Faculty Highlight: Brenda Baletti

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Dr. Brenda Baletti is a professor at Duke in the Thompson Writing Program. She holds a Masters and PhD in Geography. Her background in this field has allowed Dr. Baletti to explore different topics, ranging from environmental science to cultural anthropology. Dr. Baletti’s current research focuses on how resistance confronts socio-political…
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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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Preventing Youth Violence in Central America and North Carolina

Monday, March 3 4.30-6.00 pm Room 200 Rubenstein Hall Sanford School of Public Policy Duke West Campus "Preventing Youth Violence in Central America and North Carolina" is part of the "Professors and Practitioners" series, a collaboration between the Duke Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the Duke Center for International…
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Denying Brazil film screening

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Duke's Brazil Initiative and the Brazilian and Global Portuguese Program present "Denying Brazil," a film by Joel Zito Araujo. Araujo will be present to discuss his award-winning documentary about race and the media in Brazil following the screening on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 7 PM in Hanes House Auditorium 131. Parking…
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Faculty Highlight: Dr. Renato Lopes

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For Dr. Renato Lopes, living and studying in his native Brazil have deeply contributed to his interests in medicine and clinical research. Dr. Lopes is an associate professor of medicine of the Department of Medicine in the divisions of internal medicine and cardiology in the Federal University of Sao Paulo, in…
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