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Edmund Malesky coauthors reflections on null results

Monday, September 19, 2016
In the academy and well beyond, the problem of null results has become quite significant. Indeed, discussions of null results have made their way as far as TV commentator John Oliver’s recent discussion of science in which he poignantly notes that people generally do not like to hear... Read More »

Obama puts nuclear ban in jeopardy - Kyle Beardsley writes for The Post and Courier

Saturday, September 17, 2016
Even though the treaty to ban nuclear weapons testing was never fully enacted — more on that later — the anti-testing agenda has been successful. Since 1999, only North Korea has conducted nuclear tests. Although North Korea’s ongoing behavior has, deservedly, been met with global outrage,... Read More »

Turkey's Changing Freedom Deficit - Timur Kuran writes for Project Syndicate

Thursday, September 15, 2016
The AKP and many of its opponents agree on one thing: had the putsch succeeded, the repression would be far worse. And, indeed, AKP supporters far outnumber Gülenists. But the AKP has made bitter enemies over the last 14 years, and millions of Turks would have applauded the jailing of its leaders... Read More »

Michael Munger on NPR Planet Money podcast

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Transcript excerpt... ​VANEK SMITH: (Laughter) And there is always someone who will help us be a little bit lazier - for a profit. SMITH: And I guess in some ways with all that, you know, one-click shopping, the internet has made us lazier, and it's simultaneously created all these... Read More »

Department hosts Interdisciplinary Political Theory Retreat

Monday, September 12, 2016
Funded by a Humanities Futures Grant from the Franklin Humanities Institute, the Interdisciplinary Political Theory Retreat was held on September 9, 2016 in 270 Gross Hall.  Faculty from the history, philosophy and political science departments, as well as the Divinity School, the Law School,... Read More »

NPR The State of Things, David Siegel explains the impact of 9/11 on teaching about terrorism

Saturday, September 10, 2016
"This Sunday marks the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. The event caused shifts in global political, social and economic climates around the world, and has given birth to lots of new academic scholarship. In advance of the anniversary, Duke University asked some of its scholars to... Read More »

Kerry Haynie elected as Co-President of the APSA's Section on Race and Ethnic Politics

Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Professor Kerry L. Haynie was elected to a two year term as Co-President of the American Political Science Association's  Section on Race and Ethnic Politics, at the association's annual meeting in Philadelphia, August 31-September 4, 2016.  The purpose of the Section... Read More »

Three-year National Science Foundation Grant to Support the RBSI Program Awarded to Dr. Paula D. McClain

Thursday, August 25, 2016
Dr. Paula D. McClain, Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost for Graduate Education at Duke University has been awarded a $327,465 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support the Ralph Bunche Summer Institute (RBSI) for 2016-... Read More »

German-Turkish ties hit by 'Islamization' leak - Timur Kuran interviewed

Friday, August 19, 2016
The charge of "Islamization" is at least partly correct, says Timur Kuran, professor of economics, political science, and Islamic studies at Duke University. "Not only have Turkey's politics been Islamicized through AKP's deliberate policies, but Turkey's very large secular minority is under... Read More »

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