Upcoming Events

Monday, September 24, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Bostock Library - The Edge Workshop Room
Interested in spending a summer or semester abroad engaged in academic study or research? Come hear the experiences of Duke undergraduate students who took their education abroad and meet some of the staff who can help you to follow in their footsteps or blaze your own trail. Food will be served... Read More »
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
White 107 (White Lecture Hall)
Starless Dreams plunges us into the lives of young teenage girls sharing temporary quarters at a juvenile detention center on the outskirts of Tehran. Director Mehrdad Oskouei, one of Iran's most prominent filmmakers, spent seven years securing access to this all-female facility. As the New Year... Read More »
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
John Hope Franklin Center, Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall, Room 240
Dr. Omid Safi will highlight his new book, Radical Love: Teachings from the Islamic Mystical Tradition (Yale University Press, 2018). The collection brings together sayings from the Qur'an, Hadith and Hadith Qudsi, the poetry of Rumi, Sa'di, Hafez, and stories from 'Attar, Abu Sa'id-e Abi 'l-Khayr... Read More »
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
John Hope Franklin Center, Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall, Room 240
The violence against the Rohingya shocked many around the world because of what they understood to be the inherently tolerant nature of Buddhism. And yet, Burmese discourse justified violence and broader anti-Muslim sentiment by appealing to the same tolerant nature of Buddhism and amplifying fears... Read More »
Friday, September 28, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Brodhead Center - 068 Multipurpose Room
Join Asia-focus graduate students at Duke for panel discussions on the PhD application, academic life, and job searching, followed by food, drinks, and social/networking opportunities. PhD Panel Dean Dulay, PhD student in Political Science Huijuan Li, EAS-MA '15, PhD student in History Boyang Ma,... Read More »
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
John Hope Franklin Center, Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall, Room 240
"Betraying the Spectacle" is a visual response to mass media constructions of the black body as one of turmoil or commodity. Fragments of everyday life will be captured through combining photography with personal narratives, creating a visual exhibit highlighting the intersections of blackness,... Read More »
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Westbrook 0012
Over the past three decades, the American Jewish community has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in Jewish identity initiatives such as Birthright, Hillel and Jewish service learning trips, for college students and 20-somethings. These projects leverage donor dollars to stave off... Read More »
Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 8:00pm
Rubenstein Arts Center, von der Heyden Studio Theater
Amir ElSaffar is one of the United States' most inventive musicians. With his Two Rivers Ensemble, he plays trumpet, layering Middle Eastern melodies with jazz improvisation in search of tarab, or musical ecstasy. The son of an Iraqi immigrant father and an American mother, ElSaffar is also an... Read More »
Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Rubenstein Library Breedlove Room 349
The Jewish Studies Seminar welcomes Benjamin Braude for a paper entitled "Sanhedrin on the Sistine Ceiling: Challenging the Conventions of Western Civilization." Professor Braude (Boston College) teaches courses on the Middle East and on European-Middle Eastern relations. In addition to those... Read More »
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
White 107 (White Lecture Hall)
A portrait of workers in exile. An empathetic encounter with people who have lost their past and their future, locked in the recurring present. ZIAD KALTHOUM creates an essay documentary of Syrian construction workers building new skyscrapers in Beirut on the ruins caused by the Lebanese civil war... Read More »