Faculty and Staff Testimony

Faculty and Staff Testimony

This page contains the congressional testimonies of Duke faculty. The information is organized chronologically, with the oldest testimony at the bottom of the page.

If you are aware of a Duke staff or faculty member who will be testifying or know of testimony that has already occurred but is not captured here, please contact us.

 

3/15/2016: Missy Cummings, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Duke University Pratt School of Engineering

“Hands Off: The Future of Self-Driving Cars”

Senate Committee on Commerce,  Science and Transportation

Link to testimony (pdf)

7/22/2015: Neil Siegel, David W. Ichel Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law

“With Prejudice: Supreme Court Activism and Possible Solutions”

Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights           and Federal Courts

Link to testimony (pdf)

12/10/2014: Chris Schroeder, Charles S. Murphy Professor of Law and Professor of Public Policy Studies

“Keeping Families Together: The President’s Executive Action on Immigration and the Need to Pass Comprehensive Reform”

Senate Judiciary Committee

Link to testimony (pdf)

12/2/2014: Drew Shindell, Professor of Climate Science, Nicholas School of the Environment

“Super Pollutants Act of 2014”

Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

Link to testimony (pdf)

7/30/2014: Jeannine Sato, Director of Durham Connects, Center for Child and Family Policy

“Paid Family Leave: The Benefits for Businesses and Working Families”

Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions; Subcommittee on Children and Families

Link to testimony (pdf)

5/8/2014: Patrick Duddy, Senior Visiting Lecturer, Fuqua School of Business

“Assessing Venezuela’s political crisis: human rights violations and beyond”
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Link to testimony (pdf)

2/26/2014: Jane Costello, Associate Director for Research, Center for Child and Family Policy

“Early Childhood Development and Education in Indian Country: Building a Foundation for Success”
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs

Link to testimony (pdf)
Duke Faculty Testify in Congressional Hearings on Child Development, Presidential Authority (Duke Today)

2/26/2014: Chris Schroeder, Charles S. Murphy Professor of Law and Professor of Public Policy Studies

“Enforcing the President s Constitutional Duty to Faithfully Execute the Laws”
House Judiciary Committee

Link to testimony (pdf)
Duke Faculty Testify in Congressional Hearings on Child Development, Presidential Authority (Duke Today)

1/15/2014: Mary “Missy” Cummings, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

“The Future of Unmanned Aviation in the U.S. Economy: Safety and Privacy Considerations”
Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Link to testimony (pdf)
Former Fighter Pilot Steers Nation’s Course on Pilotless Drones (Pratt.duke.edu)

11/21/2013: Mr. Curtis A. Bradley, William Van Alstyne Professor of Law.

“Regarding the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities”
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Link to testimony (pdf)

9/19/2013: Dr. Barak Richman, the Edgar P. and Elizabeth C. Bartlett Professor of Law and Professor of Business Administration.

“The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Consolidation and the Consequent Impact in Competition in Healthcare”
House Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Anititrust Law

Link to Testimony (pdf)

7/25/2013: Dr. David T. Robinson, Professor, William and Sue Goss Distinguished Fellow, Fuqua School of Business

Examining the Small Business Investment Company Program”
House Committee on Small Business, Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight and Regulations

Link to Testimony (pdf)

7/11/13: Stuart Benjamin, Douglas B. Maggs Professor of Law

Federal Communications Commission Process Reform Act of 2013″
House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Communications and Technology

Link to Testimony (pdf)

4/25/13: Dean William L. Chameides — Dean, Nicholas School of the Environment

“Policy-Relevant Climate Issues in Context
House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Subcommittee on Environment

Link to Testimony (PDF)

 

3/5/13: Neil Vidmar — Russell M. Robinson II Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology, Duke University

“Excessive Litigation’s Impact on America’s Global Competitiveness
House Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice

Link to testimony (pdf)

 

7/24/12: Heather Stapleton — Associate Professor of Environmental Chemistry, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University

“Human Exposure to Flame Retardant Chemicals and Health Concerns
Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

Link to testimony (pdf)

 

7/18/12: Nita Farahany — Professor of Law and Professor of Genome Sciences & Policy, Duke University

“What Facial Recognition Technology Means for Privacy and Civil Liberties
Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law

Link to testimony (pdf)

 

6/27/12: James Siedow– Vice Provost for Research, Duke University

“The Role of Research Universities in Securing America’s Future Prosperity: Challenges and Expectations 
House Science Space and Technology Committee, Subcommittee on Research and Science Education

Link to testimony (pdf)

 

6/19/12: Dean William L. Chameides — Dean, Nicholas School of the Environment

“America’s Climate Choices”
House Energy and Commerce Committee; Subcommittee on Energy and Power

Link to testimony (pdf)

 

