Monday Seminar Series

On most Mondays, the Kenan Institute hosts a wildly interdisciplinary seminar that brings together faculty and graduate students from across the University to discuss cutting edge research in ethics broadly conceived. The Monday Seminar serves as a community of scholars to support the ongoing work of the Institute’s Graduate Fellows and is organized around a series of informal talks led by a mix of local, national and international researchers from various disciplines.


All meetings take place from 12-1:30pm in West Duke Building room 101. Lunch is provided.

Spring 2015
Jan. 12: Corinne A. Gartner, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Wellesley College
Feb. 2: Mary Dixon-Woods, Professor of Medical Sociology, University of Leicester, UK; Visiting Professor, Dartmouth
Feb. 9: Allan Parnell, Vice President and Research Director, Cedar Grove Institute for Sustainable Communities
Feb. 16: Umut Aydin, George C. Lamb, Jr. Regulatory Fellow
Mar. 2: Edward Balleisen, Associate Professor of History and KIE Senior Fellow
Mar. 16: Charles Hill, Diplomat-in-Residence and a lecturer in International Studies at Yale University
Apr. 6: Ryan Balot, Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto
Apr. 20: Peggy Levitt, Professor of Sociology at Wellesley College


Fall 2014

Aug. 25: Welcome to new fellows
Sep. 8: Readings (Pickety)
Sept. 22: Readings (Pickety)
Sept. 29: Cancelled
Oct. 6: Jennifer Miller (George C. Lamb, Jr. Regulatory Fellow)
Oct. 20: Frank Graziano (Connecticut College)
Oct. 27: David Toole (Kenan Institute for Ethics, Duke University)
Nov. 3: Christine Lillie (Postdoctoral researcher, Kenan Institute for Ethics, Duke University)
Nov. 17: John Evans
Nov. 24: Suzanne Katzenstein (Kenan Institute for Ethics, Duke University)
Dec. 1: Cancelled

Previous speakers

Spring 2014

Jan 13: Kimberly Marion Suiseeya (Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University)
Jan 27: Dirk Philipsen (Kenan Institute for Ethics, Duke University)
Feb 17: L.A. Paul (University of North Carolina)
Mar 3: Sarah Sobieraj (Tufts University)
Mar 17: Wayne Norman (Kenan Institute for Ethics, Duke University)
Mar 31: Thomas Pogge (Yale University)
Apr 14: Geoff Sayre-McCord (University of North Carolina)
Apr 21: Joseph Chan (University of Hong Kong)

Fall 2013

Sept 9: Mary Beth Fallin (Duke, Sociology)
Sept 16: Walter Sinnott-Armstrong (Duke, Philosophy and the Kenan Institute for Ethics)
Oct 7: Noah Pickus (Duke, Public Policy Studies, Director of the Kenan Institute for Ethics)
Oct 28: Julian Savulescu (University of Oxford, Neuroethics)
Nov 4: Jessica Collett (University of Notre Dame, Sociology)
Nov 18: Sky Alibhai & Zoe Jewell (WildTrack)
Dec 2: Nora Hanagan (Duke, Political Science)

Spring 2013

Feb 18: Tina Fetner (McMaster University, Sociology)
Feb 25: Michael Dorsey (Wesleyan University, Environmental Studies)*
Mar 4: Will Wittels (Political Science, Kenan Graduate Fellow)
Mar 25: Jim Scott (Yale University, Political Science)
Apr 1: Daniel Bessner (History, Kenan Graduate Fellow)
Apr 22: Emily Yeh (University of Colorado at Boulder, Geography)*
*Part of Environmental Justice series in partnership with the Nicholas School of the Environment

Fall 2012
Aug 27: Welcome Lunch and Discussion (led by Shana Starobin, Duke University, Nicholas School of the Environment)
Sept 17: Nina Strohminger, (Duke University, Kenan Institute)
Sept 24: Melanie McDermott (Rutgers University, Human Ecology)
Oct 8: Doug McLean (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Philosophy)
Oct 22: Alex Kirshner (Duke University, Political Science)
Oct 29: Andy Perrin (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Sociology)
Nov 5: Mark Massoud (University of California, Santa Cruz, Politics)
Nov 19: Simon Keller (VUW New Zealand History, Philosophy, Political Science & International Relations, on leave at Rice University)
Nov 26: Kraig Beyerlein (University of Notre Dame, Sociology)