Power Lunch with Dr. Sara Vakhshouri

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Sara Vakhshouri, founder and president of SVB Energy International, a strategic energy consulting firm with offices in Washington DC and Dubai. Dr. Vakhshouri has over two decades of experience working in the energy industry with an extensive experience in global energy market studies, energy strategy, energy security and geopolitical risk. She has consulted for numerous public and private entities, and policy leaders and international organizations like IMF & World Bank. Lunch will be provided. Advance registration is required, as space is limited.

TEDxDuke 2020

TED began as a conference where Technology, Entertainment, and Design converged. TED events start on a global scale, but through independently-run TEDx events - like the Duke and Durham community - can spark conversation and connection through local TED-like experiences. This year, the theme is (un)familiar! The idea of this theme is to challenge what we think we know.

APOLLO 11 - Full Frame Road Show Winter Series

From director Todd Douglas Miller (Dinosaur 13) comes a cinematic event fifty years in the making. Crafted from a newly discovered trove of 65mm footage, and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, Apollo 11 takes us straight to the heart of NASA's most celebrated mission-the one that first put men on the moon, and forever made Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin into household names.

Natural Disaster Recovery & Resilience

What determines a community's ability to recover after a natural disaster? And how can/should local, state, and federal governments play a role?

Hurricanes, forest fires, floods and a host of other natural disasters continue to impact communities across the United States at an increasing rate. While the disasters themselves are unable to be prevented, it is time to start thinking about how we can better rebuild and prepare in their aftermath.