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***This event has been canceled in accordance with the Duke severe weather policy.*** It’s an important “moment” to be civically engaged in the U.S. Whether you’re passionate about immigration, human rights, women’s empowerment, education, conservation, or health, you’ll make a better advocate if you’ve truly considered perspectives other than your own. But if you’ve ever tried, you know that true dialogue across difference is difficult.

There are a growing number of initiatives at Duke and beyond to inspire and teach us about civil discourse. On Thursday, January 18th, from 5:30-7:00 PM in Rubenstein Library 349, DukeEngage and the Global Education Office are hosting a conversation about this important topic. Participants include:

  • Eric Mlyn, Assistant Vice Provost for Civic Engagement and DukeEngage Director
  • Imam Abdullah Antepli, Duke’s Chief Representative of Muslim Affairs and Senior Fellow with the Duke Office of Civic Engagement
  • Ada Gregory, Associate Director of the Kenan Institute for Ethics and Program Director, DukeEngage New York
  • Thomas Williams, Postdoctoral Fellow, Science & Society and Program Director, DukeEngage DC
  • Carina Arellano ’17, Admissions Officer and alumna, DukeEngage New York
  • BJ James ’19, Political Science major and alumnus, DukeEngage DC

DukeEngage values humility, respect, and curiosity as tools for authentic dialogue and civic engagement. Whether you’re considering applying for a DukeEngage program in the U.S., have already been accepted or participated in DukeEngage, or are just interested in this topic, you are invited to hear the stories and advice of these fellow travelers, and to bring your own questions and experiences.

This event is the second of two focused on Engaging in the U.S. in advance of our Jan 23 application deadline for U.S.-based group programs. The first is a U.S. Programs Informational Fair, held on Tuesday, January 16th from 11-2 in Rubenstein Library 153. It is also part of the “Back at Duke” series for students returning from DukeEngage/study away programs.

Light snacks will be served. Registration encouraged (but not required).

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