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
Gautam Chebrolu, Jeff Feng, Snehan Sharma, Alex Zrenner
Lara Haft, Caroline Horrow
Christine Delp, Cece Mercer
Sadhna Gupta, Mark Herzog, David Mayer, John Mclean, Rosaria Nowhitney, Nyuol Tong
Kenan’s DukeEngage program takes students to Dublin, Ireland, to explore issues of migration with local immigrant and refugee communities.
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.
Bass Connections team: 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.
Twelve students in two teams spend a month doing field research with Bhutanese refugees in Nepal, Iraqi refugees in Egypt, or Syrian refugees in Jordan. These students spent the first part of the semester gaining knowledge on refugee issues and research methods, then used their time abroad to collect refugee narratives for individual reports on different themes of life in the camps.
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.