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October 2018

Western Women of Daesh: Quests for Paradise, Empowerment and Adventure

October 24 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
The Ahmadieh Family Conference Room, West Duke, Room 101 Durham, + Google Map

Bio Dr Katherine E Brown is Head of Department of Theology and Religion at the University of Birmingham, where she is a senior lecturer (associate professor) in Islamic Studies. She is interested in Muslim women's involvement in violent religious politics, specifically those linked to Islam. Her work examines the ways in which gendered jihadi narratives motivate and enfranchise, and how they combine with everyday experiences of living and politics. As a result of her expertise, she also works with the UK high courts as an…

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“The Ethics of Malaria Diplomacy in Myanmar” with Myaing Myaing Nyunt

October 24 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Bolton Family Tower Room, Brodhead Center, 3rd Floor
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“Sexual Selection, Agency, and the Reasonableness of Beauty” – Daniel Pedersen, University of Exeter

October 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Rubenstein 349, Duke University
Durham, NC 27516 United States
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In a discussion of the role that beauty plays in the selection of mates by non-human females, Dr. Daniel Pedersen (Exeter) will offer an alternative to the two dominant answers to this question—the “adaptationist: and the “aesthetic view.” The first claims the beauty is simply marker of fitness. The second affirms the non-adaptive role of beauty but, according to the speaker, cannot offer a coherent model of rational female agency, complete with final causes. Professor Alex Rosenberg (Duke) will offer…

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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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November 2018

Arabic Medicine Conquers Latin Europe 1050 – 1300: Methods and Motives

November 1 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room (153), Rubenstein Library

Join us for an exhibit tour with our curators Sean Swanick and Rachel Ingold at 5pm.
At 5:30 we will have our keynote lecture with Cristina Álvarez Millán with a reception to follow.

This event is sponsored by:
Religions and Public Life at the Kenan Institute for Ethics
Duke Center for Jewish Studies
Duke University Middle East Studies Center
Duke University Islamic Studies Center
Duke Libraries
History of Medicine Collections in the Rubenstein Library

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Arabic Medicine Conquers Latin Europe 1050-1300: Methods and Motives: Symposium

November 2 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Rubenstein Library Room 249

Join us for a Symposium featuring:
Eliza Glaze (Coastal Carolina U)
Francis Newton (Duke)
Michael McVaugh (UNC - Chapel Hill)
Joseph Shatzmiller (Duke)

This event is sponsored by:
Religions and Public Life at the Kenan Institute for Ethics
Duke Center for Jewish Studies
Duke University Middle East Studies Center
Duke University Islamic Studies Center
Duke Libraries
History of Medicine Collections in the Rubenstein Library

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