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  • Great News!
    Laura Satterfield, for faculty, 2010/01/29 11:09:16

    Alex Downes, has just been told that he will receive the "Lepgold Book Prize" for his book, Targeting Civilians in War. This is excellent news, and an important recognition for our friend Alex! Congratulations....  

  • August 15, 2008 - David Siroky's op-ed in N&O
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2008/08/15 10:04:32

    David Siroky's very interesting op-ed was in Tuesday's N & O on the conflict in Georgia. 

    David also has spoken to at least one radio interviewer about this. Congratulations to David!

     

  • Erik Wibbels in the N & O
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2008/08/11 10:23:49

    Erik's op-ed, "Why it's so unlikely" was in the August 8th issue of the N & O.  

  • Chris Gelpi in the News and Observer
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2008/08/11 10:21:57

    "Good news from Iraq is a boost for McCain" by Chris is in the May 26th issue of N & O.  

  • Bruce Jentleson in the N & O
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2008/08/11 10:20:04

    Bruce's op-ed, "Saving lives when governments won't" was in the May 25th N & O.  

  • Alexander Downes' new book
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2008/05/02 15:07:35

    In this book, Downes asks why states engage in civilian victimization -- military strategies that target an enemy's civilian population in wartime. He argues that such strategies are employed in two circumstances: to coerce an adversary to give up when leaders become desperate to win or to reduce their military casualties in costly wars of attrition, and to eliminate actual or potential resistance by the population in wars to conquer and annex an enemy's territory. http://www.duke.edu/~downes/publications.htm

    Congratulations Alex!

     

  • Honoring Professor Allan Kornberg
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2007/08/16 10:10:12

    After 43 years of distinguished service to Duke, Professor Kornberg will officially retire from the university at the end of next academic year. In recognition of his many contributions to our department and the university, we are happy to announce that our conference room (Room 317) has been officially named the Allan Kornberg Conference Room! Please join me in congratulating Professor Kornberg for this most deserved honor and recognition. We will have a formal naming reception in early September in which Professor Kornberg and his wife, Pat, will join us for this wonderful occasion. Thanks to Provost Lange and Dean McLendon for their efforts in getting formal university approval for this honor.  

  • Ruth Grant on Community Radio
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2007/06/05 10:25:12

    Listen to Ruth on community radio on a talk show about Moral Values sponsored by the North Carolina Society for Ethical Culture talking about Goodness and Evil. Congratulations Ruth!  

  • Gabriel Sheffer quoted in the Washington Post
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2007/05/01 16:19:47

    Gabriel has been quoted in an article "Official Panel Accuses Israeli Leaders Of Multiple Failures in Lebanon War" in the May 1st issue of the Washington Post. Congratulations Gabriel!

     

  • Congratulations to Claire Lauterbach
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2007/04/03 14:12:22

    Claire Lauterbach, a Junior Political Science Major with an IR concentration, had a paper accepted for publication in International Studies Perspectives. The paper, entitled "The Costs of Cooperation: Civilian Casualty Counts in Iraq," was originally written when Claire was a Sophomore in Professor Tim Buthe's course on Non-State Actors in World Politics (PS 158/PPS 181). Good work Claire and thanks to Professor Buthe for his fine mentorship!  

  • John Transue in the news!
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2007/03/29 15:47:42

    John Transue was quoted in an article in the March 26th issue of the Durham Herald Sun. Congratulations John!  

  • Dave Rohde in the news!
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2007/03/29 15:34:07

    Dave has been quoted in the March 22nd issue of The New York Times, Congratulations Dave!  

  • Dave Rohde in Congressional Quarterly
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2007/03/29 15:24:41

    Dave Rohde was quoted in the March 21st issue of Congressional Quarterly. Congratulations Dave!  

  • Aldrich Receives APSA’s 2008 Eldersveld Career Achievement Award !
    Laura Satterfield, for faculty, 2010/06/16 10:12:38

    Our own John Aldrich has been selected to receive the 2008 Samuel Eldersveld "Career Achievement Award," given annually by the American Political Science’s Political Organizations and Parties Section, “honoring a scholar whose lifetime professional work has made an outstanding contribution to the field." Congratulations John!

    John is the third member of our department to receive this award. Alan Kornberg won it in 1989 and Herbert Kitschelt in 2006. Duke faculty represent 1/6 of all the Eldersveld career achievers in the entire discipline. No other university has even won TWO, and now we have THREE.!

    For more information: http://www.apsanet.org/~pop/awards.htm and Political Organizations and Parties Section Award Winners

     

  • Guillermo Trejo in APSR
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2009/09/22 10:06:53

    Congratulations to Guillermo who had the lead article in the current issue of APSR. To view the article click here.  This is a very important achievement.  Congratulations Guillermo!

