Creating "Orderly Entrepreneurs" in Rwanda: Visiting Scholar Discusses New Book

Friday, September 16, 2016
In 2007, the Rwandan government implemented a new entrepreneurship curriculum in all secondary schools to promote self-reliance and drive economic growth. “The goal of the policy was to transform an entire generation’s ideas about education and work,” said Catherine Honeyman, visiting scholar at... Read More »

2016 ICS Diploma Ceremony

Sunday, May 15, 2016
The 2016 International Comparative Studies Diploma Ceremony was held Sunday, May 15, on the law of the West Duke Building. Photos and videos from the ceremony are available.

Alumni Spotlight: Isham Randolph '00

Monday, 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 my career as a... Read More »

Student Spotlight: Ezgi Ustundag '16

Thursday, February 18, 2016
After finishing high school, I didn't know exactly what I wanted to do during my undergraduate career but I was certain that I wanted to experience and learn as much as possible. While my primary academic interests lay in studying the Middle East and particularly Turkey, I did not want to limit my... Read More »

Alumni Spotlight: Megan Benhan '10

Tuesday, 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 to focus on my desired area of... Read More »

Alumni Spotlight: Aislynn Turner '11

Thursday, 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 Comparative Studies (ICS). The courses I... Read More »

Alumni Spotlight: Sung Bae Park '14

Friday, 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 grew up mostly in Singapore, ICS was a... Read More »

Alumni Spotlight: Megan Moskop '08

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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 addition to my daily work of helping... Read More »

Student Spotlight: Ieshia Smith '14 — ICS Distinguished Thesis Award Winner

Thursday, May 15, 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... Read More »

Student Spotlight: Leilani Doktor '14

Friday, 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... Read More »