Within this program are a number of thematic graduate working groups that are both interdisciplinary in their membership and student-driven in their design. Meetings are held roughly four times each semester, during which students are encouraged to share their individual perspectives on issues of a global nature. Often selected readings are discussed, and students have the opportunity to share their own research with the group in order to receive feedback from a variety of disciplines.
Individual descriptions and coordinator contact information are here.
- Challenges in International Development
- Community Participation & Social Networks in India*
- Electricity in Latin America & the Caribbean (ELAC)
- Entrepreneurship & Preventive Medicine in Global Health
- Explainable Artificial Intelligence in the Real World*
- Exploring Traditional Medicine in Africa (DAGPSA)**
- Global Environmental Health & Energy (GEHE)
- Graduates Engineering & Researching Microbiomes (GERM)
- Humor & Politics
- Informed Choices for Equitable Development
- Money, Finance and Culture
- Neurosurgery in East Africa**
- Ocean Policy
- Slavery, War and Gender
The Duke University Center for International & Global Studies (DUCIGS) invites proposals for working groups at the start of each academic year. DUCIGS provides funding for expenses related to meetings - including food, readings and audio-visual materials. Further, groups are eligible to apply for additional support for special events during the academic year, including workshops, symposia and mini-conferences.
The 2017-18 COMPETITION IS CLOSED. Please check back in late Summer 2018 for information on applying to next year's Graduate Working Groups competition.