Feb 272018
 
 February 27, 2018  Posted by  Tagged with:
Join Durham Mayor Steve Schewel to talk about how Duke and Durham are intertwined and the role of students as members of the larger Durham community. Have lunch with him to get a different and involved perspective!

In 1983, Steve Schewel founded the Durham-based Independent newspaper. The weekly paper has won some of the most prestigious awards in American journalism, including the George Polk Award for environmental reporting, the Investigative Reporters and Editors national award, the H.L. Mencken Writing Award, and the Thurgood Marshall Award. Schewel published the paper for 30 years before selling it in 2012.

From 2004-2008, Schewel served on the Durham Public Schools’ Board of Education, including two years as vice-chair. He was elected to the Durham City Council in 2011 with special interest in affordable housing, public safety and parks and trails. A former English teacher and community organizer, Schewel serves on a number of boards in the local community. He coached youth soccer in Durham for 18 years.

Steve Schewel graduated magna cum laude from Duke in 1973. He earned a master’s in English from Columbia University in 1974 and a Ph.D. in education from Duke in 1982.

Do Lunch is a series of informal lunch discussions, exclusively for currently enrolled Duke undergraduate students, featuring ethical leaders outside of Duke and their decision-making processes.

Snacks are available to students who RSVP; space is limited. Sign-up here.

WHAT: DoLunch with Steve Schewel
WHEN: Monday, March 26, from 12pm to 1:30pm
WHERE: Ahmadieh Family Conference Room, West Duke 101, East Campus
RSVP: Click here to RSVP.

Feb 022018
 
 February 2, 2018  Posted by  Tagged with:


How do we tell our history? Whose voices are heard? What role does politics play? Join New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu for snacks and discussion to get a different and involved perspective!

Mitch Landrieu was sworn in as the 61st Mayor of New Orleans on May 3, 2010, with a clear mandate to turn the city around following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina and the BP Oil Spill. On February 1, 2014, Mayor Landrieu was overwhelmingly re-elected to a second term and is continuing to deliver major victories. Prior to serving as Mayor, Landrieu served as Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana for six years and as a State legislator for 16 years where he earned a reputation as a reformer. Throughout his years of public service, Mitch has governed by the philosophy that New Orleans is “one team, one fight, one voice, and one city.”

Mayor Landrieu is the 2018 Kenan Distinguished Lecturer, whose talk, “Making Straight What Has Been Crooked: The Ethics and Politics of Race in America,” will take place at 7pm on March 2, at the Durham Armory.

Do Lunch is a series of informal lunch discussions, exclusively for currently enrolled Duke undergraduate students, featuring ethical leaders outside of Duke and their decision-making processes.

Snacks are available to students who RSVP; space is limited. Sign-up here.

WHAT: Do Snacks with Mitch Landrieu
WHEN: Friday, March 2, from 4pm to 5pm
WHERE: Ahmadieh Family Conference Room, West Duke 101, East Campus
RSVP: Click here to RSVP.

Jan 232018
 
 January 23, 2018  Posted by
Join Dr. Lauret Savoy, author of Trace: Memory, History, Race, and the American Landscape and the Katz Family Fellow of Spring 2018, for a Do Snack (a twist on our Do Lunches) on February 20th, at 4:30pm. A woman of African American, Euro-American, and Native American heritage, Dr. Savoy writes about the stories we tell of the American land’s origins and the stories we tell of ourselves in this land. She is the David B. Truman Professor of Environmental Studies at Mount Holyoke, and has published multiple books, including The Colors of Nature: Culture, Identity and the Natural WorldBedrock: Writers on the Wonders of Geology; and Living with the Changing California Coast. She is also a photographer and pilot.
 
Dr. Savoy has been recognized for the excellence of her writing and teaching. Trace won the 2016 American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation and the 2017 ASLE Creative Writing Award. It was also a finalist for the 2016 PEN American Open Book Award and Phillis Wheatley Book Award, as well as shortlisted for the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing and Orion Book Award. Winner of Mount Holyoke’s Distinguished Teaching Award and an Andrew Carnegie Fellowship, she has also held fellowships from the Smithsonian Institution and Yale University, and she is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America.
 
