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November 2021

Rock Castle Home Documentary Film Screening and Discussion

November 11, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Nasher Museum of Art, 2001 Campus Dr.
Durham, 27705 United States
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Duke Professor Charlie Thompson’s new film, Rock Castle Home, is a documentary about people who lived in a farm community known as Rock Castle, now subsumed by the Blue Ridge Parkway. In the film, descendants from this 1930s Virginia mountain community return to their homes in seemingly pristine woodlands preserved within a national park, to show how even invisible home-places remain sacred for generations. Hosted at the Nasher Museum of Art, the screening will include a discussion with director Charlie…

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System Error: Where Big Tech Went Wrong and How We Can Reboot – A discussion with the authors of System Error on the Future of Big Tech

November 15, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

REGISTER HERE Join the authors of System Error for a fireside chat about on-going trouble in big tech. This forward-thinking manifesto from three Stanford professors—experts who have worked at ground zero of the tech revolution for decades—reveals how Big Tech’s obsession with optimization and efficiency has sacrificed fundamental human values and demands that we change course to renew our democracy and save ourselves. In no more than the blink of an eye, a naive optimism about technology’s liberating potential has…

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RESCHEDULED: A Conversation with Megha Majumdar

November 29, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
a conversation with Megha Majumdar

Please note: This event has been rescheduled for Monday, November 29th at 6:00pm. Join the Kenan Institute for Ethics on November 15, 2020 at 6:00pm for a conversation on storytelling and the ethics of interconnectedness with Megha Majumdar. Majumdar’s debut novel A Burning is a NYT bestseller and appeared on multiple lists for major book awards, including the National Book Award and the Carnegie Medal. Raised in India, now living in New York, Majumdar offers a poignant perspective on issues…

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December 2021

Virtues & Vocations Presents John Inazu: Pluralism & the Purpose of Higher Education

December 13, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtues & Vocations presents John Inazu

During the 2021-2022 academic year, Virtues & Vocations is offering monthly webinars, Reimagining Education: Conversations on Character and the Common Good. The series will consider issues in pre-professional and professional education related to character, purpose and vocation. On December 13, 201 we are thrilled to welcome Washington University Professor of Law & Religion, John Inazu, to discuss “Pluralism & the Purpose of Higher Education.” There will be time for audience Q&A. To find out more, visit virtuesvocations.org. Register: https://duke.zoom.us/webinar/register/9016329305619/WN_UlBfviyyQR2VCx5MTuV22Q

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January 2022

The New Corporation Film Screening and Discussion with Michael Hardt, Deborah Gallagher and Renata Kamakura

January 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Ahmadieh Family Conference Room, West Duke, Room 101, 1364 Campus Drive
Durham, NC
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The New Corporation: Documentary Film Screening and Panel Discussion. When: January 20, 2022, 6-8pm. Where: Ahmadieh Family Conference Room, West Duke, Room 101.

The Kenan Institute for Ethics is sponsoring a screening of The New Corporation, a documentary film examining how corporations brand themselves as socially conscious entities while contributing to climate change, inequality, and the erosion of democracy. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Dr. Michael Hardt (Literature), Dr. Deborah Gallagher (Nicholas School of the Environment), and Renata Kamakura (Sunrise Movement). Refreshments will be provided.

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The Ethics of Now presents Viet Thanh Nguyen

January 20 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Ethics of Now with Adriane Lentz-Smith. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen on struggle, trauma, memory, and the power of the fictions we weave. Thursday, January 20, 2022, 7:30pm EST, dukeethics.org/eon

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE ZOOM WEBINAR Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen writes incisively, acerbically, and hilariously about power, trauma, and the meanings we make out of a fractured world. As a storyteller and critic, he encourages us to contend with past and present, and to generate more liberatory futures. Join Duke History professor Adriene Lentz-Smith for a discussion with Nguyen on Struggle, Trauma, Memory, and the Power of the Fictions We Weave.

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