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John Aldrich traces the history of the presidential nomination process

Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Original source: Duke Today Perhaps the most fundamental action political parties take is to choose their nominees for political office.  These nominations are, of course, often hotly contested, and the way the parties choose their nominees is almost as often hotly contested.... Read More »

Why PPE?

Friday, January 29, 2016
Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) began as an interdisciplinary degree program at Oxford in 1924, and ninety years later it has spread to well over a hundred universities around the world as either a major or minor area of study. The original idea was, in part, to provide... Read More »

Scholars Discuss the Origins, Consequences and Responses to ISIS

Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Tearful refugees landing on European shores. Terror in Paris, San Bernardino, Beirut, Istanbul and Jakarta. Gruesome calls to action and videos of beheadings in Iraq and Syria. From its financing and recruitment to the catastrophic human rights consequences of its reign of terror, the Islamic... Read More »

Vice News interviews Michael Munger

Friday, January 22, 2016
Michael Munger, a political science professor at Duke University, points out that there's not much difference between Hillary hitting the dab on Ellen and Bill Clinton hitting the sax on The Arsenio Hall Show back in 1992. The problem for Hillary, Munger said, is that her... Read More »

Kerry Haynie: Obama's legacy on race

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Life, Luck, and Laughter

Tuesday, January 12, 2016
It’s been a good year for Jay Ruckelshaus. After completing his certificate in philosophy, politics, and economics last spring, Jay used the summer to hone his writing sample and apply for the Truman, Marshall, and Rhodes scholarships. The chance of winning one of them is ... Read More »

Duke student, Rhodes Scholar to attend Obama's State of the Union

Tuesday, January 12, 2016
"The chance to see democracy up close and sitting next to a component of our government is really a treat," Jay Ruckelshaus said. "I hope to see as many people as I can and just take it all in. I think it be will really exciting to see the speech of someone is who in their last term of the... Read More »

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