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January 2019

Leanne Simpson: As We Have Always Done: Indigenous Freedom Through Radical Resistance

January 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Nelson Music Room, East Duke Building, 1304 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27708
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leanne simpson

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson is a renowned Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg scholar, writer and artist, who has been widely recognized as one of the most compelling Indigenous voices of her generation. Her work breaks open the intersections between politics,  story and song—bringing audiences into a rich and layered world of sound, light, and sovereign creativity. Working for over a decade an independent scholar using Nishnaabeg intellectual practices, Leanne  has lectured and taught extensively at universities across Canada and has twenty years experience with Indigenous land…

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February 2019

Whole Earth, Fractured Planetary: Geohistory, Climate Justice and the Crisis of Capitalism

February 6 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Smith Warehouse Bay 6 Rm B271, 114 S Buchanan Blvd
Durham, 27708 United States
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Whole Earth, Fractured Planetary: Geohistory, Climate Justice and the Crises of Capitalism with Jason W. Moore

Jason W. Moore is an environmental historian and historical geographer at Binghamton University, where he is professor of sociology. He is author or editor, most recently, of Capitalism in the Web of Life (Verso, 2015), Capitalocene o Antropocene?(Ombre Corte, 2017), Anthropocene or Capitalocene? Nature, History, and the Crisis of Capitalism (PM Press, 2016), and, with Raj Patel, A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things(University of California Press, 2017). His books and essays on environmental history, capitalism, and social theory have been widely recognized, including the Alice Hamilton…

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The Moral Economy of Debt: Unsettling paradoxes of Neoliberal Market Creeds

February 7 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Ahmadieh Family Conference Room, West Duke, Room 101 Durham, + Google Map
Moral economy of debt unsettling paradoxes of neoliberal market creeds

  Patricia Northover specializes in economic philosophy and critical development studies. She is a Senior Fellow at the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies, at the University of the West Indies, Mona (SALISES, UWI) and Chair of the sustainable rural and agricultural development research cluster at SALISES, Mona (see, salises-srad.com).  Dr. Northover is an alumnus of the University of the West Indies, where she completed her first degree in Economics and Management, with first class honors as well…

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Kenan Distinguished Lecture in Ethics: Cornel West and Robert George

February 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Divinity School Goodson Chapel, 403 Chapel Drive
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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The public is invited to the Kenan Distinguished Lecture in Ethics: a conversation with Cornel West (Harvard) and Robert George (Princeton) on friendship and faith across political difference. Moderated by Joseph Winters (Duke, Religious Studies). Reception to follow.   Parking: Free Parking in the Lower Allen Lot and Bryan Center Surface Lot (ADA).  Paid hourly parking in the Bryan Center Garage: (map) Free parking in the Lower Allen Lot (map).    Free ADA and accessible parking in the Bryan Center…

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The Destruction of Memory: Film Screening and Discussion

February 13 @ 5:30 pm
Duke Law School, Room 3037
destruction of memory

Tim Slade Writer, Director, and Producer, “The Destruction of Memory” Prof. Maurizio Forte Dept. of Classical Studies and Dept. of Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Duke University   The Destruction of Memory—The War Against Culture, and the Battle to Save It: “Over the past century, cultural destruction has wrought catastrophic results across the globe. This war against culture is not over—it’s been steadily increasing. Based on the book of the same name by Robert Bevan, The Destruction of Memory…

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The Ethics of Now: James Forman Jr.

February 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Durham Arts Council
ethics of now James Forman

James Forman Jr. challenges all of us—black and non-black, liberal and conservative alike—to take responsibility for the tragedy of mass incarceration. And to take action to do something about it. With a lawyer’s clarity and activist’s compassion, he shows why Americans concerned about crime made the choices they did and reminds us that we have the power to make better, more just decisions. Use Uber code eadbx23 for the event! Parking and venue information (link) The Ethics of Now is…

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