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

Op-ed: The Coronavirus Pandemic Should Change the Way We Look at National Security

Friday, May 29, 2020

CNBC | May 28, 2020By Sue Gordon The Covid-19 pandemic is changing how we approach national security. It is giving tangible form to issues that had been brewing in the emergent digital environment and putting America’s security challenges in urgent relief. Despite effort and some accomplishment, advancement against new threats has been slow. This is…

19Jan, 2015

The Bailout, the Fed, and the Aftermath

Monday, April 27, 2020

The American Prospect | April 21, 2020By Robert Kuttner Sarah Bloom Raskin served as a governor of the Federal Reserve from 2010 to 2014, where she championed the need to protect consumers, rein in financial abuses, and address inequality. She went on to serve as Deputy Treasury Secretary for the remainder of Obama’s second term.…

19Jan, 2015

Coronavirus Conversations: Coronavirus and the Military

via Zoom - Monday, April 20, 2020

Recent reports have highlighted the unique challenges the pandemic poses for our nation’s military. News of infections on U.S. Navy ships and of a VA Healthcare System stretched even thinner raise concern for those in service to our country. How are military leaders protecting and supporting military personnel, veterans, and their families while preserving the…