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April 2021

Virtues & Vocations Presents Erin Cech: Does telling students to pursue their passion foster inequality?

April 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom
Erin Cech Webinar

During spring 2021, Virtues & Vocations is offering a series of conversations at noon on Tuesdays. Reimagining Education: Character, Commitment and Community will consider issues in pre-professional and professional education related to character, purpose and vocation. On April 20, we are thrilled to welcome Erin Cech. Erin Cech and Kenan Institute for Ethics Director Suzanne Shanahan will consider the question, "Does telling students to pursue their passion foster inequality?" There will be time for audience Q&A. To see the full…

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Virtues & Vocations Presents Johann Neem: What’s the Point of College?

April 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom
Johann Neem: What's the Point of College?

During spring 2021, Virtues & Vocations is offering a series of conversations at noon on Tuesdays. Reimagining Education: Character, Commitment and Community will consider issues in pre-professional and professional education related to character, purpose and vocation. On April 27, we are thrilled to welcome author and history professor Johann Neem. Johann Neem and Kenan Institute for Ethics Director Suzanne Shanahan will consider the question "What's the Point of College?" There will be time for audience Q&A. To see the full…

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May 2021

Religions and Public Life Graduate Fellowship Conference

May 6 @ 12:00 pm - 2:35 pm
Zoom
Religions and public life graduate working group

This event represents the culmination of the efforts of a year-long graduate student working group composed of Duke and UNC students working at the intersection of immigration and religion. Students have met monthly throughout the school year to develop their projects and receive feedback from the collegial environment of the working group. This conference will allow them to share their work with the greater Duke-UNC community. Previous years’ themes included Church and State, Pain and Joy, and Minorities and Diasporas.…

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Katz Women, Ethics and Leadership Lecture | Ethics of Now: Environment, Technology and the Human Condition with Elizabeth Kolbert

May 6 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Zoom

The Ethics of Now with Adriane Lentz-Smith continues from home with a series of brief, thoughtful and timely conversations about the ethical dilemmas of this historic moment. Join Professor Lentz-Smith and Pulitzer Prize winning New Yorker journalist and author of the ‘Under a White Sky’ Elizabeth Kolbert for a conversation on Environment, Technology, and the Human Condition. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.   Thursday, May 6, 2021, 7:30pm Register Now on Zoom  …

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Confucianism and Modern Political Thought

May 7 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Zoom

Joseph Chan and David Wong consider the role that Confucianism might play in expanding the possibilities of contemporary political thought. They reflect on the extent to which Confucianism should be considered a resource for expanding and reinforcing certain liberal ideals, or as providing an alternative context within which the relative insights and limitations of liberalism can be freshly understood. Joseph Chan is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Hong Kong and author of Confucian Perfectionism: A Political Philosophy for…

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Elemental Dreaming: A Social Dreaming Matrix experience for Women and Female-identified Dreamers

May 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Zoom

You are invited to an immersive series of dreaming matrixes. Guided by the elements, these matrixes are designed to nurture creativity,  innovation and artistic practice, and to reveal new ways of being in an era of new frontiers. A cradle for thought, inspiration, and female agency. Hosted by Susan Webb, M.D. (https://danceprogram.duke.edu/susan-d-webb-md) Each series contains four weekly matrixes and will have a maximum of 15 dreamer participants.The four series will run continuously, building on themselves, with a one week break between series.…

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