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“Scholarly Utopias: Reimagining the University” – A Talk by Christy Wampole

The Kenan Institute for Ethics welcomes Christy Wampole, associate professor of French and Italian at Princeton University, for a lecture on utopian models of the university in history. 

Dr. Wampole holds a PhD in French and Italian from Stanford University.  She is the author of Rootness: The Ramifications of a Metaphor (U Chicago Press, 2016) and The Other Serious: Essays for the New American Generation (Harper Collins, 2016).

The Ethics of Now: Novelist Marlon James in Conversation

The Kenan Institute for Ethics kicks off its 2018 discussion series, “The Ethics of Now,” with a dialogue between renowned contemporary novelist Marlon James and Duke professor of history Adriane Lentz-Smith.

**This talk is free and open to the public.
**Use Uber code edz9m1r and get a ride to and from the talk! (Limit $10/ride.)

Marlon James’s novel A Brief History of Seven Killings received the 2015 Man Booker Prize, making him the first Jamaican author to win the U.K.’s most prestigious literary award. The novel also received the 2015 American Book Award, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, was a New York Times Notable Book, and was named a “best book of the year” by the Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Newsweek, Time and numerous other publications.

As described by Michiko Kakutani in the New York Times, A Brief History of Seven Killings “launched Marlon James into the world of literary stardom, drawing comparisons to William Faulkner by way of Tarantino.”

Marlon James is also the author of The Book of Night Women, a finalist for the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award in fiction and an NAACP Image Award. His first novel, John Crow’s Devil, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for first fiction and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, as well as a New York Times Editors’ Choice. In 2018, James received an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature.

“With powerful writerly vision and genius for creating voices that speak to the painful intensity of human experience, James crafts worlds that illuminate the brutal beauty of past and present,” says Lentz-Smith.

Marlon James was born in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1970. He graduated from the University of the West Indies in 1991 with a degree in language and literature, and from Wilkes University in Pennsylvania in 2006 with an MA in creative writing. Since 2007, he has been teaching English and creative writing at Macalester College; he divides his time between Minnesota and New York.

In his presentations, James addresses topics related to writing and the writing process, as well as issues pertaining to the history of the Caribbean, race and gender in the U.S. and U.K., and youth subcultures as expressed in literature and music such as hip-hop and reggae.

His book Black Leopard, Red Wolf, the first novel in his fantasy Dark Star Trilogy series, will be published in February 2019.

Rethinking Regulation Seminar: Are the Rising Powers a Threat to the International Order? Global Market Governance in Flux

Wednesday, September 5
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Law School room 4045
Lunch provided.
 
We are in the midst of a major power transition in the world economy and the governance of global markets.  Over the past twenty years, China, India, and Brazil have gone from being large but mostly poor to being major powers in the world economy.  Having developed substantial regulatory capability and capacity, they are also now in a position to challenge the traditional predominance of the United States and the EU in setting the rules for global markets.  The project, on which the presentation is based, starts from — and then substantially further develops — power transition theory to understand the consequences of these changes.  The resulting modified power transition theory yields differentiated hypotheses about the conditions under which a major power transition will lead to conflict and breakdown in the global order or cooperation and accommodation.  Drawing on joint work that is forthcoming as a special issue of Regulation & Governance, I will then provide an overview of the consequence of the rise of China, India and Brazil for multiple regulatory issue areas, including labor rights and labor mobility, intellectual property norms, public procurement rules, competition policy, and trade finance.
 
Tim Büthe, a founding member of Duke’s Rethinking Regulation project, is a non-resident senior fellow at the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University and a professor of political science and public policy at the Hochschule für Politik/School of Governance of the Technical University of Munich (TUM), where he also holds the Chair for International Relations.  His research seeks to improve our understanding of political aspects of international economic relations, especially regulatory politics and policy.  Specific projects focus on the role of “technical” standards and other regulatory measures in the governance of international product and financial markets, the causes and consequences of the rapid global diffusion of competition law and policy, political risks in foreign direct investment, and private development aid.  Büthe studied at Goethe-University in Frankfurt, Germany, Harvard University (BA 1995) and Columbia University (Ph.D. 2002). From 2004 to 2018, he was on the faculty of Duke University, most recently as associate research professor, having previously taught at Stanford and Columbia University and held postdoctoral research appointments at Harvard University and the University of California, Berkeley.
 
Find more information about the Rethinking Regulation program at https://kenan.ethics.duke.edu/programs/rethinking-regulation/.