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December 2019

Ethics of Now: Jennifer Eberhardt

December 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris St
Durham, NC 27701
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With cutting-edge and vital research, Jennifer Eberhardt teaches us how our brains work and how racism does its work. By illuminating how we unconsciously associate blackness and crime, and by working with law enforcement agencies to disrupt those associations, she shows us that the problems with the criminal justice system are ones we created and ones we can solve. Use Uber code eqby6z6 for a free ride to the event!   The Ethics of Now is a series of conversations…

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January 2020

Providential Modernity Seminar with David Cook

January 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
The Ahmadieh Family Conference Room, West Duke, Room 101, 1364 Campus Drive
Durham, NC
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The next Providential Modernity seminar will meet at 1:00PM on Thursday, January 9, in the Ahmadieh Family Conference Room (West Duke Building, room 101). The seminar will feature David Cook (Religion, Rice University) discussing his project, “Mainstream and popular Ottoman-era Muslim apocalypses.” A vegetarian lunch will be served; please RSVP to receive a copy of the paper (and request parking on East Campus, if needed) to Amber Díaz Pearson. Abstract: There has been comparatively little work on Ottoman apocalyptic narratives,…

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Book Talk: “Gender, Alterity and Human Rights: Freedom in a Fishbowl”

January 14 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Duke Law School, Room 3037
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Ratna Kapur will discuss her new book “Gender, Alterity, and Human Rights: Freedom in a Fishbowl.” The book is about the possibility of freedom in the aftermath of the critique of human rights. Kapur interrogates human rights as a project of freedom through a critical evaluation and analysis of scholarship and advocacy on LGBT rights, campaigns against violence against women, and gender equality interventions in the context of the Islamic veil bans in Europe. Kapur illustrates how human rights emerge…

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*Cancelled* Do Lunch with David Hardoon

January 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Ahmadieh Family Conference Room, West Duke, Room 101, 1364 Campus Drive
Durham, NC
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Do Lunch with David Hardoon. Special Advisor (Artificial Intelligence) to the Monetary Authority of Singapore. January 22, 2020. 12pm, West Duke 1010. Open to undergraduates only. RSVP to mari.jorstad@duke.edu and include any dietary restrictions

*Event Cancelled* A rescheduled date/time is not set at present. For the first Do Lunch of the term, the Kenan Institute for Ethics will be hosting David Hardoon. David Hardoon is the Special Advisor (Artificial Intelligence) at the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). He leads the development of the AI strategy for Singapore's financial sector and drives MAS' efforts in promoting open cross-border data flows. David is also External Advisor (Artificial Intelligence) to Singapore's Corrupt Investigation Practices Bureau (CPIB). The…

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*Cancelled* Fireside Chat with David Hardoon

January 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Rubenstein Library Room 249
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*Event Cancelled* A rescheduled date/time is not set at present.   Special Advisor to the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) Join the Kenan Institute for Ethics for a conversation with David Hardoon, in which he will be discussing the regulation of artificial intelligence (AI) and data analytics in financial institutions.  Mr. Hardoon is a leader in the development of AI strategy for Singapore’s financial sector, and directs MAS’ efforts in promoting open cross-border data flows. Prior to his current role…

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Human Rights in Practice: The Right to Housing and Corporate Responsibility

January 27 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Duke Law School, Room 4047
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Join us for a discussion on business and human rights with Dr. Surya Deva. In this talk, Professor Deva will discuss the duty of states as well as the responsibility of corporations in relation to the right to housing in the context of privatization and financialization of housing.  He will draw on the relevant international human rights standards (both hard and soft norms) as well as communications on this issue sent by the United Nations Special Procedures to, among others,…

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