News & Commentary - Archive 2007

May 13, 2007

The following graduating seniors and master’s degree recipients were honored during the Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy’s graduation ceremonies on May 12:

Undergraduate awards:
Terry Sanford Leadership Award: Trisha A. Bailey, Aurora, Ohio; Jeannette Estela Jimenez Barajas, Inglewood, Calif.; and Eleanor Pishny, Stilwell, Kan.

May 11, 2007

PPS senior Matt Yelovich, '07, analyzes how preemptive war became national policy, and why it may be a suitable U.S. strategy in the post-September 11th era. His article, "Beyond Iraq: Evaluating the Bush Doctrine and Its Implications," appears as the cover story in the Duke Journal of Public Affairs.

May 9, 2007

The U.S. military is increasingly focused on the national security threats posed by climate change, and video from a recent conference co-sponsored by the Triangle Institute for Security Studies and the U.S. Army War College is helping to move the national and international dialogue on these threats forward.

April 19, 2007

Christina Gibson-Davis, assistant professor of public policy and psychology, was named a W.T. Grant Scholar, while Associate Professor of Public Policy Studies and History Robert Korstad was awarded a Bass Chair.

April 19, 2007

For the third year in a row, papers by Sanford Master of Public Policy Students are among the 10 selected for publication in the Journal of Public and International Affairs. The journal is jointly published by Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Association of Professional Schools of Public Affairs.

April 18, 2007

Focusing on individual traits of school shooters such as Seung-Huimay Cho tells us nothing about how to construct policies to prevent such shootings from happening in the future.

April 6, 2007

A research project led by Sherman James, Susan B. King Professor of Public Policy Studies, has joined forces with African American churches in Durham to tackle the diabetes epidemic from the ground up.

March 22, 2007

(Durham, NC) Zbigniew Brzezinski, former national security advisor to President Jimmy Carter, will deliver a public lecture, “Will American Superpower Have a Second Chance?” at Duke University on Thursday, March 29.

The lecture begins at 3:30 pm at the Terry Sanford Institute for Public Policy and is free and open to the public.

March 9, 2007

Dennis A. Rondinelli, 63, a faculty member with the Duke University Center for International Development at the Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy, died March 7 at his home in Hillsborough.

February 26, 2007

An analysis of student behavior and performance on end-of-grade exams suggests that sixth graders with older students in middle school has lasting negative effects [News release] [Research report (PDF)]