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January 2017

Divided by the Sea

January 23 @ 9:00 am - March 3 @ 5:00 pm
John Hope Franklin Center Gallery, 2204 Erwin Rd.
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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  PRODUCED BY Andrea Patiño Contreras & Gabriela Arp Rabbit Raccoon Studios   The small city of Reggio Calabria in southern Italy has seen the arrival of thousands of refugees who make the dangerous journey across the Mediterranean Sea in hopes of finding better living conditions.   In 2016 over 350,000 refugees crossed the Mediterranean Sea and reached European soil. Of those,180,000 refugees took the Central Mediterranean route, which connects Libya to Italy and Malta, and is the deadliest route…

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February 2017

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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March 2017

The War Against Rape as a Weapon of War

March 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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Speaker: miriam cooke, Duke University Rape has always been part of war, but in the 20th century as military technology increased the scale of warfare so did the rate of rape. During the 1990s, the Serb rape camps holding Bosnian Muslim women in sexual bondage and then the rape camps of the Rwandan Genocide galvanized international action. The ICC trials led to the declaration that rape in war constitutes a crime against humanity. Activists were elated, yet rape remains an…

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Translocal Melancholy: Ba Jin’s Anarcho-Humanism in Republican Shanghai

March 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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Speaker: Daniel Rose-Burton, North Carolina State University Ba Jin (1904-2005) is one of the most celebrated authors of twentieth-century China. Most widely known for his novel Family (first serialized in 1931), Ba Jin was an anarchist inspired by Kropotkin and Bakunin who corresponded with such prominent international figures as Emma Goldman (1869-1940), Alexander Berkman (1870-1936), and Bartolomeo Vanzetti (1883-1927). This lecture examines the earliest period of Ba Jin’s output, from 1929-33, in light of his anarchist commitments. Attention to the…

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