About the Rubenstein Fellows Academy

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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.”

– JIM ROGERS, 2014-16 RUBENSTEIN FELLOW

"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

A Lifetime of Service: Dempsey’s Marshall Medal Highlights Legacy of Leadership

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Association of the United States Army | October 2, 2019   Retired Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the 18th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and 37th Army chief of staff, was selected by the Council of Trustees of the Association of the U.S. Army as the 2019 recipient of the George Catlett Marshall Medal for…

19Jan, 2015

Putting America's Forests to Work on Climate Change

Monday, June 24, 2019

The Hill | June 23, 2019 Opinion by Robert Bonnie and Jad Daley With the impacts of a warming planet becoming more apparent every day, climate change is taking center stage in the race for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination. Most of the candidates have articulated commitments or released plans to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions…

19Jan, 2015

Podcast with Robert Bonnie: Bridging the Rural-Urban Divide for Environmental Conservation

Thursday, March 21, 2019

The Measure of Everyday Life | March 20, 2019 In this podcast, Robert Bonnie, a Rubenstein Fellow at Duke University and the former Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Emily Pechar, a recent graduate of the Duke University PhD in Environmental Policy program, talk about a new project to better understand…