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Duke Conversations is an undergraduate-led program that operates with financial support from OUE. Professors pick compelling themes to discuss with students during dinners in faculty homes. Students handle logistics that include professor recruitment, publicity, registration and food delivery.  

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Interested in Getting Involved?

Interested in getting involved with Duke Conversations student leadership? Please email Peter Liu.

General Inquiries or Interested Faculty: Please email the Duke Conversations Team .




If you are accepted to a dinner but are unable to attend, you must give notice at least 1 DAY IN ADVANCE to the Duke Conversations executive member responsible for your dinner notice. Otherwise, you will be prohibited from attending any Duke Conversations event for the remainder of the semester.

Free transportation to the dinner will depart the Science Center Circle no more than 5 minutes after the arrival time listed in your acceptance email. If you are late, you will be responsible for your own transportation.

Participating in a Duke Conversations event is a privilege afforded to Duke students by the generosity of Duke professors and by the Office of Undergraduate Education. Participants must be respectful not only to the professors, but also to each other and each other’s perspectives.


Peter Liu


I’m currently senior studying chemistry and statistics, and this is my 4th year working in Duke Conversations, and it’s definitely one my of undergrad highlights!! Outside of my academics (and Duke Conversations), I play some jazz piano and switch as leisure ; )


Patrick Nguyen

Vice President

I'm a junior majoring in biology and minoring in psychology. Outside of class, I enjoy playing basketball and playing music on the violin and piano. I'm very excited to be part of Duke Conversations this year!




I’m a senior studying Computer Science, Psychology, and Innovation & Entrepreneurship, and Duke Conversations is one of my favorite things Duke has to offer.


Abby Finkle


Hi, I’m Abby Finkle, and I’m a sophomore from NYC. Since my major is undecided, I satiate my intellectual curiosity through Duke Conversations. I’m also involved in the Duke Swing Dance club!


Karan Desai

Hey I’m Karan! I’m a junior Neuro/CS IDM from Columbus, OH. I have been involved with Duke Conversations since freshman year and have had a blast hosting dinners and having thought provoking conversations with faculty.


Philippe Izedian

Hi! My name is Philippe, a class of 2023 student majoring Environmental Science + Policy from Massachusetts. A fun fact about me is that I took classes remotely in Spring 2021 to go on a road trip and fell in love with country music during that time.


Alan Suh

Major: Statistics, Year: 2023.5, I'm a Korean who grew up Hong Kong and Saudi Arabia, Pecan pie > other pies.