Upcoming Events

Saturday, April 1, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:30pm
Perkins Library 217
Speeches given by Japanese language students from Duke and other regional universitiesSelection of winners by panel of judgesPresentation & Performances by the students
Monday, April 3, 2017 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
What is to be done with David Cronenberg? Although widely considered one of world cinema's most original and significant contemporary directors (and perhaps Canada's most famous), many critics have a difficult time describing just what sort of filmmaker he actually is. This talk argues that... Read More »
Monday, April 3, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:30pm
White 107 (White Lecture Hall)
Film Screening: "Boundary" (Ben WONG King-fai, 2015, 138 min, Hong Kong, in Chinese w/ English subtitles, Color, Blu-Ray) / Hong Kong writer Ye Si's cultural insights are evident in his works, which reflect an era of Hong Kong's history. His oeuvre spans the genres of poetry, prose, fiction and... Read More »
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Rubenstein Library Carpenter Conference Room 249
Sienna Craig is a professor of cultural anthropology at Dartmouth College, invested in understanding the multiple ways that so-called 'traditional' medical systems interact with biomedicine: from patient-healer relationships and the cultural meanings people ascribe to suffering and affliction; to... Read More »
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
John Hope Franklin Center Room 240 -- Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall
The Iraqi Pioneer Art era began in the 1930s and flourished throughout the mid-century until its abrupt end in the 1990s. Dr. Ibrahim's presentation will introduce the main pioneer artists of the movement, focus on the Iraqi diaspora's artists, and on the impact of the current political situation... Read More »
Thursday, April 6, 2017 -
4:30am to 6:00pm
John Hope Franklin Center Main Gallery
by Sana Yazigi, October 2016In July 2015, two pieces of graffiti appeared on a wall in the besieged district of Al-Waer, in the city of Homs: "One day, we'll be what we want to be. The journey hasn't begun and the road is not finished" and "I'm here, this is my trace, a moon will emerge from the... Read More »
Thursday, April 6, 2017 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
The Rudnick lecture is proud to welcome Michael Oren, Deputy Minister for Diplomacy in the Prime Minister's Office, former Israeli ambassador to the United States, and current member of the Knesset for the Kulanu party.Michael B. Oren served as Israel's ambassador to the United States from 2009 to... Read More »
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 -
3:30pm to 5:00pm
The practices and norms of public memory have changed in the seventy years since the end of World War II creating what I call a "global memory culture." Changes in the law, the role of witnesses, the realm of rights, the politics of apology, and concepts of responsibility have transformed our... Read More »
Thursday, April 13, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:40pm
White 107 (White Lecture Hall)
Film Screening: "Al-Nakba and the City of Lyd: A Work in Progress" [10 min trailer](Director: Sarah Friedland; Writer/Producer: Rami Younis; Producer: Fivel Rothberg) // "The Wanted 18" (Paul Cowan & Amer Shomali, 2014, 75 min, Canada/Palestine/France, in Arabic and English w/ English Subtitles... Read More »
Friday, April 14, 2017 -
11:00am to 12:30pm
East Duke Parlors
Duke on Gender Colloquium | Fridays at 11am-12:30pm, East Duke Parlors, followed by lunch | Chair: Anne-Maria B. Makhulu (Duke Cultural Anthropology, African and African American Studies) | Presenters:Xhercis Méndez (Philosophy and African American and African Studies, Michigan State University)... Read More »