The Duke University Center for International and Global Studies


The Duke University Center for International and Global Studies (DUCIGS) grounds its research, teaching, and programming on the deep, region and culture-specific knowledge and experience of its organizational units while exploring global topics, pursuing interdisciplinary and cross-regional collaboration, and welcoming new approaches within areas studies and global studies. 

The mission of DUCIGS is to:

  • Support, engage, and connect researchers, students, departments, and schools to work on international issues
  • Promote interdisciplinary research and education to understand and engage with challenging global issues
  • Support and coordinate the activities of the area studies centers, councils, and initiatives

Learn more about our programs, awards, and academic offerings in our Annual Report.  To receive information about our upcoming events, please subscribe to our mailing list.


2204 Erwin Road
Duke University
Box 90404
Durham, NC 27708


Phone: (919) 668-1920
Fax: (919) 684-8749

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Location Information

We are located in the John Hope Franklin Center for Interdisciplinary and International Studies (on the northwest corner of the intersection of Trent Drive and Erwin Road) on Duke's Central Campus, near the Duke Medical Center and the VA Hospital and across from the C4 and C5 bus stops.

The building is generally open Monday through Friday. Extended hours vary for special events on evenings and weekends. 

When traveling to the Franklin Center for the first time, please be aware that there are multiple entities named after John Hope Franklin at Duke University. 

There are many local bus lines that take you to the Franklin Center. The Transloc application is helpful when checking the location of buses in real time. The following local lines come within two blocks of the Franklin Center: 

Durham Public Transportation 

Duke Bus from VA and 9th St to the Franklin Center 

Duke Buses from East Campus to the Franklin Center 

Duke Buses from West Campus to the Franklin Center 


Visitor parking is available at several locations near the Franklin Center, particularly paid weekday parking in the Medical Center Parking Garage IIon the same block (enter from Elba Street). 

Speakers and Presenters may be designated a Reserved Parking Space in the Franklin Center Parking Lot with advance notice. 

Weekend and Evening Parking 
*Duke Family Medicine/Pickens Building Parking Lot 

Please note, the Duke Family Medicine parking lot is ONLY available after hours. Ticketing and Towing are enforced during regular business hours.