A collaborative work by Durham Public School students and internationally recognized artists – Alfredo Jaar, Whitfield Lovell, and Deborah Willis.
An exhibition of contemporary african films.
A series of lectures that explored the relationship between Muslim and Western civilizations. An attempt to explore the commonalities and differences between different cultures and societies and how exchanges between them took place in the past and continue into the present.
The original website for DUCIS’ Globalization and the Artist. Visit the current Globalization and the Artist page.
The purpose of the conference was to evaluate the current and future national needs for international and foreign language competence and to assess the nation’s ability to meet those needs. The Duke conference was organized around discussions of 15 commissioned papers that addressed specific national needs and educational system issues.
The goal of GSGI is to open up conversations among students of different disciplines. This allows each graduate student to lear more about the thinking and methods of the colleagues from other disciplines. The seminars sustain connections among students from the various disciplines as they work towards their doctorates, and often these contacts continue after the students leave Duke.
The University Seminar on Global Health (USGH) is a university-wide interdisciplinary initiative exploring critical issues in the field of global health. Begun at the Duke University Center for International Studies, USGH draws together faculty and students from the university and the medical center, opening critical dialogues among scholars and students from diverse backgrounds and interests. The Seminar’s goal is to establish itself as an essential meeting place for a broad community of health scholars on the Duke campus and in the Triangle.
Visit the current website of the University Seminar on Global Health.
The Korea Forum was first established in 2002 to support and develop Korean studies at Duke and to enhance Korean visiting scholars’ research endeavor and contributions.
Made in Asia?, an annual student-curated exhibition by the Duke University Museum of Art. The exhibition was put together by Duke undergraduates Randi Reiner and Phil Tinari, and features the work of nine artists.
Oceans Connect has mobilized significant numbers of Duke faculty and students from a broad range of disciplines and opened discussions on promising new paradigms for international scholarship and pedagogy. By superimposing a fluid map of trans-oceanic ties onto the existing grid of area studies, it has prompted scholars and students alike to reexamine their ingrained ideas about the global community without losing sight of the importance of place (and of place-based knowledge). And in the process of exposing trans-oceanic linkages, participants have inevitably produced new linkages of their own
In the context of the recently revived “clash of civilizations” discourse, the cliche about Turkey’s role as a bridge between the East and the West has attracted renewed attention. Islamic but secular, ambivalent about its Ottoman past and anxious about its possible membership in the European Union, contemporary Turkey seems to lend itself easily to analyses in terms of its geographical and cultural situatedness “between two worlds”.
A Trans-Atlantic Dialogue on Afro-Asian Arts in Post-War Britain
The Tobacco Project was a stimulating series of site-specific art works in Perkins and Lilly Libraries and at theDuke Homestead and Tobacco Museum, by contemporary artist Xu Bing, that evoked the history and importance of tobacco for Duke University and the wider North Carolina community in a creative and nuanced manner.