Tianjian Shi's Ongoing Impact on Political Science

Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Tianjian Shi did not live long enough to see the global impact of his work as a political scientist.Shi, an associate professor who arrived at Duke in 1993 and held posts at Tsinghua University in China and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, died on Dec. 25, 2010. He was 59.But his... Read More »

2015 RBSI Interviews and Photographs

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
This short documentary highlights a few participant voices in the Ralph Bunche Summer Institute experience.  The APSA Ralph Bunche Summer Institute (RBSI) was founded in 1986 to enhance diversity within the discipline of political science. Named in honor of the 1950 Nobel Peace Prize winner... Read More »

News Tip: Nuclear Deal with Iran ‘Major Achievement,’ Expert Says

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
•    Quotes: "The nuclear non-proliferation deal announced today with Iran is a major achievement in five main respects,” says Bruce Jentleson, a Duke University professor of public policy and political science and a former senior adviser to the U.S. State Department policy planning... Read More »

President of the American Political Science Association, Rodney Hero, addresses Duke hosted RBSI Institute

Friday, July 10, 2015
The 2015 RBSI program concluded with an evening banquet at Parizade. The evening helped hallmark the conclusion of the RBSI program for the students and staff, providing the organizers a moment to celebrate the student's successful completion of the program. The President of the American... Read More »

Political Scientist Tim Buthe Presents Competition Research at World Bank Event

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Duke political scientist Tim Buthe presented new research Tuesday at a World Bank conference exploring how policies that promote competition may contribute to sustainable and inclusive economic growth.The research by Buthe, an associate professor in Duke's Political Science Department, and co-... Read More »

Adam Silver speaks at Department Commencement Ceremony

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Adam Silver, the NBA Commissioner, delivered an address to Duke University Department of Political Science faculty and graduating undergrads and Master's program students on May 10, 2015.  He spoke of the relationship between goodwill political ambassadorship and sports.  Adam received... Read More »

Valerie Ashby to Become Arts & Sciences Dean

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Valerie Sheares Ashby, a professor and chair of the chemistry department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH), will be the next dean of Trinity College of Arts & Sciences at Duke University beginning July 1, Duke President Richard H. Brodhead and Provost Sally Kornbluth... Read More »

Student Speaker: 'Vision Without Execution Is Just a Hallucination'

Sunday, May 10, 2015
This morning, I want to talk about vision, and execution. There’s a quote I love that says, “Vision without execution… is just hallucination.” People attribute it to everyone from Edison to Einstein. Someone traced it back to a Japanese proverb. “Vision without action is a daydream,” the proverb... Read More »

Duke Inducts New Members into Phi Beta Kappa

Saturday, May 9, 2015
The nation’s oldest academic honor society inducted 166 Duke University juniors, seniors and alumni in Reynolds Theater on Thursday, May 7. The Phi Beta Kappa initiation launched the class of 2015 graduation events for family and friends. Initiates too the stage to sign their names into the Beta... Read More »