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August 2020

Virtues & Vocations – Race and Purpose in Higher Education with Tressie McMillan Cottom

August 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom

Virtues & Vocations is a national forum hosted by the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University for scholars and practitioners across disciplines to cultivate character in pre-professional and professional education. This summer, Virtues & Vocations will host Reimagining Education: Conversations on Character, Community, and Crisis. On August 25, 2020 at noon join Suzanne Shanahan, Nannerl O. Keohane Director of the Kenan Institute for Ethics and Associate Research Professor in Sociology and Tressie McMillan Cottom for a conversation on Race…

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Hayek Lecture Series – The Puzzle of Prison Order: Why Life Behind Bars Varies Around the World?

August 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Zoom,

Many people think prisons are all the same—rows of cells filled with violent men whom officials rule with an iron fist. Yet, life behind bars varies in remarkable ways. Drawing on economics and a vast empirical literature on legal systems, David Skarbek, associate professor of political science at Brown University, explains why life on the inside varies in such fascinating and novel ways, and also how social order evolves and takes root behind bars. The hour’s conversation will include opportunity…

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September 2020

Reimagining the World Together: A Conversation with Jim Yong Kim and Marshall Goldsmith

September 3 @ 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm

Reimagining the World Together: Why Friendship Matters for Our Future is a fall series that examines the problems of the present and the possibilities for the future through moderated conversations between pairs of friends. The series is open to the public and for Duke students is also available as a course. The series, which is being co-sponsored by the Fuqua/Coach Center on Leadership and Ethics, is part of The Purpose Project at Duke, a new initiative funded by The Duke…

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Reimagining the World Together: A Conversation with Paul Farmer and Todd McCormack

September 10 @ 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm

Medical anthropologist and physician Paul Farmer has dedicated his life to improving health care for the world's poorest people. He founded Partners in Health to achieve this end. Todd McCormack was one of the founding Board members of Partners in Health, and is also a senior corporate vice president at IMG Media, the largest independent producer and distributor of sports programming in the world. Join Farmer and McCormack for a conversation of how their friendship has shaped their lives, work…

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International Aspects of the Black Lives Matter Movement

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

Join a panel discussion of the international reach of the Black Lives Matter movement including: Rym Khadhraoui, Amnesty International; Dominique Day, Chairperson, U.N. Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent, and Founder and Director of the DAYLIGHT Collective; moderated by Jayne Huckerby, Clinical Professor of Law, and Director, Duke Law International Human Rights Clinic. More details to follow. This event is part of the Duke Law Human Rights in Practice series organized by the Center for International and…

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Reimagining the World Together: A Conversation with Brian Hare and Vanessa Woods

September 17 @ 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm

Dr. Brian Hare is a core member of the Center of Cognitive Neuroscience, a Professor in Evolutionary Anthropology, and Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University. Vanessa Woods is the Director of the Duke Puppy Kindergarten and an award winning writer and journalist. Join Hare and Woods for a conversation of how their friendship has shaped their lives, work and purpose. Reimagining the World Together: Why Friendship Matters for Our Future is a fall series that examines the problems of the…

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