In The Media - Archive 2008
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Time Magazine, Dec. 12. Alex Harris, professor of the practice of PPS and N.C. photographer, were invited to take pictures on the set of the movie Che, directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Benicio Del Toro as the revolutionary Che Guevara, that explores the relationship of the townspeople and the actors in this photo essay.
Duke Today, Dec. 9. Two Sanford students, Jeremy Cluchey (MPP ‘09) and Nick Campisano (PPS ‘09), were named Federal Service Student Ambassadors for the 2008-2009 school year,
Duke Today, Oct. 23. Duke demographer Giovanna Merli, a new member of the PPS faculty, is introduced to the Duke community. Merli is an expert on Chinese family policy, and she discusses the success of China's one-child-per-family laws as well as the reasons AIDS has been kept under control so well there.
Democratic Strategist, “Obama and Iraq: A General Election Strategy”: July 3. With the Iraq War still near the top of voters’ list of concerns, Duke Public Policy Professor Bruce Jentleson offers a campaign strategy for presidential candidate Barack Obama.
Raleigh News & Observer: June 26. Duke public policy major Abby Alger, a rising senior, co-founded the new blog Real World Republicans to reach out to Generation Next -- people 16 to 25.
North Carolina Public Radio: June 11. On “The State of Things,” Professor of PPS Helen “Sunny” Ladd discusses the need for education reform in the wake of the failures of the No Child Left Behind policy. Ladd outlines the recommendations of a task force of experts, of which she is co-chair, that were announced this week as “A Broader, Bolder Approach to Education.”
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, April 24: Assistant Professor of PPS Elizabeth O. Ananat, whose work was cited in a report last week that claimed single parenthood costs taxpayers $112 billion, says that report ignored data showing that many women’s financial lives improve after divorce. She explains how the results add up.
Duke Today, March 20: Three Duke faculty members, including professor of public policy and political science Paula McClain, currently sit on the Board of Overseers of the American National Election Study, which aims to provide data to help explain election outcomes. They are taking a close look at 2008's historic race.
Newsweek, March 5: In a discussion of the vice presidential nominee for the Democratic ticket, retired general Anthony Zinni, a visiting professor at Duke’s Sanford Institute, is mentioned as a “national-security choice.”
Durham News, March 1: Retired four-star Marine Gen. Anthony Zinni, a guest lecturer this semester in the Hart Leadership Program at the Sanford Institute, shares his excitement for the involvement of young people in the presidential campaign.
New Scientist, Feb. 2: Evan Charney, a political scientist and assistant public policy professor, is critical of some of the studies that have found personality differences between people who hold varying political views. (Link to free preview and full text for subscribers; e-mailed upon request to firstname.lastname@example.org.)
DiversityInc, Jan. 25: Paula McClain, a professor of political science and public policy who has researched Latino attitudes toward blacks in the South, talks about the crucial Latino voting bloc. (with audio) See also (U.K.) The First Post: Clinton and Obama Battle for Hispanic Vote
Duke University News & Communications, Jan. 16: Latinos tend to identify more with whites than with blacks, according to preliminary findings of a Duke study. This dynamic may affect the upcoming Democratic primaries, says Paula McClain, professor of political science, public policy and African and African American Studies.