Apr 032015
 April 3, 2015

Pope Francis at St Peter'sReligions and Public Life at the Kenan Institute for Ethics is hosting a moderated discussion on the significance of Pope Francis for the church and for the world, following his visit to America. Panelists include Michael Gerson (Washington Post) and Helen Alvaré (George Mason University School of Law).

Pope Francis in America (and the World)
Tuesday, November 3
Details TBA

Feb 282015
 February 28, 2015

Krista-Tippett-400Krista Tippett,  a Peabody Award-winning broadcaster, producer of the podcast and website On Being, and New York Times bestselling author, will speak on “The Adventure of Civility” for the 2015 Kenan Distinguished Lecture.

Our young century is awash with urgent questions of survival, of meaning, of how we structure our common life and who we are to each other. And yet it seems we are more divided than ever before – unable to listen and speak across the differences we must engage to create the world we want for ourselves and our children. Krista Tippett’s public radio show and podcast, On Being, brings a vast range of voices to the animating questions at the center of life: What does it mean to be human, and how do we want to live? She will speak about how we can all begin to create the conversations we want to be hearing, where we live.

The annual Kenan Distinguished Lecture in Ethics is a signature series of the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke that brings a distinguished speaker to campus to address moral issues of broad social and cultural significance. This lecture is co-sponsored by Trinity College of Arts & Sciences, Duke Divinity School, Duke Islamic Studies Center, Duke Religious Studies, and the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media & Democracy at the Sanford School of Public Policy.

The Adventure of Civility
Monday, September 28, 5:00pm
Nasher Museum of Art Auditorium
Reception to Follow

This event is free and open to the public. No ticket is required; seating is first-come, first-served.

Feb 232015
 February 23, 2015

Conv.HRWhen Starbucks’ Howard Schultz asked his baristas to engage customers in a discussion about race in America, he became the target of intense criticism and high praise. Schultz’s initiative is part of a new genre of CEO activism in which corporate leaders are taking public stands on hot button social and environmental issues ranging from gay marriage to climate change to gender equality. While some CEOs have been celebrated for speaking out, this new wave of activism has also drawn criticism from all sides. What is driving this new generation of CEO activists? How are their positions affecting public discourse? What are the implications of this trend for democratic dialogue and social justice causes?

Join us on September 23rd, 4:30-6:00 pm, for a panel discussion on the new CEO activism. Panelists include:

This event is part of the on-going discussion series Conversations in Human Rights, bringing together panelists from other institutions and Duke faculty to engage with their research on hot-button international human rights issues. The series draws together the social sciences, humanities, law, and policy.

Please RSVP to Daniel Baroff [daniel.baroff@duke.edu] by Thursday, September 17th at noon.

The New CEO Activism: How Corporate Leaders are Shaping the Public Discourse on Social Justice Issues
Wednesday, September 23, 4:30-6:00pm
101 West Duke Building
Reception to follow

Feb 172015
 February 17, 2015

RPL-Book-400Duke Public Policy Professor Mac McCorkle will discuss how faith informs political decision making with Michael Gerson, former speechwriter and senior policy advisor for President George W. Bush and current columnist for The Washington Post.

This event is co-sponsored by Religions and Public Life at the Kenan Institute for Ethics and the Center for Christianity and Scholarship.

Faith in the White House: A Conversation with Michael Gerson and Mac McCorkle
Thursday, September 17
0012 Westbrook (Duke Divinity School)

Feb 162015
 February 16, 2015

Pope Francis at St Peter'sMichael Gerson, Washington Post columnist, former speechwriter for President George W. Bush, and Pamela and Jack Egan Visiting Professor at Duke, will explore key global health and international development issues with Mark Dybul, the Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and former head of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

The discussion will touch on Dybul’s personal background and sense of calling in global health, his experiences in helping design and implement PEPFAR, his work leading and reforming the Global Fund, and the new horizons that improved data and new prevention approaches that have opened up in AIDS policy.  Dybul is one of the great humanitarian physicians of our time, and helped oversee the implementation of the largest American work of mercy since the Marshall Plan.

This event is co-sponsored by Duke Global Health Institute, Sanford School of Public Policy and Religions and Public Life at the Kenan Institute for Ethics.

