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During three decades of success as one of the signature undergraduate initiatives at Duke, the FOCUS program of first-year seminars has continued to struggle with one big challenge: How to enroll more students from the Pratt School of Engineering, which had been part of FOCUS at its beginning but had taken a five-year hiatus.
At the World Economic Forum in Tianjin, China, Science & Society Director and Duke Law Professor Nita Farahany and other thought leaders gathered to discuss the use of smart drugs in our day to day lives.
Dr. Nita Farahany, Professor of Law & Philosophy and Director of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society, discusses the ethical implications of digitizing the human brain.
And other unanswered questions about the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ new plan to reunite migrants separated at the border.
Sara Katsanis, Duke researcher and S&S instructor, comments on the separation of immigrant families at the US/Mexican border. “Not only is there no justification for taking children away from their families, but there’s a responsible way to vet family members and trace migrants arriving at the U.S. border.”