Class of 2024 - Congratulations!

Congratulations to the political science Class of 2024.

A view of the graduating class from the perspective of the podium on stage

Adriane Fresh offered a warm welcome to our graduating class while professor Nicholas Eubank was ready with signage to support the processional flow of graduating students.

Adriane Fresh speaks at lecture to graduating class while Nicholas Eubank waits for students to begin the processional

Professor Pablo Beramendi introduced the keynote speaker - our 2024 distinguished alumni award recipient, Adam Chodikoff. Chodikoff is a senior producer at The Daily Show.

Pablo Beramendi introduces Adam Chodikoff in front of the faculty

Chodikoff offered career highlights as an illustration of the compass needed to navigate humor and political satire with fact checking and journalistic integrity. Trevor Noah and Jon Stewart participated in the address to the delight of the audience.

Jon Stewart shows up on video feed and surprises the audience

More than 500 people joined to celebrate our Class of 2024.

Parents photograph students from the graduating class

Eric Martinez, originally part of the Class of 2011, returned to Duke in 2022. Martinez hopes to work as an analyst before attending law school. Axelle Miel's research on the Philippines garnered student awards. Our graduating class was filled with great people.

Eric Martinez and Axelle Miel walk in the processional

Renowned scholars - Paula McClain and Melanie Manion -introduced award winning undergraduates and the graduating class of graduate students.

Paula McClain and Melanie Manion speak at the lectern addressing the audience

Congratulations to the Department of Political Science Class of 2024. 

Portrait of graduated senior walking toward diploma and portrait of family gathered with graduated student