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Controversial exhibit, featuring works by Wendy Ewald, has difficulty finding host cities

Published: Nov. 3rd, 2014 at 5:25 pm | Category: DUCIS News

See interview at Radio Prague

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This Place exhibition explores the complexity of Israel and the West Bank, as place and metaphor

Published: Oct. 21st, 2014 at 2:38 pm | Category: Featured Items

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Wendy Ewald collaboration chosen for People’s Biennial 2014

Published: Oct. 21st, 2014 at 2:29 pm | Category: DUCIS News

Wendy Ewald, Artist in Residence for the Duke University Center for International Studies, collaborates with photographer Denise Dixon for the People’s Biennial 2014 exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit. See video

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Focus on Ebola: Duke holds a weeklong series of events on the continuing Ebola epidemic

Published: Sep. 18th, 2014 at 6:05 pm | Category: Featured Items

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Yvette Christiansë delivers keynote address at the Nasher Museum, Thursday, April 10 @ 4:30pm

Published: Mar. 31st, 2014 at 6:27 pm | Last modified: Oct. 21st, 2014 | Category: DUCIS News

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Bradley Simmons Life on Broadway

Published: Feb. 17th, 2014 at 3:59 pm | Last modified: Oct. 21st, 2014 | Category: DUCIS News

The Duke University Center for International Studies will host Bradley Simmons, director of the Duke Djembe Ensemble for the February 19, 2014 edition of Wednesdays at the Center.

The program, “Life on Broadway,” begins at noon and is free an open to the public. [more »]

Realizing the Potential of African Agriculture: Catalytic Innovations Across Agricultural Value Chains

Published: Feb. 17th, 2014 at 10:32 am | Last modified: Nov. 3rd, 2014 | Category: DUCIS News

Contextual changes characterized by the globalization of agricultural value chains, rising income, and rapid urbanization not only influence patterns of consumption, competition, and trade but also drive agricultural development and innovation far more than before across sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Agriculture increasingly occurs in a context where private entrepreneurs coordinate extensive value chains linking producers to consumers, sometimes across vast distances. More providers of knowledge are on the scene, particularly from the private sector and civil society, and they interact in new ways to generate ideas or develop responses to dynamics in agri-food value chains. A growing number of entrepreneurial smallholders are organizing to enter these value chains, but others struggle with the economic marginalization as innovative solutions do not reach them due to missing links in the value chains.

In this meeting of the University Seminar on Globalization, Governance and Development, convening on February 27 at 5:30pm, in Room 240 of the John Hope Franklin Center, a panel consisting of representatives from Duke University’s Center on Globalization, Governance, & Competitiveness (CGGC), Oxfam America, and Dutch Agricultural Development & Trading Company (DADTCO), will present conceptual frameworks, drawing on principles of Global Value Chain (GVC) and Agricultural Innovation Systems (AIS), and current practices concerning agricultural innovations in SSA. The seminar is aimed to provide a forum involving academia, international development practitioners, and private sector to discuss how such innovative solutions can provide continent-wide models for inclusive development.

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Avner Vengosh on the Myths and Reality of Water Contamination from Fracking

Published: Jan. 23rd, 2014 at 2:26 pm | Last modified: Feb. 17th, 2014 | Category: DUCIS News

On Wednesday, February 5, 2014, the Duke University Center for International Studies will host Proffesor Avner Vengosh of the Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment, for the first Wednesday at the Center of 2014.

Avner Vengosh

Professor of Earth and Ocean Sciences Avner Vengosh

Professor Vengosh will present a talk entitled, “The Myth and Reality of Water Contamination Associated with Shale Gas Exploration and Hydraulic Fracturing.” [more »]

Duke Fulbright-Hays Fellows Honored

Published: Dec. 6th, 2013 at 10:47 am | Last modified: Sep. 18th, 2014 | Category: In the News

Sarah Jones Dickens and two of her fellow Duke doctoral candidates were selected to receive Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad fellowships by the U.S. Department of Education. Dickens’ dissertation topic is “Art of the Khmer Rouge: A History of the Visual Culture of Revolution and Genocide and its Legacies in Contemporary Cambodian Art.” Dickens’ advisor is Kristine Stiles, France Family Professor of Art, Art History and Visual Studies.

Sarah Dickens with her certificate of recognition

The office of Congressman G.K. Butterfield, U.S. Representative for North Carolina’s 1st congressional district, has honored Duke University’s three Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad fellows with a formal acknowledgement on the floor of Congress, which was included in the Congressional Record on Wednesday, October 30, 2013. He has sent the fellows each a US flag which was flown over the Capitol Building on that same day, as well as a certificate of authenticity for that flag and a second certificate which contained a copy of the acknowledgement in the Congressional Record on that same day. DDRA fellow Sarah Jones Dickens, PhD candidate in the Duke Department of Art, Art History and Visual Studies, proudly displays her personal certificate.

Nancy Hare Robbins, Assistant Director of the Duke University Center for International Studies, noted, “Duke’s DDRA fellows have never gotten this kind of attention before,” and that Duke University is quite proud of the recognition of their dissertation work.

Read more about the DDRA recipients on Duke Today: Duke Graduate Students Receive Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Awards.

Two Programs Explore the Intersection of Art and Environmental Science

Published: Nov. 8th, 2013 at 10:00 am | Last modified: Feb. 17th, 2014 | Category: Arts · Programs

The Duke University Center for International Studies, working hand-in-hand with the Nicholas School of the Environment, will host two programs exploring the intersection of art and environmental sciences.

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