Jonathan B. Wiener, Perkins Professor of Law and Professor of Environmental Policy and Public Policy Studies at Duke University, was elected the next president of the international Society for Risk Analysis (SRA).
News & Commentary - Archive 2006
Duke senior Jimmy Soni earns Mitchell Scholarship for year of graduate study in Ireland. [article]
Master’s students travel to New Orleans to see post-Katrina policy issues firsthand. Their visits forges connections for spring policy consulting projects that will help the Big Easy rebuild.
Through ActionAid, second-year master’s students Dave Cohen and Kenzie Strong worked on capacity building projects in Kapchorwa, Uganda with local community-based organizations, including the Benet Lobby Group. Cohen’s and Strong’s Web site -- full of beautiful photographs of the region, the people and their work -- chronicles their experiences during the summer of 2006.
The real tragedy of our policy is that if the U.S. president and the British prime minister had simply read the history of the British occupation of Iraq, they would have discovered most of the complexities with which we now struggle.
Charles Sanders, chairman of the Sanford Institute Board of Visitors, earns state's highest civilian honor -- the North Carolina Award -- for contributions to science.
There is a trend among behavioral scientists to view ever more complex “attitudes” and/or “systems of belief” as in some sense genetically determined, or heritable. Current research by Assistant Professor of Public Policy Evan Charney refutes the idea that political orientations could be genetically transmitted. Read the paper.
Sen. Thad Cochran delivers 2006 Sanford Lecture