     

     

  • Congratulations to Joe Grieco, Chris Gelpi, and Camber Warren
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2009/07/24 09:57:56

    A slightly late congratulations to our friends Joe Grieco, Chris Gelpi, and Camber Warren for their paper in the April 2009 International Organization.   The link to the abstract....   This paper is many of the things that makes our program a success.  A long-term collaborative effort between two very productive faculty members, in one of the top journals in the discipline. And it also involves work with one of our best graduate students.  Further, it is a really interesting and well-executed paper with important policy implications.  

  • April 28, 2009 - Ralph Bunche Summer Institute renewed for three years
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2009/04/28 10:07:21

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $404,000 to Duke University to continue the Ralph Bunche Summer Institute for the next three summers, beginning this year. The institute encourages highly competitive minorities to pursue graduate programs in political science. "I am pleased that the National Science Foundation remains impressed with the work we are doing here at Duke," said Paula McClain, a political science professor and the institute's director. "Bunche is considered a cross-directorate program of the Division of the Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences, which means the proposal is reviewed twice by two different panels and both reviews were stellar." The five-week summer program is designed to simulate the academically intensive graduate school experience as well as provide mentoring for African-American, Hispanic and American Indian students. The program's top students are given the opportunity to present their research at the American Political Science Association's annual meeting. "The success of the Ralph Bunche Summer Institute is unmatched by any other pipeline program in the country," McClain said. "For example, six former Bunche students will receive their doctorates this spring and will move into faculty positions in the fall. There are another 25 that are writing their dissertations, and numerous others in graduate programs around the country." Sponsored by the American Political Science Association (APSA), the institute is funded by the National Science Foundation and Duke. The institute, named in honor of the 1950 Nobel Peace Prize winner and first black American to receive a doctorate in political science in 1934, moved to Duke in 2000 from the University of Virginia when McClain joined the Duke faculty.  

  • March 18, 2009 - Welcome: Dr. D. Sunshine Hillygus
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2009/03/23 16:17:48

    We are pleased to announce that Dr. D. Sunshine Hillygus, Frederick S. Danziger Associate Professor of Government at Harvard University, has accepted our offer to take a tenured Associate Professor Position in the Department of Political Science.  Dr. Hillygus has research and teaching interests in political behavior and elections, and is the author of many articles, as well as the recent book The Persuadable Voter, published by Princeton University Press.  

  • March 23, 2009 - Welcome: Dr. Michael D. Ward
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2009/03/23 16:16:29

    The Department is pleased to announce the successful recruitment of Dr. Michael D. Ward, Professor of Politcal Science at the University of Washington, Seattle. He has been an affiliate of the Cemter for Statistics and Social Sciences for some time.  Dr. Ward's primary interests are in international relations (spanning democratization, globalization, international commerce, military spending, as well as international conflict and cooperation), political geography, as well as mathematical and statistical methods.   Dr. Ward's hiring is a very significant addition to the International Relations and Methods offerings at Duke, at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.  

  • March 01, 2009 - Mike Munger in the N & O
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2009/03/04 10:16:52

    Mike had a small piece in the Sunday Opinion section, on regulation, also in the N&O, in a little discussion of policy: ' Is more regulation the answer?'.  

  • February 27, 2009 - Feaver and Gelpi in the News & Observer
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2009/03/04 10:13:21

    Peter and Chris in the February 27th issue of News and Observer - 'The Weight of War Casualties'.  

  • February 19, 2009 - Congratulations to Donald Horowitz
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2009/02/19 14:31:15

    On February 17, 2009, Donald L. Horowitz received the Distinguished Scholar Award from the Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Migration Section of the International Studies Association. A panel was convened to discuss his work as part of the award celebration.  

  • January 22, 2009 - Erik Wibbels in The San Diego Union-Tribune
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2009/01/22 10:52:06

    Erik's and Jonathan Rodden's article "A federal bailout for the states?" is in today's San Diego Union-Tribune.  

  • January 15, 2009 - 2009 Dean's Awards for Excellence in Mentoring goes to Karen Remmer
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2009/01/15 10:53:21

    Congratulations to Karen, for her extraordinary service in working with graduate students in our department. This is an award well deserved! Congratulations Karen!  

  • February 19, 2009 - Ruth Grant in search of Goodness
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2009/02/20 10:24:25

    Ruth is the the Duke News.  

  • October 29, 2008 - Katie Cochran, MPSA best paper award
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2008/10/29 08:47:31

    Katie's paper “International Conflict and the Spread of Democracy: The Effects of Selection, Emulation, and Socialization” has been chosen for the 2009 MPSA best paper award for IR. The committee thought that this was a superb research effort. The award will be made on Friday, April 3, 2009, at the MPSA business meeting in Chicago at the conference. Congratulations.  

