Ralph Bunche Summer Institute 2017 underway at Duke University
Approximately 476 students have attended the Ralph Bunch Summer Institute (RBSI) since it’s inception and 56 of those RBSI scholars have earned doctoral degrees. After Duke University's Dr. Paula McClain became Director in 1996, RBSI has produced 48 participants who completed their Ph.D in political science and 8 more who completed doctoral programs in cognate social science fields. There are 36 former RBSI participants who are in academic jobs or postdoctoral fellowships. Click here to view portraits of the RBSI scholars, and click here to read more about the program.