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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

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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October 2016

The sacred and the healing potential in Ancient Oriental Music & Movement Therapy

October 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall,
2204 Erwin Rd. Room 240
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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Oruc Guvenc

Speaker: Dr. Oruc Guvenc, Turkish Music Therapist The Ancient Oriental Music Therapy represents a proven system of practical therapeutic, preventative and remedial methods, documented for over 1000 years. Its roots can be found in the shamanic wisdom tradition and in Sufism. Preserved and practiced throughout many centuries it finds today practical use in modern psychology and medicine. This event is presented by the John Hope Franklin Center and the Duke Islamic Studies Center. A light lunch will be served. Parking…

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Adolescent HIV: How to Break the Mortality Wave

October 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall,
2204 Erwin Rd. Room 240
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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Dr. Dorothy Dow

Speaker: Dr. Dorothy Dow, Duke Global Health Institute Moderator: Dr. Coleen Cunningham, Duke Global Health Institute This presentation will address the issues underpinning the reality that AIDS remains the number one killer of youth in Africa and second leading killer of adolescents globally.  Primary research from Tanzania will be presented to describe mental health difficulties, stigma, and the association with anti-retroviral medication adherence.  The process of developing and testing a novel mental health intervention, Sauti ya Vijana (the Voice of Youth) to…

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From Isolation to Open-Access: Painting Myanmar in the 21st Century

October 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall,
2204 Erwin Rd. Room 240
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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Catherine Raymond

Speaker: Catherine Raymond, Director of the Center for Burma Studies at Northern Illinois University Catherine Raymond holds a Ph. D. in Art and Archaeology and in Indian and Southeast Asian studies from La Sorbonne (Université de Paris III). She was trained in France under Professors Jean Boisselier (Thailand, Cambodia,Vietnam); Madeleine Giteau (Cambodia and Laos); and Denise Bernot (Burma/Myanmar). She also received her DREA (equivalent to an M.A.) in Burmese Languages and Civilizations at the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales. Her…

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