News & Commentary - Archive 2008
Professor of PPS and law Joel L. Fleishman has received the Outstanding Nonprofit Lawyer Award from the American Bar Association.
Wise elder William Raspberry, Knight Professor of the Practice with the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy and former Washington Post editor, retires from teaching.
Undergraduates, MPPs and PIDPs were honored at Public Policy Department graduation ceremonies May 10, 2008.
James W. Vaupel, research professor at the Sanford Institute of Public Policy, is one of two Duke University professors elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences,the academy announced Monday.
The academy (www.amacad.org/) is an honorary society and independent policy research center that conducts multidisciplinary studies of complex and emerging problems. Its elected members are leaders in the academic disciplines, the arts, business and public affairs.
James W. Vaupel, research professor at the Sanford Institute and director of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock, Germany, was named the 2008 recipient of the Mindel C. Sheps Award for his contributions to the methodological foundations of demography. The Sheps award, given biennially for outstanding contributions to mathematical demography, was presented to Vaupel on April 18 in New Orleans by the Population Association of America and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
U.S. News and World Report released its 2008 public policy graduate programs rankings on March 28 and once again, the Sanford Institute of Public Policy’s graduate programs were ranked in the top ten.
Duke University public policy and political science scholars Peter D. Feaver and Bruce W. Jentleson will join experts from top levels of the military, intelligence, diplomatic, legal and academic communities to discuss how best to shape U.S. foreign policy for the continuing war on terrorism. The April 10-11, 2008 conference, “Combating Terrorism: Charting the Course for a New Administration,” provides a forum for discussion of a range of security issues, including the “extraordinary rendition” of alleged terrorists and domestic spying.
Gunther Peck, the Fred W. Shaffer Associate Professor of History and Public Policy, comments on the Clinton campaign’s deliberate use of the Southern strategy, pioneered by Republicans who exploited racial tensions to draw voters to their candidates.