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Race to the Bottom - Michael Munger writes column for North State Journal

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

The Democrats’ reaction was priceless. In effect, they said, “Wait! We didn’t mean to ignore race completely!” David Lewis (R, NCGA-53), co-chair of the redistricting committee appointed by the Republicans, rather gleefully responded: “The only way to make sure race is not predominant is to make... Read More about Race to the Bottom - Michael Munger writes column for North State Journal »


A Trump wave is on the way? Journalist cites Timur Kuran's research

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

In his terrific book, Private Truths, Public Lies:The Social Consequences of Preference Falsification, Timur Kuran writes about the phenomenon he calls “preference falsification”: People tend to hide unpopular views to avoid ostracism or punishment; they stop hiding them when they... Read More about A Trump wave is on the way? Journalist cites Timur Kuran's research »


Who is going to win Super Tuesday? Sunshine Hillygus interviewed

Who is going to win Super Tuesday? Sunshine Hillygus interviewed

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

“One of the things that is so striking is we have turnout rates in these states that’s absolutely tiny,” says political scientist Sunshine Hillygus. “This is where the establishment recognizes that just because Donald Trump wins a percentage of the primary voters in a given state does not at all... Read More about Who is going to win Super Tuesday? Sunshine Hillygus interviewed »


Foreign Exchange Debate: a new episode available

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Peter Feaver and Bruce Jentleson meet again for another episode of Foreign Exchange a national security and foreign policy debate series.  This time, they try to determine and predict Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump's foreign policy positions. Peter Feaver is a professor of... Read More about Foreign Exchange Debate: a new episode available »


12 Duke Graduates Named Fulbright Scholars

Monday, February 22, 2016

For the 12th straight year, Duke University is one of the top producers of U.S. Fulbright Scholars, with 12 students awarded the latest scholarships, the U.S. Department of State announced Monday.The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program. The... Read More about 12 Duke Graduates Named Fulbright Scholars »


Madison meets Foucault: Samuel Bagg outlines his dissertation

Monday, February 22, 2016

The ultimate goal is this balance of power in the Madisonian sense, but we need to account also for a much larger, expansive concept of what counts as power in a more Foucauldian sense....In terms of reasonable accommodations...if we replace the limited frameworks that we tend to use when we... Read More about Madison meets Foucault: Samuel Bagg outlines his dissertation »


Kerry Haynie interviewed by WRAL and Charlotte Observer about the upcoming Supreme Court nomination battle

Thursday, February 18, 2016

“Justice Scalia has anchored the conservative side of the court. Now, with him gone, you have a much divided court, so the stakes are very high for both parties to get that fifth vote,” said Duke professor Kerry Haynie. Watch the WRAL footage here  “That Justice Scalia has... Read More about Kerry Haynie interviewed by WRAL and Charlotte Observer about the upcoming Supreme Court nomination battle »


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