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There and Back Again: Haitian Children in Detention Camps

August 5, 2018

Sanha Lim is student from Chicago currently studying computer science and journalism at Duke University (T'21). His passion is in telling stories, and he loves discovering something special in the mundane. In his spare time, he fences, browses... more

Print Culture and Resistance Among Cuban Refugees at Guantánamo Bay

July 22, 2018

Alyssa Perez is a rising junior in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences at Duke University, where she is majoring in History and minoring in Global Health. Alyssa was born in Miami, Florida, and as the granddaughter of Cuban refugees has always... more

Spring 2018 Highlights

May 16, 2018

  Thank you to the panelists, partners, community members, and Duke faculty, staff, and students who made Spring 2018 a success at FSP! Over the summer, check our online calendar to find out what we have cooking for the Fall (we'll be... more

Listening for Surrealist Ethnography | Eugene Chadbourne's Dreamory

May 1, 2018

On November 17, 2017, Jay Hammond and the Forum for Scholars and Publics hosted a reading and performance by Eugene Chadbourne and friends. Chadbourne kicked off the event by reading passages from his tome Dreamory and was joined on stage by... more

Duke Performances | Black Atlantic

March 22, 2018

The music of the Black Atlantic is our global soundtrack.

How Jonathan Demme Walked the Walk in Haiti - a reflection by Laura Wagner

May 5, 2017

Our colleague Laura Wagner recently published this reflection on Jonathan Demme's passion for Haiti and his friendship with the founder of Radio Haïti-Inter, Jean Dominique. Radio Haiti Lives was one of the first projects of the FSP, and the... more

The Possibility of a Public

April 7, 2017

On March 3, 2017, the Forum for Scholars and Publics hosted a conversation between Corey Robin and Jed Purdy about the purpose and promise of public intellectuals in the United States today. In this guest post, scholar/activist Peter Pihos reflects... more

Generous Listening

December 19, 2016

“You know how you’re not supposed to be thinking while the other person is talking, right?

A Musical Passage Across Time and Place

August 4, 2016

In Musical Passage: Voyage to 1688 Jamaica, historian Laurent Dubois, composer David K. Garner, and literary scholar Mary Caton Lingold tell the story of a travel document and provide recordings that interpret the fascinating music unexpectedly ... more


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