  • October 28, 0200 - Kerry Haynie in the news
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2008/10/23 10:02:27

    Race and politics: how far have we come? By Gregory Childress : The Herald-Sun gchildress@heraldsun.com Oct 21, 2008 Durham --

    When Barack Obama announced he was running for president nearly two years ago, he pushed race to the forefront of presidential politics in a way never done before. He is now the first African-American with a legitimate chance to win the nation's highest office and, as such, blacks and whites have begun to see the 2008 presidential election as a bellwether on race. Its outcome will potentially be the yardstick by which many measure racial progress for decades to come. "I think it will be a barometer of how far we have come and also of the work we have to do," said Jarvis Hall, director of the N.C. Central University Institute for Civic Engagement and Social Change. "This is a critical juncture." Obama enjoys a comfortable lead in the polls with just 14 days left to Election Day, something that would not be possible without the support of legions of white voters. "This is a monumental positive step forward for this country," said Durham attorney Ken Spaulding, who is a former chairman of the influential Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People. "I'm just elated to see whites put race behind in favor of competency." Still, it's difficult for blacks such as Jarvis to talk about the Obama candidacy without mentioning the "Bradley effect" -- a term coined after exit polls showed former Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley leading by a wide margin in the 1982 California governor's race. After the final vote was counted, Bradley had lost to white Republican George Deukmejian, which led some pollsters to conclude that white voters lied to pollsters about for whom they voted because they didn't want to seem bigoted. "Certainly, I expect there to be some of that," said Kerry Haynie, associate professor of political science at Duke University. But Haynie believes Obama has something that may be more powerful than race working in his favor to defeat Republican John McCain -- the economy. "That may favor Obama on a number of fronts," Haynie said. "That has taken race off of the table." Just a few short months ago, however, Haynie thought differently. He predicted race would be a major factor working against Obama in his bid to become America's first black president. "The issue of race is going to loom large for Sen. Obama," Haynie said in June. "He's going to have to reach out to white voters who might not be comfortable voting for an African American candidate." But since then, the economy has taken a nose-dive, and Congress has agreed to spend $700 billion to bail out financial institutions that many Americans think are undeserving. Haynie said voters struggling to pay their mortgages and watching their retirement savings shrink likely will have their pocketbooks uppermost on their minds when they enter the voting booth. David Smudski, chairman of the Durham County Republican Party, also believes race will be less of a factor than the economy and Obama's politics. "I have not picked up a racial tone [among the people with whom he's spoken to about the election] except once or twice," Smudski said. Smudski says Obama's "Marxist" politics will supersede his skin color when Republicans enter the voting booth. "They're just amazed that someone so leftist and Marxist could make it to the top of the Democratic ticket," Smudski said. "But then again, they were also surprised that [President] Bush nationalized the banks." Charmaine McKissick-Melton, associate professor of mass communication at N.C. Central University, an Obama supporter who describes herself as a "guinea pig" of integration, says her instincts tell her that, racially, times have changed for the better, particularly among America's youth. "I see the younger students, those under 30 in particular, as having a different mind set," McKissick-Melton said. "They're more open-minded [about race], but they also see Obama as the light out of the darkness." McKissick-Melton, the sister of state Sen. Floyd McKissick, believes an Obama victory will depend heavily on whether young people move beyond simply campaigning for Obama to actually show up at the polls Nov. 4 to cast votes. "If they come out in droves, I assume we will win," McKissick-Melton said. Note: you will have to register to read the article online at Heraldsun.com [more]  

  • Mike Munger as guest columnist
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2008/07/07 14:50:38

