The Kenan Institute for Ethics promotes the experiences and reflection that turn undergraduates into ethical leaders and global citizens through programs such as DukeImmerse: Uprooted/Rerouted, DukeEngage Dublin, Kenan Summer Fellows, and internships. To get a sense of their experiences, read the journals that students write as a reflection on their time involved with various programs.
Kenan Summer Fellows
Lucy Dong, Ema Klugman, Onuoha Odim, Bigyan Babu Regmi, Lola Sanchez-Carrion, Angeli Sharma
Previous Summer Fellows
12 Duke undergraduates spend the summer as interns placed with both corporate and non-profit organizations seeking to explore the best ways of effecting change in corporate human rights practices. Learn more about their internships and read their letters home throughout the summer.
Previous Pathways Interns
After completing the Pursuit of Purpose gateway course, students are placed with fellowships to further explore what purpose means to them through internships. Participants document their experiences through regular reflective writing, which can be found here.
A unique blend of classroom work and field research, DukeImmerse sends students abroad to learn more about the struggles and hops of refugees. Students spend the first part of a semester gaining knowledge on refugee issues and research methods, then use time abroad to collect narratives for individual reports on different themes of life in the camps. Meet this year’s team and read about their research.
Previous DukeImmerse Research
Student reflections told through written word and photography. Past issues include:
Refugee Life Stories
Participants with the DukeImmerse recite personal narratives of refugees collected during their field work, including themes of despair and isolation to the strength of family.
Previous Engagement Opportunities
Bass Connections: Displacement, Resettlement, and Global Mental Health
This research team, comprised of undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and a post-doctoral fellow, analyzed existing data from previous field research collected by students with the Kenan Institute for Ethics as well as traveling to Jordan for additional work with Iraqi and Syrian refugees. Read their research blog to learn more about the nature of the work and its challenges.
Bull City Dignity Project
Former Kenan Summer Fellow Lara Haft and two other undergraduates have developed a new project out of KIE. They will work with local high school students on a documentary project capturing the experiences of a diverse array of Durham citizens. Read Lara’s project updates and learn more at the project’s website.
Alternative Spring Break
Ten alumni of the Ethics, Leadership, and Global Citizenship FOCUS cluster travel to Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, to explore complicated issues of nationality and citizenship.