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The Forum for Scholars and Publics, part of Duke's Trinity College of Arts & Sciences, creates a place where scholars and various publics - local, national, and global - can interact to generate greater exchange between the university and the broader world. By organizing programs at Duke and in Durham, curating a dynamic digital space for sharing research and commentary, and hosting working groups and residencies, we hope to serve as advocates for the role of knowledge in society. Our events – organized at Duke as well as in various venues in Durham and beyond – engage the public through live-streaming and questions and comments via social media. Our staff will also produce and disseminate short videos and podcasts based on these events, and work to share and broadcast them as widely as possible to interested publics. Our model might be compared to a Bike Share program: we hope to offer a set of flexible resources that can help to transform the ways people travel within, through, and beyond the university. Ultimately, our goal is to create a generative space on Duke’s campus that can provide a leading example of new ways to connect scholars and publics locally and globally.