How much should the United States do to promote the advance of democracy abroad? This timeless question has received renewed attention during the Obama years. Political upheavals in Iran in 2009, the Arab world beginning in 2011, and now in Ukraine have compelled American observers to assess the prospects for democratization in these countries, and they have reopened a longstanding debate about what role the United States might play in strengthening or encouraging that process.
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It is too early to tell exactly what has transpired between the Senate Intelligence Committee and the CIA regarding the Committee's investigation of the post-9/11 CIA interrogation program for captured al Qaeda terrorists. But this episode is just another in a long series of repercussions from this program that leaves a tornado-like trail of destruction through whichever institutions it travels.
Ta-Nehisi Coates, a national correspondent for The Atlantic magazine, will discuss inequality in America during a talk Thursday, March 20, at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy.
The former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan said it's time for the United States to reduce its presence in the country but added there are important reasons why a small military force will be needed for some time to come.
Former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry will speak on Thursday, March 6, at Duke University about his experiences in Afghanistan and the future of the country following the withdrawal of U.S. troops.
Joel Kaplan discussed his former role as deputy chief of staff of policy under President Bush and his current position as vice president of US Public Policy for Facebook at the Sanford School.
Two Sanford School of Public Policy graduate students made it easy for their peers to get involved with immigration reform on Wednesday with a one-hour campaign they dubbed “Call Congress for a Cookie.”
Maya Ajmera, who founded the nonprofit Global Fund for Children while a graduate student at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy, has been appointed the university’s first social entrepreneur in residence.
Sixteen Muslim-Americans were charged with violent terrorism offenses in 2013, including Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his deceased brother, Tamerlan, according to a new report by the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security affiliated with Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and RTI International.
Two years ago, we had the privilege of working with the State Board of Education to craft a “Vision of Public Education in North Carolina” affirming the importance of a strong public education system and laying out its basic features.