On September 10th, 2022 at 10AM , the Museum of Durham History will celebrate the installment of Dr. John Hope Franklin memorial plaque in Durham Central Park. The "History Grove" plaque accompanies a bench honoring Dr. Franklin's legacy and his Durham roots.
Former Duke Sanford professor, Indermit Gill, was appointed World Bank's Chief Economist and Senior Vice President for International Development. Gill was an Associate Fellow of the Duke Center for International and Global Studies and the director of the Duke Center for International Development.
With our partners of the National Science Policy Network (NSPN), we recently co-hosted the first-of-its-kind Space Diplomacy hackathon, where three teams pitched their ideas on how to solve the most urgent space issues. Read a summary about the event.
Last April 19, Larry Bellorín and musicians Joe Troop and Sophia Enríquez played Latin American music at the John Hope Franklin Center to celebrate the opening of “ Raíces, Rutas y Ritmos: The Influence of Latin American Music in North Carolina ,” an exhibition of Maka Ca’chiquel photographer Roderico Yool Díaz .
Dr. Benjamin L. Schmitt (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and DUCIGS/Rethinking Diplomacy Fellow) spoke to Harvard International Review about the future of Space Diplomacy and the need of international norms to regulate the use of space by nation states and private-sector entities.
In this paper, Ambassador (ret.) W. Robert Pearson examines the principles and the methodology of "Anticipatory Diplomacy", an approach to diplomacy seeking "to anticipate issues that will be crises if we don’t act." Amb. Pearson is the founder of the Rethinking Diplomacy Program at Duke University Center for International & Global Studies.
Read Duke Today's recap of the DUCIGS/SpaceDiplomacyLab event with Prof. Saadia Pekkanen (Univ. of Washington) who showed how satellite data from private companies helped drive diplomatic strategies in the current war and deliver aid to Ukrainian citizens.
Duke Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies honored Travis Knoll, Zachary Levine, Sara O’Malley, Diana Quintero Giraldo, and Kristina Williams with a celebratory website. Learn more about the students' journey and research projects.