Wednesdays at the Center Series

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Wednesdays at the Center is a topical weekly series in which scholars, artists, journalists, and others speak informally about their work in conversation with Duke students, staff, faculty, and community members. The series, which began in March 2006, typically welcomes around 50 audience members every week throughout the academic semesters over the lunch hour.  All events in the series are free and open to the public. A light lunch is served at each event. 

The John Hope Franklin Center (JHFC) and the Duke Center for International and Global Studies (DUCIGS) are launching the 2020/2021 Wednesdays at the Centers series virtually.  The Wednesdays at the Center series, the John Hope Franklin Center, and the international area study centers in DUCIGS have worked in the past to address issues of racism, inequality, and marginalization both globally and locally.

This year, we will intensify our focus on anti racism under the rubric:

JHF | Global Anti-Racism (histories of action)

Spring 2021

DUCIGS and JHFC are now accepting applications for Wednesdays at the Center lectures for the 2021 spring semester. All events will be held online through Zoom and should be aligned with our Global Anti-Racism (histories of action) rubric. Please apply through Qualtrics. All applications are due by December 18. 

The Wednesdays at the Center Series is hosted by the John Hope Franklin Center and organized by the Duke University's Center for International and Global Studies (DUCIGS) and other partners.  Recordings from the events are made available on the Franklin Center’s YouTube channel.

For any questions, please contact Meredith Watkins.



Meredith Watkins