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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 | Category: Featured Items

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Bradley Simmons Life on Broadway

Published: Feb. 17th, 2014 at 3:59 pm | Category: Arts · Featured Items

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: Feb. 21st, 2014 | Category: DUCIS News · Featured Items

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 | Category: Featured Items · 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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Independent Weekly picks Tiksi as ‘uncanny,’ ‘magical’

Published: Nov. 5th, 2013 at 3:17 pm | Category: In the News

Chris Vitiello, writing for The Independent Weekly, has declared Tiksi, the 2013 Magnum EF-DUCIS residency exhibit by Evgenia Arbugaeva a top-pick, calling the work uncanny and magical.

Arbugaeva captures her permanent wonder at the light and the landscape, including something of a look into daily life in this unimaginable place.

Read the complete review of Tiksi, now on display, through January 11, 2014, at the Center for Documentary Studies.

 

Walking in Quicksand travels to Appalachian State

Published: Nov. 5th, 2013 at 11:18 am | Category: Arts · DUCIS News · Featured Items

In cooperation with the student-led Amnesty International at Appalachian State University, Walking in Quicksand, the powerful exhibit by 2012 Magnum EF resident Zalmaï, documenting the lives of asylum seeking refugees in Greece, is on display at the Appalachian State University Multicultural center, from October 28-November 25, in the main hallway of the Student Union.

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Tiksi – Evgenia Arbugaeva’s Siberian Arctic

Published: Nov. 4th, 2013 at 4:41 pm | Last modified: Feb. 17th, 2014 | Category: Arts

The Duke University Center for International Studies (DUCIS) and the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) are delighted to host emerging photographer Evgenia Arbugaeva, who will be in Durham November 11-22, 2013, as part of an ongoing residency program, in partnership with the Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund. Her exhibit, Tiksi, is currently on display in the CDS Porch and University galleries.

A reception and artist’s talk with Evgenia Arbugaeva will celebrate the exhibit and her broader work, on November 14, 2013, from 6-9pm, at the Center for Documentary Studies’ Auditorium, located at 1317 West Pettigrew Street, in Durham.

In addition, she will speak at the Nicholas School of the Environment on November 18, 2013, at noon, on her work for National Geographic documenting Mammoth Tusk Hunters: Climate Change in the Siberian Arctic. Click for location details and to RSVP.

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Photojournalist David Degner: A conversation on the Arab Spring

Published: Oct. 28th, 2013 at 5:48 pm | Last modified: Feb. 17th, 2014 | Category: DUCIS News

David Degner will show photographs that discuss practical methods for safely gathering information in a quickly evolving conflict situation.

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