Touré discusses self-definition Thursday in the Duke Divinity School.

Author Touré discusses post-blackness

People have the right to form their own identities, free of pressure from others, a social critic told students.

Mahato evidence to be presented in Lovette trial

Evidence surrounding the alleged murder of Duke graduate student Abhijit Mahato will be admissible in the trial of Laurence Lovette, who is being charged with first-degree murder in the death of...

Zakaria to communicate optimism, opportunity in globalized ‘new world’

More than two years following his first visit to Duke, renowned journalist and author Fareed Zakaria will return to encourage Duke’s graduating seniors in an interconnected world.

Stephanie Jones, sophomore, unpacks her car after Thanksgiving break.

Thanksgiving Soundoff

Although many students fled home to enjoy the Thanksgiving break with their families, an assortment of athletes, international students and others remained at Duke.

Chris Seiple, president of the Institute for Global Engagement, speaks about military and NGO culture.

Panelists address NGO-military relations in post-conflict situations

Collaboration between civilian organizations and the military is crucial in providing support to fragile and post-conflict areas, panelists said Thursday evening.

Nobel Prize winner John Sulston speaks Monday at the Sanford School of Public Policy.

Nobel Prize winner lauds data sharing

Sharing data publicly is a practice that advances scientific discovery and benefits society at large, two leading geneticists said in a lecture Monday.

Kilner explains the overlooked beauty of war

War can be beautiful, a U.S. Army officer said Friday.

Zakaria to speak at May commencement

International journalist Fareed Zakaria will return to Duke to address the Class of 2012 this Spring.

George Mason University professor Don Boudreaux speaks on the prospects of the middle class Thursday.

Expert refutes notion of middle class stagnation

The state of the middle class isn’t as hopeless as public opinion sometimes indicates, one expert said.

DSB launches free and legal movie streaming

Cable might be gone, but a student group is filling that void by offering free movie streaming online.

Rana discusses consequences of Islamophobia

Risk and danger for labor migrants have intensified under the regimes of terror control in the post-9/11 period, one expert said Monday.

Ben Grumbles, president of the Clean Water America Alliance, discusses possible solutions to a growing national water problem. The event was hosted by the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions.

Expert debates possible water policies

The United States needs to adopt an integrated water policy in order to confront the long-term water crisis, a leader in water sustainability said Monday.

Growth in China could affect health care in the US

The rapidly expanding health care systems in China and the United States present both challenges and opportunities for reform.

Lawyer Philip Howard speaks Thursday evening at the Sanford School of Public Policy. Howard argues that the legal system should be altered to rely on individuals’ “own judgment.”

Lawyer Howard calls for overhaul of legal system

A total overhaul of the United States legal system is necessary to reduce the burden of regulation, an activist said.

Edward Girardet, a journalist with extensive experience in Afghanistan, speaks Wednesday.

Girardet offers unique insight into Afghanistan’s prospects

After decades of turmoil, Afghanistan still has a long road to recovery, an experienced war correspondent said Wednesday.

Slaughter outlines international policy goals

A national conversation redefining the United State’s foreign policy goals is essential for the future of American grand strategy, Anne-Marie Slaughter, former director of policy planning for the...

Douglas Lute, assistant to the president for Afghanistan and Pakistan,  speaks Wednesday evening at the Sanford School of Public Policy.

Lute backs Washington policy makers

Although the public may be divided about the United States’ role in Afghanistan and Pakistan, U.S. policies are effective in the areas, an advisor to the president said.

Duke student and Iraq war veteran Logan Mehl-Laituri discusses his struggle to shares his experiences with others once he returned home.

Div School group emphasizes veterans' ‘moral sacrifice’

Duke should be a place where a student veteran feels safe to talk their about their wartime experiences, Duke student and Iraq war veteran Logan Mehl-Laituri said.

Members of the theater studies department performed "Photograph 51" Monday night.

Play explores sexism in DNA discovery

More than 50 years ago, Rosalind Franklin made the invisible visible, but what happened next continues to trouble scientists and fuel artists.

Arnold Eisen, chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary, implores  Israeli Jews to consider diaspora Jews as equally Jewish, rather than see them as a different group of people.

Lecture promotes Jewish unity in US, Israel

After more than a century since the founding of Zionism, the Jewish political movement continues to wrestle with the future of Israel, a leading scholar said.

Professor David Vogel speaks Monday at the Sanford School of Public Policy.

Vogel claims US more cautious with policy

Although the United States previously enacted strict rules about environmental protection, health and safety, the European Union is leading the game of precautionary regulations, Vogel said.

Moderator Peter Feaver and Will McCants, research analyst at the Center for Strategic Studies at CNA Analysis and Solutions, take part in a debate discussing the War on Terror in the Old Trinity Room Monday.

Experts debate end to international War on Terror

Ten years after the War on Terror was declared, experts continue to dispute its future as it relates to U.S. foreign policy.

President RIchard Brodhead delivers the annual Caldwell Lecture Friday.

Price given Caldwell Award at NC Humanities Council

Historical and literary reflection on the past is necessary for a prosperous future, several prominent scholars said at the annual Caldwell Lecture Friday.

Spurlock explores brand placement in recent film

Not just anyone can convince corporate sponsors to pay someone to satirize them.

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano speaks Thursday evening in the Sanford School of Public Policy.

Napolitano addresses current American ‘immigration dilemma’

The United States’ immigration system must undergo serious reform in the next few years, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano said.