Here Comes Everybody: The Crisis of Equality in the Age of Social Media
The 2014 Kenan Distinguished Lecturer will be Teju Cole, author of the PEN/Hemingway Award winning novel Open City. Cole is a writer, art historian, photographer, and Distinguished Writer in Residence at Bard College. The talk will touch on the personal and global themes raised in Open City and will incorporate other topics, such as population pressure in the city of Lagos, the use of Twitter as an activist space during the Arab revolutions, and the recent testimony by drone victims before the US congress.
The annual Kenan Distinguished Lecture in Ethics brings a distinguished speaker to campus to address moral issues of broad social and cultural significance. This lecture is co-sponsored by Duke’s African and African-American Studies, Center for Documentary Studies, English Department, Forum for Scholars & Publics, Franklin Humanities Institute, and the Office of the President.
Thursday, April 24, 7:30pm
Reception to follow