Past Events

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 »

The Cost of Opportunity Conference on Higher Education & Social Mobility in Rio's Baixada Fluminense

Monday, March 27, 2017 - 12:00pm
Smith Warehouse - Bay 4, C105 - Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall

Join the research teams of Duke and the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ) for a day-long conference on higher education and social mobility in the urban periphery of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Duke neuroscientist Dr. Miguel Nicolelis... Read More »

What is the Future of Digital Humanities?

Friday, March 24, 2017 - 2:30pm
Perkins Library 217

This colloquium will feature speakers on the topical issue of digital humanities and its ramifications for the future direction of Comparative Literature studies. Guest Speakers:Dr. Valerie Beaudouin - ParisTech TelecomDr. Caroline Bruzelius -... Read More »

WOLA-Duke Book Award Reading

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 5:30pm
Smith Warehouse - Bay 4, C105 - Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall

The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) and Duke University have named Chad Broughton's book, "Boom, Bust, Exodus: The Rust Belt, the Maquilas, and a Tale of Two Cities" (Oxford University Press, 2016) as the winner of the 2016 WOLA-Duke Human... Read More »

French Table

Wednesday, March 22, 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 »

What Lies Ahead for Brazil: A Conversation with World Bank Brazil Country Director

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 11:30am
Rubenstein Hall 200

Martin Raiser, Country Director for Brazil for the World Bank, will join Sanford students and faculty for a discussion on the future of Brazil. Raiser worked for the Kiel Institute of World Economics and the European Bank for Reconstruction and... Read More »

Spanish Table

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 5:30pm

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

FILM: The Other Side of the Water: The Haitian Journey of a Rara Band in Brooklyn

Friday, March 10, 2017 - 7:00pm
John Hope Franklin Center Room 240 -- Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall

Directed by Jeremy Robbins and Magali Damas (2010), 52 minutes. In English. "The Other Side of the Water" follows the dramatic 20-year journey of a group of young immigrants who take this ancient music from the hills of Haiti and reinvent it on the... Read More »