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September 2018

“After Democracy in America” – A Lecture by Patrick Deneen, University of Notre Dame

September 27 @ 4:00 pm
Duke Wellness, Room 148/149
Free
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October 2018

“Embracing Impurity: Modern Migrancy and the Human Condition” – A Talk by Mohsin Hamid

October 1 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Nasher Museum of Art, 2001 Campus Dr.
Durham, 27705 United States
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Mohsin Hamid's first novel, Moth Smoke (2000), tells the story of an ex-banker and heroin addict in contemporary Lahore. It was published in 14 languages and was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award.  His second novel, The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2007), recounts a Pakistani man's abandonment of his high-flying life in New York. Published in over 30 languages, it was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.  Hamid's next novel, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia (2013), is both a…

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“Scholarly Utopias: Reimagining the University” – A Talk by Christy Wampole

October 4 @ 5:00 pm
Goodson Chapel, 403 Chapel Dr Westbrook Divinity Building
Durham,
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The Kenan Institute for Ethics welcomes Christy Wampole, associate professor of French and Italian at Princeton University, for a lecture on utopian models of the university in history.  Dr. Wampole holds a PhD in French and Italian from Stanford University.  She is the author of Rootness: The Ramifications of a Metaphor (U Chicago Press, 2016) and The Other Serious: Essays for the New American Generation (Harper Collins, 2016).

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POSTPONED “The Global and the Planetary: The Great Divergence of the Anthropocene,” A Talk by Dipesh Chakrabarty, U. Chicago

October 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room (153), Rubenstein Library
Free

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. NEW DATE TBD. Dipesh Chakrabarty, the Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago, will give the third Luce Anthropocene lecture on October 15th.  “The Global and the Planetary: The Great Divergence of the Anthropocene" Monday, October 15th, 6:00 pm Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room (Rubenstein Library 153) Dr. Chakrabarty is known for his work on modern South Asian history and historiography; subaltern, indigenous, and minority histories; decolonization; and environmental history…

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Kenan Open House

October 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Kenan Institute for Ethics, West Duke Building, East Campus, Duke University
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Kenan Purpose Program Summer Fellows Symposium

October 18 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Ahmadieh Family Conference Room,, West Duke 101
Durham,
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Join the 2018 Kenan Purpose Program Summer Fellows for brief remarks and plenty of informal conversation about seeking purposeful work at our second annual Fellows Symposium. Each of the Fellows spent last summer working in a field connected to where they hope to be after Duke. In all cases, their experiences were clarifying—but not always in the ways they expected. If you’re looking ahead to what follows your time at Duke, this is a wonderful chance to connect with like-minded…

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