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Sunshine Hillygus discusses Cambridge Analytica on Marketplace Tech podcast

Sunshine Hillygus discusses Cambridge Analytica on Marketplace Tech podcast

Friday, April 13, 2018

“Microtargeting is not something that’s new,” said Sunshine Hillygus, a professor of political science and public policy at Duke University, referring to the process of using personal information to craft personalized messages. She said the practice goes back to the late 1990s, but it was happening... Read More about Sunshine Hillygus discusses Cambridge Analytica on Marketplace Tech podcast »


Peter Feaver discusses nuclear weapons on Science(ish) podcast

Peter Feaver discusses nuclear weapons on Science(ish) podcast

Thursday, April 12, 2018

"With the Doomsday Clock now at two minutes to midnight, the boys go nuclear and explore the legendary political satire Dr. Strangelove. Could Trump fire off a nuke like he fires off a tweet? And how close are we to complete annihilation? The questions are big, the answers are bigger." Read More about Peter Feaver discusses nuclear weapons on Science(ish) podcast »


Sunshine Hillyguys completes 6 years of service on the Census Scientific Advisory Committee

Sunshine Hillyguys completes 6 years of service on the Census Scientific Advisory Committee

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Sunshine Hillygus completed her sixth year of service on the Census Scientific Advisory Committee. She asked important questions in her comments, "how will citizenship questions be tested?" and "how does the Bureau plan to reassure the public about confidentiality?" and "what are the... Read More about Sunshine Hillyguys completes 6 years of service on the Census Scientific Advisory Committee »


Michael Munger's newest book, Tomorrow 3.0 starts shipping this week

Michael Munger's newest book, Tomorrow 3.0 starts shipping this week

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

"With the growing popularity of apps such as Uber and Airbnb, there has been a keen interest in the rise of the sharing economy. Michael C. Munger brings these new trends in the economy down to earth by focusing on their relation to the fundamental economic concept of transaction costs. In doing so... Read More about Michael Munger's newest book, Tomorrow 3.0 starts shipping this week »


Timur Kuran authors in a collection of essays, edited by Cass Sunstein

Timur Kuran authors in a collection of essays, edited by Cass Sunstein

Sunday, March 25, 2018

"Is the United States sliding toward dictatorship? Can the nation reverse course, or is the damage already done?  Professor Timur Kuran is among the authors featured in “Can It Happen Here? Authoritarianism in America,” published on Mar. 6. Edited by Harvard Law Professor Cass R.... Read More about Timur Kuran authors in a collection of essays, edited by Cass Sunstein  »


Paula McClain nominated as 2018-19 APSA President-Elect

Paula McClain nominated as 2018-19 APSA President-Elect

Monday, March 19, 2018

Paula D. McClain has been nominated as President-Elect of the American Political Science Association (APSA) for 2018-2019.  According to the news release, "The call for nominations was circulated among the membership, and outreach specifically to APSA committees and organized sections was... Read More about Paula McClain nominated as 2018-19 APSA President-Elect »


Peter Feaver moderates discussion with General Lori J. Robinson

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 about Peter Feaver moderates discussion with General Lori J. Robinson »


Noa Cnaan-On writes for The Washington Post Monkey Cage

Noa Cnaan-On writes for The Washington Post Monkey Cage

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Noa Cnaan-On, one of our PhD Candidates, wrote a new piece for The Washington Post, Monkey Cage, about the demonstrations in Israel. “My research on Israeli social and religious movements seeking to impact government policies suggests that movements that had a clear leadership and that were... Read More about Noa Cnaan-On writes for The Washington Post Monkey Cage »


Timur Kuran guest interview on NPR's Hidden Brain

Timur Kuran guest interview on NPR's Hidden Brain

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

"People often stay silent, 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 about Timur Kuran guest interview on NPR's Hidden Brain »


Kerry Haynie serves on NC redistricting and voter access panel

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 about Kerry Haynie serves on NC redistricting and voter access panel »


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