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February 2019

Dancing from the Inside/Out

February 27 @ 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: Margie Gillis Margie Gillis, internationally known Canadian dancer and choreographer, will speak and dance about her approach to movement and choreography.  “My approach to dance and choreography is based on listening to the different connections that exist between the spirit and the body. This is the natural kinetic process whereby our inner landscape translates into electric impulses that transmit to the muscles the information as to how and with what quality to move.” (Gillis) Margie Gillis has earned rave reviews throughout…

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March 2019

Crisis in the Andes: Why Venezuela is Different

March 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall, 2204 Erwin Rd. Room 240
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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Keith Mines serves as Director of Andean Affairs in the State Department with responsibility for managing U.S. relations with Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia. Prior to this, he was an interagency fellow in residence at the U.S. Institute of Peace, working on Middle East Peace and post-conflict stabilization. He has also served as Political Counselor in the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv, Senior Civilian Representative in Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan, and Director of the Narcotics Affairs Section in the U.S.…

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Visualizing the Muslim Gandhi

March 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall, 2204 Erwin Rd. Room 240
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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Timothy Dobe and Sumathi Ramaswamy will present, compare and discuss several visual images of M.K. Gandhi, each of which embodies important dimensions of Islamic traditions.  They will consider, for example, images of Gandhi by the Indian Sufi writer, Khwaja Hasan Nizami from the 1920s, drawn during Gandhi's rise to fame, and by three iconic Muslim artists of modern India, who to are drawn to painting the Mahatma.  This interdisciplinary conversation will draw on material religious studies and the historiography of visual culture.…

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Common Interests – Diverse Perspectives: 2018-19 Graduate Working Groups on Global Issues

March 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall, 2204 Erwin Rd. Room 240
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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Originally started in 1997 through a grant awarded to Duke University Center for International & Global Studies (DUCIGS) by the Ford Foundation, for over two decades this program has supported graduate working groups across campus, each comprised of students from an array of departments, programs and professional schools who gather to discuss topics with a global focus. Included among the themes represented this academic year are Informed Choices for Equitable Development; Ocean Policy; Slavery, War & Gender; Global Environmental Health…

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