Dear ICS majors (especially juniors),
If you are interested in applying to the ICS Honor’s Thesis seminar, please do come to an info session to learn about writing a senior thesis in ICS, and about the application process. There will be several seniors who are currently writing theses in attendance as well. We’ll be providing food, so let me know (via e-mail) if you plan to attend. RSVP by Tuesday the 9th to me at
You can read about the ICS Senior Thesis program here on the ICS website, as well as see some of the theses that have been completed over the last few years here: http://internationalcomparative.duke.edu/the_ics_major/distinction
If you are interested in applying to the thesis program and want more details, but can’t attend the info session, please feel free to be in touch with me.
ICS Honor’s Thesis Info Session
Thursday, Feb 11th, 5:30 – 6:30pm
204D East Duke Building
Are you interested in the International Comparative Studies (ICS) major? ICS is hosting a fall welcome back event for majors, faculty, and students interested in the major. Join us for an assortment of crepes served by Parlez-Vous Crepe bus on Friday, October 16th from 3–5 pm behind the East Duke Building.
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, Friedl Building. If you would like to know when you can meet him, please contact Kathryn Mathers () directly.
Kenyan photographer and activist Boniface Mwangi whose photographs defined western news media’s representations of the 2007 Kenyan general elections will be visiting Duke between the 15th and 17th October to meet with Duke students and faculty and engage in debate about a new ethics of humanitarianism and global activism. His visit is funded by the Duke Africa Initiative and hosted by the International Comparative Studies Program with the support of DukeAfrica. We will also be exhibiting his photographs in the Fredric Jameson Gallery. Boniface founded Picha Mtaani (http://pichamtaani.org/about/the-project/), a street exhibition that showcased his post-election violence photographs and used images to help Kenyans to reflect on the national tragedy, engage in honest dialogue, seek counseling and plan for next steps and community action. He also runs PAWA254 (http://www.pawa254.org/) a unique social enterprise and collaborative space for creative youth to make a social impact through the visual arts. He is the subject of a documentary film co-produced by Kathryn Mathers and Cassandra Herrman called FRAMED (framedthefilm.com) which reframes the conversation about change-making in Africa and engages with young Americans about how they can contribute to this process. We will be filming Boniface as he engages with Duke Students and others interested in exploring new ways of ‘doing good’ in the world.