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

"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

"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

"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

Raskin on Pensions

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Rubenstein Fellow, Sarah Bloom Raskin remarks on the relationship between public pension funds and private equity firms in The New York Times, Pensions Get Bolder in Challenging Private Equity on Investments’ Human Cost, on October 8, 2018. “Workers don’t want their pension money invested in ways that hurt other workers,” said Sarah Bloom Raskin, a fellow…

19Jan, 2015

Farms and Forests: The Future of Federal Climate Policy?

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Alex Rudee is a second-year Master of Environmental Management student on the Bass Connections Turning the Mid-Century Decarbonization Strategy into Concrete Policy for U.S. Forests and Agriculture project team. His team, which is being led by the former Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment at the U.S. Department of Agriculture and current Rubenstein Fellow,…

19Jan, 2015

"Radical Inclusion" Authors Gen. Dempsey and Ori Brafman on Leading in Today's World

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

CBS News | March 8, 2018 A former military leader and a college professor are teaming up to offer advice on the challenges of leadership with their new book, “Radical Inclusion: What the Post-9/11 World Should Have Taught Us About Leadership.” Retired Gen. Martin Dempsey spent 41 years in the military, culminating in four years as…