Past Events

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 7:00pm
Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153
Please join us for the third night of the African Film Festival! "Red Leaves" examines the life of a man Meseganio Tadela (Debebe Eshetu), a 74-year-old recent widower and Ethiopian immigrant. Following the death of his wife, Meseganio sells his apartment and plans on living the rest of his days... Read More »
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 7:00pm
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105
The German-Jewish philosopher Hannah Arendt caused an uproar in the 1960s by coining the subversive concept of the "Banality of Evil" when referring to the trial of Adolph Eichmann, which she covered for the New Yorker magazine. Her private life was no less controversial thanks to her early love... Read More »
Friday, February 9, 2018 - 9:00am
Sanford School -- Rubenstein Hall, Room 200
The theme of the 15th Annual Duke-UNC Middle East and Islamic Studies Graduate Student Conference is "Map, Territory, and Boundary." The conference will take place February 9-10, 2018 at Duke University. Geography and territoriality are not only the subjects of ongoing contestation, but also... Read More »
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 6:00pm
Sanford Fleishman Commons
Ben Ferencz (last living prosecutor from Nuremberg): "NUREMBERG TRIALS: Its Impact on International Jurisprudence And Contemporary Human Atrocities." Ferencz comes to Duke for a dialogue with his son, renowned international lawyer, Don Ferencz, and Dean of Case Western School of Law, Michael... Read More »
Monday, January 29, 2018 - 11:45am
Old Chemistry 011
Lital Levy (Princeton) comes to Duke to give a lecture entitled "Before 'Global Modernisms': Renaissance, Reform, and Rewriting in the 19th-20th c. Global South."Lital Levy is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at Princeton University. She is an interdisciplinary scholar of Comparative... Read More »
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 11:45am
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Irrespective of intentions, U.S. leadership has done more to enable the entrenchment and expansion of occupation than to end it. Looking to the future, can the United States act as an effective leader or steward of a political process that can end the occupation, regardless of the political outlook... Read More »
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 11:45am
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Fifty years since 1967, and the dissonance between official Israel and much of the rest of the world is stark. With the former celebrating the jubilee of "a united Jerusalem," other stakeholders are commemorating fifty years of the occupation of East Jerusalem. What is the state of play in... Read More »
Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 8:00pm
Bryan Center Reynolds Industries Theater
The Jerusalem-born Yasmin Levy has spent her career bringing youth and vitality to Ladino, the language Sephardic Jews took with them when they were banished from Spain more than five centuries ago. In the diaspora, the language took on elements of Hebrew, Arabic, Turkish, Greek, French, Portuguese... Read More »
Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 11:45am
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In 2007, the Israeli NGO B'Tselem (The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories) launched its camera project, distributing video cameras and providing camera training to Palestinians living in areas of the West Bank, where tensions run high and clashes are commonplace... Read More »
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 6:00pm
Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153
Prizewinning Israeli author Yossi Klein Halevi will discuss the future relationship between American Jews and Israel, Wednesday, Nov. 8, at Duke University.The talk begins at 6 p.m. in the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library on West Campus, and is free and open to the public.... Read More »

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