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August 2016

Altered States

August 22 @ 9:00 am - October 28 @ 5:00 pm
John Hope Franklin Center Gallery,
2204 Erwin Rd.
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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"Altered States: Painting Myanmar in a Time of Transition” is a collaborative art exhibition that showcases contemporary paintings from Myanmarese artists.  The paintings present different perspectives on the current social and political situation in Myanmar. The exhibition explores art, culture, education, and politics in Myanmar providing a forum for analysis and debate.   This exhibition is sponsored by the John Hope Franklin Center for Interdisciplinary and International Studies and the Asian Pacific Studies Institite at Duke University. A special thanks to Ian Holliday, vice-president and pro-vice-chancellor for teaching and learning at…

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September 2016

Hamilton and Malcolm X: Radical Race Representation in Opera and Musical Theatre

September 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall,
2204 Erwin Rd. Room 240
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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William Curry

This talk will look at diversity in American opera and musical theatre.

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Whither Austria? Whither Europe? The Austrian Elections, Brexit, and the European Future

September 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall,
2204 Erwin Rd. Room 240
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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Erhard Busek

Speaker: Professor Erhard Busek Former Vice-Chancellor of Austria President of the Vienna Economic Forum Dr. Erhard Busek has served as Vice-Chancellor of the Republic of Austria,  Minister for Science and Research, Minister for Education,  Special Representative of the Austrian Government for the Enlargement of the European Union and  Special Coordinator of the Stability Pact for Southeastern Europe. Now, among other positions, he serves as  Chairman of the Institute for Danube Region and Central Europe in Vienna,  Coordinator of the “Southeast European Cooperative Initiative,” …

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Altered States Reception

September 14 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
John Hope Franklin Center Gallery,
2204 Erwin Rd.
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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"Altered States: Painting Myanmar in a Time of Transition" is a collaborative art exhibition that showcases contemporary paintings from Myanmarese artists. The paintings present different perspectives on the current social and political situation in Myanmar. The exhibition explores art, culture, education, and politics in Myanmar providing a forum for analysis and debate. This exhibition is sponsored by the John Hope Franklin Center for Interdisciplinary and International Studies and the Asian Pacific Studies Institite at Duke University. A special thanks to…

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The Western Hemisphere Policy Agenda: A View from Washington

September 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall,
2204 Erwin Rd. Room 240
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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Eric Farnsworth

Speaker: Eric Farnsworth Eric Farnsworth is vice president of the Americas Society and Council of the Americas, heading the Washington, DC, office since 2003. The organization is the leading voice on the hemisphere, where the public and private sectors meet to discuss and promote an agenda based on democratic governance, open markets, and the rule of law. He is a recognized expert on hemispheric affairs and U.S. foreign and trade policy, having given congressional testimony numerous times. He is a frequent…

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What Duke’s collections can do for you

September 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall,
2204 Erwin Rd. Room 240
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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Sean Swanick

Speaker: Sean Swanick, Middle East and Islamic Studies Librarian, Duke University This presentation will provide an overview of Duke’s Middle East and Islamic Studies collections; what has been collected, what will be collected and how collections are developed, particularly in conjunction with UNC. There will also be some discussion about the practical aspects of making collections available and the processes involved. Sean Swanick is the Middle East and Islamic Studies Librarian. He previously worked at McGill University as the Islamic…

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