Public Policy Events at Duke

The Soviet Decline and Great Power Politics
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 4:00 PM // 5:30 PM
Sanford 223, Rhodes Conference Room
UCLA Professor Marc Trachtenberg is the author of "The Cold War and After: History, Theory and the Logic of International Politics." He will discuss the shifting role of Russia and the former Soviet Union states in world affairs in this lecture in the Sanford Series on History and Public Policy. Free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by the Duke Program in American Grand Strategy.
Contact: Pfadt, Alexandra 613-9301 alex.pfadt@duke.edu
Science at the Smithsonian - from the Giant Magellan Telescope to the Biodiversity of Myanmar
Friday, September 5, 2014 4:30 PM // 6:30 PM
Sanford 04
A high-level delegation from the Smithsonian Institution is visiting Duke on Friday, Sept 5. As part of their visit, Under Secretary for Science, John Kress, will give a public lecture in 04 Sanford Bldg at 4:30 pm on that day. W. John Kress serves as Acting Under Secretary for Science at the Smithsonian. He oversees the operations of eight national museums and institutes including the National Museum of Natural History. Kress is an expert on tropical biology, with interests in the evolution and ecology of tropical plants and animals. His talk is titled "Science at the Smithsonian - from the Giant Magellan Telescope to the Biodiversity of Myanmar." The event is free and open to the public, and you are cordially invited to attend and to be part of the reception following the talk. Those with particular interest in tropical conservation should attend.
Contact: Alcaro, Anna 613-3764 anna.alcaro@duke.edu
The Evolving Terrorist Threat -- What Should Be Done?
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 5:00 PM // 6:30 PM
Sanford Fleishman Commons
Two leading counterterrorism experts: Fran Townsend, former chair of the Homeland Security Council for the GW Bush administration and Ambassador Daniel Benjamin, principal counterterrorism advisor to Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, will discuss the changing terrorist threats. David Schanzer, director of the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security, will moderate the discussion. Free and open to the public.
Contact: Pfadt, Alexandra 613-9301 alex.pfadt@duke.edu
Foundation Impact Research Group (FIRG)
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 4:30 PM // 6:00 PM
Sanford 223, Rhodes Conference Room
FIRG seminars explore the relationship between strategic choice-making and impact measurement in foundations and not-for-profit organizations. Please RSVP to mary.grimm@duke.edu.
Contact: Grimm, Mary mary.grimm@duke.edu
Allies or Enemies: US Strategic Implication of Sino-Soviet Relations
Monday, September 22, 2014 6:00 PM // 7:30 PM
Sanford 223, Rhodes Conference Room
Duke Law alumnus Daniel Blumenthal was vice-chair of the U.S. - China Security Review Commission and the Senior Country Director for China, Hong Kong and Mongolia for the office of the Secretary of Defense. Johns Hopkins Professor Jakob Professor Grygiel is also a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. Together, they will provide fascinating perspectives on Sino-Soviet Relations. Food and drink will be served. Free. Sponsored by the Alexander Hamilton Society and the American Enterprise Institute along with the Duke Program in American Grand Strategy
Contact: Pfadt, Alexandra 613-9301 alex.pfadt@duke.edu
"No Illusions: The Voices of Russia's Future Leaders" Book Event
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 5:00 PM // 6:30 PM
Sanford Fleishman Commons
Ellen Mickiewicz, James R. Shepley Emeritus Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Political Science, will read short excerpts from her new book "No Illusions: The Voices of Russia's Future Leaders." There will be an introduction by Ambassador Jack F. Matlock, Jr., U.S. Ambassador to Czechoslovakia, 1981-1983 and the USSR, 1987-1991. A reception will follow during which copies of the book will be available for purchase. The event is free and open to the public.
Contact: Lindsley, Mary mary.lindsley@duke.edu
The Foundation Impact Research Group (FIRG) - Chris Nelson, Fisher Fund
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 4:30 PM // 6:00 PM
Sanford 223, Rhodes Conference Room
FIRG seminars explore the relationship between strategic choice-making and impact measurement in foundations and not-for-profit organizations. Please RSVP to mary.grimm@duke.edu.
Contact: Grimm, Mary mary.grimm@duke.edu
Foundation Impact Research Group (FIRG) - Rip Rapson, Kresge Foundation
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 4:30 PM // 6:00 PM
Sanford 223, Rhodes Conference Room
FIRG seminars explore the relationship between strategic choice-making and impact measurement in foundations and not-for-profit organizations. Please RSVP to mary.grimm@duke.edu.
Contact: Grimm, Mary mary.grimm@duke.edu

Class on the Sanford Building Lawn
Class on the Sanford Building Lawn