The Duke Digest - December 10, 2010
In Today's Issue:
- Duke Professor Nominated to National Council on Humanities
- Duke Faculty Discuss Wikileaks Legacy
DUKE PROFESSOR NOMINATED TO NATIONAL COUNCIL ON HUMANITIES
Duke professor Cathy N. Davidson has been nominated to the National Council on the Humanities. The council is a board of 26 private citizens who advise the chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Davidson is the Ruth F. DeVarney Professor of English and John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Duke. She was also Duke's first vice provost for interdisciplinary studies.
Professor Cathy Davidson Nominated to National Council on the Humanities (DukeNews)
DUKE FACULTY ON WIKILEAKS LEGACY
The Wikileaks release of classified diplomatic cables may have the same influence that the Pentagon Papers did four decades ago, said a panel of Duke faculty Tuesday.
Four Duke professors spoke at the Sanford School of Public Policy Tuesday amid the breaking news of the arrest of WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange on charges of sexual assault. The panel attracted a crowd of students, faculty and community members that filled a classroom and an adjacent overflow room.
Panelists included Phillip Bennett, professor of journalism and public policy and former managing editor of The Washington Post; Peter Feaver, professor of political science and public policy and member of the National Security Council during the Bush administration; and Ambassador Patrick Duddy, Latin American specialist with the State Department and U.S. Diplomat in Residence at Duke. Vice Provost of International Affairs Gilbert Merkx served as moderator.
Wikileaks Legacy (DukeNews)