Spring 2019 Schedule

Spring 2019 – Wednesdays at the Center

Wednesdays at the Center (W@TC) is a topical weekly series in which scholars, artists, journalists, and others speak informally about their work in conversation with the audience. This semester the John Hope Franklin Center is proud to collaborate with partners across Duke and throughout the larger academic community to present a discipline diverse series.

Join us on Wednesdays throughout the semester from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm in the Franklin Center’s Ahmadiah Family Conference Hall, room 240. A light lunch is served at each event.

January 23rd – 
The Economic History of the Rise of Trumpism
with John Komlos, Ph.D. 

January 30th-
Research Africa Network:  Opportunities and Challenges
with John Bartlett, M.D., Madison Cullinan, Mbaye Lo, Ph.D.

February 6th-
Double Bind: Women of Color in STEM
The Social, Ethical and Economic Impact
with Ruthie D. Lyle, Ph.D.

February 13th-
Geopolitics of Feminisms in Afghanistan
with Jennifer Fluri, Ph.D.

February 20th-
Deconstructing American Theater’s Great White Way
with Sophie Caplin, Onastasia Ebright, JaMeeka Holloway-Burrell, Lulla Kiwinda, Monét Marshall, Jules Odendahl-James, Ph.D., Casey Pettiford, Maria Zurita Ontiveros

February 27th-
Dancing from the Inside/Out
with Margie Gillis

March 6th-
Crisis in the Andes: Why Venezuela is Different
with Keith W. Mines

March 20th-
Visualizing the Muslim Gandhi
with Tim Dobe, Ph.D., & Sumathi Ramaswamy, Ph.D.

March 27th-
Common Interests – Diverse Perspectives: 2018-19 Graduate Working Groups on Global Issues
with members of the Global Graduate Working Groups

April 3rd-
Is That All Your Hair?
with Bibi Gnagno, J.D.

April 10th-
Political Islam, Justice and Governance
with Mbaye Lo, Ph.D.

April 17th-
Shakespeare in the Arab World
with Abdul Sattar Jawad, Ph.D.