issue of economic development in Africa with its many failures and occasional successes from the early colonial period to the present. Course materials focus especially on the transition from the 1960s “modernizing” moment to […]

U.S. Policy in Latin America – Spring 2019

Course Number: PUBPOL 590-04, LATAMER 590-04, POLSCI 690-2-04 Course Time: Tuesdays 4:40 p.m. – 7:10 p.m. Course Description:  To the extent possible, this course will examine the major elements of U.S. policy toward the hemisphere as expressed in the planning documents, policy pronouncements and legislation of the U.S. government.  We will attempt to answer the […]

African Economic Development – Spring 2019

Course Number: ECON 347 Course Attributes: R, SS, W Course Description:  Today, Africa presents two seemingly contradictory faces. As a continent, the economy has been growing briskly. It is in process of transformation with modern infrastructure and glittering megacities. Investors from Europe, China and elsewhere flock to Africa. Yet, in the South of Sahel, about […]

Poetic Cinema – Spring 2019

Course numbers: AMES 311S, VMS 354S, AMI 266S, ICS 311S Course Attributes: CCI, ALP, CZ Course Description: Poetic Cinema will inquire into sources of “resonance” in international cinema with an emphasis on films from Asia and the Middle East. The object of the course is to describe aspects of film construction which conduce to intense experience […]

Fall 2018 – Wednesdays at the Center

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. This semester the John Hope Franklin Center is proud to collaborate with partners across Duke and throughout the larger academic community to present a discipline diverse series. Join us on […]

Duke hosts “Dimensions of the Middle East”

Summer Institute provides professional development for 6-12 grade educators. by Catherine Angst The Duke Islamic Studies Center and the Duke University Middle East Studies Center in partnership with the Qatar Foundation International (QFI) hosted forty 6-12 grade educators for a five-day summer institute from June 24-29, 2018. “This institute will completely shift your perspective,” said […]

Cycles in Foreign Service

The Honorable Brian Nichols answers a question about the current trends in the foreign service. Nichols was the 2018 Anthony J. Drexel Biddle, Jr. Lecturer on International Studies. He gave his lecture, “For Reasons Which Are Not Immediately Clear: Foreign Policy in a Time of Uncertainty” on March 27, 2018. Ambassador Nichols is former US […]

Alsarah visits with Duke students

Alsarah of Alsarah and the Nubatones visited with Duke students during her artist residency with Duke Performances. She met with students from Refugee Lives (AMES 320S, DOCST 321S) and Strategic Storytelling (PUBPOL 646S) to discuss her influences and her personal migration story.    

Drivers of Global Change with Thomas A. Shannon Jr.

  Thomas A. Shannon Jr., undersecretary of state for political affairs, spoke at Duke University on Thursday, Feb. 1 on the current state of the foreign policy. This video clip outlines the four factors driving global change. Shannon’s talk, “Buckle Up: Global Foreign Policy Trends and American Diplomacy,” was hosted by the Duke University Center […]