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October 2019

Do Lunch with Tayari Jones

October 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
107F West Duke Bldg, 1364 Campus Drive
Do Lunch with Tayari Jones

You are invited to a Do Lunch with Tayari Jones, author of New York Times bestseller An American Marriage (a 2018 Oprah's Book Club Selection and winner of the 2019 Women's Prize for Fiction). Reading Tayari Jones feels like hearing someone who knows you well giving voice to thoughts you did not even know you had. Unflinching but compassionate, she brings a deep humanity to our conversations about structural inequity and a generosity to our understandings of ourselves and each other. Please…

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Ethics of Now: Tayari Jones

October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris St
Durham, NC 27701
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Reading Tayari Jones feels like hearing someone who knows you well giving voice to thoughts you did not even know you had. Unflinching but compassionate, she brings a deep humanity to our conversations about structural inequity and a generosity to our understandings of ourselves and each other. Use Uber code edwheqm for a free ride to the event! The Ethics of Now is a series of conversations between Duke historian Adriane Lentz Smith and a range of artists, advocates, and…

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Ethics on the Inside: Anticipating Challenges for Emerging Tech Industries

October 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Blue Parlour, East Duke Building, 1304 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27708 United States
Tech Talk: Anticipating Challenges for Emerging Tech Industries

Christopher Daniels (E'98, B'05) started his career in investment banking with Lehman Brothers, then joined Applied Semantics which sold to Google in 2003. He was at Microsoft for 5 years where he held various roles as General Manager of Bing Mobile Product Management, Director of Online Strategy and Director of Business Development. Chris joined Facebook in 2011 where he was Head of WhatsApp, VP of Connectivity, VP of Internet.org, and VP of Business Development. In his talk, he will share…

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Tech Talk: Laura Berger, Director of Privacy for the Americas at LinkedIn

October 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Blue Parlour, East Duke Building, 1304 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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Laura D. Berger is Head of Privacy for the Americas at LinkedIn. She is a 23-year veteran of the Federal Trade Commission, where she enforced federal laws to protect consumers’ privacy. Her law enforcement work included cases alleging privacy and data security violations by leading technology companies, retailers, and other consumer-facing entities. Laura played a key role in data security policy and business education while at the FTC, authoring a rule setting forth data security standards for financial institutions. In…

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Love Your Enemies? Depolarization in the Age of Donald Trump

October 29 @ 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm
Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room (153), Rubenstein Library
Love your enemies?

Today Americans increasingly view their political opponents not only as misguided, but also as bad people whose ways of thinking are dangerous and incomprehensible. This degree of civic rancor threatens our democracy. How can we learn how to talk to one another and find common humanity across partisan divides? How should we engage with "the other side" without compromising our values? Is "Love Your Enemies" a worthwhile philosophy in today's day and age, or is it naive and counterproductive? Launched…

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November 2019

Kenan Distinguished Lecture in Ethics: Kenneth Feinberg – “What is Life Worth”

November 7 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Divinity School Goodson Chapel, 403 Chapel Drive
Durham, NC 27708 United States
Kenan Distinguished Lecture in Ethics: What is Life Worth, The Ethical Challenges of Catastrophe Response

The public is invited to the 2019-2020 Kenan Distinguished Lecture in Ethics: a conversation with Kenneth Feinberg.  A Lecture with Special Master of the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund on compensation in the wake of national tragedies. The annual Kenan Distinguished Lecture in Ethics is a signature series of the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke that brings a distinguished speaker to campus to address moral issues of broad social and cultural significance. This event is free and open to the…

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