Posted: Mar. 13th, 2013 | Last modified: Mar. 15th, 2013 | Category: In the News
Ambassador Patrick Duddy, DUCIS Visiting Senior Lecturer and former Diplomat in Residence, has been in high-demand, following the death of Venezuelan President, Hugo Chavez. Duddy is the most-recent U.S. Ambassador to Venezuela, and as such, has been able to provide unparalleled insight into both the inner-workings of Venezuela after 14 years under Chavez and the approach that U.S. diplomatic efforts (…)
Posted: Jan. 4th, 2013 | Category: In the News
Ambassador Patrick Duddy, visiting senior lecturer in International Affairs at the Duke University Center for International Studies weighs in on the Future of Venezuela, post-Chavez in today’s New York Times:
If any of the prominent opposition politicians likely to challenge Maduro in a snap presidential election were to win, some of those countries which have benefited most from Chávez’s
Posted: Sep. 14th, 2012 | Category: In the News
Ambassador Patrick Duddy, former Duke Diplomat in Residence and current Visiting Senior Lecturer in International Affairs at DUCIS spoke with VOA Noticias’ Foro Interamericano, this morning, on the upcoming elections in Venezuela. (…)
Posted: Sep. 10th, 2012 | Category: In the News
In a new ‘Contingency Planning Memorandum’ published by the Council on Foreign Relations, DUCIS Senior Lecturer Ambassador Patrick D. Duddy describes a range of scenarios surrounding Venezuela’s October presidential election that could lead to instability. (…)
Posted: Sep. 2nd, 2011 | Last modified: Jan. 30th, 2012 | Category: In the News
On the eve of the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Ariel Dorfman has written an “Epitaph for Another September 11,” detailing the sinister rise of the Chilean military junta, decades before 9/11 took on a different, yet similarly sinister meaning, to be published in next week’s edition of The Nation.
Posted: Jul. 6th, 2011 | Last modified: Apr. 19th, 2013 | Category:
The Duke University Center for International Studies has sponsored a wide variety of publications, films and CDs, including scholarly journals, economic analysis, art catalogs, ethnographies, documentaries and more.
Posted: Feb. 22nd, 2010 | Last modified: Apr. 8th, 2010 | Category: DUCIS Calendar Archive
When: Monday, February 22, 2010 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: Old Chemistry 116
Description: Take a close look at the turbulent three-day uprising against Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez in 2002 using video footage, photographs, and eyewitness testimony. The presentation focuses on the human rights violations that sparked the coup, how the military and civil authorities tried to seize power, (…)
Posted: Feb. 2nd, 2010 | Last modified: Feb. 23rd, 2010 | Category: Travel Reports
My objectives for this research project were to determine Waorani perceptions of resource scarcity, articulations of culture, and education objectives/concerns. My research was initiated upon arriving in Ecuador on May 5th, and was completed the day prior to my departure on August 1st. I conducted my research principally through formal interviews and informal conversations; however, I was fortunate to observe (…)
Posted: Feb. 2nd, 2010 | Last modified: Feb. 19th, 2010 | Category: Travel Reports
An elderly Italian couple was walking down the street when the husband slipped and fell, injuring himself in the process. The wife called bystanders over for help, lamenting, “My poor husband slipped and bashed his brains all over the street. How do you think that makes me feel?
This popular Argentine anecdote was told to me on my first day (…)
Posted: Mar. 2nd, 2009 | Last modified: Feb. 9th, 2010 | Category: Travel Reports
I woke up as the plane approached Cuzco and saw half the passengers straining out of their seats, trying to get a glimpse of something outside the window. “What’s going on?” I asked my seat mate.
“The mountains,” she said. “They’re so high they almost touch the plane.” At that, I too turned in my seat and watched as the (…)