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5Feb, 2019

Tom Brokaw: The Demands of Leadership

General Martin Dempsey, News|

Mr. Brokaw recalls a meeting with Gen. Martin Dempsey in Iraq.

The New York Times | February 5, 2019
By Tom Brokaw, Opinion
To the Editor:
Re “The General and His Tweets,” by Carol Giacomo (Editorial Observer, Feb. 2):
The tweets about leadership by Martin Dempsey, the retired Army general, reminded me of a meeting I had with him in Iraq, where […]

4Feb, 2019

Duke Welcomes New Rubenstein Fellow Eric Perakslis

Eric Perakslis, News|

Duke University is welcoming a major talent to its ranks as Dr. Eric Perakslis begins a 2-year fellowship sponsored through Duke’s Rubenstein Fellows Academy. A leading national and international voice in the thoughtful application of data science to improve healthcare quality and patient outcomes, Perakslis will bring to bear his unique insights, expertise, and experience in […]

31Jan, 2019

‘We Must Not Call it Victory’: New Archives Illustrate U.S. Cold War Strategy

Home, Jack Matlock, News|

Duke Today | January 31, 2019
By Eric Ferreri

As he headed to Switzerland in 1985 for a landmark first summit with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, President Ronald Reagan wrote a quick note that became a guiding principle for the American administration. It said simply: “Whatever we achieve, we must not call it victory.” This hand-scribbled lesson in nuance […]

30Jan, 2019

Former Fed Governor Sarah Bloom Raskin on the FOMC Policy Statement

Home, News, Sarah Bloom Raskin|

Rubenstein Fellow and former Fed Governor, Sarah Bloom Raskin, joined CNBC and Bloomberg to discuss the Federal Open Market Committee’s statement on January 30.

Eye on the Fed: Patience is the key word to watch for
CNBC: Squak Alley
January 30th, 2019, 11:45 AM EST

Sarah Bloom Raskin, former deputy Treasury secretary and former Federal Reserve governor, joins CNBC’s “Squawk Alley” to […]

23Jan, 2019

Former Rubenstein Fellow Alex Dehgan Releases New Book ‘The Snow Leopard Project’

Alex Dehgan, Home, News|

Alex Deghan, a Rubenstein Fellow at Duke from 2014 to 2016, has just released a new book: The Snow Leopard Project and other Adventures in Warzone Conservation. Dehgan began working on the book, which recounts his efforts to create a wildlife conservation program in war-torn Afghanistan in the mid-2000s, while serving as a Rubenstein Fellow. Dehgan is now […]

10Jan, 2019

Remembering Duke Energy’s Jim Rogers: A ‘Cathedral’ Thinker

Jim Rogers, News|

Forbes | January 8, 2019
By Brian Murray
The unexpected death last month of James E. (Jim) Rogers at the age of 71 left the energy sector bereft of one of the boldest leaders in its history. Rogers, a CEO in the electric utility and natural gas industry for 25 years, amassed a jaw-dropping track record of successful […]

10Jan, 2019

Remembering Jim Rogers, Senior Fellow at Duke University

Jim Rogers, News|

Duke Today | January 7, 2019
By Braden Welborn

Duke University lost a valued friend, adviser, and visionary with the passing of James E. “Jim” Rogers on Mon., Dec. 17, 2018.
Rogers, 71, was the former president and CEO of Duke Energy and the author of Lighting the World: Transforming Our Energy Future by Bringing Electricity to Everyone (St. Martin’s Press, 2015).
A […]

21Dec, 2018

Remembering Jim Rogers

Jim Rogers, News|

December 21, 2018
By Laura Howes, Director, Rubenstein Fellows Academy

Jim Rogers, former CEO of Duke Energy and a Rubenstein Fellow at Duke from 2014-2016, passed away on December 18, 2018 at the age of 71.

Jim was one of the Rubenstein Fellows Academy’s inaugural fellows. In this capacity, I had the distinct pleasure of getting to know […]

28Nov, 2018

Faculty-Student Team Finds Insights on Environmental Attitudes Could Help Lessen Urban-Rural Divide

Home, News, Robert Bonnie|

Duke Environment | Fall 2018 Issue
By Sergio Tovar

Policymakers increasingly recognize America’s urban-rural divide as a major obstacle for gaining widespread public support for stronger government protections for the climate and the environment. A new analysis by a Duke University faculty-student team found that the way policies are designed, communicated and framed can be key to bridging […]

26Nov, 2018

U.S. Climate Report Warns of Damaged Environment and Shrinking Economy

News, Robert Bonnie|

The New York Times | November 23, 2018
By Coral Davenport and Kendra Pierre-Louis
WASHINGTON — A major scientific report issued by 13 federal agencies on Friday presents the starkest warnings to date of the consequences of climate change for the United States, predicting that if significant steps are not taken to rein in global warming, the damage will knock […]