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September 2019

Between Truth and Power: The Legal Constructions of Informational Capitalism

September 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Blue Parlour, East Duke Building, 1304 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27708 United States
Tech Talk: between truth and power: the legal constructions of informational capitalism with Julie Cohen from Georgetown University Law Center

Julie E. Cohen is the Mark Claster Mamolen Professor of Law and Technology at the Georgetown University Law Center. She teaches and writes about surveillance, privacy and data protection, intellectual property, information platforms, and the ways that networked information and communication technologies are reshaping legal institutions. In this talk, she will discuss her latest book project which provides an account of how our current legal system, adapted to provide accountability for industrial-age harms, is becoming more attuned to providing accountability…

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Human Rights, Faith and the Border

September 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Richard White Auditorium, Duke East Campus.
Human Rights, Faith and the Border

Imam Omar Suleiman is a world renowned scholar and theologically driven activist for human rights. He is the Founder and President of the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research and a professor of Islamic Studies at Southern Methodist University. He's also the resident scholar of the Valley Ranch Islamic Center and Co-Chair Emeritus of Faith Forward Dallas at Thanks-Giving Square, a multi-faith coalition of clergy for peace and justice. He frequently writes for CNN, USA Today, The Guardian, Huffpo, and The…

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Providential Modernity Seminar with Michael Gillespie

September 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Classroom Building 229

Religions and Public Life at KIE enters the second year of the interdisciplinary Providential Modernity seminar. For the first meeting of the fall, participants will discuss a short overview of a new book project by Michael Gillespie (Duke, Political Science), "The Antitrinitarian Origins of American Liberalism," at 1:00PM on Thursday, September 26, in Classroom Building 229. A vegetarian lunch will be served. Email Amber Díaz Pearson to receive a copy of the paper. Michael Gillespie describes the book project: In…

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October 2019

Only Zeus is Free – Luce Lecture with Jane Bennett

October 14 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

For the Fall 2019 Luce Lecture, Jane Bennett, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities at the Department of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University and author of Vibrant Matter: A Political Ecology of Things, will be giving a talk entitled 'Only Zeus is Free': On Human Effort in the Anthropocene. Following her talk, she will dialogue with a Duke faculty, before responding to open Q and A.

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Purpose Symposium

October 17 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Ahmadieh Family Conference Room,, West Duke 101
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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. The Ethics of Now is a series of conversations between Duke historian Adriane Lentz Smith and a range of artists, advocates, and authors that explore the ethical challenges facing the Durham and Duke…

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