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Life, Luck, and Laughter

Life, Luck, and Laughter

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

It’s been a good year for Jay Ruckelshaus. After completing his certificate in philosophy, politics, and economics last spring, Jay used the summer to hone his writing sample and apply for the Truman, Marshall, and Rhodes scholarships. The chance of winning one of them is ... Read More about Life, Luck, and Laughter »


Political Science undergrad awarded international scholarship

Political Science undergrad awarded international scholarship

Monday, January 11, 2016

From Duke Today:  Duke University senior Emma Campbell-Mohn of Westport, Connecticut, has been selected for the first class of Schwarzman Scholars and will study for one year at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.  Campbell-Mohn is among the first 100 recipients, out of 3,054... Read More about Political Science undergrad awarded international scholarship »


Year Long Document Duke Project Complete

Year Long Document Duke Project Complete

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

After one full year and 2,306 submitted photos, Duke community members from across campus and the globe have thoroughly shared the way they see Duke. Dec. 31 marked the end of “Document Duke 360,” a yearlong, crowd-sourced project that invited students, employees and alumni to contribute to... Read More about Year Long Document Duke Project Complete »


Here's the question journalists should ask of candidates - Michael Gillespie

Sunday, December 13, 2015

To ask candidates to explain what they would do in the abstract is thus only to give them the opportunity to explain what they would do if they were omnipotent, an absolute ruler able to do anything he or she wished. Such questions only give Americans the opportunity to live for a moment in the... Read More about Here's the question journalists should ask of candidates - Michael Gillespie »


Peter Feaver interviewed for The Huffington Post on Obama's strategic relations

Thursday, December 10, 2015

... the other side wins if this is viewed as Muslims versus the West. So while that is how the terrorists view it and that is the rhetoric, we have to be careful not to reinforce that rhetoric. Continue reading here  Read More about Peter Feaver interviewed for The Huffington Post on Obama's strategic relations »


Carl Schmitt—Political Theologian? - Aaron Roberts

Monday, November 30, 2015

Aaron Roberts, a recent Duke Ph.D., published in The Review of Politics.  Roberts' research interests concern the intersection of contemporary, normative political theory and the history of political thought. “Political theology” is now a fixture within political theory's lexicon.... Read More about Carl Schmitt—Political Theologian? - Aaron Roberts »


Duke students dominate annual International Studies Association Midwest Conference

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The Laboratory for Unconventional Conflict Analysis and Simulation (LUCAS) sponsored Duke students to present their research at the International Studies Association Midwest division held their annual conference held on 19 to 22 November, 2015, in St. Louis, Missouri. Students from Political... Read More about Duke students dominate annual International Studies Association Midwest Conference »


The determinants of low-intensity intergroup violence - Laia Balcells

The determinants of low-intensity intergroup violence - Laia Balcells

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

What accounts for low-intensity intergroup violence?  Laia Balcells explores this question, focusing on the case of Northern Ireland, in new research available here and a summary here. Overall, our micro-level study of contemporary interethnic violence in Northern Ireland... Read More about The determinants of low-intensity intergroup violence - Laia Balcells »


Two Duke Political Science students win Rhodes Scholarships

Two Duke Political Science students win Rhodes Scholarships

Monday, November 23, 2015

Jay Ruckelshaus, who majors in Political Science, and Laura Roberts, who minors in Political Science, both won Rhodes Scholarships this year.  According to DukeToday, they were chosen "from among 869 applicants at 316 colleges and universities throughout the country, and are the 44th and 45th... Read More about Two Duke Political Science students win Rhodes Scholarships »


Professor McCubbins elected as a Fellow of the Society of Empirical Legal Studies

Professor McCubbins elected as a Fellow of the Society of Empirical Legal Studies

Friday, November 20, 2015

The Society for Empirical Legal Studies is an "international organization of scholars interested in empirical legal studies." Their annual conference was launched in 2006, "in response to the growing level of empirical scholarship in laws schools and elsewhere."  Professor Matthew McCubbins... Read More about Professor McCubbins elected as a Fellow of the Society of Empirical Legal Studies »


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