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    New Class for Spring 2015: ICS 314S, Doing Global Research

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    New Class for Spring 2015: Transnational Feminisms

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    Alumni Spotlight '08: Megan Moskop shares her past experiences with ICS at Duke and her current work as a Special Education teacher in New York City, NY.

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    ICS Honors Students Jonathan Hafferkamp, Fei Gao, Eun Min Park, Ieshia Smith, & Chloe Songer with Dr. Cheri Ross. Congrats to our Distinguished Thesis Award Winner, Ieshia Smith!

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    We're so proud of our ICS rising senior, Jamie Bergstrom, who recently received the Truman Scholarship!

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    ICS Capstone with Dr. Jessica Namakkal 

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    Senior Spotlight: Leilani Doktor talks about her ICS capstone paper and her article "Defining Democracy in Algeria" which will soon be published in the Journal of International Relations

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    Faculty Spotlight on Dr. Jessica Namakkal who joined the Duke faculty and ICS community in August 2013, interview by Mary Lagdameo

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    Ariana Curtis '02 who graduated with her doctorate in anthropology at American University in May 2012, shares how ICS was the foundation for her academic and professional success

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    ICS 195 students listen to Camila Vignaud '13 (far right), and Michelle Lemani '13 (center) talk about ICS Capstone seminar and the major

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    Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, Washington, D.C., October 2012, photo by Jeff Dillman

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    Prof. Cheri Ross, ICS Distinction Coordinator, speaks to ICS majors interested in pursuing an honors thesis

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New Class for Spring 2015: ICS 314S, Doing Global Research

ICS 314S: Doing Global Research Spring 2015 - T/Th, 1:25-2:40pm Professor Jessica Namakkal Doing Global Research is a chance for students to gain experience with a variety of research methods that cross both disciplines and borders. Class discussions and… Read More...
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New Class for Spring 2015: Transnational Feminisms

Women's Studies (WS) 369S, International Comparative Studies (ICS) 208S, Global Health (GH) 208S Spring 2015 - W/F 10:05 - 11:20am Professor Frances Hasso Explore feminist projects and approaches that cross a variety of borders. Under what conditions is solidarity… Read More...
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Art Rising: Exhibition of Photographs by and about Boniface Mwangi, Kenyan Photographer and Activist

Please join us at a reception to meet Boniface Mwangi and to see his exhibit of photographs telling the story of his journey from photo jounrnalist to activist on Wednesday, October, 15th at 6pm at the Fredric Jameson Gallery,… Read More...
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Taste of ICS: Join us for an ice cream social on Monday, Oct. 20th, 3-5 pm - Bivins Bldg. East Campus

International Comparative Studies (ICS) hosts a fall welcome back event for majors, faculty, and students interested in the major. Join us for ice cream served by the Parlour bus. Talk with majors and faculty including ICS’s newest faculty member,… Read More...
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Welcome to the International Comparative Studies website! Visit this site often for information on the major. See the FAQ page if you want to declare an ICS major. Be sure to come back each semester around preregistration to check out updated approved course listings. Here’s a brief list of common requests and the ICS person to contact:

Contact  if . . .

  • you are thinking about doing honors in ICS.

  • you want to count a Duke course toward the ICS major, but it’s not on the approved list.

  • you are a faculty member interested in cross-listing an ICS course.

  • you are seeking ICS co-sponsorship for an event.

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  • you have a question about counting a study abroad course toward the ICS major. 

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  • you would like to start filling out a Curricular Planning Form

  • you need to resolve a business or personnel matter.

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  • you need career or internship advising.

  • you want to advertise an event or course to ICS students.

  • you notice a technical or content matter on the ICS website that should be fixed.