Feb 282017
 
 February 28, 2017  Tagged with:  Comments Off on Welcome Back BBQ, Aug. 31

Join the Kenan Institute for Ethics for its annual celebration kicking off the new academic year. Enjoy food and reconnect with friends after a summer away from campus. The event will be held on the lawn outside the West Duke Building on East Campus.

Students, faculty, staff and their families are welcome.

Nov 232016
 
 November 23, 2016  Comments Off on De-Constructing/Re-Constructing the Refugee Experience Monologues, April 23

On April 23, a group of Duke undergraduates will share spoken narratives of refugee life curated from interviews during a month of research with refugees in Jordan.

The event, held at 6 p.m. at the Nasher Museum of Art, is part of a culmination of the students’ participation in the Kenan Institute for Ethics’ DukeImmerse program, which explores the dynamics of the global refugee crisis and the challenges it poses for refugees, host communities and international law. Each monologue will share aspects about the life of refugees met, with hope to increase understanding about displacement and its implications.

The event is free and open to the public. A collection of last year’s monologues can be found on Kenan’s YouTube channel.

Nov 172016
 
 November 17, 2016  Comments Off on Stories of Resilience along the Balkan Route, April 17

The Kenan Institute for Ethics and the Kenan Refugee Project will host the opening of a new audiovisual exhibit showcasing the experiences of refugees as they travel along the Balkan Route in Europe.

The event, which begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Keohane-Kenan Gallery in West Duke Building, is based on the work of undergraduates Lily Doron and Olivia Johnson, who spent six weeks traveling along the route, where where they reported on the lives of refugees fleeing Syria and Afghanistan in search for a better life.

The event is free and open to the public.

Aug 162016
 
 August 16, 2016  Comments Off on Ethics Film Series: Jean de Florette, Feb. 16

This French historical drama concerns a bizarre battle royale over a valuable natural spring in a remote French farming community, starring award-winning actor Gerard Depardieu. Come to watch one of the best movies in francophone cinematic history and stay to learn about water quantity issues in Durham.

This year’s Ethics Film Series investigates the ethical and moral questions that arise when water becomes “the enemy,” the cursed necessity that is too scarce or too polluted. The series splits its time between examining water scarcity and water pollution as drivers of human action.

Jean de Florette-posterThe screening will begin at 7 p.m. in the Ahmadieh Family Conference Room, West Duke 101. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Following the film, there will be a Q&A with Danielle Adams, supervisor for the Durham County Soil & Water Department.

The screening is free and open to the public. Refreshments and light snacks are provided. Free parking is available.

Presented with the Artstigators, DukeArts, and the Environmental Alliance.

Jul 192016
 
 July 19, 2016  Tagged with: ,  Comments Off on Ethics Film Series: Chinatown, Jan. 19

Learn about the morally questionable history of the Los Angeles County water supply through this 1974 Roman Polanski classic. This year’s Ethics Film Series investigates the ethical and moral questions that arise when water becomes “the enemy,” the cursed necessity that is too scarce or too polluted. The series splits its time between examining water scarcity and water pollution as drivers of human action.ThumbnailChinatown

The screening will begin at 7pm in the Ahmadieh Family Conference Room, West Duke 101. Doors open at 6:30pm. Following the film, there will be a Q&A with Nicholas Professor of Environmental Quality David E. Hinton.

The screenings are free and open to the public. Refreshments and light snacks are provided.

Presented with the Artstigators, DukeArts, and the Environmental Alliance.

Feb 162016
 
 February 16, 2016  Tagged with: ,  Comments Off on MASTERY and SuWA Open House, Sep. 16

Tutor-chat-outside-400The MASTERY and SuWA community partnerships with locally resettled refugees will be hosting an open house. The gathering provides an opportunity for Duke University students who will serve as tutors and the families with whom they will be working to get acquainted. Those interested in participating as tutors or community members who wish to participate are welcome to join.  There will be food and sweets for all, activities for the children, and handmade wares on sale by some of the women.

