Upcoming Invites

Life in Limbo: Stories of Refugees Along the Balkan Route, Apr. 17

In 2015 1.5 million refugees made their way to Europe. Approximately 800,000 of these travelled along the Balkan route. From July-August 2016 two Duke students followed this route from Lesvos, Greece to Berlin, Germany via the Balkans to more fully understand the lived experiences of those in transit. On April 17
th the Keohane-Kenan gallery will open an audio-visual exhibit of these narratives. Come listen to the firsthand stories of refugees traveling this route and see images collected by the researchers, local organizations and refugees.

Scholar Symposium in Human Rights, Ethics, and International Politics, Apr. 8

The Duke Human Rights Center will be holding its third annual Scholars Research Symposium on Saturday, April 8. The symposium provides an opportunity for a select group of seniors at Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill to publicly present honors or capstone projects that broadly relate to the themes of human rights, ethics, or international politics. Please come check out there presentation in West Duke Rm 101.

Kenan Refugee Project Clothing Drive  

The Kenan Refugee Project is hosting a clothing drive for gently used items to benefit local refugee youth. Look in your common room for designated drop boxes to bring your items to for the next two weeks. Thank you for your help!

If you would like to participate and cannot locate a drop box, please email Michelle Khalid at mk248@duke.edu!


Past Invites

Against All Odds: Talk by Dr. Gül İnanç, April 5

What is the cost of learning for refugee youth? Join us on April 5th at 5pm in West Duke Rm 101 as scholar Gül İnanç gives us context to the question and discusses her own independent initiativeOpen Universities for Refugees (OUR).


Teach In: National News, Local Impact, Feb 13

The Kenan Refugee Project is hosting a teach-in on the tangible effects of Trump’s immigration ban on our community. Come by Monday February 13th at 7pm to learn about how executive orders have local consequences and see what effective involvement looks like at Duke, in Durham, and beyond.


Kenan Refugee Project Website Launch, Dec 2

Join us from 5-7pm Friday, December 2nd for a reception to celebrate the launch of our new hub for refugee programs.


Voices, Images and Sounds of the Mediterranean, Dec 2

From 4-5 PM, please join Dr. Andrea Renda, Lily Doron and Olivia Johnson in an exploration of the voices, images and sounds surrounding the Mediterranean refugee crisis.