Jul 302014
 July 30, 2014

Reg-RR-capAs part of the Laws that Learn series, Gary Marchant (Arizona State University Law School) will lead a seminar entitled, “Pacing Law with Emerging Technologies: The Example of Nanotechnology.”

Professor Marchant’s research interests include the use of genetic information in environmental regulation, risk and the precautionary principle, legal aspects of personalized medicine, and regulation of emerging technologies such as nanotechnology, neuroscience and biotechnology. He teaches courses in Environmental Law, Law, Science & Technology, Genetics and the Law, Biotechnology: Science, Law and Policy, and Nanotechnology Law & Policy. He was named a Regents’ Professor in 2011 and also is a professor in ASU’s School of Life Sciences.

This event is cosponsored by Rethinking Regulation @ KIE, the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, the Center for the Environmental Implications of NanoTechnology, and the Center for Innovation Policy.

Friday, October 31
Rubenstein 200 (West Campus)

Lunch will be provided with RSVP to Amber Díaz Pearson by Monday, October 27.

Jul 292014
 July 29, 2014

OmidDr. Omid Safi, director of the Duke Islamic Studies Center, will offer a lecture about ways in which the prophetic tradition, led by Martin Luther King and others, was at the heart of the Civil Rights Movement. What does this tradition have to say about America today, in light of our engagement in the Middle East, Ferguson, and the ongoing economic crisis?

Co-sponsored by the Duke Islamic Studies CenterDuke Chapel, and the Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics.

Wednesday, October 29
7:00PM – 8:00PM
Westbrook 0016

Jul 222014
 July 22, 2014

Dublin400x3005During DukeEngage Weeks, prospective DukeEngage applicants can explore new and continuing group programs that will take place during Summer 2015 and hear from students who have successfully completed independent projects. The Kenan Institute for Ethics’ DukeEngage program in Dublin allows eight students each summer to spend eight weeks in one of the most dynamic and increasingly diverse cities in Europe.

Students are placed in small organizations that work on a range of migrant and refugee issues. Some placements are about direct service — working with unaccompanied minor refugees as they transition to a life in Ireland, designing and running a summer civic engagement program that brings together both disadvantaged Irish and migrants, or choreographing and performing a dance at a local festival. Some placements are about community organizing and creating the infrastructure necessary to support the successful integration of migrant and refugees into Irish society — designing a dental hygiene outreach program for migrant children, setting up a citizenship application clinic, or providing gender violence workshops for refugee women. And some placements are about advocacy and policy making — writing for Ireland’s leading multicultural newspaper, Metro Eireann, developing new national legislation regarding female genital mutilation, or helping design local migrant councils to create a mechanism for migrant and refugee concerns to be heard and addressed.

Info Session
Monday, October 20th
Smith Warehouse, Bay 6, 1st Floor, Classroom 177


Jul 202014
 July 20, 2014
Jewish Tradition ThumbnailSusannah Heschel (Dartmouth College) discusses her father’s (Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel) legacy as a human rights activist and his archives, which have recently opened here at Duke in the Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Susannah Heschel is the Eli Black Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College. Her scholarship focuses on Jewish-Christian relations in Germany during the 19th and 20th centuries, the history of biblical scholarship, and the history of anti-Semitism. Her numerous publications include Abraham Geiger and the Jewish Jesus (University of Chicago Press), which won a National Jewish Book Award and Germany’s Geiger Prize, and The Aryan Jesus: Christian Theologians and the Bible in Nazi Germany (Princeton University Press). She is the author of over seventy articles and has edited several books, including Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity: Essays of Abraham Joshua Heschel; Betrayal: German Churches and the Holocaust (with Robert P. Ericksen); Insider/Outsider: American Jews and Multiculturalism(with David Biale and Michael Galchinsky).
This series is hosted by the Duke Center for Jewish Studies and co-sponsored by Religions and Public Life at KIE, Jewish Life at Duke, and the DHRC at the Franklin Humanities Institute.
Monday, October 20, 5:30pm
Westbrook 0016 – Duke Divinity School
Jul 192014
 July 19, 2014

Ann-GallagherThis year’s Visiting Fellow in Human Rights is Dr. Anne Gallagher AO (BA, LLB, M.Int.L, PhD).  Gallagher is a global authority on the international legal and policy aspects of human trafficking and related exploitation. She served as a career UN official from 1992 to 2003 working with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. In 1998 she was appointed Special Adviser on Human Trafficking to Mary Robinson, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. In that capacity she represented the High Commissioner in the negotiations for the UN Organized Crime Convention and its Protocols on Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling. More recently, She completed the definitive legal commentary to the United Nations Principles and Guidelines on Human Rights and Human Trafficking.

Her visit will include:

Jul 192014
 July 19, 2014

mondayseminar400Dr. Frank Graziano will present on “Undocumented Dominican Boat Migration and U.S. Border Enforcement,” based on field research among migrants, smugglers, and personnel in the Coast Guard, Border Patrol, and United States Attorney’s Office in Puerto Rico.

