The Duke Digest - July 15, 2011
In Today's Issue:
- Dunlap Takes Helm of Duke's National Security Center
- Policy Brief and Forum: The U.S., China, and the Competition for Clean Energy
- President Brodhead: Reflections on Duke in Africa
- Fuqua Study: CFOs Say Firms Are Moving to Cloud Computing Despite Concerns
Dean David F. Levi has appointed Visiting Professor of the Practice Charles Dunlap executive director of Duke Law School’s Center on Law, Ethics and National Security (LENS), upon the recommendation of the center’s executive board. Professor of the Practice Scott Silliman, who has led the center since its inception in 1993, will continue to serve as an adviser and director emeritus.
Dunlap is a former deputy judge advocate general of the United States Air Force and a prominent scholar and prolific writer on issues relating to national security. He joined the Duke Law faculty in July 2010 as a visiting professor of the practice and associate director of the center.
Dunlap Takes Helm of Duke's National Security Center (law.duke.edu)
POLICY BRIEF AND FORUM: THE U.S., CHINA, AND THE COMPETITION FOR CLEAN ENERGY
Duke's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions released a policy brief this week that poses a number of questions aimed at identifying how the U.S. should advance its interests with regard to the development and deployment of clean energy technologies, both in absolute terms and relative to China and other major economies. A link to the report is below.
In addition, on July 19th, The Third Way and the Nicholas Institute will co-host "Trailing the Dragon," an idea forum on the global clean energy competition. Moderated by Annie Lowrey of Slate, the event will feature Governor Martin O’Malley, Senators Kay Hagan and Chris Coons, Bank of America Chairman Chad Holliday, DeutscheBank Managing Director Mark Fulton, and Professor of Energy, Resources and Environment at Johns Hopkins University, Bo Kong . The panelists will examine how China has become a clean energy giant and discuss lessons for U.S. policymakers.
Policy Brief: The U.S., China, and the Competition for Clean Energy (Nicholasinstitute.duke.edu)
Event: Trailing the Dragon: China, the U.S., and the $2.3 Trillion Energy Market (thirdway.org)
PRESIDENT BRODHEAD: REFLECTIONS ON DUKE IN AFRICA
President Brodhead ends his summer global tour as a witness to extraordinary work in global health.
Reflections on Duke in Africa (duke.edu)
FUQUA STUDY: CFOs SAY FIRMS ARE MOVING TO CLOUD COMPUTING DESPITE CONCERNS
The shift toward cloud computing will continue to gain momentum in the coming years, despite concerns about security, integration with existing systems and functionality. Nearly half of U.S. firms are already using cloud computing, while 76 percent say they will rely on cloud computing for IT activities in the next 3-5 years.
These findings come from recent Duke University/CFO Magazine Global Business Outlook Surveys, which polled CFOs about cloud computing in December 2010 and June 2011. The quarterly survey, which asks CFOs from a broad range of global public and private companies about their expectations for the economy, has been conducted for 61 consecutive quarters, making it one of the world's most comprehensive and longest-running surveys of senior finance executives.
To the Clouds, With Reservations (fuqua.duke.edu)