Sep 292014
 September 29, 2014

Tony-JohnsonJoin local dancer, choreographer, and activist Tony C. Johnson, as well as dancers and vocalist Shanna Adams, for a special showing of Johnson’s “Embodying History Through Movement” project. The project uses movement as a reflection on the journey of slaves and people of the civil rights movement, accompanied by spirituals and music used during that time in history.
The performance will be followed by a discussion with dancers and Thomas DeFrantz, professor of African & African American Studies at Duke.

This event is sponsored by the Student Human Rights Fellows of the Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics.

Tuesday, January 27th, 7:30
Scheafer Theater (Bryan Center)

Sep 292014
 September 29, 2014

shavar-jeffriesThe Kenan Institute for Ethics is hosting practitioner in residence Shavar Jeffries, partner at the law firm Lowenstein Sandler and associate professor at Seton Hall University School of Law. From 2008 to 2010, Jeffries was assistant state attorney under Attorney General Anne Milgram, where he supervised several divisions, including the Division on Civil Rights, the Juvenile Justice Commission and the state’s multi-state litigation and advocacy portfolio. He also recently ran as a mayoral candidate in his native town of Newark, New Jersey.

The residency will include:

  • A lunch discussion with Duke undergraduate students about his career path in law, policy, and politics.
  • A public lecture with Q&A at 4:00PM focused on his experiences in politics, followed by a reception.

Please contact for more information.


Sep 162014
 September 16, 2014

2015WinterForumThe 2015 Winter Forum, “To Catch a Killer: Investigating the Brain,” will investigate the intersection of neuroscience and the legal system through real-life mystery theater. The Forum will be held January 4-6, 2015 at the Fuqua School of Business. The Forum hosts include the Duke Center for Interdisciplinary Decision Science, Duke Science & Society and Bass Connections: Brain & Society, the Kenan Institute for Ethics, and Duke Law.

The Winter Forum is a campus-based, non-credit curricular experience in an intense, retreat-like setting in which selected undergraduate applicants interact with graduate/professional students, alumni and faculty to explore a major global issue from interdisciplinary and intercultural perspectives. The Winter Forum is held over 2.5 days immediately before the start of the spring semester. The Office of Undergraduate Education has primary oversight and responsibility for the Winter Forum.