Aimee Kwon Duke Diversity Award

Nayoung Aimee Kwon named 2019 winner of Dean's Diversity Award

Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Professor Nayoung Aimee Kwon has been named the 2019 winner of the Trinity College Dean's Diversity Award. An Associate Professor in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies and APSI, Aimee Kwon is also the founding director of the Asian American Studies Program at Duke University. She has been a... Read More »
Duke in the Arab World 2019

The President is Dead, Long Live Democracy

Tuesday, July 30, 2019
POSTED BY SERGIO MACIAS-VAZQUEZ ON JULY 30, 2019 Twelve hours after arriving in Tunisia, I found myself under a tent on the shores of the Mediterranean sipping tea. It was 1 in the afternoon and I was taking in the ancient ruins of the Roman baths of Carthage when the playful cry of a child from... Read More »
Holi Festival Celebration in AMES

Holi Festival Celebration in AMES

Tuesday, July 30, 2019
After enjoying the cooking class from Hindi 101, we were really excited when Kusum Ji began to discuss plans for our cooking class for this semester. We discussed many ideas for what to cook this semester, including pav bhaji, bhel puri, and roti sabzi, but we quickly settled on one idea that... Read More »
Carthage University and DAW

Students in the Duke in the Arab World Program Attend Carthage University Conference

Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Students in the Duke in the Arab World Program (DAW) attend a Carthage University Conference for a week of insight and experiences into the democratization process in Tunisia. Also, on the agenda, is a guided tour of Carthage ruins, Sidi Bou Said, Bardo Museum, the Parliament and old Tunis. Read... Read More »

Japanese Program End of Year Party

Friday, April 19, 2019
Thursday, April 25, 5:30-7:30pm, @ Leadership Center (FF 107 Few Quad) Pizza and Sushi Served  
Game Lab

Let the Games Begin: Trinity Opens Lab to Study Game Development & Culture

Monday, February 25, 2019
Providing a venue for the scholarly study of gaming, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences recently refurbished a classroom in the Link to create a new Game Lab. Link Classroom 6 is now decked out with popular gaming consoles — from Microsoft Xbox to Sony PlayStation to Nintendo Switch — as... Read More »
Hindi Scavenger Hunt

The Hindi Scavenger Hunt and Gossip with Prof. Khanna

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Every Thursday, Kusum Knapczyk tries to constantly challenge her Hindi students to understand the material they had learned during that week. Her philosophy is simple: students should not only do homework, class work, and quizzes to learn Hindi but also engage with the material through activities... Read More »
Taksler left and Youssef right

Lunch with Sara Taksler: Talking with Students and Tickling Giants

Monday, November 26, 2018
On November 8, the Arabic Program hosted Sara Taksler for her talk, ‘Are You Brave Enough to Tell a Joke.’ Roughly 40 members of the Duke Community made the trek to the John Hope Franklin Center to hear from the producer of the documentary, ‘Tickling Giants’ as she shared her experience producing... Read More »
Hindi 101 and 203 cooking class

Hindi 101 and 203 Cooking: Reconnecting with Indian Culture

Monday, November 26, 2018
Last Tuesday, our Hindi class embarked on a trek to the John Hope Franklin Center to meet our Professor, Kusum Ji, for a morning of cooking. As we walked down the hallways of the building, we could already smell the chai brewing. This instantly made my classmate Yash enthusiastic: “I loved how the... Read More »
Japanese Tea Ceremony

Traditional Japanese Tea Gathering

Monday, November 12, 2018
As a student of the Japanese language program at Duke, I've always enjoyed the chances for deeper cultural enrichment that my professors and the AMES department has provided. When I heard about the opportunity to participate in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony, I couldn't pass it up. The... Read More »