3/29/12: Neil Siegel — Professor, Duke University School of Law

“Constitutionality of the Minimum Coverage Provision of the Affordable Care Act”
House Committee on Ways and Means; Subcommittee on Health

Link to testimony (pdf)

 

7/26/11: Lisa Kern Griffin — Professor, Duke University School of Law

“The Clean Up Government Act of 2011”
House Committee on the Judiciary; Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security

Link to testimony (pdf)

 

6/29/11: James D. Cox — Brainerd Currie Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law

“Barriers to Justice and Accountability: How the Supreme Court’s Recent Rulings Will Affect Corporate Behavior”
Senate Committee on the Judiciary

Link to testimony (pdf)

 

5/18/11: Steven L. Schwarz — Stanley A. Star Professor of Law and Business, Duke University School of Law

“The State of the Securitization Markets”
Senate Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance, and Investment

Link to testimony (pdf)

 

3/15/11: Sarah Cohen — Professor of Journalism and Public Policy, Sanford School of Public Policy

“Ensuring Transparency and Accountability in the Digital Age”
Senate Committee on the Judiciary

Link to testimony (pdf)

 

2/2/11: Walter Dellinger — Professor, Duke Law School

“The Constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act”
Senate Committee on the Judiciary

Link to testimony (pdf)

 

1/28/11: William Darity, Jr. — Arts and Sciences Professor of Public Policy, Economics, and African and American Studies

“Insuring Permanent Full Employment”
Congressional Black Caucus Deficit Commission

Link to testimony (pdf)

 

9/28/10: Samuel W. Buell — Professor, Duke Law School

“Restoring Key Tools to Combat Fraud and Corruption After the Supreme Court’s SkillingDecision”
Senate Committee on the Judiciary

Link to testimony (pdf)

 

3/18/10: Sarah Cohen — Knight Professor of the Practice of Journalism and Public Policy

“Administration of the Freedom of Information Act: Current Trends”
House Subcommittee on Information Policy, Census, and National Archives

Link to testimony (pdf)

 

2/4/10: Dr. Robert Jackson – Chair of Global Environmental Change, Nicholas School of the Environment; Professor of Biology

“Biological and Land-Based Strategies for Geoengineering Earth’s Climate”
House Committee on Science and Technology Hearing: “Geoengineering II: The Scientific Basis and Engineering Challenges”

Link to testimony (pdf)

 

12/3/09: Brian C. Murray, Ph.D. — Director for Economic Analysis, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

“The Role of Agricultural and Forest Offsets in a Cap-and-Trade Policy”
House Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Energy, and Research

Link to testimony (pdf)

 

9/9/09:  Timothy H. Profeta — Director, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

Panel 1B: “Regulating Carbon Markets in a Cap-and-Trade System”
Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

Link to testimony (pdf)

 

4/24/09:  Jon Anda – Visiting Fellow of the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

“Carbon Market Assurance, State Roles, Clean Air Act, and Adaptation”
House Committee on Energy and Commerce
Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment
Link to testimony (pdf)

 

3/31/09:  Avner Vengosh – Professor, Division of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Nicholas School of the Environment

 “The Tennessee Valley Authority’s Kingston Ash Slide: Potential Water Quality Impacts of Coal Combustion Waste Storage”
House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment

Video Link (from Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure website)

 

6/26/2008:  Christopher H. Schroeder – Charles S. Murphy Professor of Law and Public Policy, Duke Law School

“From the Department of Justice to Guantanamo Bay: Administration Lawyers and Administration Interrogation Rules, Part III”
House Committee on the Judiciary
Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties

Link to webcast and pdf of testimony

 

6/10/2008:   Andrew J. Read – Rachel Carson Associate Professor of Marine Conservation Biology, Duke University

“Oversight Hearing on the Annual International Whaling Commission (IWC) Meeting”
House Committee on Natural Resources
Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, and Oceans

Video link (from Committee on Natural Resources website)

 

5/8/2008: Ruth Day – Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Duke University; Director of the Medical Cognition Laboratory

“Direct-to-Consumer Drug Ads: What Do People Understand and Remember?”
House Committee on Energy and Commerce
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

Video Link (from Committee on Energy and Commerce website):

 

2/26/2008:   Catheryn Cotten – Director, International Office, Duke University and Duke Medical Center and Health System

“Immigration Enforcement: Identification & Removal of Criminal Aliens, Student
& Exchange Visitor Program Fee Increases”
Committee on Appropriations
Subcommittee on Homeland Security

Full Transcript (Word)

 

2/7/2008:  Catheryn Cotten – Director, International Office, Duke University and Duke Medical Center and Health System

“Status of Visas and Other Policies for Foreign Students and Scholars”
House Committee on Science and Technology
Subcommittee on Research and Science Education

Link to full transcript, opening and witness statements (from Committee on Science and Technology website)