What: Do Snack with Lauret Savoy, author of Trace: Memory, History, Race, and the American Landscapeonly open to Duke undergraduate students
When: Tuesday, February 20th, from 4:30-5:30pm.
Where: Blue Parlor, East Duke Building, East Campus
Snacks will be served.
Please RSVP here.
Oct 252017
 
 October 25, 2017  Posted by  Tagged with: ,

Join Slate magazine’s Critic-at-Large Stephen Metcalf to talk about how culture shapes society and vice-versa, how neoliberalism led to the Trump presidency and the role and responsibility of journalists in the age of Trump. Have lunch with him to get a different and involved perspective!

Stephen Metcalf attended Phillips Exeter Academy but, “three weeks shy of graduation, was asked by the school administration, in no uncertain terms, to leave.” He then matriculated at Wesleyan University, later earning a master’s degree from the University of Virginia. After spending some time working on a Ph.D. in the English graduate program at Yale University, he moved to New York City where he worked as a speechwriter for Hillary Clinton, during her first Senate campaign, and a freelance writer. Subsequently, he joined Slate as a staff writer, where he writes the magazine’s Dilettante column and serves as host of the magazine’s culture podcast.

Metcalf’s work has appeared in The New York Times, the New York Observer and New York (magazine).

Do Lunch is a series of informal lunch discussions, exclusively for currently enrolled Duke undergraduate students, featuring ethical leaders outside of Duke and their decision-making processes.

Catered lunch available to students who RSVP; space is limited. Sign-up here.

WHAT: Do Lunch with Stephen Metcalf
WHEN: Tuesday, November 7, from 12pm to 1pm
WHERE: Ahmadieh Family Conference Room, West Duke 101, East Campus
RSVP: Click here to RSVP.

Oct 252017
 
 October 25, 2017  Posted by

Darrin Zammit LupiJoin Malta-based photojournalist and humanitarian Darrin Zammit Lupi for lunch, to discuss the impact of documentary photography and media advocacy on behalf of vulnerable populations, notably migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea. Have lunch with him to get a different and involved perspective!

Darrin Zammit Lupi started his photography career with The Malta Independent in 1992, but decided to turn freelance shortly afterwards. After a year’s training with the National Council for the Training of Journalists in the UK, he undertook foreign assignments in Albania and war-torn former Yugoslavia, winning the BPC Award to Journalists 1993 for his Albanian work.  In recent years, he covered the South-East Asia tsunami tragedy, the refugee crisis during the war in Kosovo, issues related to the Millennium Development Goals (with a particular emphasis on HIV/AIDS) in various parts of Africa, the earthquake in L’Aquila, Italy, the war in Libya, the Costa Concordia disaster and several other national and international assignments.  His work for Reuters has been published in newspapers, magazines, books and online worldwide, and has featured in publications such as TIME, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Paris Match, Der Spiegel and others.

In late 2014, he published his book ‘Isle Landers’, covering a decade’s work on irregular immigration and asylum seekers in the Mediterranean.

He holds a Masters Degree with Distinction in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography from the University of the Arts, London.

Do Lunch is a series of informal lunch discussions, exclusively for currently enrolled Duke undergraduate students, featuring ethical leaders outside of Duke and their decision-making processes.

Catered lunch available to students who RSVP; space is limited. Sign-up here.

WHAT: Do Lunch with Darrin Zammit Lupi
WHEN: Friday, November 3, from 12pm to 1pm
WHERE: Ahmadieh Family Conference Room, West Duke 101, East Campus
RSVP: Click here to RSVP.

Sep 252017
 
 September 25, 2017  Posted by

Join Team Kenan as we mark the start of the 2017-2018 academic year, from 3-5pm on Friday, October 20, in the Ahmadieh Family Conference Room (West Duke 101) on Duke’s West Campus. Stop by to join the conversation on the TK Couch, for information on this year’s What Is Good Art? competition, to make your mark in our photobooth and for the chance to pick up one of our ‘real/fake major’ t-shirts. This event also marks the official launch of the Summer 2017 issue of Encompass, our student produced ethics magazine.

Team Kenan provokes the Duke undergraduate community to consider the notion that ethics is everywhere through fun, engaging and sometimes unconventional programs. Team Kenan is the social and intellectual bridge between those students already engaged by the Institute’s offerings and those that are not, serving as the core of a vibrant intellectual community of students, blurring the line between the study of ethics and its application throughout students’ lives.

Sep 182017
 
 September 18, 2017  Posted by

Join New Media Advocacy Project founder Adam Stofsky for lunch, to discuss how new media can be leveraged for human rights and social justice advocacy. Have lunch with him to get a different and involved perspective!

