Edmund J Malesky participates on World Bank and International Monetary Fund panel

Friday, October 21, 2016
On October 6, 2016, Edmund Malesky served on the panel, "The Governance Gap: Why Does Half the World Distrust Government and What Can We Do About It?' alongside Adnan Khan, Research and Policy Director of International Growth Centre at the London School of Economics... Read More »

Polisci undergrad shares experience attending the Carolina Food Summit

Friday, October 21, 2016
Political science double major, George Elliot '19, who is a member of the Bass Connections project team Animal Waste Management and Global Health, wrote about the Carolina Food Summit conference for Bass Connections. On September 28 and 29, I attended the inaugural Carolina Food Summit,... Read More »

Trump support puts Republican candidates in a bind, David Rohde interviewed for CBS News

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Still, navigating what to do with Trump is a tricky question for [Senator Richard] Burr. David Rohde, a professor of political science at Duke University, sees Burr’s continued support as a tough political calculation, and an issue that will stick around until Election Day.  “No matter... Read More »

Kerry Haynie panels with scholars on minority electoral politics

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
“It’s troubling to watch as a political scientist,” said Haynie, referring to the racism and xenophobia marking Donald Trump’s campaign that many scholars thought was a relic of the past.  He said the election results will have an enormous effect on people of color. Citing a Pew study,... Read More »

Jay Ruckelshaus, political science alumnus, gives Duke Forward address

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Jay Ruckelshaus ’16 is a senior at Duke University and an Angier B. Duke Scholar with interests that span philosophy, politics, and advocacy. Passionate about the role of ideas in democratic governance, his academic work in political theory has resulted in several publications and earned him the... Read More »

New faculty highlighted in Duke Today stories

Monday, October 17, 2016
Growing up in a small city near Karlsruhe, Germany, Daniel Stegmueller rarely witnessed inequality – it is much less visible than in the United States, he says. The son of a construction worker, he was “a working-class kid” and “never felt disadvantaged.” But while studying political... Read More »

Blue Devil of the Week: Sunshine Hillygus became interested in politics in college during the Clinton campaign

Monday, October 10, 2016
I was a freshman at the University of Arkansas in 1992, and our governor, Bill Clinton, ran for president. Arkansas is a small state, and many people on campus were involved in the campaign. Being close to the excitement of a presidential campaign sparked my interest in the process. Now, as a... Read More »

US News & World Report interviews Kerry Haynie on Clinton's support rates among African-Americans

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
According to polls, however, the big love Obama got from black voters in 2008, and the buoyancy they gave him when he ran for reelection in 2012, hasn't yet transferred to Clinton, says Kerry Haynie, a Duke University professor of political science and African-American studies. "I've traveled... Read More »

'Me and Vietnam' - Edmund Malesky's televised interview on Vietnam's FBNC

Friday, September 30, 2016
"Giáo sư Edmund Malesky nói về sự hình thành chỉ số PCI và những kỳ vọng tương lai." Professor Edmund Malesky talks about the creation of the PCI and his expectations about future developments. Part 1: Part 2: Part 3:  

With The End Of Voter ID Law, Preregistration Makes A Come-Back, Sunshine Hillygus interviewed, WUNC NPR

Friday, September 30, 2016
More than 150,000 North Carolina students have preregistered to vote since it became legal in 2009. Nationally, those numbers can have an impact on voter turnout, boosting it by as much as five percentage points—which in the world of political science is nothing to sneeze at. "It is a big deal... Read More »