Past Events

French vs Italian Language Program Soccer Game

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 5:00pm
Central Campus

All students of French and Italian are welcome to join faculty in a friendly soccer game. To sign up, please record name on the sign up sheets outside Languages 014 and 015. The game will be played on the Central Campus Turf Field.

FILM: René Depestre: We Can't Miss an Eternal Life

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 7:00pm
John Hope Franklin Center Room 240 -- Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall

Directed by Arnold Antonin (2016), 120 minutes. French and Haitian Creole with English subtitles. Eminent son of the 20th century, a poet as feisty in his beliefs as in his dissents, René Depestre was close to the most prominent political and... Read More »

The Algerian Remake: Kamel Daoud and Boualem Sansal

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 3:30pm
Languages 114

This talk analyzes a trend in twenty-first century Algerian literature wherein authors rewrite canonical European works and situate them in Algeria. I focus on two examples by two controversial figures: Kamel Daoud and Boualem Sansal. Daoud's... Read More »

Film Screening: Jala: A journey through the senses of water

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 6:45pm

Jala: A journey through the senses of water. Robert Restrepo. 75min (2013-2016). Nowhere like in the banks of the Ganges River is the identity between water and civilization so manifest, on the other hand, it is in its waters and the ecology... Read More »

French Table

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 5:30pm
West Union - Great Hall - Chapel (JB's)

La Table Française is a weekly conversation table which takes place in the new Great Hall, on the JB's Roasts and Chops side (look for the table with a French flag). It is open to everyone in the Duke Community who would like to speak French with us... Read More »

A Reading By Achy Obejas

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 5:30pm
Perkins Library 217

Achy Obejas is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Ruins, Days ofAwe, and three other books of fiction. Her poetry chapbook, This is What Happened in Our Other Life, was both a critical favorite and a best-seller. She edited and translated... Read More »

Spanish Table

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 5:30pm

Spanish conversation practice, all levels welcome! Market Place, East Campus (Downstairs coffee lobby. Look for sign)

Translating Fiction

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 11:45am
Old Chemistry 011

In an interview for the journal Origins, Cuban American writer and translator Achy Obejas revealed that she is "always interested in the truth in fiction, and how fiction can dare go places so-called historical accounts can't. Part of the reason for... Read More »

"Current Challenges & Opportunities for the U.S. Military in the Caribbean, Central & South America" A Conversation with Admiral Kurt Tidd & General (Ret.) Martin Dempsey

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 6:00pm
Sanford Fleishman Commons

Please join the Duke Program in American Grand Strategy, the Triangle Institute for Security Studies, the Sanford School of Public Policy, and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean studies for a public talk with Admiral Kurt Tidd and General (... Read More »

Special Film Screening: The Cost of Opportunity

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 4:30pm
Smith Warehouse - Bay 4, C105 - Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall

The Bass Connections-Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ) research team is pleased to host a special screening of the documentary film The Cost of Opportunity, directed by Dudu de Morro Agudo and Stephanie Reist. The 30-minute film... Read More »