Frank Graziano is a Humanities Writ Large Visiting Faculty Fellow at Duke University and John D. MacArthur Professor of Hispanic Studies at Connecticut College. His recent books are The Millennial New World (1999), Wounds of Love: The Mystical Marriage of St. Rose of Lima  (2004), and Cultures of Devotion: Folk Saints of Spanish America (2007), all from Oxford University Press. His new book, Undocumented Dominican Migration, was published by the University of Texas Press in 2013. Under contract with Oxford he is completing Miracles, Miraculous Images, and Votive Offerings in Mexico.

Frank Graziano will be speaking on October 20th as part of the Monday Seminar Series from 12:00-1:15 p.m. in 08C West Duke Building East Campus. For lunch, please email Bashar Alobaidi for RSVP information: bashar.alobaidi@duke.edu. Participants should read the selected excerpt from Graziano’s book Undocumented Dominican Migration (PDF). The book also has a companion website: www.undocumented-dominican-migration.com.

Jul 192014
 July 19, 2014

051213_bennear_balleisen_krawiec_wiener016This conference will identify, evaluate, and discuss the relevance and effectiveness of regulatory instruments for improving risk governance, both as they result from responding to and learning from crises, and as deliberate innovations in how regulatory power is exercised and shared. The speakers and panelists hail from many international institutions, disciplines, and organizations around the world. Case studies to be highlighted during the conference include the regulation of oil spills, nuclear accidents, financial crashes, pharmaceuticals, and chemicals; the use of behavioral insights and non-government networks in regulation; and more.

Organizers: International Risk Governance CouncilOrganisation for Economic Co-operation and Development; Rethinking Regulation program at The Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University

Venue: OECD Conference Centre, Paris, France

Schedule: The first day addresses how crisis events shape regulatory change and how regulatory institutions can learn from crises.  This is the theme of a research project we are leading at Duke University on “Recalibrating Risk: Crises, Perceptions and Regulatory Change” (book forthcoming in 2015). The second day addresses how regulatory systems can be designed to learn and improve over time, both exhibiting adaptive policy innovation and stimulating technological innovation.

Full schedule and registration information available at the IRGC website.

Jul 182014
 July 18, 2014

DNA-Human-TraffickingThe third and final workshop of the DNA Applications in Human Rights and Human Trafficking initiative will be held Friday, October 10. This workshop will develop feasability projects to explore the role of DNA in human trafficking victim identification and explore the ethical, privacy, political, and social implications of DNA collection of victims and family members.

For more information please email Sara Katsanis at sara.katsanis@duke.edu.

This initiative represents a partnership of the Duke Human Rights Center at KIE, the Franklin Humanities Institute, and Duke Science & Society, with funding from the Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation.

Friday, October 10, 9am-1pm
Smith Warehouse
Garage C105 Bay 4
Lunch provided with RSVP

Jul 172014
 July 17, 2014

DoLunchGYamazawa-400Join us for a Do Lunch conversation with George “G” Yamazawa, multiple National Poetry Slam finalist and Durham native. He currently works as a teaching artist, elementary aftercare teacher, Bus Boys and Poets host, and coach of the Georgetown slam team in Washington, DC. By way of introduction, here’s Yamazawa performing in 2012:

Lunch by Parker and Otis will be available for the first 25 to RSVP by Monday, October 6th. Click here to RSVP.

See Yamazawa perform the evening of October 8th at the Duke Coffeehouse with members of Spoken Verb. Panel discussion on the ethics of representation to follow with Adriane Lentz-Smith, Associate Professor of History at Duke and Randall Kenan, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at UNC. Click here for full info.

Jul 172014
 July 17, 2014

Apartness for webFeaturing 2014 National Poetry Slam Winner G Yamazawa
Performances also by members of Spoken Verb

On Wednesday, October 8th, the Kenan Institute for Ethics with host a poetry showcase featuring 2014 National Poetry Slam Winner G Yamazawa, author Randall Kenan, and historian Adriane Lentz-Smith for an evening of poetry and discussion on the ethics of storytelling. The event will begin with a poetry showcase and refreshments then conclude with a panel discussion exploring the role of identity, positioning, and genre in conversations on civil rights. How can we pass on stories of oppression and do so with integrity? Who do stories of the past belong to? And whose stories still aren’t being heard?

Apartness, the literal translation of the Afrikaans word apartheid, is an outgrowth of 2014 Kenan Summer Fellow Lara Haft’s research in Birmingham, Alabama and Cape Town, South Africa. She spent the summer recording the testimonies of female veterans of the civil rights and anti-apartheid movements, using Spoken Word poetry to explore the ethics of intersectional storytelling. For more information on her project, read her research journal reflections.

Wednesday, October 8, 7:30 p.m.
Duke Coffeehouse