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.
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.
Published: Nov. 8th, 2013 at 10:00 am | Category: Arts · Featured Items · 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.
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.
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.
Published: Nov. 4th, 2013 at 4:41 pm | Last modified: Nov. 7th, 2013 | Category: Arts · Featured Items
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.
Published: Oct. 28th, 2013 at 5:48 pm | Last modified: Nov. 4th, 2013 | Category: Featured Items
David Degner will show photographs that discuss practical methods for safely gathering information in a quickly evolving conflict situation.
Published: Oct. 21st, 2013 at 5:07 pm | Last modified: Nov. 5th, 2013 | Category: Programs
Published: Oct. 17th, 2013 at 5:14 pm | Category: Hidden Items
Claudia Koonz, Giovanna Merli and Erika Weinthal discuss the role China is playing in the development of Africa. October 24, 2013 at 5:30pm.
Published: Aug. 5th, 2013 at 2:03 pm | Category: In the News
The Anthony Joseph Drexel Biddle, Jr. Lecture in International Studies was established to honor Mary Duke Biddle Semans’ father, who had a distinguished career as a diplomat in the service of the United States and was an original signer of The Duke Endowment.
The Lecture symbolizes Duke University’s continuing commitment to promoting international understanding.
Donna Hrinak is Country President for Brazil for The Boeing Company. She came to Boeing after five years in the food and beverage industry, as Senior Director for Corporate Affairs at Kraft Foods and Vice President for Public Policy at PepsiCo. Before entering the private sector in 2004, Hrinak was a career officer in the U.S. Foreign Service. She served as Ambassador in Brazil, Venezuela, Bolivia and the Dominican Republic, and as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Mexico and the Caribbean.
Published: Apr. 24th, 2013 at 2:50 pm | Last modified: Sep. 17th, 2013 | Category: DUCIS News