In The Media - Archive 2011

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The Washington Post. Dec. 26. A representative's occupation before election influences how liberal or conservative he or she will be in voting said Nic Carnes in this article on the class composition of Congress.

Washington Post. Dec. 14.  Helen Ladd's recent paper on poverty and education makes the case for eliminating the "No Child Left Behind" act.

Democracy: A Journal of Ideas. Winter 2012. Bruce Jentleson discusses how the world has shifted from a focus on the US at the center as the sole super power to multiple spheres of influence and how the US needs to adapt to that new reality.

USA Today. Dec. 8. Economists are being called on to lead during the current fiscal crisis says Anthony Elson. Dec. 2. Pope "Mac" McCorkle, visiting associate professor at Sanford, discusses the current political scene, from the rise of Art Pope of the Occupy Wall Street movement.

The National Review Dec. 2.  A discussion on teacher pay cites Jacob Vigdor's research.

The (Raleigh) News & Nov. 27. Terry Sanford was a great governor, university president and senator because he surrounded himself with creative thinkers, a quality today's leader need to emulate says Christopher Gergen.

The Financial Times. Nov. 25. Law schools are creating programs to train lawyers in business, and are especially needed to serve entrepreneurial companies says Kip Frey. Nov. 25. Bob Korstad discusses his research project collecting oral histories of the Jim Crow era, with its stories of violence and resistance to white domination on the program "Tell Me More." The focus was on what daily life was like during the period.

The Epoch Times. Nov. 22.  Syrian President al-Assad does not hold as much power as Mubarak or Gadhfi did and removing him from power may not produce as much change said Bruce Jentleson.

Democracy Nov. 22.  David Schanzer comments on how anti-Islamic feeling can hinder cooperation with police in Muslim-American communities.

The Huffington Nov. 21. In commenting on the rise in housing prices and links to income inequality in Canada, Jacob Vigdor says, "When the rich get richer, they bid up the price of things that everyone else wants, too."

The Grio. Nov. 21.  William "Sandy" Darity discusses the black "1 percent," and how the lack of inherited wealth impacts the net worth of African Americans. Nov. 17.  Joel Rosch is a panelist discussing high school drop-out prevention in North Carolina on the program, "American Graduate."

The Boston Globe. Nov. 13. Charles Clotfelter says the Penn State scandal is "an order of magnitude" different from previous one and calls for more examination of the role and relations of sports programs and academics.

The Chronicle of Higher Education. Nov. 10. Penn State's strong academic programs will help it recover from the scandal in its football program says John Burness.

Durham Herald-Sun. Nov. 8. Redistricting by Republican was "very effective," said Michael Munger in gaining seats in the NC legislature for the Republicans. "This is about power, not representation," he said.

The Chicago Sun-Times. com. Nov. 8. Cook County Board president cites research by Philip Cook to support proposal to raise alcohol tax.

Durham Herald-Sun. Nov. 8. Bruce Jentleson and Peter Feaver agreed in a post-election talk that Obama won with better tactics and strategy and that Hurricane Sandy also had an impact.

The Christian Science Monitor. Nov. 7. The new Census Bureau measure of poverty is controversial, but poverty measures are not exact says William "Sandy" Darity.

Scientific American. Nov. 5. Evan Charney and William English dispute the idea that there is a genetic component to voting behavior. This commentary was also published at The Huffington Oct. 31. Don Taylor discusses the demise of the CLASS act, the long-term insurance portion of health care reform with Harold Pollack of the University of Chicago.

The New York Times. com. Oct. 25.  Hal Brands has studied the portion of captured archives of Saddam Hussein and comments on how his rise to power through conspiracy influenced his view of other leaders.

The Bellingham Herald. Oct. 24. Reform of college sports is difficult says Charles Clotfelter.

Winnipeg Free Oct. 20. Obama's foreign policy successes could help him in his re-election bid says Bruce Jentelson. 

Bloggingheads.TV. Oct. 19. David Schanzer discusses antiterrorism efforts and the Muslim-American community with Arun Kundnani of the Open Society Institute.

The Washington Oct. 19. Don Taylor discusses possible approaches to financing long-term care costs, including fixing the CLASS act and changes to Medicare on the Wonkblog.

