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Faculty Bookwatch: "Speaking of Duke: Leading the 21st-Century University"

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017
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5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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President Richard H. Brodhead

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At 5:30pm on Wednesday, April 19, we will be holding a Faculty Bookwatch event for William Preston Few Professor of English and Duke University President Richard H. Brodhead, to celebrate his forthcoming book from Duke University Press: Speaking of Duke: Leading the 21st-Century University. The Franklin Humanities Institute and the Duke Libraries have co-sponsored the annual Faculty Bookwatch program since 2004 to promote interdisciplinary conversations on major recent books by Duke humanities faculty.

External guest respondents will be University of Virginia Buckner W. Clay Dean of Arts & Sciences (and former Franklin Humanities Institute director) Ian Baucom, and Harvard University Professor of Business Administration and History and Chairman of the Harvard China Fund William Kirby. Duke respondents will be Richard Powell (John Spencer Bassett Professor of Art and Art History), and Sarah Beckwith (Katherine Everett Gilbert Professor and Chair of English). With support from the Nasher Museum of Art, the event will take place in the Nasher Auditorium, with a book signing and reception to follow in the Atrium.

Contact: Sarah Rogers