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The 2019 Duke-Emory-Rochester Grad Student Conference

The 2019 Duke-Emory-Rochester Grad Student Conference

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Duke hosted a small conference with student presenters and faculty discussants from Duke, Rochester, and Emory. This is an opportunity for students to polish work before larger conference presentations and publication submission. Thursday, June 13 Jason Todd (Duke), "Differences of Opinion:... Read More about The 2019 Duke-Emory-Rochester Grad Student Conference »


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Warning: You are Entering a Magical Place - Matthew King's Senior Class Day Speech

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Sometimes I think Duke should have come with a warning label: WARNING: YOU ARE ENTERING A MAGICAL PLACE! Here, beneath the spires of West Campus, on a still night, when the fog rolls in, it’s not difficult to imagine elves or fairies winking at you from shadowy archways. On such nights, you can... Read More about Warning: You are Entering a Magical Place - Matthew King's Senior Class Day Speech »


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Ruth Grant retires after a career at Duke Political Science & Kenan

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

After 32 years as a Professor of Political Science and Senior Fellow at the Kenan Institute, Professor Ruth Grant is stepping down and into retirement. Since its creation 23 years ago, Ruth has been a staunch advocate at the Institute inspiring faculty, staff and students alike. Her intellect,... Read More about Ruth Grant retires after a career at Duke Political Science & Kenan »


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"Groundbreaking" - a review of Herbert Kitschelt's research on political preference formation

Thursday, January 24, 2019

A developing strand of sociological research studies the relationships between occupations and political outlooks and preferences, following groundbreaking work by Herbert Kitschelt and Philippe Rehm using the European Social Survey. Although sophisticated sociological modeling is required to... Read More about "Groundbreaking" - a review of Herbert Kitschelt's research on political preference formation »


Kyle Beardsley

"Mediation, Peacekeeping, and the Severity of Civil War" - Kyle Beardsley coauthors

Friday, December 28, 2018

Kyle Beardsley, Associate Professor of Political Science recently coauthored "Mediation, Peacekeeping, and the Severity of Civil War" with David Cunningham and Peter White.   While all civil wars involve the loss of life, there is very large variation between and within conflicts in... Read More about "Mediation, Peacekeeping, and the Severity of Civil War" - Kyle Beardsley coauthors »


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The Seattle Times interviews Peter Feaver about Pat Shanahan's qualifications

Thursday, December 27, 2018

On Nov. 10, 2016, Pat Shanahan, chair of the University of Washington’s board of regents, delivered a message to students and faculty shaken by the election of President Donald Trump two days before: All is not lost. “The UW knows what it is and all is not lost,” Shanahan said, according to... Read More about The Seattle Times interviews Peter Feaver about Pat Shanahan's qualifications »


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Ashley Jardina podcasts on The New Books Network

Thursday, December 27, 2018

From the New Books Network: One of the themes of the era of Donald Trump is whiteness and white identity. From his first steps into the public eye, Trump used race to frame his positions and relevance. His presidency has been no different. White identity, though, has remained a confusing... Read More about Ashley Jardina podcasts on The New Books Network »


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New York Times Op-Ed analysis of Ashley Jardina's new research

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Thomas Edsall, New York Times opinion author, received advanced copy of Ashley Jardina's new book, White Identity Politics.  His recent article, "White Identity Politics Aren't Going Anywhere," centers around the findings of Jardina's research.  Edsall ... Read More about New York Times Op-Ed analysis of Ashley Jardina's new research »


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Will Reducing Transaction Costs Be the End of Retail? - Michael Munger writes for AIER

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Those empty Sears, Penny’s, and other large retailer stores at your local mall may soon be repurposed as flexible retail platforms where online sellers can let people interact with their products at very low cost. Firms may become dramatically smaller, as other systems for controlling transaction... Read More about Will Reducing Transaction Costs Be the End of Retail? - Michael Munger writes for AIER »


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Mediation, Peacekeeping, and the Severity of Civil War - Kyle Beardsley coauthors

Thursday, December 13, 2018

One of the proposed benefits of third-party involvement that has been offered to justify its use is that it helps reduce the severity of conflict. Existing work finding that peacekeeping operations reduce battle-related fatalities considers peacekeeping in isolation from other forms of third-party... Read More about Mediation, Peacekeeping, and the Severity of Civil War - Kyle Beardsley coauthors »


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