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January 2017

Community and Student Filmmaking in Palestine: A Shorts Screening

January 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall, 2204 Erwin Rd. Room 240
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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Community and Student Filmmaking in Palestine: A Shorts Screening with Nadia Yaqub, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Join us for a special screening of recent student and community-made films from the West Bank with a discussion led by Professor Nadia Yaqub, Associate Professor in the Department of Asian Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.    Introduction by Nancy Kalow, Instructor at the Center for Documentary Studies and longtime co-chair of the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival's Selection…

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February 2017

Understanding and Supporting Comprehensive Internationalization

February 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall, 2204 Erwin Rd. Room 240
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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with Dr. Penelope Pynes, University of North Carolina, Greensboro Comprehensive internationalization (CIZN) is part of the vocabulary surrounding international education on college and university campuses. However, in the hectic pace of day-to-day responsibilities, it’s easy to lose sight of the big picture including the relevance of internationalization on our campuses and our roles in advancing it. In this discussion, Dr. Pynes will review the basic tenets of CIZN and explore ways to promote it on campus.   As the Associate…

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Council for European Studies’ Society of Fellows

February 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall, 2204 Erwin Rd. Room 240
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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The Council for European Studies Society of Fellows is a community of European Studies scholars, consisting of graduate and professional students, visiting fellows, and postdocs. Fellows meet monthly to discuss their ongoing research with peers from a range of disciplines. The Society of Fellows is a collaborative program between the Council for European Studies, Duke University Center for Jewish Studies, and the Religions and Public Life Initiative at the Kenan Institute for Ethics which provides members with modest research scholarships,…

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The Passport in Jewish and non-Jewish life Following WWI

February 12 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall, 2204 Erwin Rd. Room 240
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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Seminar with Yaron Jean

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Trump in the Age of Captain America

February 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall, 2204 Erwin Rd. Room 240
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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with Professor Jason Dittmer, University College London   Professor Dittmer will trace the outlines of Trump’s populism, power, and pugnacious foreign policy in the pages of Captain America comics. Captain America is a highly ambivalent text that proclaims liberal values even as the hero embodies a fundamentally illiberal American exceptionalism. As such, it provides resources from which President Trump can draw in his own political performance, while simultaneously offering a visual language of critique around which resistance can coalesce. In…

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Vienna – Duke Exchange: Scientific World Conceptions

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

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