Duke - UNC Sponsor
The Kenan-Biddle Partnership, funded by the William R. Kenan Charitable Trust and The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, offers $5,000 grants to accepted project proposals that enhance the intellectual life at both universities by strengthening established or encouraging new collaborations between Duke and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Partnership awards approximately $50,000 in grant funds annually.
The John Spencer Bassett Memorial Fund has the broad goal of attempting to ensure student exposure to fine arts, sciences, politics, and any interesting and improving endeavours. It primarily fulfils this mandate by funding public lectures, special projects and/or experimental undertakings in the field of creative writing and communication arts.
The Office of DKU and China Initiatives coordinates the work of the various Duke units and teams involved in the planning and implementation of Duke Kunshan University (DKU), a joint venture university under construction in China that opened in 2014. Nora Bynum, vice provost for Duke Kunshan University and China initiatives, serves as the principal liaison among Duke, DKU, the city of Kunshan and Wuhan University. The DKU/China office supports and coordinates Duke's expanding research, education and outreach programs in China, and implements fundraising strategies for the new ventures.
The Duke AGS Program* is an interdisciplinary program that blends education and scholarship. Our mission is to raise future leaders by having students study past strategists and engage with current leaders. Through workshops, distinguished lectures, and courses, participants in AGS have the opportunity to interact with leaders from the world of policy as well as the best scholars writing on these topics today.
The University/Cultural Fund provides student organizations with financial resources to develop programs that promote any of the following: arts, co-curricular education, health and safety, multiculturalism and diversity, university/community service, and/or cross-cultural collaboration.
The DeWitt Wallace Center for Media & Democracy, in the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University, holds as a central component of its mission placing the knowledge created by its faculty and students in service to society. Through teaching, research and policy outreach, the Center responds to opportunities and challenges facing the media and our democracy today.
AMES is an innovative program dedicated to providing world-class education for twenty-first century global citizenship. Rethinking conventional modes of inquiry, AMES crosses disciplinary and regional boundaries and links cultural and historical transformations across Asia in a global context. The rigorous curriculum, grounded in humanistic perspectives, trains students for literacy in languages, literatures, visual cultures, and other forms of cross-cultural representations, to prepare future leadership in a wide range of fields and professions. AMES offers majors and minors in the Asian and Middle Eastern languages and cultures. Areas of concentration include Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Hindi, Japanese, and Korean. Our faculty specializes in second language acquisition, critical theory, gender and sexuality, and film and visual studies. AMES graduates go onto successful careers in the finance, health and medicine, law, cultural industry, academia, government, local and international NGOs, environmental programs, and more.
PASS offers new routes to the study of contemporary security issues in East Asia. By drawing together a network of scholars from the U.S., Japan, South Korea, China and Taiwan, PASS provides in-depth research on long-term security concerns with a focus on mapping the impact of domestic politics on regional security. PASS organizes conferences and lectures at Duke and around the U.S. that bring together scholars, policy analysts and government officials. Recent programs have been held at the United States Military Academy and the University of South Carolina, in addition to Duke University.
The Duke University Fellowship in Counterterrorism and Public Policy* is designed to provide professionals in the national security and counterterrorism fields with an intensive educational experience that will enhance their understanding of the American policymaking process, empower them to operate more effectively at higher level leadership and staff positions, and deepen their understanding of and familiarity with the counterterrorism and national security issues they will likely confront in their careers. The fellowship will provide foundational instruction in national security studies and the policymaking process, as well as more directed courses in areas such as intelligence, national security and counterterrorism policy, and regional studies. The Fellowship fulfills the Senior Service Education (SSE) requirements for military officers and other U.S. national security professionals.
The Asian/Pacific Studies Institute (APSI) is the focal point of research and teaching on the Asian/Pacific region at Duke University. Started in 1981, today APSI has more than 40 core faculty members at Duke and 20 affiliated faculty members from regional universities. It is the largest center for research and teaching on East Asia in the Southeast. The Center sponsors conferences, research, and teaching initiatives, as well as administering various scholarships and fellowships to students, both graduate and undergraduate.
Duke Student Government (DSG)* is the official governing body of undergraduate students at Duke. DSG acts as the principal liaison between students and the Duke administration and oversees the funding and approval of student organizations on campus. DSG represents the student voice at Duke, lobbying for policies and programs that better the undergraduate experience.
The Student Organization Finance Committee (SOFC) is the primary group on campus responsible for the recognition and funding of student groups. The SOFC is an up to 17-person undergraduate committee elected by the DSG Senate to allocate the student fund to recognized and chartered student groups. The main duties of the SOFC are: overseeing the Programming Fund, which is open to all recognized and chartered groups; running the Annual Budgeting process, through which money is allocated to chartered groups for the upcoming year; reviewing and recommending nascent student groups for recognized and chartered status.
The Africa Initiative (AI) is a faculty-led initiative that brings scholars together – from across Duke University and Duke University Health System – who have a shared interest, whether through their research or programmatic activities, in the countries and cultures of the African continent. Launched in January 2012, with funding from the Office of the Provost and support from the Office of Global Strategy and Programs, the goals of the initiative are to: build connections between schools, programs, institutes and departments; continue to foster new collaborations across disciplines; transport existing knowledge gained whether in Durham or the African continent to other Duke locations around the globe; explore and pursue new funding opportunities and sponsored research.
Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute The Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars and students to promote new understandings about human rights, with special emphasis on issues of gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, income inequality and the environment. The Center is committed to the goal of social justice, and the politics of forgiveness, accountability and reconciliation. It seeks to promote collaborative, cross-disciplinary , and critical thinking about human rights, with particular emphasis on developing undergraduate courses that highlight these questions, and sponsoring campus-wide events that encourage awareness and activism on human rights issues.
Carolina Asia Center: Founded in 2002 the Carolina Asia Center (CAC) is the University of North Carolina’s flagship organization for Asia-related activities and plays an important role in promoting the university’s global strategy.The mission of the Center is to positively transform the understanding of and relationship with Asia, and to equip students and others with the knowledge of Asia to assume leadership roles. The Center works with the College of Arts and Sciences, professional schools, and various departments, centers and student organizations at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and collaborates with other regional and international institutions to develop and implement educational programs on Asia. The Center seeks to increase resources for the study and research of Asia and opportunities to engage with Asia through seminars, language study, outreach, cultural competency, study abroad, and visiting scholars programs.
Phillips Ambassadors: The Phillips Ambassadors is a scholarship program for study abroad in Asia. Students choose from more than 50 UNC-approved study abroad programs in Asia. The program is open to qualified UNC-Chapel Hill undergraduates from all academic majors. Up to two awards are available to Duke undergraduates each summer. The Phillips Ambassadors is a program of the Carolina Asia Center in association with UNC’s study abroad office. Recipients of the award are required to share their experiences abroad in a meaningful way with their campus and/or hometown community. The Phillips Ambassadors Program is made possible through a gift to UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences and Kenan-Flagler Business School from alumnus Earl N. “Phil” Phillips, Jr., an entrepreneur and former U. S. ambassador, and his family.
UNC Student Congress is the legislative branch of UNC Student Government. We handle funding requests for student organizations, maintain the Student Government Code (the rules by which Student Government operates), and respond to requests for help from students in a broad range of issues regarding student life at UNC. Every member of the student body has representation in Student Congress.
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