A vibrant interdisciplinary community of scholars, students, and practitioners dedicated to understanding the moral challenges of our time and creating scholarly frameworks, policy, and practice to address them.
Aydin Anwar is a senior majoring in International Comparative Studies. She was a part of Project Change, Kenan Ethics, Leadership, and Global Citizenship focus, Team Kenan, the Kenan Summer Fellowship, and Supporting Women’s Action, SuWA. As an ethnic Uyghur, Aydin revolves much of her passions around advocacy for the Uyghurs of Chinese occupied East Turkestan. She is interested in media, human rights, Uyghur politics, China, and Islamic Studies. She is also deeply involved in the Muslim community, currently serving as the President of Duke Muslims’ Student Association. In her spare time, Aydin enjoys baking and having deep conversations about faith.
Alexandra Bateman is a graduating senior from St. Louis, Missouri. She is majoring in Visual Arts and pursuing minors in Creative Writing and Philosophy. Alexandra’s involvement with Kenan began during her first year when she was a member of Kenan’s FOCUS Program: Ethics, Leadership, and Global Citizenship. This year, Alexandra is working on a Graduation with Distinction animated project that will combine her interest in ethics and medicine with her artistic skills. In her free time, she enjoys growing her burgeoning vinyl record collection and hiking through beautiful NC state parks.
Analese is a senior from Gray, Georgia studying Political Science with certificates in Ethics & Society (Experiential track - Rethinking Regulation) and Information Science and Studies. She is passionate about studying the intersection of technology and regulatory policy, law, and ethics. Analese has participated in Kenan’s Ethics, Leadership, and Global Citizenship FOCUS program, the 2016 Alternative Spring Break trip to Tucson, Arizona and Nogales, Mexico, and the Pursuit of Purpose program. On campus, Analese serves as Chief Justice of the Duke Student Government Judiciary, Co-President of the Duke Low Income and Student Engagement group, and a representative for Dukes & Duchesses. In her spare time, you can find Analese cooking and baking on a budget, writing yelp reviews for restaurants, watching bad romantic comedies, or reading about castles.
Bo Carlson is a junior from Charlotte, NC, studying political science and economics. His interests include international governance, trade, and human rights. In addition to his position at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, Bo contributes to the Alexander Hamilton Society, works as an Undergraduate Teaching Assistant for Econ 101, and serves on the exec board of the Duke-UNC China Leadership Summit. In his free time, Bo enjoys learning about languages and listening to Broadway soundtracks.
Idalis is a senior from Memphis, Tennessee studying Psychology, and she is currently applying for graduate school in the field of Speech-Language Pathology. She has been involved with Kenan since her sophomore year after participating in the DukeImmerse: Deconstructing/Reconstructing the Refugee Experience. Idalis is interested in the intersection of public health, child development, and communication and how these areas influence society. Outside of class, Idalis serves as President of The Girls’ Club, a mentorship organization for middle school girls in Durham Public Schools, and a bible study leader. In her spare time, you can find Idalis learning how to cook, doing pilates, and having deep conversations with her closest friends.
Teig Hennessy is currently a junior at Duke University. As a Linguistics and French major he is a lover of words and literature and alternate realities (the third is unrelated to the first two). He has weak ankles but a strong spirit, which he puts into everything he does, be it his work at Kenan, stories he writes as a member of the Franklin Humanities Institute Storytelling Fellowship, and improv, as he is a member of Duke University Improv, or DUI. He also loves the “Paris” flavor of tea in the break room.
Juan is a freshman from West Jefferson, North Carolina studying Biology and Ecology. He has participated in the Kenan Focus Program, as well as with Launch Lab (formerly known as Mastery). Juan is interested in a variety of topics, including but not limited to the representation of minorities in literature and pop culture, wildlife biology and diversity and music. He is also a member of the Duke University Marching Band. Outside of academics, he enjoys listening and playing music, exploring Durham, watching YouTube and reading.
Harry is a Senior from New York City studying Economics and Computer Science. He participated in Project Change which sparked his desire to improve on-campus engagement with the Durham community. At Kenan, he has contributed to TK projects and supported faculty initiatives to promote conversations about contemporary ethical questions on campus. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, studying new languages and playing pick-up basketball.
Rubah is a senior at Duke majoring in Economics and Political Science. She is originally from Karachi, Pakistan. Rubah got involved with Kenan through the Ethics focus and SuWA program. In addition to Kenan, Rubah is involved with the Duke Debate team, and the Standard. In her free time she enjoys spending time with friends and family, trying out new restaurants, reading, and listening to music.
Divya Nimmagadda is a junior from Omaha, Nebraska, majoring in Public Policy and Economics with a minor in Global Health. She is especially interested in criminal justice reform and immigration law. Outside of working for the Kenan Institute for Ethics, she is involved in Duke Student Government, the Duke International Relations Association and research. She enjoys discovering new music, traveling, diving into deep conversations about pretty much anything and eating!
Gino Nuzzolillo is a junior who will likely major in Public Policy & History. He is interested in human rights, social justice, and American history. In his free time, he loves to read, find new music, and talk about politics. On-campus, he is involved with Duke Partnership for Service, the Community Empowerment Fund, and Dukes & Duchesses, among others.
Louden Richason is a senior from Greensburg, Pennsylvania majoring in Economics with a certificates in Ethics in Society. He interested in inclusive development, game theory, and the retail industry. He has participated in Kenan’s Ethics, Leadership, and Global Citizenship focus, the DukeEngage Dublin program, the DukeImmerse Deconstructing/Reconstructing the Refugee Experience program, and the Pathways of Change program.
Sloan Talbot is a senior studying Cultural Anthropology and pursuing Kenan's Experiential Ethics Certificate. She has been heavily involved with the institute since she was a freshman participating in the Ethics focus, and has gone on to do Kenan's DukeImmerse, Alternative Spring Break, Bass Connections, and her Senior Thesis under Director Suzanne Shananhan exploring refugee youth's articulations of home post resettlement. Sloan is passionate about sustainable community development and working on issues of domestic and international forced displacement. She is an Academic Advisor for first-years at Duke and is an active and proud member of the 1G (1st Generation College Student) community on campus. In her free time she loves to watch documentaries and cook for her friends.
Josie Tarin is a junior from Arkansas who plans to major in Political Science with a concentration in security, peace and conflict. Josie first became involved with Kenan her freshman year, when she volunteered in MASTERY and participated in the DukeImmerse Deconstructing/Reconstructing the Refugee Experience program. In her spare time, she can be found taking a nap or catching up on current events.
Julie is a senior from Tampa, Florida studying public policy. Julie has participated in numerous Kenan programs, including the Ethics Focus, DukeImmerse, the Kenan Refugee Project, and Mastery. She is interested in the intersection of refugee issues, education, and child’s rights. Outside of school, Julie is an avid singer and performs with the Duke Jazz Ensemble and Small Town Records, a student-run record label. She also loves salsa dancing, binge-watching Netflix, and watching baby and dog videos.