Adam Stofsky is the founder and special advisor at New Media Advocacy Project. Adam is a graduate of Amherst College and Harvard Law School. After finishing law school, he served as a law clerk for the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and then received a Skadden Fellowship to work as a litigator at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. After his fellowship, he joined the law firm, Debevoise & Plimpton, as a litigation associate, where he worked for two years, after which he left to found N-Map. Adam experimented with using video to support legal advocacy during his first summer in law school, working for a small, local NGO in Nigeria, where he made a movie to pressure the government to stop obstructing litigation seeking a remedy for a massive forced eviction that had left 300,000 people homeless. The strategy was a success, and Adam continued his video and new media experiments at the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights. Working with hundreds of videographers around the country, Adam successfully used new media techniques to favorably settle race discrimination cases, pressure state legislatures to allocate money to low income communities after Hurricane Katrina, and document voting rights violations. Adam received an Echoing Green Fellowship to support N-Map in the spring of 2009.

 Do Lunch is a series of informal lunch discussions, exclusively for currently enrolled Duke undergraduate students, featuring ethical leaders outside of Duke and their decision-making processes.

Catered lunch available to students who RSVP; space is limited. Sign-up here.

WHAT: Do Lunch with Adam Stofsky
WHEN: Friday, September 22, from 12pm to 1pm
WHERE: Ahmadieh Family Conference Room, West Duke 101, East Campus
RSVP: Click here to RSVP.

Sep 072017
 
 September 7, 2017  Posted by

Libia PosadaHow does our journey through life, our hardships, our joys, our triumphs and our struggles affect our bodies? If those effects and the stories they tell to others are invisible, how do we make plain to see the way our challenges and traumas shape us and our communities? Join Colombian surgeon and artist Dr. Libia Posada for lunch, to discuss these questions and more.

Dr. Posada will visit Duke and Durham as part of a three-week Katz Family Fellowship to lead workshops and presentations with students, faculty and community members that deal with migration and trauma, and how she connects art and medicine. Posada will participate in the Franklin Humanities Institute’s Health Humanities Conference, “Breath, Body, Voice.” She will co-lead a workshop on her unique medical/artistic practice that links research, action, and creation with communities in Colombia and Durham. Her art exhibit and reception will be held 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Fredric Jameson Gallery at 115 Friedl Building on Duke’s East Campus.

Do Lunch is a series of informal lunch discussions, exclusively for currently enrolled Duke undergraduate students, featuring ethical leaders outside of Duke and their decision-making processes.

Catered lunch available to students who RSVP; space is limited. Sign-up here.

WHAT: Do Lunch with Libia Posada
WHEN: Wednesday, September 13, from 12pm to 1pm
WHERE: Ahmadieh Family Conference Room, West Duke 101, East Campus
RSVP: Click here to RSVP.

Aug 312017
 
 August 31, 2017  Posted by

Ben Ehrenreich writes across genres, having published two novels, a variety of essays, and now a major nonfiction work on Palestinian life in the West Bank. The Way to the Spring: Life and Death in Palestine has been called “A chillingly beautiful, albeit heartbreaking, chronicle of Palestinian life in the West Bank. It’s written with immense empathy, but is equally grounded, and urgently real” by Yasmine El Rashidi in The Guardian.

He will be at Duke for a public talk on the ethics of telling stories in contested terrain at 3:30. Get a chance to talk to talk with him in a more intimate setting over lunch.

RSVP here.

May 012017
 
 May 1, 2017  Posted by

For most students, education-related debt is a fact of life. How does that reality weigh on the decisions students make? Come see recent Cornell graduate Hugo Genes’ provocative take on the ways choosing an elite university prepares students for the future, or doesn’t. A panel discussing the film will follow immediately.

The panel will include:

Nikki Smith, Assistant Director, Career and Development Center, Nicholas School of the Environment
Carina Arellano, Duke University Admissions Officer
Adam Tomasiello, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Duke University
John A Forlines III, Executive in Residence of Economics
Irene Jasper, Director of Student Lending and Personal Finance

The film, produced by recent Cornell graduate Hugo Genes, is a hybrid documentary, with dramatized elements, that explores the decision making process of college bound students when seeking potentially lucrative jobs in the finance sector, how the universities play upon those expectations, how financial institutions recruit heavily on Ivy League campuses and whether or not those students who choose that path are then well-prepared to pay off their college debt, when they graduate and whether or not they would be equally well served obtaining undergraduate degrees from less expensive options.