About the Rubenstein Fellows Academy


A university-wide initiative to bring top thought leaders to Duke to share insight and spark discussion on current and future global challenges. Rubenstein Fellows work across the university teaching classes, mentoring students, collaborating with faculty, and serving as advisors to signature university programs.

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“What I love the most is the students who are great critical thinkers.
These students cut to the chase. It’s refreshing.”


"Working with Robert on issues at the intersection of agriculture and climate change has been one of the highlights of my time as a graduate student at Duke. Having access to his incredible wealth of knowledge and insight into the policy-making process has been invaluable both to our Bass Connection project and to my broader educational experience here at Duke."

Danielle Arostegui

Master of Environmental Management, Class of 2018

"Governor Raskin's research on complex financial and regulatory topics, coupled with her passion for educating the public on important issues like cybersecurity, has been both influential in her field and inspiring to her students. Working directly with her has been a valuable learning experience and a true privilege."

Daniel Marcus

JD, Class of 2019

"This is an amazing opportunity to learn from and work with someone with incredible experience and, more importantly, sincere passion for making the world a better and more sustainable place … Alex is the kind of person that operates with sincere integrity and belief in the work he does. That is truly rare."

Andee Hendee

MEM/MBA, Class of 2016

19Jan, 2015

National Security Expert Sue Gordon Named Rubenstein Fellow at Duke

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Duke alumnus Sue Gordon, who from 2017-2019 was the nation’s second highest-ranking intelligence officer, will be a Rubenstein Fellow beginning August 2020 Duke Today | February 13, 2020By Erin Kramer Susan M. “Sue” Gordon, a former top official in the U.S. intelligence community, will join Duke University as a Rubenstein Fellow in August 2020. Gordon served…

19Jan, 2015

Justice Dikgang Moseneke at Sanford

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Duke Center for International Development | January 22, 2020By Jackie Ogburn, Sanford School of Public Policy “One of the lessons I had to take in: I was born a slave, I better not die a slave. I had to be my own liberator,” said Dikgang Moseneke, a South African freedom fighter who became Deputy Chief…

19Jan, 2015

Dikgang Moseneke, Former Deputy Chief Justice of the South African Constitutional Court, to Receive 2020 Bolch Prize for the Rule of Law

Friday, January 17, 2020

DURHAM, N.C. – Dikgang Moseneke, an internationally revered jurist who helped build and lead a post-apartheid, democratic South Africa, will receive the 2020 Bolch Prize for the Rule of Law, David F. Levi, director of the Bolch Judicial Institute at Duke Law School, announced today. Dikgang Moseneke A lifelong advocate for justice, human rights, and…