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Building an Interdisciplinary Institute at Duke: Opportunities and Challenges

A Discussion with Mike Merson
October 6th, 2017
11:45 AM

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FSP | Building an Interdisciplinary Institute at DukeFriday, October 6, 2017
Forum for Scholars and Publics
11:45 am - 1 pm

011 Old Chem
Duke's West Campus Quad
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Join us for a conversation with Mike Merson, founding director of the Duke Global Health Institute. Ed Balleisen, historian and Duke’s third Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies, will interview Dr. Merson about his experiences guiding a vibrant Duke institute from its launch through its first ten years. Their discussion will focus on key factors in building interdisciplinary intellectual communities within research universities. Q&A from the audience to follow. A light lunch will be served. The event is free and open to the public.

Co-sponsored by the Forum for Scholars and Publics, the Office of the Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies, and the Duke Global Health Institute.

Michael H. Merson, M.D.

Duke University
Michael H. Merson, M.D., is the founding director of the Duke Global Health Institute [1] and vice chancellor for Duke-National University of Singapore affairs. He has held leadership positions at the Centers for Disease Control, Cholera Research Laboratory in Bangladesh, Diarrheal Diseases Control Program and ...
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Edward J. Balleisen

Duke University
Edward J. Balleisen is Duke's Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies, as well as Professor of History and Public Policy. Balleisen has written widely on the historical intersections among law, business, and policy in the United States, as well as the evolution of American regulatory institutions ...
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