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Matthew King helps reveal Apple CEO Tim Cook as 2018 commencement speaker

Matthew King helps reveal Apple CEO Tim Cook as 2018 commencement speaker

Monday, January 22, 2018

Matthew King, a senior majoring in political science, noted Cook’s strong, longstanding ties to Duke. "Tim Cook is a fantastic pick,” said King. “He cares deeply about Duke, and he's a Blue Devil through and through. Many of us aspire to be like Tim Cook when we grow up, so what could be... Read More about Matthew King helps reveal Apple CEO Tim Cook as 2018 commencement speaker »


Katie Webster wins Peace Science Society's 2017 award for best graduate student paper

Katie Webster wins Peace Science Society's 2017 award for best graduate student paper

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Congratulations Katie Webster, who has won the Peace Science Society's 2017 Stuart A. Bremer Award for the best graduate-student paper presented at the annual meeting. Her paper was entitled "Rethinking Civil War Onset and Escalation." Why do some civil conflicts simmer at low-intensity, while... Read More about Katie Webster wins Peace Science Society's 2017 award for best graduate student paper »


Peter Feaver's congressional testimonial reported in CNN Politics

Peter Feaver's congressional testimonial reported in CNN Politics

Thursday, January 4, 2018

"The President by himself cannot press a button and cause missiles to fly. He can only give an authenticated order which others would follow and then missiles would fly," Dr. Peter Feaver, a professor of public policy and political science at Duke University, told congressional lawmakers last... Read More about Peter Feaver's congressional testimonial reported in CNN Politics »


Hillygus research in Monkey Cage analysis of the political implications of white domestic migration to the American South

Hillygus research in Monkey Cage analysis of the political implications of white domestic migration to the American South

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

In a new article, political scientists Sunshine Hillygus, Seth McKee, and McKenzie Young show that whites who have moved to the South are more likely to be Democratic than lifelong Southerners. They draw this conclusion by looking at data going back to the 1970s from the American... Read More about Hillygus research in Monkey Cage analysis of the political implications of white domestic migration to the American South »


Two political science alumni address emergent issues in society

Two political science alumni address emergent issues in society

Monday, January 1, 2018

Two alumni, Brendan Nyhan and Rajiv Golla, have written on topics that highlight the many ways that studying political science can compliment professional writing.   Brendan Nyhan, who graduated with a PhD in 2009, is a ... Read More about Two political science alumni address emergent issues in society »


Fall 2017 Duke Political Science Publications

Fall 2017 Duke Political Science Publications

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Alexander, Kathryn J. 2017. “Religiosity and Bellicosity: The Impact of Religious Commitment on Patterns of Interstate Conflict,” Journal of Global Security Studies 2(4): 271-287. Are states with religiously committed citizens more likely to initiate conflict than states with less committed... Read More about Fall 2017 Duke Political Science Publications »


Three Duke political science students named Schwarzman Scholars

Three Duke political science students named Schwarzman Scholars

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

From Duke Today: Three Duke University students have been named Schwarzman Scholars, a program that funds one year of study in Beijing, China. Seniors Riyanka Ganguly of Seattle, Amy Kramer of Boca Raton, Florida, and Aron Rimanyi of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, were named to the third... Read More about Three Duke political science students named Schwarzman Scholars »


Duke political scientist hosts public discussion with John Podesta

Duke political scientist hosts public discussion with John Podesta

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

From Duke Today: John Podesta, who chaired Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and served as chief of staff to President Clinton and counselor to President Obama, will speak at Duke University Wednesday, Nov. 29. The event in Penn Pavilion on West Campus is free and open to the public... Read More about Duke political scientist hosts public discussion with John Podesta »


Peter Feaver testifies before Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Peter Feaver testifies before Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The time may be ripe for Congress to look at the command and control system currently used to determine whether or not to launch a nuclear weapon, Duke political science professor and former National Security Adviser Peter Feaver testified Tuesday. Feaver, who served as a security adviser under... Read More about Peter Feaver testifies before Senate Foreign Relations Committee »


Highlighting Genevieve Rousseliere, our new faculty

Highlighting Genevieve Rousseliere, our new faculty

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

One of the many insights senior Chinmay Pandit has learned this fall is this: “philosophers are not infallible or consistent.” “Revolutionary thinkers have contributed in meaningful ways to the creation of democracies but have simultaneously justified perverse, backwards ideals in their... Read More about Highlighting Genevieve Rousseliere, our new faculty »


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