Student research symposium proposals due April 1

Scholars-SymposiumThe Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University is calling for submissions to its first annual Undergraduate Scholars Symposium. The symposium, which is sponsored by the Kenan Human Rights Fellows, is an opportunity for seniors at Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill to publicly present any honors or capstone project that broadly relates to the themes of human rights, ethics, or international politics. Projects can be written or artistic works. Students will present short summaries of their work in a conference-style setting. Distinguished faculty and alumni, as well as current students, will be invited to serve as discussants. This event is open to both Duke and UNC faculty, students and alumni.

The symposium will take place on Saturday, April 18th from approximately 1:00-3:30 at the West Duke Building, Room 101, Duke University. A reception will follow.

Acceptance into the symposium is competitive. Applicants are asked to submit a 2-3 page extended abstract of their project. Please include the project’s 1) motivating research questions, 2) methods, 3) conclusion, and 4) overall significance to human rights, ethics, or international politics.

Applications are due Wednesday, April 1st at 5:00pm to Wendi Jiang, wendi.jiang@duke.edu. For any questions regarding the symposium or submission requirements, please contact Suzanne Katzenstein, suzanne.katzenstein@duke.edu.