Upcoming Events

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 2:00pm to 5:30pm
White 107 (White Lecture Hall)
"Raise the Umbrellas" explores the origin and impact of Hong Kong's 2014 Umbrella Movement through the inter-generational lenses of three post-Tiananmen democratic activists - Martin Lee, founder of the Hong Kong Democratic party; Benny Tai, Occupy Central initiator; and Joshua Wong, the sprightly... Read More »
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 2:00pm to 5:30pm
White 107 (White Lecture Hall)
Film Screening & Discussion: "Raise the Umbrellas" (Evans Chan, 2016, 117 min, Hong Kong, in Cantonese w/ subtitles, Color, Blu-Ray) // Evans Chan's 2016 documentary film explores the origin and impact of Hong Kong's 2014 Umbrella Movement through the inter-generational lenses of 3 post-... Read More »
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
John Hope Franklin Center Room 240 -- Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall
In this lunchtime talk, Dr. Rwei-ren Wu will discuss politics in Taiwan after 0x0Athe 2014 Sunflower Movement and the impact of geopolitics 0x0Ain East Asia, especially the expansion of China, on the 0x0Adevelopment of peripheral nationalism in Taiwan, Hong Kong 0x0Aand Okinawa.0x0ADr. Wu's... Read More »
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Rubenstein Library Breedlove Room 349
This presentation will highlight the intersection of gender and photographic consumption and production during the early twentieth century in Japan. Japanese camera companies like Konishi Honten (today's Konica Minolta) deployed state of the art marketing and retailing strategies as well as created... Read More »
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153
A major book launch event with three authors:0x0ACemil Aydin (UNC), The Idea of the Muslim World (Harvard UP, 2017)0x0AWill Hanley (FSU), Identifying with Nationality (Columbia UP, 2017)0x0AAdam Mestyan (Duke), Arab Patriotism (Princeton UP, 2017)0x0A0x0AChair: Ellen McLarney (Duke)
Thursday, September 28, 2017 (All day)
East Duke Parlors
The American occupation of Iraq produced a boom in dystopian novels and short stories. Trauma from two preceding wars, sanctions, and draconian censorship by the Ba'athist regime flood these works. This symposium brings together writers and scholars to discuss the role of cultural production in... Read More »
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 11:45am to 1:15pm
Old Chemistry 011
Who are Israeli settlers? What is the Israeli settlement project? Is settlement synonymous with occupation? Having recently returned from fieldwork in Israel/Palestine, anthropologist Joyce Dalsheim will share insights from the field. She will discuss the case of religiously motivated Jewish... Read More »
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
West Duke 101 - Ahmadieh Family Conference Room
The Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, along with the Duke Islamic Studies Center, will launch a yearlong series Sept. 28 examining the current human rights crisis for Muslims in the U.S. and abroad.0x0A 0x0AThe "American Muslims, Civil and Human Rights" series will host... Read More »
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
East Duke 209
Ahlaam film:0x0AGenre: Drama 0x0ACountry: Iraq 0x0AYear: 2005 0x0ADuration: 110 min.0x0A0x0ABaghdad 2003, two days before the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime. Three people are trying to survive amidst the bombed-out ruins and have found temporary refuge in a psychiatric hospital. Through their... Read More »
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 7:00pm to Friday, September 29, 2017 - 7:00pm
East Duke Parlors
The American occupation of Iraq produced a boom in dystopian novels and short stories. Trauma from two preceding wars, sanctions, and draconian censorship by the Ba'athist regime flood these works. This symposium brings together writers and scholars to discuss the role of cultural production in... Read More »

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