A mobile ethics salon

Team Kenan is a part of the Institute’s social and intellectual community, creating spaces for students, faculty, and Institute staff to think and talk about ethics outside of the classroom in fun and engaging ways. TK programs serve as a complement to the Institute’s curricular offerings, giving students who are interested in ethics additional opportunities to chat, think, and challenge one another and the wider Duke community. The team, made up of a diverse cross-section of Duke students, engages the Duke community through “couching”: students are welcome to sit in Kenan’s mobile living room and discuss selected topics related to ethics. Meant to inspire spontaneous, unplanned moments of connection, the TK Couch brings ethical inquiry — and comfy chairs — to Duke students wherever they might be.

Members of Team Kenan develop interviewing and surveying skills; learn methods for effective communication in conversation, writing, and design; work on personal and professional presentations; and take part in event planning. Team Kenan participants receive a $1,000 honorarium per term.  


Team Kenan is looking for first years!

To be considered for Team Kenan, please submit a CV and cover letter that address the following questions:

  1. Why do you seek to participate in Team Kenan?
  2. Why do you want to foster conversations about ethics on campus? What do you think the benefit and purpose of such conversations are?
  3. Please detail any experience you think might be relevant to work with Team Kenan. This could include digital design skills, research experience, writing skills, event- and program-planning, etc.  
  4. In order to be part of Team Kenan, you are required to attend a weekly meeting on Fridays from 3-5pm, as well as a retreat on September 14-15th (breakfast on Saturday, ending noon on Sunday). Please include with your application a written commitment to be available for these times.

On your CV, please make sure to include your email, phone number, and expected graduation year.

Please send your CV and cover letter to mari.jorstad@duke.edu.