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September 2017

The Intercultural Learner @ Duke

September 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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Speakers: Darla Deardorff, Ed.D.,Sarah Russell Ph.D., Bethzaida Fernandez, M.A., and Samira Wellemeyer, M.A. What does it mean to be an intercultural learner? Interested in exploring the role of intercultural competence in academia? Intercultural competence is emerging as a key priority within higher education institutions around the world. Join internationally known intercultural expert Darla Deardorff, Ed.D. and Duke faculty and staff for a talk and panel discussion to engage with ideas such as the definition of intercultural competence; how it situates itself…

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October 2017

Cyber Sufism: Lessons from the Landscape of American Digital Islam

October 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall, 2204 Erwin Rd. Room 240
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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Robert Rozehnal

Speaker: Robert Rozehnal, Ph.D. Within the hybrid, multicultural landscape of American religious life, Cyberspace offers tech-savvy Muslims an alternative platform for narratives and networking, piety and performance. Since the adoption of the printing press, Sufis have demonstrated a remarkable ability to adopt and adapt to emerging media technologies. Even so, the expanding use of the Internet by global Sufi communities remains largely unexplored by academic scholarship. What is 'new' about new media, and what is the future of digital religion? Drawing on new…

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Chronicling Marcus Garvey and the UNIA: The Process of Research and Writing the African Diaspora

October 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall, 2204 Erwin Rd. Room 240
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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Robert Hill

Speakers: Robert A. Hill, Ph.D. and Michaeline A. Crichlow, Ph.D. This conversation between Professors Robert A. Hill. and Michaeline A. Crichlow, Department of African and African American Studies will discuss Hill's career as a chronicler and historian of the African Diaspora through the writing of his now 13-volume Marcus Garvey and the Universal Negro Improvement Association Papers project. Hill's research has taken him through the expanse of the African Diaspora as he combed through personal, public, and private archives to document the life and…

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Mexican Contemporary and Interdependent Art Scene, Biquini Wax EPS: The Temple of Sub-Critique Studies

October 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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Natalia De La Rosa

Speakers: Paloma Contreras Lomas, Julio García Murillo, Nika Chilewich, Natalia de la Rosa, and Roselin Rodríguez   Biquini Wax EPS is an interdependent contemporary art space in Mexico City run by artists Paloma Contreras Lomas, Ramón Izaguirre, Israel Urmeer, Cristóbal Gracia, Daniel Aguilar Ruvalcaba, and Eric Valencia, writers Gustavo Cruz, and Sandra Sánchez, art historian Natalia de la Rosa, and curators Roselin Rodriguez Espinosa Julio García Murillo, and Nika Chilewich, also directors of the Yacuziz, a collective of Sub-Critical Studies. The Yacuziz began with…

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November 2017

Mongols, Marco Polo, and Pu’er Tea: China’s Southwest Silk Road as a Gateway to Southeast Asia

November 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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James Anderson

Speaker: James Anderson, Ph.D.   In the northeast corner of Dali Prefecture in modern-day Yunnan one finds “Stone Gate Pass (shimen guan)” in a steep mountain valley along the ancient Southwestern Silk Road. Located in the southern region of modern-day Yanjin county on the southern foot hills of Dali Mountain (Dalishan), the pass is located on a mountain section of the trade route which runs along the western bank of the Guan River (Guanhe). The pass and this trade route, known as the…

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Law, Dynasty, and Islam in Arab Monarchies, 1860s-1930s

November 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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Adam Mestyan

Speaker: Adam Mestyan, Ph.D. This talk focuses on the legal codification of dynasties in Arab monarchies between the 1860s and 1930s. In a sweeping survey, it compares how the succession order and the members of the ruling family were defined in laws, decrees, and constitutions in the new national kingdoms of Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia with comparisons to older monarchies, equally impacted by European imperialism, such as Morocco and Oman. The argument I would advance is that constitutionalism…

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How Far is 100 Miles? An Update on US-Cuban Relations from a Cuban Diplomat

November 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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Miguel Fraga

Speaker: Miguel Fraga Miguel Fraga, First Secretary at the Embassy of the Republic of Cuba in Washington, D.C. since the re-establishment of diplomatic relations on July 2015. He has worked for the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 2006 in Cuba, the United States, and Canada. This event is presented by the John Hope Franklin Center, and Duke's Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. A light lunch will be served. Parking is available in nearby Trent Rd. and Erwin Rd.…

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Looking at Scholarly Issues from Diverse Angles: Graduate Working Groups on Global Issues Panel

November 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall, 2204 Erwin Rd. Room 240
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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Grad Working Groups

Speakers: 2017-2018 International Graduate Working Groups A panel of students from selected working groups in the 2017-2018 academic year will present work they have been doing during the Fall semester and share their plans for the Spring. For the past two decades, the Duke University Center for International & Global Studies (DUCIGS) has supported the formation of interdisciplinary, student-driven working groups that meet throughout the academic year to discuss a wide range of topics on global themes. These working groups produce…

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December 2017

The Making and Measure of a Judge: The Honorable Sammie Chess Jr.

December 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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Judge Joe Webster

Speaker: Judge Joe L. Webster The Making and Measure of a Judge: Biography of the Honorable Sammie Chess, Jr. is the definitive biography of North Carolina’s first African American Superior Court Judge. It is a vivid historical journey of Chess’s humble beginning on the dirt floor of a tenant dwelling, in the midst of the Great Depression, in rural South Carolina. Chess’s journey continues through the Jim Crow era and the civil rights struggle as a civil rights attorney, and his rise to an…

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