Thank you Duke Colloquium participants!


After five years of great speakers and conversations aimed at bringing the humanities into the professions, the Duke Colloquium will conclude as of July 2014. Look for information soon from the Provost's Office regarding a successor program that will aim to impact a smaller number of students in a deeper and more sustainable way.

Past Events


Series V: November 12 - 14, 2013Proyecto Boston-Medellín-Durham (PBMD) —

PBMD is a multi-media transnational exhibition founded and directed by Dr. Tamera Marko of Emerson College in Boston and produced and hosted by students, faculty and staff at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Medellín, Emerson College in Boston and the Duke Colloquium at Duke University.

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Series IV: April 16 & 17, 2013Brian Goldman, M.D.—

Emergency Department Physician, Broadcaster and Author

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Series III: February 7, 2013Jessica Jackley—

Founder and former Chief Marketing Officer of KIVA, the world’s first peer-to-peer microlending website.

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Series II: April 11–13, 2012 Howard Gardner—

Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education

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Series I: March 21–23, 2011 Leon Botstein—

President of Bard College, American Symphony Orchestra Music Director and Author

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April 2014 "Art as a Career" Series Student Directors—

Carolyn Mayer, ’15

Nikki Whang, ’14

Benton Wise, G’14

Kathy Zhou, ’14

Student Directors were selected on the basis of their interest in the Colloquium’s mission, willingness and ability to devote time to thoughtful preparation, interests that relate to the visiting scholar’s, and meeting the specific qualifications... More ›