    It took a Frenchman to define American dream

    By Michael Munger : Guest columnist The Herald-Sun Jul 3, 2008

    As we approach Independence Day, I am proud to reflect for a moment on America, and what it has meant to those of us who care deeply about liberty and responsibility. The American dream is simple, at its core. If you work hard, you will succeed. But what is the essence of the American dream? What is the system that we think other nations should look to, and adopt? Remarkably, it took an outsider, a Frenchman, to recognize what makes America unique. In 1831, Alexis de Tocqueville published a memoir of his travels in the U.S. It was called "Democracy in America," but it could have been called, "How Americans Get Things Done." Tocqueville marveled at how Americans worked together privately to solve civic problems. Tocqueville was no fan of majority rule. The problem with political democracy, he said, is that citizens are isolated and feeble. They can hardly do anything by themselves, and they can't force others to help them. He admired the American solution to this problem: organize into private groups, and leave government out of it. Specifically, Tocqueville said: "They all, therefore, become powerless if they do not learn voluntarily to help one another. If men living in democratic countries had no right and no inclination to associate for political purposes, their independence would be in great jeopardy, but they might long preserve their wealth and their cultivation: whereas if they never acquired the habit of forming associations in ordinary life, civilization itself would be endangered." Translation: rely on people, not rules! Private voluntary associations are the very essence of liberty, and hence of authentic American society. Citizens freely associating promote liberty, protect liberty and provide increased welfare for everyone. If you want to go out and persuade some people to work with you -- and all voluntarily work for the benefit of each -- then that is libertarian democracy. If someone wants to drop out and form a different association, then he is free to do so. Tocqueville was very critical of his countrymen in France. He had seen, in the legacy of the French Revolution, the damage that political democracy and a reliance on majority rule could do. But when I read his critique today, I get a sick feeling. His criticism on France in 1831 is an even more scathing indictment of American society today. We have come to focus on politics, rather than action. Voting, for far too many of us, is the extent of our civic action, leaving lobbying by interest groups the only route open to solve civic problems. Tocqueville said the mistake the French made was to believe that the more enfeebled the citizens become, the more active government ought to be. He questioned whether the state can do what individuals can no longer do for themselves. The real American dream is not more, but less, government from the top down. Given the freedom to do so, and the responsibility to act, citizens organize to solve problems. After Hurricane Katrina, thousands of people tried to help. They organized mountains of contributions of food and supplies, they donated money to rent trucks and they gave their time to drive those loaded trucks toward New Orleans. And they were turned away. Turned away! Instead of keeping order inside the ruined city, the one job government really can do, federal troops "kept order" by turning away relief supplies at the borders. The spirit of America does not allow for sitting back and waiting for the state to do it. If you are my neighbor, I'll help you. And you'll help me. We have a direct, powerful voluntary connection, complete with reciprocal obligations, complex organizations, relationships voluntarily negotiated and ended. Top-down government crowds those out. If the government is supposed to take care of all of us, then I have no moral obligation to help out. I see you attacked, and I look up and down the street and cluck to myself, "Why don't the police do something?" If I see a bad school, I wonder why the state doesn't improve it. In spite of all its flaws, all its taxes and regulations, America itself, 232 years after the founding, represents a limitless sense of the possible. The American dream rests on individuals, working together in complex, interconnected organizations that they have designed, trying to solve problems.

    Michael Munger is chair of the Duke University political science department and the Libertarian candidate for governor of North Carolina.  

  • Congratulations to Kerry Haynie
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2008/06/30 09:48:27

    Congratulations to Professor Kerry Haynie for his recently published co-edited volume, New Race Politicsin America: Understanding Minority and Immigrant Politics. The volume was co-edited with Jane Junn and published by Cambridge University Press.  

  • Kerry Haynie, a guest faculty for the Bravarian-American Academy's Summer Institute on Ethnicity and Society in America
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2008/06/30 09:46:57

    Professor Kerry Haynie will serve as guest faculty for the Bravarian-American Academy's Summer Institute on Ethnicity and Society in America, that will be held in Munich, Germany, July 21-25.  

  • June 13, 2008 - Congratulations to Bill English
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2008/06/16 11:39:38

    William English has received a Dissertation Improvement Grant from the National Science Foundation. And, we just got approval from IRB to carry out the experiments! Congratulations Bill!  

  • May 23, 2008 - Munger, Keynote speaker at the Libertarian Party's national convention
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2008/05/21 13:18:36

    Mike will be the keynote speaker at the Libertarian Party's national convention which is being held in Denver, CO this weekend. CSPAN is very likely to cover the convention. Mike's speech is scheduled for around 2pm on Friday. Good luck Mike!  

  • May 06, 2008 - Congratulations to David Siroky--Peace Scholar
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2008/05/06 14:07:49

    David Siroky has been chosen by the United States Institute of Peace as a Peace Scholar for 2008-2009. David's proposal was selected as one of ten winners from a pool of 166 applications. This is an outstanding achievement. Congratulations David!  

  • April 30, 2008 - Congratulations to Dennis Rasmussen
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2008/04/30 10:15:01

    Dennis Rasmussen's dissertation has been published - "The Problems and Promise of Commercial Society" - congratulations Dennis!  

  • March 27, 2008 - Gold Citation Award goes to John Aldrich
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2008/03/28 09:35:27

    John Aldrich has just been notified that he will receive the "Gold Citation Award" for outstanding achievements by an alumnus, from Allegheny College

    The Gold Citation is awarded in recognition and appreciation of honor reflected upon the College by virtue of professional or volunteer activities.

    Congratulations John!  

