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August 2019

Kenan Institute Annual Barbecue

August 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Kenan Institute for Ethics, West Duke Building, East Campus, Duke University
Kenan Welcome Back BBQ, August 29th 5:30 PM, West Duke Bldg lawn

Welcome back to campus! To kick-start an incredible fall semester, we would like to invite you and your family to the - KENAN INSTITUTE ANNUAL BARBECUE Thursday, August 29th at 5:30 PM West Duke Building Lawn 1364 Campus Drive, Durham, NC 27708 Families are welcome! RSVP to kie@duke.edu by Thursday, August 22nd

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Ethics of Now: Tommy Orange

August 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris St
Durham, NC 27701
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Ethics of Now with Tommy Orange, Friday August 30th, 7PM, Durham Arts Council

To read Tommy Orange is to contend with histories that, as he puts it, “run counter to the way the American narrative has been told.” In There, There he opts for brutal honesty over comforting fictions and empathy over complacency.  In so doing, he offers Native Americans and all Americans a means of healing the wounds of the past and present. Use Lyft code TOMMYORANGE19 for a free ride to the event! The Ethics of Now is a series of conversations between…

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September 2019

Triangle Intellectual History Seminar – Matthew Specter

September 22 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
National Humanities Center, 7 TW Alexander Dr
Research Triangle, North Carolina 27709
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Matthew Specter (Lecturer, Stanford & Berkeley) will present "The First Atlantic Realist Moment: U.S. and German Intellectual Discourse on 'World Politics,' 1880-1910" Abstract: In contrast to other historians who have emphasized the cataclysms of the 1930s and 40s as the matrix from which a "realist" foreign policy sensibility sprung, Specter shifts our attention to the 1880s and 90s, when the US and Germany sought to challenge Great Britain and pursue power on a global scale. As Germany and US both…

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October 2019

Triangle Intellectual History Seminar – Margarita Fajardo

October 13 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
National Humanities Center, 7 TW Alexander Dr
Research Triangle, North Carolina 27709
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In recent years, intellectual history has reestablished itself as a distinct and vital field of scholarship, with a new attention to the social and cultural contexts of thought as well as to language, rhetoric, and meaning.  Even as the field has applied insights from a broad range of other disciplines, and especially from literary studies and philosophy, its practitioners have sought an understanding of thinkers, ideas, and texts that is emphatically historical. The Triangle Intellectual History Seminar, a partnership with…

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Purpose Symposium

October 17 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Ahmadieh Family Conference Room,, West Duke 101
Durham,
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Ethics of Now: Tayari Jones

October 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris St
Durham, NC 27701
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