Recipients for Fall 2012 Campus Grants chosen

The KIE Campus Grants program award recipients for Fall 2012 have been chosen. The program allows members of the Duke community to incorporate ethics into their own work through grants of up to $500. The awards are open to students, faculty, and staff, to support initiatives that promote ethical or moral reflection, deliberation, and dialogue at Duke and beyond.

Congratulations to our Fall 2012 Campus Grant award winners:

Trent Chiang / Duke Undergraduate Bioethics Society
For a collaboration between the Duke Undergraduate Bioethics Society and its counterpart at UNC, to engage students from both schools in the field of bioethics. Activities will include an annual conference, monthly colloquia, and an annual publication.

Cameron Thompkins / Me Too Monologues
The Me Too Monologues are an annual documentary-theatre performance about identity that is written, performed, and produced by members of the Duke community.

Kelly Heo / Amnesty International
For a talk by two adolescent North Korean refugees, aiming to demystify commonly held assumptions about North Korea and its citizens. The speakers will discuss their experiences in North Korea, as well as what it means to be a North Korean refugee in South Korea.

William Wittels / Political Science
For “Machiavelli at 500,” a two-day academic conference on Machiavelli that seeks to showcase the impact of the writer’s work on the western intellectual tradition, highlight the debates inspired by different reactions to Machiavelli within and between various disciplines, and feature Machiavelli’s relevance for contemporary politics.