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Vienna – Duke Exchange: Scientific World Conceptions

February 22, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This panel will feature Duke graduate students who have attended the Vienna Summer School. Since 2001, Duke University has participated in an exchange program with the Vienna Summer School (formally the Vienna International Summer University). The flagship program, Scientific World Conceptions (https://www.univie.ac.at/ivc/SWC/), is particularly interesting to Duke’s faculty and graduate students.

Each July, an international group of about thirty graduate students and postdocs, and three renowned international scholars – philosophers, scientists, and historians – meet for two weeks in Vienna for an intensive study of a central issue in science and its culture. There are lectures, seminars, and research workshops as well as explorations of the Vienna Circle legacy, and Vienna’s culinary virtues.

Duke students from various disciplines, including philosophy, history, political science, economics, and literature, have participated in Vienna Summer School each year. Students significantly benefit from this program by establishing international networks, expanding their interdisciplinary education, and, in some cases, sharpening their research focus. Many returning students testify that the program has contributed significantly to advancing their professional career.

This presentation is sponsored by the John Hope Franklin Center for Interdisciplinary and International Studies and the Council for European Studies. A light lunch will be served. Parking is available in nearby Trent Rd. and Erwin Rd. parking decks. The series provides 1 hour parking vouchers to guests.


February 22, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall
2204 Erwin Rd. Room 240
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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