Thursday, May 29, 2014
American Museum of Natural History

6:00 PM—10:00 PM

Join us for all or part of the event!

Due to great response, we've reached the venue capacity for this event and have closed registration. We're so grateful to our wonderful alumni community in New York for the interest. Please watch for future events in New York and other cities. More questions? Contact

Duke Forward is returning to New York! Join us for a new program featuring short, inspiring talks by some of Duke's most innovative thinkers, whose ideas are forging real change both locally and globally. See the full program below.

Following the program, you'll have the opportunity to network with Duke alumni, parents, and friends.


6:00 PM–7:00 PM

Network with Duke alumni, parents, and friends while enjoying cocktails.


7:00 PM–8:00 PM

Ideas That Move The World Forward

Discover how Duke’s commitment to knowledge in the service of society is making a real difference in how we think and live today. President Richard H. Brodhead will share how big ideas from Duke’s stellar faculty and students are moving the world forward and how Duke Forward supports that success. Then, hear from four Duke visionaries who will give you an inside look into the impact of their work.


  • Dan Ariely, James B. Duke Professor of Psychology & Behavioral Economics, and New York Times bestselling author
  • Kimberly L. Blackwell, Professor of Medicine, Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, and Director of Breast Cancer Program, Duke Cancer Institute, and one of TIME’s 100 most influential people in the world in 2013
  • Tito Bohrt ’13, CEO, SaleSource, entrepreneur and founder of two startup companies
  • Susan Lozier, Ronie-Richele Garcia-Johnson Professor of Ocean Sciences, Bass Chair for Excellence in Research and Teaching, and American Meteorological Society Fellow


8:00 PM–10:00 PM

Catch up with friends over heavy hors d’oeuvres and connect with speakers from the program. This is your opportunity to meet and mingle with generations of Duke alumni, parents, and supporters from your region.

Payment Information

Cost for this event is $40 per person or $20 per person for Class of 2004—2014 alumni.