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Satire Under Siege

A Conversation with International Cartoonists
September 20th, 2016
12:00 PM

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IMPORTANT UPDATE: THE LUNCH FOR THIS EVENT WILL BEGIN AT 11:40 IN OUR USUAL SPACE IN THE OLD CHEMISTRY BUILDING. HOWEVER, ONLY LUNCH WILL BE IN THIS SPACE. AT NOON, WE'LL MOVE TO CLASSROOM 5 IN THE LINK IN PERKINS LIBRARY. IF YOU'RE NOT ARRIVING UNTIL NOON, PLEASE PLAN TO GO STRAIGHT TO THE LIBRARY.

DIRECTIONS TO THE LIBRARY: http://maps.duke.edu/map/index.php?id=21#!s/key=Link?m/4933

DIRECTIONS TO THE LINK, CLASSROOM 5: https://link.duke.edu/sites/link.duke.edu/files/uploads/assets/link_map.pdf

We apologize for the inconvenience, but the heavy rains on Sunday and Monday caused damage to our seminar room, and we're working to repair this as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Forum for Scholars and Publics (Old Chemistry Building Room 011)

Light lunch served at 11:45 am

Cartoonists are on the front line of freedom of expression around the world today. They employ a very potent tool - ridicule -  to puncture the pomposity of the powerful. But the powerful don’t often appreciate the joke. We will talk today with two of the globe’s most effective cartoonists and discuss the challenges of being a satirist battling repressive political regimes. Kevin "Kal" Kallaugher will moderate this discussion with Godfrey Mwampembwa "Gado" of Kenya and Rayma Suprani of Venezuela.

A prelude to the Duke-AAEC Political Cartoon & Satire Festival being held at Duke Sept. 22-24. More info about the festival can be found here.

 





 

Godfrey Mwampembwa (GADO)

Cartoonist Godfrey Mwampembwa, a.k.a GADO was born in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. GADO is the editorial cartoonist for the Nation Newspapers In Nairobi. He ...

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Rayma Suprani

Rayma Suprani is a Venezuelan political cartoonist persecuted by the government, first under President Hugo Chávez, and now under his successor Nicolás Maduro. For more than 19 years, Suprani worked at El Universal, one of Venezuela’s largest dailies. She ...

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Kevin Kallaugher (KAL)

Kevin Kallaugher (KAL) is the international award-winning editorial cartoonist for The Economist magazine of London and The Baltimore Sun. In a distinguished career than spans 38 years, Kal has created over 8000 cartoons and 140 magazine covers. His resumé includes six collections of ...

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