Starting with a Ford Foundation Grant in the mid-1990s, the Graduate Working Groups on Global Issues have been a vital part of the Duke University Center for International and Global Studies (DUCIGS) programming for more than twenty years. During this time, DUCIGS has supported dozens of interdisciplinary topical working groups, which are run entirely by the graduate students themselves. The meetings serve as a forum for discussing broad global issues of interest to their members. Equally important, they provide a place for Duke graduate students to share their individual research and to gain feedback from a variety of disciplinary viewpoints. This academic year, DUCIGS is pleased to fund fourteen such groups, with two of them co-funded by the Africa Initiative and two by the Global Asia Initiative.
October 4, 2018