To understand NBC national political reporter Jonathan Allen, one need look no further than his two stints at POLITICO — first as a contract hire in late 2009, and then as a full-time hire in 2010 after a nearly six-week excursion into political advocacy. The POLITICO newsroom was split on whether to re-hire someone who Read more about ‘I’m contrarian. I’m a curmudgeon. Journalism is my calling.’[…]
Three local activists from across the political spectrum described the joys and challenges of citizen activism at an April 17 panel in the Sanford School’s Rhodes Conference Room, sponsored by Duke’s Center for Political Leadership, Innovation, and Service (POLIS).
In the contemporary political scene, there are few true bipartisans remaining. Two of them came to Duke April 4 to discuss the state of political compromise in a time of deep ideological divisions.
By Jackie Ogburn Describing herself as “a recovering politician,” Sen. Olympia Snowe, former Republican senator and representative from Maine, Monday described the polarization in the nation’s capital as an “unfortunate and regrettable chapter in our political history.” Snowe gave the Crown Lecture in Ethics at the Sanford School, drawing on her experience as the first Read more about Bipartisanship Still Possible Says Sen. Olympia Snowe[…]
Nearly 40 students, faculty, and community members took a crash course on Egyptian politics on March 1 at the Sanford School of Public Policy, exploring Egypt’s complex history and how the growing power of the country’s president and his muzzling of civil society is affecting one of the most important countries in the Middle East.