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31Oct, 2019

President Price in DC: Discussing University Priorities and Celebrating General Martin Dempsey

General Martin Dempsey, News|

Duke Today | October 18, 2019

President Vincent Price returned to Washington, D.C. on October 16 for a day of meetings and events that emphasized a host of Duke’s federal priorities and cultivated both new and existing relationships.
Price met with Representative Nita Lowey (D-NY), chairwoman of the House Appropriations Committee. He thanked her for her steadfast support of […]

2Oct, 2019

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

General Martin Dempsey, Home, News|

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 sustained commitment […]

19Sep, 2019

Bond Pros Offer Tips in Negative-rate World: ‘You Can Build Balance’

News, Sarah Bloom Raskin|

CNBC | September 19, 2019
By Jeff Cox

Plummeting interest rates that have resulted in more than $15 trillion worth of negative yielding debt have created headaches for fixed income investors.

Former Fed Governor Sarah Bloom Raskin worried about some of the maneuvering in the bond market, wondering whether it is encouraging “bubble-like behavior.”

19Sep, 2019

Uncertainty of the Trade War – Not Tariffs – is Slowing Global Growth, Says Former Fed Official

News, Sarah Bloom Raskin|

CNBC | September 19, 2019
By Weizhen Tan

Uncertainty surrounding the U.S.-China trade war is hitting global growth, and that could be driving the slowdown more than the tariffs themselves, former U.S. Deputy Treasury Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin told CNBC on Thursday.

Several rounds of tariffs have been levied by the two global powers on billions of dollars of each other’s […]

17Sep, 2019

Brussels Must Assess Greek Judicial Reform Efforts

News, Sarah Bloom Raskin|

Financial Times | September 17, 2019

Rubenstein Fellow, Sarah Bloom Raskin, along with Michel Camdessus, Jean Pisani-Ferry, Nicolas Verón, Katherine Wallman and others write an open letter about the need for judicial reform in Greece. Read the letter.

16Sep, 2019

There’s a Reason We Don’t Know Much about AI

Eric Perakslis, News|

Politico | September 16, 2019
By Arthur Allen

Last year, when the Food and Drug Administration approved an Apple Watch feature that notified users if they had an irregular heart rhythm, the information tech industry hailed it as a watershed moment in consumer-focused health care. Cardiologists, on the other hand, warned that the app could lead to […]

12Sep, 2019

Bonnie Joins Nicholas Institute as Executive in Residence

News, Robert Bonnie|

Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions | September 12, 2019

The Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University is pleased to welcome Robert Bonnie as an executive in residence following a two-year Rubenstein Fellowship at Duke. Bonnie specializes in issues related to climate change and natural resource conservation, with a focus on rural America.

“The Nicholas Institute is widely […]

12Sep, 2019

Sheila Bair: Now is the Worst Time to Unshackle America’s Banks

News, Sarah Bloom Raskin|

CNN Business | September 12, 2019
By Matt Egan

Sheila Bair was one of the few American regulators who sounded the alarm about the housing crisis a decade ago. Now, she worries the post-crisis guardrails are being dismantled at precisely the worst time.


“There has been an attempt to grab as much regulatory safeguard as possible and instantaneously deconstruct […]

6Sep, 2019

Trump Administration Considers a Drastic Cut in Refugees Allowed to Enter U.S.

General Martin Dempsey, News|

The New York Times | September 6, 2019
By Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Michael D. Shear

The White House is considering a plan that would keep most refugees who are fleeing war, persecution and famine out of the United States, significantly cutting back a decades-old program, according to current and former administration officials.
In a letter to Mr. Trump on […]

4Sep, 2019

An Oral History Interview with Ambassador Jack Matlock

Jack Matlock, News|

The Harriman Institute | September 4, 2019

The Harriman Institute at Columbia University conducted an oral history interview with former Rubenstein Fellow at Duke, Ambassador Jack Matlock. Read the interview online.