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April 2020

“Spanish Narratives of Migration”: Abolitionist Organizing on the US-Mexico Border

April 2 @ 3:05 pm - 4:20 pm

Nina Ebner, an advocate with the Detained Migrant Solidarity Committee (DMSC)/Fronterizx Fianza Fund, will unpack recent developments in Juarez/El Paso during an hour-long workshop. In it, she will discuss her work with DMSC, an abolitionist collective of femmes and queer individuals, fighting for more equitable immigration policy, the demilitarization of border communities and an end to migrant detention. The talk will be followed with time for Q&A addressing how space—and place—is fought for. The workshop, as part of the “Spanish…

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RESCHEDULED: Purpose Coaching weekly session: Summer

April 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Purpose coaching weekly session: summer just got canceled 4/6 @4pm

Join Institute Director Suzanne Shanahan for our first weekly Purpose Coaching group session. With COVID-19 forcing the cancelation of the vast majority of planned summer opportunities for students, what does one do now? There's no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. But there are answers. Group sessions are capped at 12 students on a first come, first served basis. Join session via Zoom

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RESCHEDULED to Apr. 16: Providential Modernity Seminar with Matthew Rowley

April 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Providential modernity

** Rescheduled to virtual format, now on April 16, 1:00-2:30PM, EDT -- email Amber Díaz Pearson to receive updates. ** The next Providential Modernity seminar will meet at 1:00PM on Thursday, April 16, in a virtual format. Details coming soon! The seminar will feature historian Matthew Rowley (Leicester and Cambridge): "Make (Colonial) America Great Again: The Past, the President and the Protestant Imagination." Matthew is an Honorary Visiting Fellow at the University of Leicester, working on the 'William Wilberforce Diaries'…

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Postponed // The Fight Over Intellectual Diversity in Higher Ed: A Report from the Trenches

April 20 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Teer 203, 110 Science Drive
Durham, NC 27708 United States

Postponed Mark your calendars. On Monday, April 20th at 5pm in Teer 203 (Pratt School), Professor Molly Worthen of UNC-Chapel Hill will deliver the talk “The Fight Over Intellectual Diversity in Higher Ed: A Report from the Trenches”at the invitation of the Arete Initiative. Professor Worthen has written about this subject in The New York Timesand serves on the Faculty Committee of the new UNC Program in Public Discourse. A description of her talk is below. I hope to see…

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June 2020

Virtues & Vocations

June 4 - June 6
JB Duke Hotel & Conference Center, 230 Science Drive
Durham, NC 27708 United States
Virtues & Vocations

Virtues & Vocations is an annual conference hosted by the Kenan Institute for Ethics, in partnership with Duke Divinity School, that will bring together scholars and practitioners across disciplines to foster a national conversation focused on how best to cultivate character in pre-professional and professional education. In 2020, the conference will focus on the professions of education, engineering, and medicine, but participants from all professions are welcome, and indeed encouraged. The design of the conference assumes that professions have a…

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Arete Medical Ethics Summer Seminar

June 15 - June 19
Arete Medical Ethics Summer Seminar, June 15th-19th 2020

This seminar invites students to examine the central ethical questions that arise in the everyday practice of medicine and to interpret those questions through a moral framework drawing from both natural law and medicine’s traditional orientation toward the patient’s health. This framework will be contrasted with principlism and consequentialism as participants consider what sort of practice medicine is, whether it has a rational end or goal, and how medicine contributes to human flourishing. The seminar will consider common clinical ethical…

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