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September 2018

“After Democracy in America” – A Lecture by Patrick Deneen, University of Notre Dame

September 27 @ 4:00 pm
Duke Wellness, Room 148/149
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October 2018

“Embracing Impurity: Modern Migrancy and the Human Condition” – A Talk by Mohsin Hamid

October 1 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Nasher Museum of Art, 2001 Campus Dr.
Durham, 27705 United States
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Mohsin Hamid's first novel, Moth Smoke (2000), tells the story of an ex-banker and heroin addict in contemporary Lahore. It was published in 14 languages and was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award.  His second novel, The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2007), recounts a Pakistani man's abandonment of his high-flying life in New York. Published in over 30 languages, it was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.  Hamid's next novel, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia (2013), is both a…

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“Scholarly Utopias: Reimagining the University” – A Talk by Christy Wampole

October 4 @ 5:00 pm
Goodson Chapel, 403 Chapel Dr Westbrook Divinity Building
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The Kenan Institute for Ethics welcomes Christy Wampole, associate professor of French and Italian at Princeton University, for a lecture on utopian models of the university in history.  Dr. Wampole holds a PhD in French and Italian from Stanford University.  She is the author of Rootness: The Ramifications of a Metaphor (U Chicago Press, 2016) and The Other Serious: Essays for the New American Generation (Harper Collins, 2016).

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The Ethics of Now: Annise Parker in Conversation

October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Durham Arts Council

Annise Parker, the 61st mayor of the city of Houston and CEO and President of the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund and Leadership Institute, joins Duke professor of history Adriane Lentz-Smith in conversation. Parker was Houston's second female mayor, serving 2010-2016, and one of the first openly gay mayors of a major U.S. city, with Houston being the most populous U.S. city to elect an openly gay mayor. She is currently a professor at the Doerr Institute for New Leaders at Rice University. …

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