Harvard Magazine. October 2011.  We need to focus on how children use technology says Jacob Vigdor in this discussion of the impact of media on children.

USAID. Oct. 17.  USAID, the US Agency for International Development, issued a press release about the cookstove research project at Duke, led by Sanford Associate Professor Subhrendu Pattanyack.

The Washington Post. Oct. 13. After the conviction of three North Carolina men on terrorism charges, David Schanzer points out that there have been relatively few terrorism plots uncovered since 9/11.

Newsday. Oct. 6. Samir Khan became an enemy of the U.S. by joining Al Qadia and a legitmate target, says David Schanzer.

Duke Oct. 5. Sanford Visiting Professor Stephen Smith and Sanford Media Fellow Philippe Bernard, reporter for Le Monde, took part in a panel discussion about illegal payments several African nationals allegedly made to French politicians.

Minnesota Public Radio. Sept. 30. William "Sandy" Darity discussed the high employment among young people on the show "MPR News." Sept. 21. Joel Fleishman discusses his book "Give Smart" on the "PBS Newhour" show with Judy Woodruff. Sept. 17. Prof. Phil Cook says the drop in the national crime rate during the recession can't be attributed to the business community on the program"Marketplace." 

The Atlantic Magazine. Oct. 2011. Charles Clotfelter is quoted on the rise of the salaries of college coaches in this cover article by historian Taylor Branch the huge financial enterprise that is college sports and the issue of explotation of student athletes.

The Durham Herald-Sun. Sept. 15. President Obama's jobs bill is part of a "pattern of timidity," and will not be sufficient, says William Darity, Jr.

The Independent Weekly. Sept. 14.  Most terrorism cases are settled by plea bargain, so the upcoming trial of Daniel Boyd of NC will be revealing says, David Schanzer.

New York Sept. 12. The findings of Nic Carnes that the occupation of congressional members is skewed toward wealthier professions and has an impact on policy are discussed on the NYT's political blog 538.

The (Raleigh) News & Observer. Sept. 11. David Schanzer discusses the changes in national securty efforts, both postive and negative, since 9/11.

NC Policy Sept. 11. David Schanzer discusses the status and concerns of the Muslim-American community after 9/11 on this podcast. Sept. 5.  Prof. Edward Skloot discusses the enormous impact of the Gates Foundation on the field of philantrophy.

Boston Sept. 4. Bruce Jentleson discusses the need for new big ideas in foreign policy that considers non-state actors as well as traditional nation-states. Aug. 31. Prof. Robert Korstad discusses poverty and historical approaches to address in light of new report that Winston-Salem, NC, has the highest rate of family hunger of any urban area in the country on the show The State of Things.

Minnesota Public Aug. 24. Prof. Bruce Jentleson discusses the situation in Libya and the coming fall of Gadhafi on the program "Midday." Aug. 24. Prof. William Darity proposes a way out of the recession through a national job corps program, that guarantees all U.S. citizens a job with benefits, similar to the New Deal programs.

The Durham Herald-Sun. Aug. 21. Will fewer school supplies impact outcomes? It's not something that's been measured well says Charles Clotfelter in this article about Crayons to Calculators (a program started by a PPS student.)

Eurasia Review. Aug. 17. Asst. Professor Hal Brands examines the Iraqi nuclear program and Saddam's hopes for it.

The Washington Aug. 13. Scandals in college football are nothing new, says Prof. Charles Clotfelter, but they besmirch the mystique of the amateur student playing for the love of the game. August 3.  Robert Cook-Deegan discusses the recent court decision about gene patents on the Brian Lehrer radio show. August 3. "Mac" McCorkle comments on Congress's habit of putting off dealing with big problems.

WRAL. July 29. David Schanzer discusses the debt crisis as a symptom of the gridlock in government, with the addition of the refusal of the Republicans to compromise in ways that can harm the national interest.

The Globe and Mail. July 28. David H. Schanzer discusses the dangers of "clash-of-civilizations ideology," the Norway bombing, and steps for preventing future violence.

The (Raleigh) News & Observer. July 24. Ken Dodge, Helen Ladd and Clara Muschkin point out the incorrect information about their research used in an article by reporter Rick Martinez on Judge Manning's ruling about funding for early childhood education.

