News & Commentary - Archive 2012

September 27, 2012

The recent uproar over purported widespread cheating in a Harvard government course raises a number of perennial issues—declining moral standards, increasing competition for grades, colleges’ often ambivalent responses—and an important new one.

What counts as individual work when colleges and companies increasingly urge us to work in teams?


September 25, 2012

Michele Flournoy, the former under secretary of defense for policy, will speak at the Duke University's Sanford School of Public Policy at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27.

Flournoy will discuss "American Grand Strategy in a Time of Fiscal Constraint" with Duke professor Peter Feaver. She is a visiting fellow of the Von Der Heyden Fellows Program and will meet with various student and faculty groups on the Duke campus.


September 24, 2012

For Helen "Sunny" Ladd receiving the 2012 University Scholar/Teacher Award is true validation of one of her goals for an academic career.


September 21, 2012

The CNN program "Global Public Square" asked a group of historians and commentators for their take on the most successful and least successful U.S. presidents, from a foreign policy point of view.


September 20, 2012

The CNN program "Global Public Square" asked a group of historians and commentators for their take on the most successful and least successful U.S. presidents, from a foreign policy point of view.


September 14, 2012

The killings of four U.S. diplomats in Libya Tuesday exposed a stark truth that many Americans either don't realize or won't believe — diplomacy has gotten dangerous.

Christopher Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya and a career foreign service officer, died in a rocket and mortar attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, the first U.S. ambassador to be killed in the line of duty since the U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan was abducted and murdered in 1979.


September 11, 2012

The U.S.-China relationship is between the two biggest actors on the world stage today, “a marriage where divorce is not an option,” Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. said Monday night during a talk in Page Auditorium at Duke University.


September 4, 2012

North Carolina matters in this presidential election. The two major-party candidates frequently jet in and out of our state to give speeches, and it is no coincidence that the Democrats selected Charlotte to host their convention this week.

People outside the state aren't sure what to think of us. It seems liberal, because Terry Sanford and John Edwards served as senators. But so did Jesse Helms, and for a lot longer.


August 31, 2012

Doctors who participated in Duke University’s innovative “Documenting Medicine” program will present and discuss their work on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the Sanford School of Public Policy. The 5:30 p.m. presentation in Room 153 of Rubenstein Hall is free and open to the public.


August 31, 2012

Two professor who teach at the Sanford School present very different views about the foreign policy aspects of the 2012 presidential election and of the candidates in essays published by Foreign Policy magazine. 


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