Study launched to assess risks of drilling, mining in Peru

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Duke University researchers have launched a new study to provide the first large-scale independent assessment of risks to human health and water resources from gas exploration and gold mining in one of the most biodiverse regions on Earth. continue to article in Duke Today
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CLACS welcomes new director, Patrick Duddy

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Please join us in welcoming our new CLACS faculty director, Patrick Duddy. Patrick Duddy is Senior Lecturing Fellow in Duke’s Fuqua School of Business. He teaches courses for the Fuqua School and also for the Sanford School of Public Policy.  From 2007 to 2010 he served as the US Ambassador to…
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Duke students work with coffee producers in Latin America

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Six Masters of Environmental Management students have written a blog about their project on Smallholder Coffee Producer Adaptation to Climate Change in Latin America. They are working in three groups, one each in Colombia, Guatemala, and Peru, and have created a bilingual blog about their experiences. The students are Claire Fox,…
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Radio Haiti archive to be preserved at Duke

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Radio Haiti tapes will be digitized and preserved in Duke's Rubenstein Library Human Rights Archive. Radio Haiti was first radio station to deliver news and commentary in Creole, the language most people there speak, and was one of the few places where political discussions could be heard during authoritarian rule. See…
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13 Exchange Grants to Brazil Awarded

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With funding from the Office of Global Strategies and Programs, the Duke Brazil Initiative was able to fund 13 exchange grants to send faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates to Brazil this summer to start collaborative projects with reserachers from a variety of fields and universities. In the second year of the…
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Recipe for the Zombi

Wednesdays @ the Center and CLACS presents "Recipe for the Zombi: From Haitian Ethnopsychiatry to Big Pharma in Haiti a talk by Deborah Jenson, Professor of Romance Studies and Global Health Wednesday, March 5 Noon-1 PM 240 John Hope Franklin Center Duke University light lunch served             Cross-cultural psychiatry was…
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Student Highlight: Caroline Garriott

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Growing up in Baltimore, MD, Caroline Garriott learned about her personal and academic passions from her daily experiences. Garriott’s community was deeply divided by race and economic status, a social phenomenon that she denominates as the “shadows of slavery.” One of her early childhood memories is having the opportunity to live…
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Global Brazil Humanities Lab

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Focusing on the arts, social movements, and environmental sciences, the new Global Brazil Humanities lab will begin in the Fall of 2014.  Join us for an "open house" March 19, 2014  4:30pm-6:00pm at the Smith Warehouse Garage to learn all about opportunities for undergraduates, graduates, and faculty! *Great opportunities to take…
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Duke Students show Support to SOS Venezuela

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On Sunday, February 16, a group of Duke students gathered at the steps of the Duke Chapel to show support for the international movement known as SOS Venezuela. This campaign is an anti-government movement that aims to protest against the “Chavista” government of Venezuela led by President Nicolas Maduro. The movement…
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