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ICS Alumni Spotlight: Isham Randolph '00

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March 21, 2016 While I didn’t know what International Comparative Studies (then called Comparative Area Studies) was prior to stepping foot on Duke’s campus, it was clear very early on that it was the perfect major for me. Furthermore, the tools I developed through ICS have been crucial in…
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ICS Student Spotlight: Ezgi Ustundag '16

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February 18, 2016 Background info: From Ames, IA (Ames High School), International Comparative Studies major (T’16) concentrating on the Middle East, Markets & Management Studies certificate, University Scholars Program merit scholarship recipient. After finishing high school, I didn't know exactly what I wanted to do during my undergraduate career…
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Alumni Spotlight: Megan Moskop '08

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September 2, 2014 By: Megan Moskop This is my 6th year as a Special Education teacher at the best middle school in America. I’m biased of course, but I love working at MS324, which is a public middle school in Washington Heights, a Latin-American neighborhood in northern Manhattan. In…
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ICS Alumni Spotlight: Aislynn Turner '11

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October 1, 2015 I started at Duke majoring in Public Policy, thinking that one day I wanted to go into government and policy. However, I soon found myself falling in love with all of the cultures embedded within Duke’s campus, and I took on a second major in International…
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Alumni Spotlight: Sung Bae Park '14

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February 20, 2015 My name is Sung Bae Park and I graduated in December 2014 with a double major in International Comparative Studies and Economics with a minor in History. This year, I will be joining J.P. Morgan’s investment banking team in Hong Kong. As a Korean national who…
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ICS Alumni Spotlight: Megan Benham '10

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November 17, 2015 Duke University is a mesmerizing, intimidating place for a small town Midwestern girl, so I had few goals beyond passing classes for my future at the university when I arrived on campus in 2006. I knew two things: my varying interests made it difficult for me…
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Student Spotlight: Ieshia Smith '14, ICS Distinguished Thesis Award Winner

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May 2014 Each year the ICS Program presents the Distinguished Thesis award to the student whose thesis represents the best work accomplished in the yearlong honors seminar. This year’s winner is Ieshia Smith, who earned highest honors for her thesis, The Plastic Face: Nation-Branding and Personal Branding in 21st…
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Senior Spotlight: Leilani Doktor '14

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April 4, 2014 You've recently had an article based on your ICS capstone paper accepted for publication in the Sigma Iota Rho Journal of International Relations. Tell us a little about your article. My article, “Defining Democracy in Algeria: The Continuity and Change of Post Colonial Political Representation,” focuses…
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Professor Robin Kirk on what ICS majors do after they graduate