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.
The prestigious awards for Duke University’s Class of 2026 include11 international students from three continents. The scholarships are administered by Duke's Office of University Scholars and Fellows (OUSF). Read on Duke Today.
Interviewed by The Dialogue on the easing of U.S. sanctions on Venezuela, Duke University's Patrick Duddy says that "US must avoid thinking that rehabilitating the dilapidated Venezuelan oil sector will yield any near-term relief to the current energy crisis." Duddy is a former U.S. Ambassador to Venezuela and the director of Duke University Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.
On 6.7.2022, the U.S. Senate Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe—also known as the Helsinki Commission—invited our Rethinking Diplomacy fellow Dr. Benjamin Schmitt to speak about European Energy Security Post-Russia. Schmitt was joined by Yuriy Vitrenko (CEO, Naftogaz Ukraine) and Costanze Stelzenmüller (Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution.)
Former U.S. Ambassador and DUCIGS Rethinking Diplomacy fellow, W. Robert Pearson, writes on The Hill that “diplomacy is about avoiding crises as much as solving them.” Read how Anticipatory Diplomacy would help avert future crises before they burst open.
WATCH - The contributors to a new book, " Embodied Enactments: Human Rights in Colombian Literature and Cultural Production ," shared their work in a talk for Wednesdays at the Center at the John Hope Franklin Center on March 30, 2022.
At a Wednesdays at the Center at Duke, Dr. Banu Gökariksel (UNC Chapel Hill) discussed the dynamic entanglements of everyday relations between Alevi and Sunni neighbors in three cities across Turkey. In the presentation, Dr. Gökariksel explained how "effective architecture" creates both engagement opportunities but also anxious antagonisms among neighbors.