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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

David Kappos, undersecretary of commerce for intellectual property, says new American Invents Act will improve the patent policy for the first time in U.S. history.

American Invents Act will spur innovation, patent reformer says

Getting the next big product on the market may just have gotten a little easier for inventors nationwide.

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Ronald Ferguson, senior lecturer in education and public policy at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, speaks on the importance of strengthening U.S. education to keep up with global testing performance.

Harvard professor discusses solutions to education gap

The United States cannot continue to be competitive internationally unless improvements are made to its public school system, a Harvard professor said.

Fraternity recruitment to see reform

New fraternity recruitment rules will go into effect this Spring.

Richard Bulliet, professor of history at Columbia, speaks in the Social Sciences Building Monday.

Bulliet illuminates Islamic contributions

Western society should value the connections and similarities it has to Islamic society instead of approaching it with hostility, Bullet said.

Verne Harris, an archivist specializing in South African history, speaks Monday in Perkins Library.

Archivist notes importance of South African history

Recording the past should primarily serve to question the present and look into the future, archivist Verne Harris said.

Sen. Ellie Kinnaird, D-N.C., who supports marriage equality for all citizens, speaks as part of a panel discussion Monday.

Panel criticizes DOM amendment

If passed in the upcoming May referendum, the North Carolina Defense of Marriage amendment may have far-reaching effects on all couples.

Alexandra Hellmuth, Raise Hope for Congo campaign student and youth coordinator for the Enough Project, speaks Saturday in Schiciano Auditorium.

Eureka Symposium calls for responsible social practices

Ensuring social justice abroad could be in the hands of undergraduate students.

Nobel Prize winner shares love for bacteria

A Nobel Prize-winning scientist discussed his lifelong passion for microorganisms yesterday.

Author Dorfman to place collection in Rubenstein Library

An internationally acclaimed Chilean author and political activist is leaving a written legacy at Duke.

Christopher Sands speaks on the Department of Homeland Security's foreign relations Wednesday.

Sands explains role of DHS in external relations

The Department of Homeland Security is working to assure the safety of the U.S. at home—while affecting relations abroad.

Feminism extends reach from Vietnam to US, expert says

Reanalyzing the movements of the 1970s provides a new perspective on feminism today.

Ambassador has hope for Iraq’s future

Despite nearly a decade of American military presence, a functioning democracy has still not manifested itself in Iraq, at least in the opinion of the Iraqi ambassador to the United States.

Members of the greek community gathered outside the Chapel after the convocation ceremony Tuesday night.

Greek community issued challenge at convocation

The greek community was called to reconsider the values motivating its engagement in community service Tuesday night.

Johnson issues a ‘call to action’ to students

Journalist and social activist Jeff Johnson sought to empower the black community at Duke Wednesday night.

Professor of Chemistry James Bonk receives the second University Medalist from President Richard Broadhead.

Founder’s Day Convocation honors University contributors

Founder’s Day Convocation honored the achievements of students, faculty members and alumni of the University community at the Chapel Thursday.

Students retrace Wiesel’s steps

An audience gathered to follow in the footsteps of a prominent Holocaust survivor Wednesday night.