The Kenan Institute for Ethics will examine the changing physical and philosophical nature of the U.S.-Mexico border and the impact of a physical barrier on the residents, economy and culture of Texas’ Rio Grande Valley region. Meeting with the Texas Civil Rights Project, the Greater Brownsville Incentives Corporation, the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol and other on-the-ground partners, Kenan staff and a group of 5-6 undergraduate students will explore these issues on-site, from March 10-16, 2018.
Prior to the trip, the group will meet with guest speakers and to discuss readings. During the trip students will have evening reflections and will keep a journal documenting their questions, concerns, and experiences. These journals will form the basis of an exhibit upon return to Duke.
This program is open to all currently-enrolled Duke undergraduate students. All program related costs, including meals, transportation and lodging will be covered by the Kenan Institute for Ethics.
Application deadline: February 23, 2018 at 11:00pm Eastern Time.
Apply here: https://goo.gl/forms/0zXDF3wSBQGKUAQn1
Applicants will be notified no later than February 26, 2018.
Please email Dan.Smith@duke.edu if you have questions.