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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

10Jan, 2019

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

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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 […]

10Jan, 2019

Remembering Jim Rogers, Senior Fellow at Duke University

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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. […]

21Dec, 2018

Remembering Jim Rogers

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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 […]

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 […]

26Nov, 2018

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

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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 […]

15Nov, 2018

Trump’s Tweets on Deadly Fires Prompt Backlash in California

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Bloomberg | November 13, 2018 By Christopher Flavelle President Donald Trump’s insistence that poor forest management by California is responsible for the state’s deadly wildfires has fueled a backlash by officials who say it is misleading and ignores the fact that most of the public woodlands in the state are federally managed.Trump’s tweet also clashed […]

13Nov, 2018

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Says There is ‘no plan for soldiers to come in contact with immigrants’

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The Duke Chronicle | November 6, 2018 By Xinchen Li Gen. Joseph Dunford—chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff—delivered a talk Monday night about the U.S. military in a time of geopolitical strain. As the Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman and the nation’s highest-ranking and senior-most military officer, Dunford said his responsibility is to ensure the […]