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September 24, 2014

Ellen Mickiewicz, a leading expert on Russia and the media, will read from her new book at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy, Wednesday Oct. 1. Mickiewicz, the James Shepley Professor Emeritus of Public Policy and a professor of political science, interviewed 108 students at Russia’s three leading universities for her book “No Illusions: The Voices of Russia’s Future Leaders.” She will read excerpts beginning at 5 p.m. in Sanford’s Fleishman Commons.


September 23, 2014

In a last-minute change that was taken with no hearings and no prior publicity, the Republican-controlled General Assembly has undermined the fundamental building block of school finance in North Carolina.


September 15, 2014

We soon may be re-entering the medical Dark Ages. That’s no Chicken Little proclamation. In 2011, the World Health Organization warned of a return to a pre-antibiotic era “where common infections will no longer have a cure, and once again, kill unabated.”


September 12, 2014

As people who have been studying and, at times, directly involved in, counter terrorism efforts in the U.S. since 9/11, we have been disappointed in the over-hyped public reaction to the emergence of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).


September 4, 2014

Two leading counterterrorism experts from the Bush and Obama administrations will discuss the terrorist threats facing the nation on Sept. 10 at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy.


September 4, 2014

The Trinity College of Arts and Sciences has launched a new initiative focused on the social, political, economic and cultural dimensions of uneven and inequitable access to resources, opportunity and capabilities, said Trinity College Dean Laurie Patton.


August 25, 2014

Border disputes between American states are as old as the republic, but in today’s highly charged political atmosphere they often take an ugly turn.


August 15, 2014

Mass layoffs may trigger increased suicide attempts and other suicide-related behaviors among some teenagers, says new research from Duke University.


August 13, 2014

“Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day, teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime,” says the proverb.  Through his nonprofit, Fishing for Families in Need, Lucas Metropulos PPS’15 not only found a way to help kids and families, but the environment too.


August 11, 2014

Writing in the New York Times today, columnist Shmuel Rosner labeled non-Israeli liberal Jews that are becoming more estranged from modern day Israel, as “fair weather fans” that Israel both can and should ignore. He is dead wrong on both counts.


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