  • January 24, 2008 - Congratulations Prof. Kornberg!
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2008/02/04 09:42:20

    Our recent dedication of the Allan Kornberg Conference Room is one of the featured stories on Duke Today. The story includes a great photo of Allan and Pat. http://news.duke.edu/2008/01/kornberg.html  

  • Congratulations to Paula McClain
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2008/01/18 11:39:16

    Paula McClain has won this year's Samuel Dubois Cook Award. The award was given for having "demonstrated the ideals of the Cook Award in the quality of your research, your dedication to teaching and your commitment to mentoring. Moreover, you are truly a 'citizen-scholar'contributing to Duke University, to your professional discipline and to the African American community in a variety of ways. By awarding you the "Sammie" we seek to acknowledge your extraordinary effort to forward the goals of the Cook Society--to translate the promise and potential of African Americans into fulfillment and actuality, and to seek to improve relations among persons of all backgrounds." The Cook Award will be presented at the annual Awards Dinner to be held on Tuesday, February 19th at the Washington Duke Inn. Congratulations Paula!  

  • October 17, 2008 - New program for DukeReads
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2008/10/21 09:01:24

    We notified you earlier that Valentino Achak Deng, the subject of What is the What by Dave Eggers would be on campus to be interviewed by Frank Stasio. Unfortunately, Deng had to change his plans and will not be coming to Duke on October 17. Instead for Homecoming, we have created a new panel, moderated by Stasio, that we hope you'll find provocative and thoughtful: political science professor Alexander Downes, whose principle research interests are the causes and effectiveness of civilian victimization in warfare and the origins and consequences of foreign-imposed regime change; Duke student Megan Foran '10, new co-chair of the First-Year Advisory Counselor (FAC) Program and co-chair of the Student Alumni Advisory Board, who's involved with the Inter-Community Council and DukeEngage; and Jin-Soo Huh '09, past co-chair of the FAC program, who's active in the International Relations Association and serves as a tour guide. Huh was on the committee that selected What is the What as the summer reading assignment for the Class of 2012. You can listen to session after October 18 on the iTunes U at http://itunes.duke.edu/  

  • March 12, 2008 - Raymond Mercado article in N & O
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2008/03/12 16:36:04

    A very interesting op-ed in today's N&O, from our own Raymond Mercado. Congratulations, Raymond!  

  • Bruce Jentleson in the N & O
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2008/04/07 09:08:47

    Bruce has an article in the Point of View section the News & Observer. Congratulations Bruce!  

  • February 04, 0200 - Dave Rohde on NPR
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2008/02/11 09:11:14

    Dave Rohde interview on NPR "Primary Colors, Brighter than Usual?"  

  • Congratulations David Rohde!
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2007/12/06 15:30:12

    Dave's paper "Dimensions, Issues and Bills: Appropriations Voting on the House Floor" has been chosen as the winner of the Fett Award of the Midwest Political Science Association. Congratulations Dave!  

  • November 05, 2007 - Raymond Mercado in the News & Observer
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2007/11/05 13:54:28

    Ray's article, Shields for Europe is in the November 5th News and Observer. Congratulations Ray!  

  • Chris Gelpi's op ed in the N&O Sept. 27th
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2007/10/01 10:55:33

    "A Moment of Reckoning on Iraq" an article by Chris can be seen at Duke News. Congratulations Chris.  

  • Brendan Nyhan and Jason Reifler notable mention!
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2007/09/25 10:49:37

    Brendan Nyhan and Jason Reifler paper got mentioned by a Washington Post writer on NPR's "On the Media" over the weekend. Blog post with transcriptAudio

    Congrats to both Brendan and Jason!

     

  • Congratulations to Claire Lauterbach!
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2007/09/24 10:15:08

    Clair has been awarded the Duke University Scholar Award. This award was established in 1974 by members of the faculty of Duke University to encourage undergraduates to undertake serious scholarship and to recognize excellence in scholarship.  

  • Abdeslam Maghraoui quoted in Christian Science Monitor
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2007/09/17 12:10:45

    Abdeslam has been quoted in the September 10th issue of Christian Science Monitor. Congratulations Abdeslam!  

  • Chris Gelpi in the news!
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2007/09/17 12:07:53

    Chris has been quoted in a Reuters article. Congratulations Chris!  

  • Peter Feaver in the news....everywhere!
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2007/09/17 12:04:26

    Peter has been quoted in the following articles...Congratulations Peter! NY Times,  Los Angeles Times,  International Herald Tribune, Washington Post,  NBC Nightly News (transcript not available online; e-mailed upon request to dukenews@duke.edu),  Boston Globe, Australian Broadcasting, Wall Street Journal  

  • Congratulations to Paula McClain
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2007/08/27 10:21:33

    The APSA Women's Caucus is going to give Paula a special "Mentoring" award at their annual meeting with the national association in Chicago. Paula has mentored and worked with a lot of young faculty, so it is hard to narrow this down to any one act. But the Ralph Bunche Summer program is surely a big part of it.  http://www.apsanet.org/section_397.cfm 

    For those of you attending APSA, the Women's Caucus Business meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m. Friday Aug. 31st, in the Hyatt, room Stetson A.