The (Raleigh) News & Observer. July 20. A Wake County judge cited research by Ken Dodge, Helen Ladd and Clara Muschkin in a ruling on funding for pre-school programs.

The Boston Globe. July 20.  David Schanzer is skeptical of Congress's ability to move quickly to address the debt ceiling crisis.

The Christian Science Monitor. July 20.  The debate on Twitter by GOP presidential candidates is a "flash in the pan" says Ken Rogerson.

Foreign Affairs. July 12. High prices for food are more harmful than erratic price swings says Marc Bellemare and current policies to address the swings are focused on the wrong problem. 

New York July 11. David Schanzer discusses winding down the War on Terror and the degrading of the Al-Queda brand on Bloggingheads TV.


CNN.Com. July 11.  Hal Brands discusses the persistent problem of high levels of violence in Guatemala after the killing of the folksinger Facundo Cabral. July 6. David Schanzer discusses the damage the gridlock over the debt ceiling is already doing on the Joy Cardin show. July 5. William Darity discusses the long-standing employment gap between blacks and whites and the higher unemployment rate for blacks during the current recession.

The Economist. June 30.  Prof. James Vaupel worries more about obesity's contribution to rising disability rates than to shorter lifetimes.

The Washington Quarterly. Summer 2011. Bruce Jentleson cautions against applying the same mindsets to the Arab Spring that led to foreign policy mistakes of the Cold War.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy. June 30. The natural state of philanthropy is under performance says this review of Joel Fleishman's book, Give Smart.

Foreign Affairs. June/July. Associate Professor Judith Kelley is co-author of this article on international monitoring of elections. Jun 27. The introduction of "Big Time Sports in America" by Prof. Charles Clotfelter is excerpted here. 

The Christian Science Monitor. June 24. The prosposed federal legislation on marijuana would solve the conflict between state and federal laws says Phil Cook.

The (Raleigh) News & Observer. June 23.  Hal Brands, assistant professor at Sanford, says there is potential for failure in Afghanistan both by leaving and by staying.

NPR. June 22.  Peter Feaver discusses the choices facing President Obama in Afghanistan. June 22.  First Lady Michelle Obama talks about journalist Robyn Kriel, a Media Fellow at Sanford this spring, in her speech in Soweto.

Charlie June 13. Joel Fleishman and co-author Tom Tierney discuss keys to successful philanthropy from their book "Give Smart."

The (Raleigh) News & Observer. June 9. The Voter ID bill in the NC legislature is a response to an expansion of suffrage, not to a problem of fraud says Sanford Associate Professor Gunther Peck.

The American Scholar. June. Sanford writing instructor David Guy writes about his long relationship with novelist Reynolds Price.

The Huffington June 7. A rise in unemployment lowers test scores for all children in a community is the key finding of a study by Elizabeth Ananat, Anna Gassman-Pines and Christina Gibson-Davis.

The (Raleigh) News & Observer. June 6. The proposed NC budget slashes childhood programs that have been proven to work say Sanford Professors Ken Dodge and Helen Ladd. 


Los Angles Times. June 6. A new study by Sanford Professor Jacob Vigdor finds that the U.S. does well with assimilating new immigrants.


The Holland Sentinel. June 6. The vast marjority of the Muslim community reject extremism says David Schanzer. June 6.  Corrine Krupp, director of the Master of International Development Policy program at Sanford, discusses the possibility of a double-dip recession and the problem of the deficit on the NPR program "On Point."


Kansas City Star. May 28.  That Joplin had a growing economy before the tornado is promising for its recovery according to Jacob Vigdor. May 24. That recent immigrants assimilate better in America than in Europe is one of the findings of a new report by Sanford Professor Jake Vigdor.

Huffington May 24.  A recent study that finds an increase in the gap of life expectancy between blacks and whites points to the recession as a possible cause, while  Professor Sherman James cites "John Henryism," the tendency to work harder to counteract stereotypes as a contributing factor.

Duke Magazine. May 17. Sanford Professor Bruce Jentleson considers U.S. foreign policy after the events of the Arab Spring.

The Voice of Russia.  May 16. David Schanzer talks about the information obtained from the Bin Laden compound and what it might mean for anti-terrorism efforts.

