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March 2021

Virtues & Vocations Presents Anthony Jack: Why does higher education struggle with its commitment to equity?

March 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom
Anthony Jack Webinar

During spring 2021, Virtues & Vocations is offering a series of conversations at noon on Tuesdays. Reimagining Education: Character, Commitment and Community will consider issues in pre-professional and professional education related to character, purpose and vocation. On March 9, we are thrilled to welcome Harvard professor of education and author of The Privileged Poor, Anthony Jack. Anthony Jack and Kenan Institute for Ethics Director Suzanne Shanahan will consider the question "Why does higher education struggle with its commitment to equity?"

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Facing the Anthropocene Webinar: Willie Jennings

March 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
ONLINE NC
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In the Facing the Anthropocene series, Norman Wirzba interviews leading scholars in political economy, history, anthropology, theology, philosophy, environmental humanities, and law, in order to examine the conditions under which a hopeful future might be imagined. Willie James Jennings is Associate Professor of Theology and Africana Studies at Yale University. He is the author of the award winning book, The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race. His most recently book is After Whiteness: An Education in Belonging. He is currently working…

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Human Rights in Practice: Food Insecurity, Human Rights, and Climate Change

March 15 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Zoom

With guest speakers: Tina Huang, Research Analyst, World Resources Institute Kurt Tjossem, Regional Vice President, East Africa, International Rescue Committee   Duke Law hosts a number of human rights events, ranging from lectures to symposiums to workshops and panels. The Human Rights in Practice event series, organized by Duke Law's International Human Rights Clinic and the Center for International and Comparative Law, brings together speakers such as human rights practitioners, government and inter-governmental officials, judges, human rights scholars, attorneys, and…

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Virtues & Vocations Presents Dr. Rana Awdish: What makes a good doctor?

March 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom
Rana Awdish Webinar

During spring 2021, Virtues & Vocations is offering a series of conversations at noon on Tuesdays. Reimagining Education: Character, Commitment and Community will consider issues in pre-professional and professional education related to character, purpose and vocation. On March 16, we are thrilled to welcome Dr. Rana Awdish. Dr. Rana Awdish and Kenan Institute for Ethics Director Suzanne Shanahan will consider the question "What makes a good doctor?"

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Facing the Anthropocene Webinar: Joyce Chaplin

March 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
ONLINE NC
Headshot of Joyce Chaplin against blue, green, and white background

In the Facing the Anthropocene series, Norman Wirzba interviews leading scholars in political economy, history, anthropology, theology, philosophy, environmental humanities, and law, in order to examine the conditions under which a hopeful future might be imagined. Joyce Chaplin (BA, Northwestern; MA, PhD Johns Hopkins) is the James Duncan Phillips Professor of Early American History at Harvard University. A former Fulbright Scholar and Guggenheim Fellow, her work has focused on the histories of science, the environment, and climate. Her books include The New…

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Giants of Post-War Liberalism: Isaiah Berlin and John Rawls

March 19 @ 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Zoom

Among the many figures who influenced liberal thought after the Second World War, the legacies of Isaiah Berlin and of John Rawls stand out with particular force. In this talk, Arie Dubnov and Andrius Galisanka discuss the respective roles that each of these thinkers played in consolidating the post-war liberal imaginary. They additionally consider the relative strengths and limitations of the two thinkers’ ideas in light of contemporary social and political affairs. Arie M. Dubnov is the Max Ticktin Chair…

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