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  • Analyzing Water Debt in North Carolina

    Analyzing Water Debt in North Carolina

    By Katy Hansen, PhD Candidate, Environmental Policy Estimates suggest repairing and expanding water, wastewater, and stormwater systems in North Carolina will cost $26 billion over the next 20 years. But […]

     
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  • America’s Favorite Orphan

    America’s Favorite Orphan

    It won’t come as much of a shock to people that archival research can be boring. For every magnificent find, every gem that validates all your research, every surprising, wild […]

     
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  • Looking Back: Syngman Rhee Addresses the American-Korean Foundation, 1954

    North Korea has been in the news a lot in the past year and a half. It’s been a real rollercoaster of unexpected diplomacy, and very much expected nuclear anxiety. […]

     
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  • On the Ethics and Politics of Humanitarian Representation and Intervention

    On the Ethics and Politics of Humanitarian Representation and Intervention

    Gruesome tales and graphic war photos, scenes of starving children and battered refugees. These stories and images have long been a mainstay of Western popular media and public culture, from […]

     
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  • Hierarchies of Humanity: Refugees and Asylum in West Germany

    Hierarchies of Humanity: Refugees and Asylum in West Germany

    Greetings from Berlin, Germany, where I’ve just wrapped up my first full week with a Duke Human Rights research grant. The work that I’m doing here is for a history […]

     
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  • Exhuming Memory

    Exhuming Memory

    By Tyler Goldberger This past week, I was fortunate enough to join the Asociación para la Recuperación de la Memoria Histórica at an exhumation site. While working alongside this inspirational […]

     
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  • The Intentionality of Memory

    The Intentionality of Memory

    By Tyler Goldberger, ’19 Now approximately eight weeks into my summer research position, I have had the unique opportunity to learn about historical memory from both an academic and personal […]

     
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  • The Ethics of Memory

    The Ethics of Memory

    By Tyler Goldberger This summer has challenged me when thinking about memory. What does memory look like? What should memory look like? Do there exist any “requirements” when talking about how […]

     
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  • The Importance of Remembering the Past

    The Importance of Remembering the Past

    By Tyler Goldberger ’19 I came to Spain ready to gather research, but things started off a little bit slow because my boss, Óscar, broke his phone and could not […]

     
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  • Visit to the Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace and Justice

    Visit to the Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace and Justice

     
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