NPR. May 13. Many stories lie buried in reams of government data and Sanford Professor Sarah Cohen discusses ways to find them on the show "On the Media."

NPR. May 12. Prof. Peter Feaver discusses the military options in Afghanistan after the death of Obama Bin-Laden on the Diane Rehm Show.


The Economist. May 12.  Giving well is harder than it looks, and several new books have recommendations, including "Give Smart" by Sanford Professor Joel Fleishman and Thomas Tierney.

The Star-Telegram. May 11.  Obama's decision to OK the raid was a courageous decision says Prof. Peter Feaver.


Wall Street Journal Live. May 11.  Jacob Vigdor discusses the status of North Carolina as a bellweather state on social issues and the possible impact of the passage of the amendment banning gay marriage on the presidential election.

The Christian Science Monitor. May 6. Usually complaints about FEMA start within 72 hours, says Sanford professor David Schanzer, but that hasn't happened in Alabama during the clean-up from the tornadoes.

The (Raleigh) News & Observer.  May 9.  Associate Professor David Schanzer discusses the decay of the Al-Qaeda brand after the death of Bin Laden.

Durham Herald-Sun. May 5. Three Sanford professors discuss what will change in the Post-Bin Laden world. May 3. No obvious replacement for Bin Laden is part of the reason Al-Qaeda is in trouble says Associate Professor David Schanzer.

The New York Times. April 27. Christina Gibson-Davis lists changing gender roles, contraception use, high incarcerations rates in some communities and acceptance of out of wedlock births as contributing to the rise in single parent households.

The Durham Herald-Sun. April 26. Two public policy majors, Alex Reese and Catalina Hidalgo, worked on research projects on education as part of a collaboration between the Durham Public Schools and the Center for Child and Family Policy.

The Durham Herald-Sun. April 19. Sanford students have organized a "sumo match" to raise funds for a lung transplant for Corey Gradin, daughter of Sanford internship coordinator Elise Goldwasser.

The National (Pakistan). April 11. Religion is not the determining factor in who becomes a terrorist. David Schanzer notes that only a handful of Muslims are involved in terrorism.

The Huffington Post. April 11. The PBS news program "Frontline" hires Phil Bennett for the new position of managing editor as it seeks to expand its journalistic content.

Durham Herald-Sun. May 5.  Three Sanford professors discuss the implications of the death of Osama Bin Laden.

The Charlotte Observer. April 4. More at Four and Smart Start save school systems money and improve test scores say Ken Dodge and Helen Ladd.

The New York Times. April 1. The new book, Give Smart, by Thomas Tierney and Joel Fleishman gives recommendations on how to practice philanthropy.

The Detroit News. March 28. The Obama administration views Libya as a limited operation says Peter Feaver.

NPR. March 28. Bruce Jentleson discusses the situation in Libya as a defining moment for the Obama administration and one that could change the dynamics in the Middle East.

The New York Times. March 27. The intervention in Libya is crucial to the Obama administration's foreign policy says Bruce Jentleson.

Inside Higher Ed. March 25. Charles Clotfelter answers questions about his research for his book, "Big-Time Sports in American Universities."

WPTF 680. March 24. Ken Dodge discusses the findings of a study that N.C. third graders had better test scores in the counties that had More at Four and Smart Start programs.

The Chronicle of Higher Education. March 24. Charles Clotfelter answers questions about the differences between universities with and without big sports programs.

The Duke Chronicle. March 23. Phil Bennett talks about the risks to journalists working in war zones and areas of civil unrest.

The Philadelphia Inquirer. March 23. Peter Ubel links unpopularity of the health care reform act to uncertainty about its status.

The Duke Chronicle. March 22. David Schanzer talks about the recent Congressional hearings held by Rep. King.

The Duke Chronicle. March 22. The upcoming TedxDuke conference is being organized by PPS Majors Union President Chelsea Ursaner.

The Duke Chronicle. March 14. Marc Bellemare discusses the high cost of food and political unrest.

NPR. March 13. The U.S. needs to diferrentiate between types of political Islam says professor Bruce Jentleson about the evolving situation in the Arab world.

