What Does It Take for an Interdisciplinary Institute to Thrive at Duke?

Merson and Balleisen

Join us at the Forum for Scholars and Publics 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 the role of leadership in building interdisciplinary intellectual communities within research universities. Q&A from the audience to follow.

Light lunch served. Free and open to the public.

  • Friday, October 6, 2017
  • 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Cosponsored by the Forum for Scholars and Publics, the Office of the Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies, and the Duke Global Health Institute