This project aims at holding up the two ends of the migratory bargain both as a bid for enhanced opportunities and a compulsory quest for better life chances. For 2018, Migration: Embrace of Opportunity and Agency under Duress coalesces and expands two already tried and tested projects:
- inTransit, which is rooted in the arts and, in particular, the representation of forced migration in early modern European history
- Duke Hello, which is grounded in four years of community work in the local area of Durham, N.C. through service-oriented engagement with Francophone refugees from central Africa.
In both projects, a high premium is put on student involvement, service-learning, local outreach and global connections. Concrete, attainable goals have been assigned for the end of 2018. Beyond, being designed to serve as a fulcrum, Migration: Embrace of Opportunity and Agency under Duress will lend itself to integrating new initiatives at the intersection of global mobility and Francophone spaces.