Latest Past Events

11th Organ I

Rubenstein Arts Center 2020 Campus Dr, Durham

11th Organ I Tuesday, December 5, 2023 | 4 PM Rubenstein Arts Center | von der Heyden Studio Theater A Symposium “Without prophecy and without vision, politics is nothing. This has to begin in a rebellion that is at once intellectual and spiritual.” - Roberto Unger You are invited to drop in and out during […]

The Ethics of Now with Tommie Shelby

Durham Arts Council 120 Morris St, Durham

Join the Kenan Institute for Ethics and host Adriane Lentz-Smith for a conversation with Tommie Shelby on the case for prison abolition and the hard questions it raises. Philosopher and African American Studies Scholar Tommie Shelby pushes us to engage hard questions of crime, punishment, justice, and culpability. The author of The Idea of Prison […]

Threats to Higher Education: The Conservative Assault on Public Universities

Recent years have seen escalating attacks on U.S. higher education, from attempts to eradicate tenure and institutional efforts for equity and diversity to the very ideals of university autonomy and academic freedom. Though these threats have been targeted at the state level in places like Texas, Florida, and North Carolina, their similarities suggest a national-level […]