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Fall 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.

 

September 4, 2019 – Civil War Refugee Camps: Camp “Commandants” and Black Women and Children

with Thavolia Glymph, Ph.D., History Department, Duke University

 

September 18, 2019 – Conversations with Duke’s Religious Life Leaders

with Fr. Michael Martin, O.F.M. Conv., Duke Catholic Center

 

September 25, 2019 – Collecting the Web Collaboratively: Web Archiving and the Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation

with Samantha Abrams, Columbia University Libraries

 

October 2, 2019 – Black Arts, Black Muslims: Race, Religion, and Culture

with Ellen McLarney, Ph.D., Asian Middle Eastern Studies Department, Duke University

 

October 16, 2019- Conversations with Duke’s Religious Life Leaders

with Madhu Sharma, Ph.D., Duke Hindu Life

 

October 23, 2019- Ain’t I a Women Too? The Intersections of Race, Victimhood & Survivorship in Sexual Violence

with April-Autumn Jenkins, Duke Women’s Center

 

October 30, 2019- Intimate Communities: Wartime Healthcare and the Birth of Modern China, 1937-1945

with Nicole Barnes, Ph.D., History Department, Duke University

 

November 6, 2019- Non-academic Job Possibilities in Washington D.C. for Social Science Ph.D.s

with Andrew Stein, U.S. Department of State’s Office of Opinion Research

 

November 13, 2019- Why and When People See Immigrants as Threatening?

with Juris Pupčenok, Ph.D., Political Science Department, Marist College

 

November 20, 2019- Smart Archaeology: Uncovering Secrets beneath the Surface

with Maurizio Forte, Ph.D., Regis Kopper, Ph.D., Katherine McCusker, Duke University

 

December 4, 2019- Representing Migration through Digital Humanities

Charlotte Sussman, Ph.D., Duke University

 

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.

Fall 2018 – 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.

September 5, 2018 –

The Geopolitics of Conspiracy from Turkey to Trump

with Erdağ Göknar, Ph.D.

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September 12, 2018 –

By Hook or by Crook: Understanding China’s Shifting Environmental Policy Landscape

with Jackson Ewing, Ph.D.

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September 19, 2018 –

The Invisible “Jungle” of Calais

with  Eric Leleu, Vincent Joos, Ph.D., Helen Solterer, Ph.D.

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September 26, 2018 –

Radical Love: Teachings from the Islamic Mystical Tradition

with Omid Safi, Ph.D.

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October 3, 2018 –

Betraying the Spectacle

with Rashida James-Saadiya

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October 17, 2018 –

The Role of the Mexican Consulate in Bridging Gaps in North Carolina

with Consul General Remedios Gómez Arnau

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October 24, 2018 –

“It’s On” How American Mothers Are Changing the Conversation about Guns

with Kaaren Haldeman

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October 31, 2018 –

Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum

with Deborah Reisinger, Ph.D., Edgar Virguez, Maha Houssami, Yan Liu, Ph.D.

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November 7, 2018 –

Lost Stages and Words: A Historical Perspective of Ottoman and Turkish Theater  

with Özlem Karadag, Özge Ertem, Ebru Nihan Celkan

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November 14, 2018 –

Meeting Neurosurgical Disparities in East Africa: The 4Ts Approach

with Dr. Michael Haglund, M.D.

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November 28, 2018 –

Health is Everyone’s Business: A United Nations Global Compact Platform to Address the SDG3

with Deborah Gallagher, Ph.D., Temis Coral

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Wednesdays at the Center – Spring 2018 Schedule

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

Born Again Black: Tracing Diaspora and Nation through the Diasporic A.M.E. Church

(CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER)

A lecture with Christina C. Davidson, Ph.D., History Department, Duke University

January 17, 2018, 12:00pm -1:00pm

Mental Health in Haiti: Exploring culture and language to improve care

A lecture with Bonnie Kaiser, Ph.D., Duke Global Health Institute

January 24, 2018, 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Tainan, City Pluriferent

