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New Undergraduate Course - Introduction to Political Science

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

POLSCI 101 at Duke University provides a broad introduction to politics from the local to the global level. We will explore empirical analysis and political philosophy to understand the relationship between politics, law, and economics--and other fundamental and timely questions in political life,... Read More about New Undergraduate Course - Introduction to Political Science »


"A Better Way to Deal with ISIS" - David Siegel

"A Better Way to Deal with ISIS" - David Siegel

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

No matter how much we degrade ISIS, there will always be far-flung people with sufficient interest in attacking us, and the capability to do so.Terrorism has been their preferred method precisely because it is comparatively easy to pull off. Those who are quick to advocate more force on its own... Read More about "A Better Way to Deal with ISIS" - David Siegel »


New Undergraduate Course - Are Things Getting Better? The Question of Progress in World Affairs

New Undergraduate Course - Are Things Getting Better? The Question of Progress in World Affairs

Monday, November 16, 2015

Taught by Professor of Political Science, Joseph Grieco, this course addresses an important question about world affairs: are governments and their respective societies making progress in building a more peaceful and just global order? To pursue this question the course will have three main... Read More about New Undergraduate Course - Are Things Getting Better? The Question of Progress in World Affairs »


Professor Sunshine Hillygus serves on polling technologies panel, hosted by Microsoft

Professor Sunshine Hillygus serves on polling technologies panel, hosted by Microsoft

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

A group of researchers and research users took a hard look at campaign survey and opinion research at the Microsoft Innovation and Policy Center this morning. Sunshine Hillygus, professor at Duke University, Margie Omero, managing director of Purple Insights, Neil Newhouse, partner and cofounder... Read More about Professor Sunshine Hillygus serves on polling technologies panel, hosted by Microsoft »


Every Flaw in Consumers Is Worse in Voters - Michael Munger

Every Flaw in Consumers Is Worse in Voters - Michael Munger

Thursday, October 29, 2015

So what’s the mistake I’ve been making for most of my life? I’ve been trying to defend the perfection of markets. I’ve been sucked in to the notion that markets are “ideal”: “Markets aren’t so bad!” “Consumers are generally better off!” and so on. Friends, if you have been defending the... Read More about Every Flaw in Consumers Is Worse in Voters - Michael Munger »


"Trump’s Foreign-Policy Legacy: Not Having a Foreign Policy" - Peter Feaver

Monday, October 26, 2015

"When Trump ends his quest for the Republican presidential nomination, what will experts say about his foreign policy legacy?"...... Continue Reading Here Read More about "Trump’s Foreign-Policy Legacy: Not Having a Foreign Policy" - Peter Feaver »


"Who Speaks for the GOP?" - David Rohde consulted for U.S. News & World Report

Friday, October 23, 2015

House Republicans may indeed convince Ryan to run for speaker – a job the 2012 vice presidential nominee said he would take only if he had the support of all the chamber's GOP factions. But even that will not settle the internal battles or make Ryan the head of the party, says Duke University... Read More about "Who Speaks for the GOP?" - David Rohde consulted for U.S. News & World Report »


President Joe Biden? - Vice News interviews Michael Munger

President Joe Biden? - Vice News interviews Michael Munger

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

"...I called up Duke University's Michael Munger, a political science professor and head of the school's Philosophy, Politics, and Economics program to chat about what a Biden candidacy might look like. Munger gave me his thoughts on what America's avuncular VP might have done if he'... Read More about President Joe Biden? - Vice News interviews Michael Munger »


Director of Basketball Analytics for the Boston Celtics returns to Alma Mater

Director of Basketball Analytics for the Boston Celtics returns to Alma Mater

Friday, October 16, 2015

David Sparks graduated from Duke with a Ph.D. in Political Science. While he was a graduate student he practiced statistical modeling on basketball data sets - he is now the Director of Basketball Analytics for the Boston Celtics. He returned to his alma mater recently to talk with undergrads about... Read More about Director of Basketball Analytics for the Boston Celtics returns to Alma Mater »


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