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“Here Comes Everybody”: Teju Cole to Give Kenan Distinguished Lecture in Ethics

Teju Cole

Teju Cole

Duke University’s annual Kenan Distinguished Lecture in Ethics brings a distinguished speaker to campus to address moral issues of broad social and cultural significance. The 2014 Kenan Distinguished Lecturer will be Teju Cole, author of the PEN/Hemingway Award winning novel Open CityCole is a writer, art historian, photographer, and Distinguished Writer in Residence at Bard College.

Thursday, April 24, 7:30 p.m.
Schiciano Auditorium
Fitzpatrick Center for Interdisciplinary Engineering, Medicine and Applied Sciences
101 Science Dr., Durham, North Carolina
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The lecture, titled “Here Comes Everybody: The Crisis of Equality in the Age of Social Media,” will touch on the personal and global themes raised in Open City and will incorporate other topics, such as population pressure in the city of Lagos, the use of Twitter as an activist space during the Arab revolutions, and the recent testimony by drone victims before the U.S. Congress. A reception will follow.

Sponsored by Duke’s Kenan Institute for Ethics; cosponsored by Duke’s Center for Documentary Studies, Center for African & African American Research, Center for Documentary Studies, English Department, Forum for Scholars & Publics, Franklin Humanities Institute, and Office of the President.

 

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