Duke Digest — February 13, 2014

In this issue:

  •  Secretary of Labor Talks Social Impact at Fuqua Conference
  • National Security Agency Director Visits Campus
  • Report: Rise in 201414 Muslim-American Terrorism Cases Due to Fighters Going to Syria
  • Senator Graham to Deliver Duke Law Conference Keynote Feb. 27
  • Duke Makes Top Producer List for U.S. Fulbright Students
  • Dukies on the Move

SECRETARY OF LABOR TALKS SOCIAL IMPACT AT FUQUA CONFERENCE
Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez visited campus on Wednesday to deliver the keynote address at the 10th Annual Duke University Sustainable Business & Social Impact (SBSI) conference. The Secretary addressed themes of social impact and business leadership at the student-led conference that focuses on educating students and Triangle-area professionals on rapidly evolving opportunities to bring about positive and sustainable change through business.

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Twitter pictures here and here.

NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY DIRECTOR VISITS CAMPUS
Admiral Michael S. Rogers, Director, National Security Agency and Commander, U.S. Cyber Command, Chief, Central Security, visited Duke on Monday, February 9. While on campus, he met with students and faculty in a small group session.

REPORT: RISE IN 2014 MUSLIM-AMERICAN TERRORISM CASES DUE TO FIGHTERS GOING TO SYRIA
A new report issued this week by the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security shows that while terrorist plots involving Muslim-Americans accounted for only a small fraction of the overall threats to public safety in the United States in 2014, there was a rise in the number of Muslim-American terrorism cases. According to the report, this rise can be attributed to individuals seeking to join revolutionary groups in Syria, which David Schanzer, the director of the center and associate professor of the practice of public policy, said comes as no surprise given the ongoing Syrian civil war. This is the Center’s sixth annual report on terrorism suspects and perpetrators, which provides systematic evidence on the pressing issues of terrorism and homeland security to policy makers, media and international scholars.

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Report shows most Muslim-American terrorism cases last year involved fighters going to Syria (Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security)

SENATOR GRAHAM TO DELIVER DUKE LAW CONFERENCE KEYNOTE FEB. 27
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R- SC) will deliver the keynote address for a conference hosted by Duke Law School’s Center on Law, Ethics, and National Security (LENS). The 2015 LENS conference, Law in the Age of ‘Forever War’, will focus on the legal issues that accompany warfare in a time when technology, relationships between nations, and the abilities of non-state actors to affect the international stage, are all changing rapidly. Benjamin Wittes, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, will deliver the Saturday keystone speech, “NSA and the Future of Surveillance in the Age of Forever War.”

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Conference schedule and registration (Conference website)

DUKE MAKES TOP-PRODUCER LIST OF U.S. FULBRIGHT STUDENTS
For the 11th straight year, Duke University is one of the top producers of U.S. Fulbright Scholars, according to the U.S. Department of State. Seventeen Duke students were awarded Fulbright placements for 2014-15, one more than the 16 Duke students who earned Fulbright awards for 2013-14. “To have the State Department recognize Duke once again as a top producer of Fulbright students is wonderful confirmation of the great work Duke students are doing,” said David Baker, Duke’s Fulbright program adviser. “We are proud that Duke applicants showcase a breadth of academic, civic, and international interests.”

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Duke Makes Top Producer List of U.S. Fulbright Students (DukeToday)

DUKIES ON THE MOVE
Brendan Daly (T ’84) will join the Save the Children Action Network as the Senior Director of Communications. Daly is currently serving as the Director of Public Affairs at the Department of Energy.

Reggie Love (T ’05) will join the re-election campaign of British Prime Minister David Cameron.

Are you or other Dukies you know making a move in DC?  Please send tips to Landy Elliott –landy.elliott@duke.edu.