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24Jun, 2019

Putting America’s Forests to Work on Climate Change

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The Hill | June 23, 2019
Opinion by Robert Bonnie and Jad Daley

With the impacts of a warming planet becoming more apparent every day, climate change is taking center stage in the race for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination. Most of the candidates have articulated commitments or released plans to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions through legislation, […]

21Mar, 2019

Podcast with Robert Bonnie: Bridging the Rural-Urban Divide for Environmental Conservation

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The Measure of Everyday Life | March 20, 2019

In this podcast, Robert Bonnie, a Rubenstein Fellow at Duke University and the former Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Emily Pechar, a recent graduate of the Duke University PhD in Environmental Policy program, talk about a new project to better understand how […]

31Jan, 2019

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

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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

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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’

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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 […]

28Nov, 2018

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

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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 […]

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 […]