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Do Lunch with Kenneth Feinberg

Picture of Kenneth Feinberg sitting in a chair. Green background, orange shirt, black and white face.
Thursday, November 07, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Kenneth Feinberg
Do Lunches

The Do Lunches are open to Duke undergraduates only, and are an opportunity for face-to-face conversations with public intellectuals, authors, and practitioners. Ask Feinberg any question you want - how did he develop systems for determining compensation from complex losses, how did he end up in this role in the first place, what is his favorite flavor of ice cream - it is up to you! The Lunch will take place on November 7th at noon in 107F West Duke. Food will be from Happy + Hale. Please RSVP to, noting any food restrictions.

This coming week, Kenan welcomes Kenneth Feinberg for the 2019 Kenan Distinguished Lecture. Feinberg's book and forthcoming movie What is Life Worth?, focuses on his work administering the federal 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund. With the first-of-its-kind fund established by Congress, Feinberg navigated through the epicenter of the pain and grief of survivors and families who lost loved ones in order to calculate appropriate awards for each claim. Over the course of three years, he learned most importantly that "no check, no matter how large, could make the families and victims of 9/11 whole again." An expert in the field of mediation and alternative dispute resolution, Feinberg has administered compensation funds for high-profile events of our era including: the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster, the Boston Marathon bombings, the Volkswagen emissions scandal, and most recently the Boeing 737 MAX crashes.

Contact: Mari Joerstad