Peter Feaver moderates discussion with General Lori J. Robinson

Monday, February 12, 2018
General Lori J. Robinson, commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM), spoke on Feb. 12 in a conversation moderated by Professor Peter Feaver titled “Wearing Two Hats: Managing Threats and Relationships Across Two Commands.” With a... Read More »

Timur Kuran guest interview on NPR's Hidden Brain

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
"People often stay silence, even when they want to speak up. We may think something in private, and say nothing in public. This happens to individuals who've suffer abuse, this happens to entire nations. Duke University political scientist Timur Kuran says that people pay close attention to public... Read More »

Kerry Haynie serves on NC redistricting and voter access panel

Thursday, February 1, 2018
The Duke Council on Race and Ethnicity (DCORE) and The Raben Group co-convened a Feb. 1, 2018, panel discussion to bring attention to a public hearing on voter access in Raleigh the following day. The panelists provided cultural and historical context of voting rights in the state and the in... Read More »

Matthew King helps reveal Apple CEO Tim Cook as 2018 commencement speaker

Monday, January 22, 2018
Matthew King, a senior majoring in political science, noted Cook’s strong, longstanding ties to Duke. "Tim Cook is a fantastic pick,” said King. “He cares deeply about Duke, and he's a Blue Devil through and through. Many of us aspire to be like Tim Cook when we grow up, so what could be... Read More »

Katie Webster wins Peace Science Society's 2017 award for best graduate student paper

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Congratulations Katie Webster, who has won the Peace Science Society's 2017 Stuart A. Bremer Award for the best graduate-student paper presented at the annual meeting. Her paper was entitled "Rethinking Civil War Onset and Escalation." Why do some civil conflicts simmer at low-intensity, while... Read More »

Peter Feaver's congressional testimonial reported in CNN Politics

Thursday, January 4, 2018
"The President by himself cannot press a button and cause missiles to fly. He can only give an authenticated order which others would follow and then missiles would fly," Dr. Peter Feaver, a professor of public policy and political science at Duke University, told congressional lawmakers last... Read More »

Hillygus research in Monkey Cage analysis of the political implications of white domestic migration to the American South

Tuesday, January 2, 2018
In a new article, political scientists Sunshine Hillygus, Seth McKee, and McKenzie Young show that whites who have moved to the South are more likely to be Democratic than lifelong Southerners. They draw this conclusion by looking at data going back to the 1970s from the American... Read More »

Two political science alumni address emergent issues in society

Monday, January 1, 2018
Two alumni, Brendan Nyhan and Rajiv Golla, have written on topics that highlight the many ways that studying political science can compliment professional writing.   Brendan Nyhan, who graduated with a PhD in 2009, is a ... Read More »

Fall 2017 Duke Political Science Publications

Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Alexander, Kathryn J. 2017. “Religiosity and Bellicosity: The Impact of Religious Commitment on Patterns of Interstate Conflict,” Journal of Global Security Studies 2(4): 271-287. Are states with religiously committed citizens more likely to initiate conflict than states with less committed... Read More »

Three Duke political science students named Schwarzman Scholars

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
From Duke Today: Three Duke University students have been named Schwarzman Scholars, a program that funds one year of study in Beijing, China. Seniors Riyanka Ganguly of Seattle, Amy Kramer of Boca Raton, Florida, and Aron Rimanyi of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, were named to the third... Read More »