     

     

  • Congrats to Judith Kelley and David Soskice
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2007/08/24 16:39:59

    Judith's paper, "Who Keeps International Commitments and Why? The International Criminal Court and Bilateral Nonsurrender Agreements." is in the most recent APSR journal. David Soskice along with Cusack and Iversen, had a paper "Economic Interests and the Origins of Electoral Systems" that was the lead article in the same issue. Congratulations all!  

  • Duke Political Science is highly rated
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2007/08/24 16:34:09

    In 'A Ranking That Would Matter' in Inside Higher Ed., Duke's Political Science Department has been ranked 7th compared to NRC's rank of 14.  

  • Chris Gelpi in the news!
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2007/08/24 16:29:38

    Chris has been quoted in the article "Bush prepares way for key Iraq assessment" in The Christian Science Monitor. Congratulations Chris!  

  • Peter Feaver in the Washington Post
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2007/08/24 16:27:10

    Peter has been quoted in the Washington Post, "2008: The Year of the Civilian". Congratulations Peter!  

  • Chris Gelpi on NPR news!
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2007/07/17 14:52:45

    Chris can be heard on NPR Morning Edition July 10 discussing "Service, Sacrifice Must Include Privileged".  

  • Chris Gelp quoted in Voice of America
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2007/07/17 14:49:12

    Chris has been quoted in the article "McCain Presidential Bid Falters" online, July 13th, at newsvoa.com.  

  • Kerry Haynie quoted in Miami Herald
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2007/07/17 14:45:27

    Kerry has been quoted in the article "Edwards takes campaign to America's rural poor" in the July 17th issue of Miami Herald.  

  • Congratulations to Paula McClain
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2007/06/19 15:25:13

    Paula McClain has been selected to receive the eleventh annual Frank J. Goodnow Distinguished Service Award. The Goodnow Award is the first award given by the American Political Science Association to honor the outstanding contributions of individuals, groups, and public and private organizations to both the development of the political science profession and the building of the American Political Science Association. Frank J. Goodnow was the first president of APSA. The award will be presented at the 2007 Annual Meeting in Chicago. Congratulations Paula!  

  • Congratulations to Niambi Carter
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2007/06/07 09:14:23

    The paper Niambi Carter (as of this past May 13th, DR. Niambi Carter!) presented at the 2006 APSA meeting, "Super Natural: Reclaiming Black Female Sexuality in Pornography", has been selected for the "Best Paper" award by the Race, Ethnicity, and Politics organized section! This is a wonderful honor. You may recall that Niambi's paper, "Three's Company? Or Three's A Crowd? Tripartite Race Relations in A Southern City," won the best paper on Black Politics at the 2006 Southwestern Political Science Association meeting. Congratulations Niambi!  

  • Congratulations to Chris Gelpi, Peter Feaver, Jason Reifler, Paul Abramson, John Aldrich, Jill Rickershauser, and David Rohde!
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2007/06/05 10:13:21

    The June 2007 volume of POLITICAL BEHAVIOR (vol 29, no. 2) is a special issue on the Iraq War and the 2004 Presidential Election. Our department is prominently represented in this volume. There is an article by Gelpi, Feaver, and Jason Reifler, and one by Paul Abramson, Aldrich, Jill Rickershauser, and Rohde. This is great for them and for us!  

  • Congratulations to Tim Buthe
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2007/06/05 09:49:18

    The Provost has approved Tim Buthe's reappointment to a second term. Congratulations Tim!  

  • Ruth in the news!
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2007/05/19 17:24:34

    Ruth's new book, Naming Evil, Judging Evil, is in the news. Congratulations to both Ruth Grant and Peter Euben!  

  • Dave Rohde in Newsday
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2007/05/10 12:07:42

    Dave was quoted in an article, No apologies from Rudy, in the May 9th issue of Newsday.com.  Congratulations Dave!  

  • Dave Rohde quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2007/05/01 16:24:53

    Dave has been quoted in an article "President to get war spending bill on untimely day" in the May 1st San Francisco Chronicle. Congratulations Dave!  

  • Congratulations to Dave Rohde
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2007/05/01 10:40:27

    Dave Rohde was honored at the Distinguished Professor dinner that was held April 25th. Effective July 1st, he is the Ernestine Friedl Professor of Political Science. Congratulations Dave!  

  • Timur Kuran has accepted our offer!
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2007/04/25 11:34:14

    Timur Kuran has accepted our offer and will be joining us in the fall. He is currently at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Special thanks to Tom Spragens for his work on the intial search committee, and Karen Remmer for her work on the tenure review committee. Special thanks as well to all of you who were willing to go the extra mile to facilitate his recruitment.  

