Wednesdays at the Center Series

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Wednesdays at the Center is a topical weekly series in which scholars, students, artists, journalists, musicians, and community members speak informally about their work in conversation with Duke students, staff, faculty, and the wide community connected to the John Hope Franklin Center. The series, which began in March 2006, welcomes audience members weekly during the regular semester over the lunch hour. All events in the series are free and open to the public.

Fall 2022

The John Hope Franklin Center, in conjunction with the Duke University Center for International and Global Studies (DUCIGS), is now accepting applications for Wednesdays at the Center meetings for the fall 2022 semester series. The format for the fall semester is online. 

We accept applications on a wide range of topics that are of both local and global interest. Inspired by Dr. Franklin's legacy, and in line with past series, we welcome submissions that promote conversations on racial equity, social justice, and community engagement. List of past events: Wednesdays at the Centers.

Applications are due by July 29, 2022 via Qualtrics.

The Wednesdays at the Center Series is hosted by the John Hope Franklin Center and organized by DUCIGS and other partners. For questions or more information, please reach out to Meredith Watkins (

Explore the coverage of the past Wednesdays at the Center events.


There are no upcoming events.


Meredith Watkins