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Bruce R. Kuniholm, University Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Public Policy

Bruce R. Kuniholm

Please note: Bruce has left the "History" group at Duke University; some info here might not be up to date.

Bruce Kuniholm, professor of public policy and history, is a prize-winning scholar and teacher who served as the inaugural Dean of Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy from 2009 to 2013. Kuniholm previously was director of the Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy twice—from 1989 to 1994, and from 2005 to 2009, during which time his leadership of fundraising efforts led to the creation of the Sanford School on July 1, 2009.

He also served as Vice Provost for Academic and International Affairs (1996-2001) and Director of the Center for International Studies. During his tenure, Duke undertook a broad range of initiatives to support the internationalization of the university.

Previously, Kuniholm was a teacher and basketball coach at Robert College in Istanbul, Turkey, served as a Marine rifle platoon commander in Vietnam, and served in the U.S. Department of State— first in the Bureau of Intelligence, and then as a member of the Policy Planning Staff.

Kuniholm’s research has focused on diplomatic history and U.S. foreign policy in the Near and Middle East. He has lectured in 24 countries and is the recipient of fellowships from the Council on Foreign Relations, National Endowment for the Humanities, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the Fulbright Foundation, and the Norwegian Nobel Institute. He has published more than 100 articles, chapters, book reviews and books. He has served on approximately 50 faculty and national committees.

He holds the following degrees: PhD (History) Duke; MA (Public Policy), Duke; M.A (History) Duke; AB (English) Dartmouth College.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  613 Swift Ave., Durham, NC 27701
Email Address: send me a message
Web Page:  https://duke.box.com/shared/static/seo97kun9dgidbiay5jhboz5l7jn48aa.doc


Ph.D.Duke University1976
Policy Sciences, M.A.P.P.S.Duke University1976
History, M.A.Duke University1972
English, A.B.Dartmouth College1964
FrenchUniversity of Dijon, France1962

Peace and Conflict Resolution
Research Interests: Middle East Policy, International Security Studies, and U.S. Foreign Policy

U.S. policy in the Middle East; U.S. diplomatic history; national security



Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Kuniholm, B, Die Nahostkriege, der Palastinakonflikt und er Kalte Krieg, in Heisse Kriege im Kalten Krieg, edited by Greiner, B; Muller, CT; Walter, D (2006)
  2. Fouskas, V, Zones of Conflict: U.S. Foreign Policy in the Balkans and the Greater Middle East, Journal of Southern Europe and the Balkans, vol. 7 no. 1 (March, 2005), pp. 126-128, Pluto Press: London, 2003, 177 pp.
  3. Lykogiannis, A, Britain and the Greek Economic Crisis 1944-1947: from Liberation to the Truman Doctrine, American Historical Review, vol. 109 no. 5 (December, 2004), pp. 1633-1634, University of Missouri Press, 2003
  4. Kuniholm, B, Thinking about the Future: Turkey, the United States and the World, in Turkish-American Relations: Past, Present and Future, edited by Aydin, M; Erhan, C (2004), pp. 213-229, Routledge
  5. Kuniholm, BR, El Dorado canyon: Reagan's undeclared war with Qaddafi., The International History Review, vol. 25 no. 4 (December, 2003), pp. 966-970, Naval Institute Press: Annapolis, Maryland 2003, ISSN 0707-5332 [Gateway.cgi]

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