  • Ole Holsti: OP-ED: Two Congressional Resolutions Threaten Vital National Interests
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2007/04/23 09:05:02

    Herald-Sun, April 18 -- Foreign relations specialist Ole Holsti says the House of Representatives and Senate are on the verge of passing separate resolutions on human rights issues "that, no matter how well-intentioned, could seriously damage American foreign relations." Congratulations Ole!  

  • Henrik Enderlein in Le Monde
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2007/04/17 11:31:52

    Article: Le mirage du compromis à l'allemande in the April 13th issue of Le Monde, France et Société.  Congratulations Henrik!  

  • Chris Gelpi in the news
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2007/04/16 11:21:07

    Chris Gelpi has been quoted in a April 13th article from Reuters. Congratulations Chris!  

  • April 08, 2007 - 'Public perception will dictate which side succeeds' by David Rohde
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2007/04/11 09:14:35

    Commentary -- Public Perception Will Dictate Which Side Succeeds by David Rohde, director of Duke's Political Institutions and Public Choice Program in the April 8th issue of the News and Observer.  Congratulations Dave!  

  • Chris Gelpi in the news!
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2007/02/26 08:30:55

    Chris has been quoted on Yahoo news in a February 24th article, "Americans underestimate Iraqi death toll". Congratulations Chris!  

  • Congratulations to Paula McClain
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2007/02/23 09:42:08

    Paula has been elected Chair of the Academic Council. Her term begins July 1, 2007.

    Political scientist to become first African-American chair of the council

    By Geoffrey Mock Thursday, February 22, 2007 Durham, NC

    The Academic Council Thursday elected political science professor Paula McClain as chair of the council, the university’s top faculty governing body. When she takes office July 1, McClain will become the council’s first African-American chair.

    McClain will succeed law professor Paul Haagen, who is concluding a two-year term. She defeated biomedical engineering professor Craig Henriquez, chair of the Pratt School Faculty Council, in a secret ballot.

    A member of the Duke faculty since 2000, McClain is also a professor of public policy. She has significant experience in university governance, having served as chair of the Appointment, Promotions and Tenure Committee and as member of the Provost’s Diversity Task Force and the Arts and Sciences’ Budget Task Force.

    She is currently co-director of the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Gender in the Social Sciences and co-convener of the Duke University Black Faculty Caucus. She also directs the American Political Science Association’s Ralph Bunche Institute, a summer program that provides minority undergraduate students with an experience of intensive graduate-level education.

    Her research interests focus on minority group politics, particularly social and political competition between minority groups, and urban politics. She recently received national attention for a study exploring the dynamics of relations between blacks and Latino immigrants in American cities.

    McClain has held several prominent professional positions, including a recent term as president of the Southern Political Science Association. She also is a past vice president of the American Political Science Association and past president of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists.

    In addition to being the first African-American to serve as council chair, McClain becomes the third woman to hold the post. Previous chairs include historian Anne Firor Scott and Dr. Nancy Allen.

    Congratulations Paula!  

  • Congratulations to Chris Gelpi
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2007/02/20 14:55:46

    Chris was quoted in the February 17th issue of the International Herald Tribune. Congratulations Chris!  

  • Congratulations to Dave Rohde
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2007/02/14 14:17:53

    Dave was quoted on bloomberg.com February 13th, "Former Governor Romney Begins 2008 Presidential Bid" (Update2) Congratulations Dave!  

  • Congratulations to Tim Buthe
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2007/02/09 13:35:20

    The European Union Studies Association (EUSA) has decided to award the EUSA Prize for Best Conference Paper presented at the 2007 Conference to our own Tim Buthe for his paper entitled, "The politics of antitrust and merger review in the European Union: Institutional change and decisions from Messina to 2004." Congratulations Tim!  

  • Congratulations to Kerry Haynie
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2007/02/07 09:30:09

    Kerry was quoted in the February 3rd issue of the (Toronto) Globe and Mail. Congratulations Kerry!  

  • February 06, 2007 - Congratulations to Professor Chris Gelpi
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2007/02/07 09:19:35

    The Provost has approved the recommendation of the APT Committee that Chris Gelpi be promoted to Full Professor in the Department of Political Science. Congratulations Chris!  

  • Congratulations to John Aldrich
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2007/02/06 15:37:51

    John was quoted in the February 6th edition of the Charlotte Observer. Congratulations to John!  

  • Congratulations to Collin Doherty, Liz Clarke, and Morgan Sanders
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2007/02/06 10:18:19

    Congratulations to Collin, Liz, and Morgan for being selected for the Duke Journal of Politics, Spring 2007.  

  • Congratulations to David Rohde
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2007/01/23 10:33:16

    David was quoted in the January 21, 2007 issue of the Wichita Eagle. Congratulations to David!  