The Philadelphia Inquirer. March 13. Professor David Schanzer points out that there aren't many Islamist terrorist in the U.S. and how the Muslim-American community has acted to thwart them.

WUNC 91.5. March 10. Assoc. Professor David Schanzer talks about his research on Muslim-American extremism and the congressional hearings led by Rep. King on the show The State of Things.

San Francisco Chronicle. March 10. Muslim-American communities are the largest single source of information for terrorism incidents involving Muslims says Assoc. Professor David Schanzer. March 9. Assoc. Professor David Schanzer discussed radicalization in Muslim-American communities and the Rep. King congressional hearings on the show On Point.

WUNC 91.5. March 9. Professor Robert Korstad discusses the history of unions and implications for labor policy on the show The State of Things. March 9. Qaddafi's son Saif al-Islam has not turned out to be a more modern face of the regime in Libya, says professor Bruce Jentleson.

The Toronto Globe and March 9. Professor Charles Clotfelter reflects on the role of March Madness at American universities.

The Gainsville Sun. March 8. An article on Rep. Peter King's hearing on radicalism in Muslim-American community cites the paper on the anti-terrorism efforts in that communityco-authored by Associate Professor David Schanzer. March 5. Republican efforts to defund health care reform are not simple says Associate Professor Don Taylor.

WUNC 91.5. March 3. Associate professor Don Taylor is skeptical that medical malpractice reform will produce large savings in health care costs in the state.

The New York Times. March 3. Ken Rogerson, director of undergraduate studies, discusses Fox News' decision to suspend presidential hopefuls Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich.

The New York Times. March 2. Professor Bruce Jentleson discusses the option of military intervention in Libya.

The (Raleigh) News & Observer. Feb. 26. Kristin Goss, assistant professor, discusses the unlikeliness of a repeal of the Second Amendment.

New York Times. Feb. 23. Professor Bruce Jentleson discusses the possible U.S. responses to the revolt in Libya.

Creative Feb. 18. David Schanzer, associate professor, comments on how the threat of homegrown terrorism by Muslim-Americans has been overblown.

Duke Magazine. Jan/Feb 2011. David Schanzer, associate professor, is interviewed on the issue of terrorism and the Muslim-American community.

The National Conversation. Feb. 10, 2011. David Schanzer, associate professor, points out that terrorism is rejected by the Muslim-American community in an article on the decline of terrorist acts in the U.S. by Muslim-Americans.

New York Times. Feb. 9, 2011. A report issued by the Triangle Center for Terrorism and Homeland Security is quoted in article about the proposed Congressional hearings on terrorism and Muslim-Americans.

Minnesota Public Radio. Feb. 2, 2011. Bruce Jentleson, professor of public policy and political science discusses the uprising in Egypt and the Obama administration's handling of the situation on the show "Midday with Gary Eichten."

The Stanford Daily. Jan. 28, 2011. Colleges and universities need to be more honest about the role of big-time athletics at their institutions says Professor Charles Clotfelter at a talk at the Stanford School of Education.

CBC Jan. 26, 2011. Assistant Professor Kristin Goss discusses the politics of gun control the day after Obama's speech in Tuscon about the shooting of Congresswoman Gifford and others on the show "Connect with Mark Kelley." Her remarks begin at minute 30. Jan. 21, 2011. Duke University, Vietnam National University and GE Foundation signed an agreement to develop a Master of Public Policy for Envirnomental Protection at the Vietnam National University. Sanford School professors will collaborate on creating the program. Jan. 18, 2011. A report recommends that the Department of Defense obtain DNA sequencing for military personnel, but Robert Cook-Deegan, research professor of public policy, cautions that data may not help in predicting or managing conditions such as PTSD.

NPR. Jan. 18, 2011. Philip Bennett, professor of journalist and public policy, was a guest on the show "On Point," discussing the new book by Mexican novelist Carlos Fuentes.

City Journal. Winter 2011. Korean-Americans are a model of successful immigration. Jacob Vigdor, professor of public policy, found Koreans intergrate into American society well.

The Daily Tar Heel. Jan. 9. Reflecting on the tenth anniversary of the No Child Left Behind Act, Jacob Vigdor said that while the legislation's disconnect with the educational community has become obvious, it has spurred a lot of research.