Life and Death on the Frontiers of Global Health: A Conversation with Mark Dybul Hosted by Michael Gerson
Wednesday, September 16, 6:00pm
Fleishman Commons, Sanford School of Public Policy

Feb 162015
 February 16, 2015

DHRC-leavesCommunity-based research methods are increasingly used to study environmental justice issues. Academics can partner in a variety of ways with the communities that bear disproportionate burdens from environmental hazards and receive fewer environmental benefits. These partnerships can be powerful pathways for producing research insights and effecting policy change, but they also present unique challenges, such as ensuring that the research is aligned with community needs and priorities.

Join us on September 16th from 1:30-2:30 for a conversation with Elizabeth Shapiro-Garza on the various strategies of community-based research methods that could be employed in environmental justice contexts. She will discuss her own research that has included partnering with communities in different ways to collect data. Shapiro’s research focuses on market-based environmental initiatives and policies in Latin America, their social and environmental impacts and their intersection with development projects and goals at multiple scales. She has conducted research on national payments for ecosystem services programs in Mexico, cacao agroforestry systems in biosphere reserve buffer zones in Panama and Costa Rica, and coffee sustainability certification programs in El Salvador. Shapiro-Garza is an Assistant Professor of the Practice of Environmental Policy and Management and Coordinator for the Community-based Environmental Management Certificate Program at the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University.

This event is co-sponsored by the State Policy Program at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions.

Please RSVP to Daniel Baroff [daniel.baroff@duke.edu] by Monday, September 14th at noon.

Wednesday, Sept 16th
101 West Duke Building

Feb 102015
 February 10, 2015

Info-300Duke undergraduates: Are you interested in ethics? Do you love words? Do you like to tell stories? Have you ever thought about combining your interest in ethics with your storytelling?

On Thursday, September 10, at 7:00PM, Jeff Polish from The Monti will offer a live storytelling workshop for Duke University undergraduates at the Kenan Institute for Ethics (he might even tell a story or two).

The Monti is non-profit organization that invites people to tell personal stories without the use of notes.  It’s simple storytelling. Each month, The Monti holds events around the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area and as far away as Greensboro. The goal is to create an intimate, open, and fun atmosphere where people can relate their personal experiences to one another through narrative.  The Monti debuted in April 2008 to a sold out crowd in Chapel Hill.  They have been selling out shows ever since. Now you have the chance to work with Jeff Polish to craft a personal story into a compelling piece to perform before a live audience. Right here at Duke. Come stretch your moral imagination.

This workshop launches a new program in live storytelling at the Kenan Institute for Ethics. At the end of the session, you’ll find out how to apply for the program and submit a pitch to The Monti for an event at Duke later in the fall.

Students may RSVP here!

Thursday, September 10
West Duke 101

Hosted by Religions and Public Life at the Kenan Institute for Ethics in partnership with The Monti. Co-sponsored by Story Lab at the Franklin Humanities Institute and the Language, Arts + Media Program Lab at the Thompson Writing Program.

Feb 012015
 February 1, 2015

Reg-RR-capFaculty and students are invited to join Rethinking Regulation at the Kenan Institute for Ethics for a Fall Kick-Off Mixer featuring wine and cheese and an informal meeting to discuss plans for the coming year. We will also welcome our 2015-16 George C. Lamb, Jr. Regulatory Fellow Andrea Renda, who will be working with Rethinking Regulation faculty and students and pursuing scholarship and teaching related to public and private regulation while in residence at KIE.

Tuesday, September 1
101 West Duke Building

All Duke parking passes are allowed to park in East Campus spaces starting at 4:00PM. Closest parking to West Duke is in the GA Dr. Circle, Gilbert Addoms Lot, or on Campus Drive. Other nearby East Campus lots include the Carr Gated Lot, the Southgate Lot, the Crowell-Wilson Lot, the Pegram Gated and Ungated Lots, and the Epworth Lot.

Jan 302015
 January 30, 2015

BCD-400A group of rising juniors and seniors from Durham high schools spent their summer working on The Bull City Dignity Project, a documentary theater project of the Kenan Institute for Ethics turning interviews with local community members into a work of community storytelling. The project directors are Kari Barclay (director of Duke’s Me Too Monologues) and Lara Haft (slam poet and 2014 Kenan Summer Fellow). All proceeds will fund future community documentary theater work.

See the last live performance, right here at Duke!

Sunday, August 30, 7:30pm
Nelson Music Room, East Duke Building

Pay-as-you-wish tickets are available through brownpapertickets.com