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11Oct, 2018

Raskin on Pensions

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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 at […]

19Apr, 2018

Farms and Forests: The Future of Federal Climate Policy?

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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, Robert […]

13Mar, 2018

“Radical Inclusion” Authors Gen. Dempsey and Ori Brafman on Leading in Today’s World

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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 chairman of […]

26Oct, 2017

Frank and Raskin: Why is Congress Hurting Consumers?

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Sarah Bloom Raskin and Barney Frank discuss regulatory and legislative protections for consumers. Photo by Megan Mendenhall/Duke Photography

Duke Today | October 26, 2017
By Frances Presma, Duke Law

Former Democratic Congressman Barney Frank and former Deputy Treasury Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin discussed the current state of financial regulation and the post-crisis evolution of the finance industry at […]

11Aug, 2017

We Worked for Bush & Obama: Here’s a bipartisan solution to America’s wildfire problem

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USA TODAY | August 11, 2017
Op-Ed by Robert Bonnie and Mark Rey
Roughly 7-8 million acres burn in wildfires annually, almost twice as many as three decades ago — we must take action.
Republicans and Democrats aren’t supposed to agree on much these days, particularly when it comes to the environment and management of our public lands. But, […]

2Aug, 2017

Former Treasury Deputy Secretary Joins Duke as Rubenstein Fellow

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Duke Today | August 1, 2017
By Laura Howes
Sarah Bloom Raskin, former deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, joins Duke University as a Rubenstein Fellow on Aug. 1.

Raskin will collaborate across the university to improve understanding of markets, regulation and public leadership. She will lead research that seeks to shape a new relationship between […]

30May, 2017

Wildfires on the Rise Due to Drought and Climate Change

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60 Minutes |May 28, 2017
By Steve Inskeep

Fighting wildfires in America cost federal agencies almost $2 billion last year including more than half the budget of the U.S. Forest Service. Wildland fires are growing worse in a time of drought and climate change, and the biggest and most destructive fires can’t be stopped. They are a force […]

3Apr, 2017

Alumnus Robert Bonnie Returns as a Rubenstein Fellow to Explore Conservation in Rural America

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April 3, 2017

Robert Bonnie, a Nicholas School of the Environment alumnus and former Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, returns to Duke as a Rubenstein Fellow to address issues related to climate change and natural resource conservation in rural America.

Bonnie is the fifth expert to join Duke’s […]

27Mar, 2017

The Diplomat Chimes In

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Duke Magazine | March 6, 2017
By Robert J. Bliwise

Here’s an exercise to focus the mind: Imagine a new nuclear-arms race with no end in sight—except, maybe, Armageddon. And so in late January, Jack Matlock’s personal website carried his “Open Message for Presidents Trump and Putin.” As the two leaders were preparing for a phone chat, the […]

22Nov, 2016

Former U.S. Ambassador to Soviet Union Explains how Trump Should Deal with Russia

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The Chronicle | November 22, 2016
By Caroline Brockett

Jack Matlock, a former U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union during the Cold War, discussed the the future of U.S.-Russia relations under Donald Trump’s presidency Monday evening.

A crowd of about 100 people gathered in White Lecture Hall to listen to Matlock’s perspective on Russia and the U.S. under the leadership […]