By Ruihan Wan
Class of 2022
On April 13, 2020, The Freedom Lab invited Professor Nico Slate from Carnegie Mellon University to lead a discussion on the topic of “Gandhi, Vegetarianism, and Culinary Cosmopolitanism.” The Freedom Lab co-directors, Professors Jesse Olsavsky and Selina Lai-Henderson hosted the discussion. Humanities Research Center co-director Professor James Miller, Lab Manager Tim Smith, Professor Titas Chakraborty, and around 25 students attended the discussion. Continue reading “Freedom Lab Event Report on “Gandhi, Vegetarianism, and Culinary Cosmopolitanism””
By Ruihan Wan
Class of 2022
The Freedom Lab held its launch event on March 26th, organized by the co-directors of the Lab, Professor Selina Lai-Henderson and Professor Jesse Olsavsky. Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, this event was organized as an online meeting through Zoom. Around 60 students and faculty attended.
Continue reading “Report on Freedom Lab Launch Event”
Date: March 26
Time: 9pm (China time) / 9am (US Eastern time)
Zoom Meeting ID: 344-318-9585
Hosted by the Lab’s faculty and student researchers, the launch will introduce the Lab, its objectives and research projects, as well as a series of exciting events for 2020.
The launch will conclude with a Keynote by Professor Geoffrey Harpham (Senior Fellow, Kenan Institute on Ethics, Duke University) on “Freedom and the Character of Scholarship,” followed by a Question and Answer session. This event will be recorded and posted on the Freedom Lab Website for all to view. Continue reading “Freedom Lab: Launch Event”
April 13, 2020
8:30 PM (China Time) 8:30 AM (US Eastern Time)
Zoom Meeting ID: 261-330-4845
All in the DKU community are welcome to join in a discussion with Professor Nico Slate (Carnegie Mellon University) on the subject of vegetarianism and its relation to Gandhi’s political views on race, cosmopolitanism, and decolonization. Discussion will be based on two short pieces written by Professor Slate.
Nico Slate is a Professor of History at Carnegie Mellon University. He is author of 5 books, including Colored Cosmopolitanism: The Shared Struggle for Freedom in the United States and India. His most recent book is Gandhi’s Search for the Perfect Diet: Eating with the World in Mind.
Please contact Chi Zhang at firstname.lastname@example.org or Yifei Qi at email@example.com to get the readings.
Freedom Lab is excited to announce opportunities to hire student researchers on a part-time basis to work with various professors on their research projects. Students are allowed to work no more than 40 hours a month, and will get an hourly rate of 40 rmb. Below please find a list of research work that may interest you: Continue reading “Freedom Lab Calls for Student Researchers”
Global Engagements: Asian, African American and Asian American Internationalisms and Solidarities, 1918-2018
An exhibition co-hosted by Duke University and Duke Kunshan University
Co-organizers: Sucheta Mazumdar (Duke) and Selina Lai-Henderson (DKU)
Dates: February 10 – March 10 Continue reading “Freedom Lab Exhibition”