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Building an Interdisciplinary Institute at Duke

Date

Oct 06 2017

Time

11:45 am - 1:00 pm

Location

Forum for Scholars and Publics

011 Old Chemistry Building, Duke's West Campus Quad

Building an Interdisciplinary Institute at Duke

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Building an Interdisciplinary Institute at Duke

Opportunities and Challenges

Join us 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 key factors in building interdisciplinary intellectual communities within research universities. Q&A from the audience to follow. A light lunch will be served. The event is free and open to the public.

Co-sponsored by the Forum for Scholars and Publics, the Office of the Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies, and the Duke Global Health Institute.

Speakers

Michael H. Merson

Duke University

Michael H. Merson, M.D., is the founding director of the Duke Global Health Institute and vice chancellor for Duke-National University of Singapore affairs. He has held leadership positions at the Centers for Disease Control, Cholera Research Laboratory in Bangladesh, Diarrheal Diseases Control Program and Global Program on AIDS at the World…...

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Edward J. Balleisen

Duke University

Edward J. Balleisen is Duke's Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies, as well as Professor of History and Public Policy. Balleisen has written widely on the historical intersections among law, business, and policy in the United States, as well as the evolution of American regulatory institutions and contemporary debates on regulatory…...

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