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.
Edward J. Balleisen
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 ...