  • Congratulations to Kerry Haynie
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2007/01/23 10:29:55

    Kerry was quoted in a January 21, 2007 article in Diverse. Congratulations to Kerry!  

  • Congratulations to all fellowship award winners
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2007/01/08 15:53:40

    BASS ADVANCED INSTRUCTORSHIPS PROGRAM IN ARTS AND SCIENCES: Daniel Kselman STERN DISSERATATION FELLOWSHIP: T. Camber Warren SUMMER RESEARCH (contingent upon passing prelims by end of Spring 2007 semester): Nazli Avdan, Mark Axelrod, Lorena Becerra Mizuno, Bruno Borges, Cristina Corduneanu-Huci, Matthew Fehrs, Marco Fernandez, Laura Grattan, Daniel Kselman, Brendan Nyhan, Damon Palmer, Anoop Sadanandan, Erika Seeler, Lenka Siroky, Christopher Whytock Congratulations to all our winners!  

  • Congratulations to Dennis Rasmussen
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2006/12/17 15:43:54

    Dennis will take a one year postdoctoral fellowship at Brown University and then begin a tenure track position at University of Houston. Congratulations Dennis!  

  • Congratulations to Bill Curtis
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2006/12/13 12:39:12

    Bill has accepted a tenure track position at the University of Portland. Congratulations Bill!  

  • Dave Rohde quoted in the Washington Post
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2007/04/25 14:22:19

    Dave was quoted in an article, "Senate Leader Becomes Chief Critic of Bush; Reid Assumes an Unexpected Role" in the April 25th issue of the Washington Post. Congratulations Dave!  

  • January 11, 2007 - Chris Gelpi in the news!
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2007/01/16 07:47:06

    Chris is quoted in the January 11, 2007 of VOA News. Congratulations Chris!  

  • Congratulations to John Aldrich and Kerry Haynie
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2007/02/23 10:47:02

    John and Kerry were co-authors on the article "Moving Forward at Duke" in the February 23rd issue of the Chronicle. Congratulations to John and Kerry.  

  • Congratulations to Kerry Haynie
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2007/01/25 10:35:15

    Kerry was quoted on ABC TV 11 News January 22nd. Congratulations to Kerry!  

  • Congratulations to John Aldrich
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2007/01/23 14:13:45

    John has been noted in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's January 23rd issue. Congratulations to John!  

  • Congratulations to Professor Paula McClain
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2007/01/22 11:29:11

    Prof. McClain is one of the featured keynote speakers at the upcoming American Political Science Association Teaching and Learning Conference that will be held in Charlotte, NC, February 9 - 11, 2007. She will be speaker for the luncheon on Saturday, February 10th. Congratulations Paula!  

  • Congratulations to Chris Gelpi and Peter Feaver
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2006/12/21 10:13:18

    Our very own Chris and Peter are in the Monday December 18, 2006 issue of the Washington Post. Congratulations to Chris and Peter!  

  • Congratulations to Donald Horowitz
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2006/12/06 14:39:14

    Congratulations to Donald Horowitz for his op-ed in the 12/4/06 issue of the Wall St. Journal.  

  • Congratulations to Alex Downes
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2006/12/05 11:55:36

    Congratulations to Alex for his interview in the 12/3/06 Atlanta Journal-Constitution in the At Issue section (front page and interview).  

  • Congratulations to Chris Gelpi
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2006/11/28 14:56:12

    Chris was quoted in a article at Baltimoresun.com. Congratulations Chris!  

  • Congratulations to Don Horowitz
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2006/11/28 10:25:57

    Congratulations to Don Horowitz on his appointment the the Secretary of State's Advisory Committee on Democracy Promotion!  

  • Congratulations to Professor David Rohde
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2006/11/27 11:06:07

    Congratulations to David Rohde for his interesting op-ed in the NY Times on November 18, 2006. Congratulations to David!  

  • Congratulations to Ole Holsti
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2006/11/28 15:10:11

    Ole's letter was published in November 8th New York Times. Congratulations to Ole!  

  • Congratulations to Mike Munger
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2006/11/28 15:04:53

    Mike Munger had an interesting op-ed in the November 7th News & Observer   Congratulations to Mike!  

  • Congratulations to Ole Holsti
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2006/11/14 16:05:03

    Congratulations to Ole Holsti on his interesting op ed in the Sunday News and Observer.  

  • Congratulations to Professor Kerry Haynie
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2006/11/03 16:07:05

    The American Political Science Association has announced that Kerry Haynie has been elected to the APSA Council. Congratulations Kerry!  

  • January 24, 0200 - Congratulations to Prof. Kornberg
    Diane M Dunn, for faculty, 2008/02/04 09:40:10

    Our recent dedication of the Allan Kornberg Conference Room is one of the featured stories on Duke Today. The story includes a great photo of Allan and Pat.  


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