A lecture with David Liu, Ph.D., Religious Studies Department, Duke University

January 31, 2018, 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Blackness Unmoored: Relational Ethics and Aesthetics in Stromae’s “Formidable”

A lecture with Daphne Lamothe, Ph.D., Humanities Writ Large, Duke University

February 7, 2018, 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Duke Undergraduate Working Group on MENA

A panel of Duke students from the Duke Undergraduate Working Group in MENA 

February 14, 2018, 12:00pm – 1:00pm

American Qur’an

A lecture with Sandow Birk, visual artist

February 21, 2018, 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Food Insecurity on College Campuses and Beyond

A panel discussion with Rochelle Newton, Ed.D

February 28, 2018, 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Africa’s ‘Scramble for Europe’

A lecture with Stephen W. Smith, Ph.D., African and African American Studies, Duke University

March 7, 2018, 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Everyday Conversions: Islam, Domestic Work & South Asian Migrant Women in Kuwait

A lecture with Attiya Ahmad, Ph.D., Departments of Anthropology and International Affairs, George Washington University

March 21, 2018, 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Blood Letters: The Untold Story of Lin Zhao, a Martyr in Mao’s China

A lecture with Xi Lian, D.A., Duke Divinity School

March 28, 2018, 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Virtual Reality in the Arabic Classroom at Duke

A panel discussion with Seth Anderson, Chip Bobbert, Mich Donovan, Elizabeth Evans, Maha Houssami, Thatcher Owen, and Leah Rothfeld

April 4, 2018, 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Building an International Archive in the Jim Crow South: Arturo Schomburg at Fisk University

A lecture with Vanessa Valdés, Ph.D., The City College of New York and discussant, Mark Anthony Neal, Ph.D., Duke University

April 11, 2018, 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Diverse Perspectives: Graduate Working Groups on Global Issues

A panel presentation from the 2017-2018 Graduate Working Groups on Global Issues

April 18, 2018, 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Wednesdays at the Center – Fall 2017 Schedule

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

New Gaza Short Films: The Student Eye

A film screening and discussion with Ahmed Mansour, NYU and Nancy Kalow, Duke CDS

September 6, 2017, 12:0pm – 1:00pm

Muslims in South Asia

A lecture with Ali Mian, Ph.D., Seattle University

September 13, 2017, 12:00pm – 1:00pm

When Global Health Comes Home: Lessons from Sub-Saharan Africa and Refugees in the U.S.A.

A lecture with Brandon Knettel, Ph.D, Duke Global Health Institute

September 20, 2017, 12:00pm – 1:00pm

The Intercultural Learner @ Duke

A panel featuring Darla Deardorff, Ph.D., Sarah Russell, Ph.D., Bethzaida Fernandez, M.A., Samira Wellenmeyer, M.A.

September 27, 2017, 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Cyber Sufism: Lessons from the Landscape of American Digital Islam

A lecture with Robert Rozehnal, Ph.D., Lehigh University

October 4, 2017, 12:00pm – 1:00pm

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

A conversation betweeen Robert A. Hill, Ph.D., UCLA and Michaeline A. Crichlow, Ph.D., Duke University

October 18, 2017, 12:00pm – 1:00pm

 

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

A presentation with Paloma Contreras Lomas, Julio García Murillo, Nika Chilewich, Natalia de la Rosa, and Roselin Rodríguez

October 25, 2017, 12:00pm – 1:00pm

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

A lecture with James Anderson, Ph.D. from University of North Carolina, Greensboro

November 1, 2017, 12:00pm – 1:00pm

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

A lecture with Adam Mestyan, Duke University

November 8, 2017, 12:00pm – 1:00pm

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

A lecture with Miguel Friga, First Secretary at the Embassy of the Republic of Cuba in Washington, D.C.

November 15, 2017, 12:00pm – 1:00pm

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

A panel of International Graduate Working Groups

November 29, 2017, 12:00pm – 1:00pm

 

 

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

A lecture with Judge Joe Webster, Magistrate Judge for the Middle District of North Carolina

December 6, 2017, 12:00pm – 1:00pm