Introducing the Forever Learning Institute

Forever Learning Institute

Starting February 2021, experience your love of learning in a whole new way. The Forever Learning Institute is an interdisciplinary, virtual educational program exclusively for Duke alumni.

Choose from one of four tracks — The Human Experience, Social Movements & Change Agents, America Today, and Advancing Health & Wellness. Or feed your curiosity and enroll in multiple themes.

The Human Experience

  • February 3 – Reason and Argument: How They Can Help Us Live Together
  • February 18 – Guilty Pleasures: Embracing What We Want and Need
  • March 25 – Emotions – Heart, Head, and Humanity
  • April 21 & 22 – Survival of the Friendliest
  • May 4 – Duets: Conversations between Creators and Performers

Register Now for The Human Experience

Social Movements & Change Agents

  • February 10 – The Snow Leopard Project and other Adventures in Warzone Conservation
  • March 3  – The Ripple Effect: Inciting Change and Inspiring Others
  • April 13 – Social Media and Social Movements
  • May 20 – Activism and Social Movements: Using Art to Inspire Change

Register Now for Social Movements & Change Agents

America Today

  • February 23 – Policy, Politics, and Promise: Biden’s First Month
  • March 30 – State of Empowerment
  • April 15 – The Arc of Justice: Moving from Here to Equality
  • April 28 – Civic Engagement in American Democracy
  • May 5  – Polarization in America

Register Now for American Today

Advancing Health & Wellness

  • February 25 – Duke in Dialogue: The COVID Vaccine
  • March 16 – The Bionic Human: Advancements in Medical Devices
  • April 16 – Healthcare Transformations: Advancing Our Care with Technology
  • May 25 – Revisiting Black Man in a White Coat

Register Now for Advancing Health & Wellness


Each track includes lectures, panel discussions, online courses, recommended readings and workshops that you can complete at your own pace. Plus, tune in for a live engagement related to each track to get your questions answered by Duke experts and have engaging, thought-provoking conversations with fellow alumni.

The Forever Learning Institute is free to all Duke alumni.
What are you waiting for? Feel like a student again and register for your Spring semester!

Learn more about the Forever Learning Institute now, including track descriptions and upcoming webinar dates.