What to See at Duke This Week -- James Clapper, Economics Humor & Black Panther

What to See at Duke This week -- Black Panther, James Clapper

5 James Clapper served under three presidents, including a term as director of National Intelligence in the Obama administration. He retired from the office in 2017 but remains in the headlines as questions of Russian meddling in the US elections – as well as more traditional challenges such as the North Korean missile launches – have kept a focus on the intelligence community.  In a conversation with Duke Professor Peter Feaver, Clapper will discuss his career and the ongoing intelligence issues facing the country. 5:30 p.m. Fleishman Commons, Sanford School of Public Policy


5 Anne Frank’s diary remains one of the most important gateways to teach young readers about the Holocaust. One of Frank’s childhood friends, Eva Schloss, survived German detention with her mother, who later married Frank’s father Otto.  Schloss is the last surviving witness to her step-sister’s incredibly short yet powerful life. Since 1985, she has devoted herself to Holocaust education and global peace, giving more than 1,000 speaking engagements. 7 p.m. Page Auditorium. Admission is free for educators and students but a donation of $18 is suggested for others.


6 Tariffs got you down? How about the stock market volatility? Do you track the rising federal debt when you try to sleep? Lift your spirits with an evening of stand-up comedy about economics and politics with Yoram Bauman, environmental economist, founder of Carbon Washington - which in 2016 placed the first-ever carbon tax measure on the ballot in the United States - and "the world's first and only stand-up economist." This event is co-sponsored by Duke Economics, the UPEP Environmental Institutions Seminar, and the Economics Student Union. 6 p.m. 107 Gross Hall, Ahmadieh Family Auditorium.


7 Can you go without your phone for 30 hours? More than 100 members of the Duke and local community will take on that challenge during a performance art piece, “Parliament at Duke” in an empty gallery at the Nasher Museum of Art. The piece will run from March 7-10. The rules are simple: no talking, no electronic devices and no reading material for as long as you are in the gallery. Event organizer Michael Kliën, a Duke professor of dance, has presented variations of this event in Amsterdam, Greece, Brussels, London and New York. Regular museum hours, Nasher Museum of Art.


8 Three weeks after its release, film fans are still talking about “Black Panther,” the first major studio superhero movie to feature an African-American character. How did a movie featuring an all-black cast, a black director and located in Africa come to have this moment? A panel discussion “Black Panther, Wakanda and Liberation,” featuring April Harris-Britt, John Blackshear, Wahneema Lubiano and Kenya Harris, will explore a variety of themes in the film. Mark Anthony Neal will moderate. Free but registration is required. 5:30 p.m. The Bullpen at Duke Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative. Also: “Seeing Black Panther: Art and Design in Global Context.” Noon, Tuesday, March 6. 011 Old Chemistry.