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October 2014

Joe Ingle and Jeremy Collins , “Race, Incarceration and the Death Penalty”

October 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Westbrook 0016 – Duke Divinity School,
407 Chapel Drive, Durham, NC 27708 United States
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This panel brings together two leading national (and in fact international) figures in the fight against the death penalty, and against the racialization of criminal justice in the USA. They will tell their stories, and then the room will be opened up for a public discussion  moderated by Luke Powery, Dean of Duke Chapel. Free pizza and a beverage will be provided to all students from 5:30pm. Rev. Joe Ingle, a UMC minister from Tennessee, is a leading figure in the fight against the death…

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A History of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières

October 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
011 Old Chem.

The Forum for Scholars and Publics will host a lunch with Laurence Binet, the Director of Studies of Fondation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) for MSF International and the internal historian for Doctors Without Borders/MSF. After having studied history at University of Caen (France) and international relations at Paris Institute of Political Sciences (France), she worked as a free-lance journalist for the French media for 20 years, while doing casual assignments for Doctors Without Borders/MSF. Since 1999, as Director of Studies, she has been in…

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R!C!A! Film Screening: Waste Land

October 30 @ 6:30 pm
Smith Warehouse, FHI Garage, Bay 4,
114 S Buchanan Blvd, Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Filmed over nearly three years, WASTE LAND follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world’s largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of “catadores”—self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. Muniz’s initial objective was to “paint” the catadores with garbage. However, his collaboration with these inspiring characters as they recreate photographic images of themselves out of garbage…

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November 2014

Gene Nichol, “Poverty, North Carolina and the American Flight From Equality”

November 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Smith Warehouse, FHI Garage, Bay 4,
114 S Buchanan Blvd, Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Gene Nichol is Boyd Tinsley distinguished professor of law and Director of the Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity at the University of North Carolina. From 2005-2008, he was president of the College of William and Mary. Nichol was Burton Craige professor and dean of the law school at UNC (1999-2005); law dean at the University of Colorado (1988-1995); and Cutler professor and director of the William & Mary Bill of Rights Institute (1985-1988). A widely published author, he is also…

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Human Rights, Truth Telling and Justice Symposium

November 14 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Smith Warehouse, FHI Garage, Bay 4,
114 S Buchanan Blvd, Durham, NC 27701 United States
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The symposium will focus on truth telling and justice in the context of human rights, and will include speakers Eduardo Gonzalez-Cueva, Pamela Merchant, Andrea Peto and Kimberly Theidon. Free lunch provided. Please RSVP to emily.stewart@duke.edu by Thursday November 13th. Eduardo González is Director of the International Center for Transitional Justice’s (ICTJ) Truth and Memory Program, which provides advice to countries on truth commissions, declassification of archives, memorialization activities, museums, and other instruments.  He has provided technical and strategic support to truth-seeking initiatives…

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January 2015

Prospects for Accountability in Latin America

January 22, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Smith Warehouse, FHI Garage, Bay 4,
114 S Buchanan Blvd, Durham, NC 27701 United States
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This will include speakers Kate Doyle, Jo Marie Burt and Diane Nelson. Free lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to emily.stewart@duke.edu by Wednesday, January 21st at 12 p.m. Kate Doyle is a Senior Analyst of U.S. policy in Latin America at the National Security Archive. She directs several major research projects, including the Guatemala Project, which collects declassified U.S. and Guatemalan government documents on the countries’ shared history from 1954, and the Evidence Project, connecting the right to truth and access…

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R!C!A! Film Screening: Granito: How to Nail a Dictator

January 22, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Smith Warehouse, FHI Garage, Bay 4,
114 S Buchanan Blvd, Durham, NC 27701 United States
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In a stunning milestone for justice in Central America, a Guatemalan court recently charged former dictator Efraín Rios Montt with genocide for his brutal war against the country’s Mayan people in the 1980s — and Pamela Yates’ 1983 documentary, When the Mountains Tremble, provided key evidence for bringing the indictment. Granito: How to Nail a Dictator tells the extraordinary story of how a film, aiding a new generation of human rights activists, became a granito — a tiny grain of sand — that…

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February 2015

R!C!A! Film Screening: The One Who Builds

February 5, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Smith Warehouse, FHI Garage, Bay 4,
114 S Buchanan Blvd, Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Televisions around America light up every night with the news of people displaced by war, famine and political unrest. The struggles of refugees are often seen as a distant problem, a world away from the living rooms of America and only a click away from something more entertaining. What the citizens of Greensboro, North Carolina often do not realize is that these displaced persons are their neighbors.  Nearly 8,000 of Greensboro’s 270,000 citizens are refugees: people who have been forced…

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March 2015

R!C!A! Film Screening: Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare

March 19, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Smith Warehouse, FHI Garage, Bay 4,
114 S Buchanan Blvd, Durham, NC 27701 United States
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It’s not surprising that healthcare tops many Americans’ concerns and is at the center of a political firestorm in our nation’s Capitol. But the current battle over cost and access does not ultimately address the root of the problem: we have a disease-care system, not a healthcare system. Escape Fire examines the powerful forces maintaining the status quo, a medical industry designed for quick fixes rather than prevention, for profit-driven care rather than patient-driven care. After decades of resistance, a movement to bring innovative high-touch, low-cost…

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David Tolbert, “The Future of Transitional Justice”

March 25, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Smith Warehouse, FHI Garage, Bay 4,
114 S Buchanan Blvd, Durham, NC 27701 United States
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David Tolbert was appointed president of ICTJ in March of 2010. Previously he served as registrar (assistant secretary-general) of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon and prior to that was assistant secretary-general and special expert to the United Nations secretary-general on United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials.  From 2004 to 2008 Mr. Tolbert served as deputy chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). In addition Mr. Tolbert taught international law and human rights at…

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