Posts Tagged ‘Kenan Institute for Ethics’

Eula Biss Inaugurates New Visiting Writers’ Series in Ethics, Society, and Documentary Art

Eula Biss Inaugurates New Visiting Writers' Series in Ethics, Society, and Documentary Art

“On Immunity casts a spell. . . . There’s drama in watching this smart writer feel her way through this material. She’s a poet, an essayist and a class spy. She reveals herself as believer and apostate, moth and flame.”—New York Times On November 6–7, acclaimed author Eula Biss will visit Duke University to launch the Kenan-CDS Visiting […]


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

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

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 City. Cole is a writer, art historian, photographer, and Distinguished Writer in Residence at Bard College. Thursday, April 24, 7:30 […]


“Beasts of the Southern Wild” Wraps up 2014 Ethics Film Series

"Beasts of the Southern Wild" Wraps up 2014 Ethics Film Series

This year’s Ethics Film Series at Duke University explores the idea of a “New South,” featuring documentary and narrative films that grapple with the realities of southern life and the tensions between social progress and persistent inequalities. Screenings and post-film discussions are free and open to the public; refreshments and parking passes are provided. Monday, April 14, 7 p.m. Griffith […]


Ethics Film Series Continues with “deepsouth” on March 18

Ethics Film Series Continues with “deepsouth” on March 18

The annual Ethics Film Series at Duke University provides popular and accessible vehicles for talking about ethics around a particular theme. The 2014 installment explores the idea of a “New South,” featuring films that grapple with the realities of southern life and the tensions between social progress and persistent inequalities. Screenings and post-film discussions are free and open to the […]


Ethics Film Series Explores the New South with “Junebug” on February 18

Ethics Film Series Explores the New South with "Junebug" on February 18

The annual Ethics Film Series at Duke University provides popular and accessible vehicles for talking about ethics around a particular theme. The 2014 installment explores the idea of a “New South,” featuring films that grapple with the realities of southern life and the tensions between social progress and persistent inequalities. Screenings and post-film discussions are free and open to the […]


2014 Ethics Film Series Explores the South with Four Acclaimed Films

2014 Ethics Film Series Explores the South with Four Acclaimed Films

The annual Ethics Film Series at Duke University provides popular and accessible vehicles for talking about ethics around a particular theme. The 2014 installment explores the idea of a “New South,” featuring four acclaimed films from the past decade that grapple with the realities of southern life and the tensions between social and cultural progress and persistent inequalities—Moving Midway, Junebug, deepsouth, and Beasts […]


William Greider on “The Politics of Money: In Search of Democracy,” January 17

William Greider on "The Politics of Money: In Search of Democracy," January 17

Legendary writer/activist William Greider will speak at Duke University’s Kenan Institute for Ethics on “The Politics of Money: In Search of Democracy.” During a forty-year career writing for The Washington Post, Rolling Stone, and now The Nation as its national affairs correspondent, Greider has focused on politics and economics, advocating for greater government transparency and accountability. Friday, January 17, […]


“The Icon Industry”: Exhibit Curated by MFA|EDA Student Caitlin M. Kelly Explores Images of Human Rights

"The Icon Industry": Exhibit Curated by MFA|EDA Student Caitlin M. Kelly Explores Images of Human Rights

Duke University MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts candidate and Kenan Graduate Arts Fellow Caitlin M. Kelly has curated an exhibit that explores, critiques, and celebrates the notion of the iconic image in human rights issues. The Icon Industry: The Visual Economy of Human Rights features work from six students at Duke and the University of […]


Free Screening: Award-Winning “Habibi” Closes Ethics Film Series on April 8

Free Screening: Award-Winning "Habibi" Closes Ethics Film Series on April 8

A tragic romance from Lebanese American writer, director, and producer Susan Youssef (named one of Filmmaker magazine’s “25 New Faces” to watch) is the final offering in the annual Ethics Film Series at Duke University (see all trailers below). Habibi is Youssef’s widely acclaimed fiction feature that tells a story of forbidden love between two students in the West Bank […]


“Nowhere People” Exhibit Opens with Discussion on the Ethics of Photography for Social Change

"Nowhere People" Exhibit Opens with Discussion on the Ethics of Photography for Social Change

Nowhere People, a traveling exhibition by photographer Greg Constantine, will be on view at Duke University’s Kenan Institute for Ethics from November 1 through November 20. In 2005 Constantine moved to Asia to begin work on the project, which documents the struggles of ethnic minority groups who have had their citizenship denied or taken away, leaving millions […]


2012 Ethics Film Series at Duke: Last Free Screening, Monday, April 23, “Human Terrain”

2012 Ethics Film Series at Duke: Last Free Screening, Monday, April 23, "Human Terrain"

Each spring, the annual Kenan Ethics Film Series at Duke University features films that provide popular and accessible vehicles for discussing ethics around a particular theme. This year’s theme is “condemned to be free,” with films that explore how individuals—even under the most oppressive circumstances—claim their existential freedom by taking responsibility for their decisions and […]


“One Summer in Damak: Glimpses of Life in a Bhutanese Refugee Camp” Exhibition at Duke University

"One Summer in Damak: Glimpses of Life in a Bhutanese Refugee Camp" Exhibition at Duke University

One Summer in Damak: Glimpses of Life in a Bhutanese Refugee Camp is an exhibition of photographs from Bhutanese refugee camps in Nepal. The exhibit is part of the Kenan Institute’s Bhutanese Resettlement Project, a multi-site community-based research project in eastern Nepal and Durham exploring the effects of resettlement upon Bhutanese refugees. One Summer in […]


2011 Ethics Film Series at Duke

2011 Ethics Film Series at Duke

The 2011 Ethics Film Series at Duke University features four films that touch on the theme of “community,” addressing the tensions that arise between individual rights and the common good and examining how individuals become members of and valued by their communities. The screenings and post-film discussions are free and open to the public. All […]


Ethics in Photography Workshop

Ethics in Photography Workshop

Ethics in Photography Workshop March 19-20, 2010 Richard White Lecture Hall, Duke University A collaboration of the Duke University Center for International Studies, DukeEngage, Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, Kenan Institute for Ethics, and the Office of Research Support DETAILS BELOW. The evening screening and the morning panel are free and open to […]


“Tongzhi In Love” Film Screening And Discussion

"Tongzhi In Love" Film Screening And Discussion

CDS Co-Sponsors Spring Film Series On “Control And Resistance”

CDS Co-Sponsors Spring Film Series On "Control And Resistance"