Friday, September 16, 2016
6:00pm-8:00pm
West Duke Building

Feb 012016
 
 February 1, 2016  Comments Off on Welcome Back BBQ, Sep. 1

BBQ-plateThe Kenan Institute for Ethics is hosting its annual party to kickoff the new academic year. Those planning to attend must RSVP to bashar.alobaidi@duke.edu

Thursday, September 1, 2016
West Duke Lawn, East Campus

Nov 132015
 
 November 13, 2015  Tagged with:  Comments Off on Kenan Distinguished Lecture with Michael Walzer, Apr. 13

Walzer-KDL-Poster-web-400Michael Walzer, one of America’s most influential political theorists, will speak on “What is the Responsibility to Protect? And What Does it Mean in the Syrian Case?” as the 2016 Kenan Distinguished Lecturer.

Walzer is a professor emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) in Princeton, New Jersey, and has written about a wide variety of topics in political theory and moral philosophy, including political obligation, just and unjust war, nationalism and ethnicity, economic justice, and the welfare state. He has played a critical role in the revival of a practical, issue-focused ethics and in the development of a pluralist approach to political and moral life. His talk with examine the international moral obligation to intercede in Syria and the international security and human rights norm Responsibility to Protect.

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 event is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a reception.

This talk is co-sponsored by Duke Program in American Values and Institutions, Duke University Middle East Studies Center, Duke Islamic Studies Center, and Duke Council for European Studies.

Wednesday, April 13, 5:00 pm
Fredric Jameson Gallery, Friedl Building, East Campus
Parking on East Campus is free after 5:00pm.

 

Dec 302014
 
 December 30, 2014  Comments Off on Workshop on UNHCR’s Global Action Plan to End Statelessness, May 30

ArendtThis one-day workshop invites scholars to examine the role of the identification processes, and the human rights implications thereof, in the UN’s global statelessness prevention campaign. In late 2014, the UN initiated an ambitious agenda to eradicate statelessness globally, a problem that likely affects far more than 10 million people worldwide. In addition to the goals of improving national and international legal frameworks regulating citizenship and human rights, The UNHCR Action Plan to End Statelessness privileges expanding identification regimes and improved quantitative and qualitative research on stateless populations as measures for reducing and preventing statelessness. Given that scholars and activists are increasingly concerned about the role of identification schemes in the expanding “surveillance state,” a careful evaluation of the UN’s statelessness eradication campaign and its potential protection gaps is both essential and timely.

For more information, please contact Suzanne Katzenstein.

UNHCR’s Global Action Plan to End Statelessness: A Critical Examination of Identification Infrastructures
Saturday, May 30, 2015

Nov 172014
 
 November 17, 2014  Comments Off on Subjects of and for Central American-American Studies, Apr. 17

This workshop maps the broad conceptual parameters of Central American-American Studies and explores them through history, cultural and literary studies, and humanistic social sciences, as well as interdisciplinary frameworks. Engaging with this transnational U.S. population, Subjects of and for Central American-American Studies aims to proceed with the critical baton of academic conversation started after the historic 2012 Teresa Lozano Long conference at The University of Texas at Austin on “Central Americans and the Latino/a Landscape: New Configurations of Latina/o America” and the summer 2013 special issue of Latino Studies on “U.S. Central Americans: Representations, Agency and Communities.” Questions to be worked through include: what is “Central American-American” (and the very language that names it), how is it brought into view, what is its past and future, how is it dialoguing with Latino/a Studies, and are there new geographic sites and analytic nests of possibilities?

Organized by Duke Program in Latino/a Studies in the Global South and co-sponsored by the Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, Program in Women’s Studies, Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies.

Friday, April 17, 9:00am-6:30pm
Pink Parlor, East Duke Building

Participants
ARTURO ARIAS The University of Texas at Austin
MARITZA CARDENAS The University of Arizona
EDUARDO CONTRERAS Hunter College
CARY CORDOVA The University of Texas at Austin
KENCY CORNEJO The University of New Mexico
ÓSCAR MARTÍNEZ Journalist at El Faro & author of The Beast (Verso, 2013)
KIRSTEN SILVA GRUESZ University of California at Santa Cruz