New KIE/Bass Connections projects selected for next academic year

Bass-KIELast year, Bass Connections at Duke and the Kenan Institute for Ethics forged a new partnership thanks to the Silver Family Fund. This allows joint funding for projects chosen by the Bass Connections theme leaders that also connect to one of KIE’s five program areas in Human RightsGlobal MigrationRethinking RegulationMoral Attitudes and Decision-Making, and Religions and Public Life. Another aspect of the KIE-supported research teams is a public symposium on the project’s topic.

The three projects chosen for joint support in 2015-2016 include:

Reviewing Retrospective Regulatory Review
Bass Connections themes: Information, Society & Culture and Energy
KIE program connection: Rethinking Regulation

Citizenship Lab: Civic Participation of Refugee Youth In Durham
Bass Connections theme: Education & Human Development
KIE program connection: Global Migration

Increasing the Living Kidney Donor Pool: Mechanisms, Models, and Motivations
Bass Connections themes: Global Health and Brain & Society
KIE program connection: Moral Attitudes & Decision-Making

Bass Connections supports interdisciplinary teams of collaborators, providing undergraduates with the opportunity to join faculty, graduates students, and post-docs. These teams work on problem-based research around the themes of brain & society; information, society & culture; global health; energy; and education & human development. There are currently three jointly supported projects underway. The partnership between KIE and Bass furthers the missions of both to foster innovative work and thinking across different kinds of expertise on campus as well as to enrich student education.