National Security


War and Economy

Campbell Harvey, professor of international finance. Specializes in financial markets, global risk management and portfolio management. The co-author of "Country Risk in Global Financial Management," Harvey has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, CNBC and ABC Primetime on how different war scenarios could affect the U.S. economy. (919) 660-7768; (919) 271-8156;

Frederick W. Mayer, associate professor of public policy and political science. Specializes in international trade, economic globalization, international negotiation and political analysis. (919) 613-9209;

Middle East Economy

Timur Kuran, professor of economics, political science and Islamic studies. Specializes in the economic development of the Muslim world; author of "The Long Divergence: How Islamic Law Held Back the Middle East" (2010). (919) 660-1872;


Omid Safi, professor of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies and director of the Duke Islamic Studies Center. He specializes in classical Islam and contemporary Islamic thought. Safi’s research topics include American Muslims, Prophet Muhammad and the Quran, debates in contemporary Islam; and Sufism and Persian literature. (919) 668-1955;

Jen'nan Read, associate professor of sociology and global health. Specializes in the assimilation experiences of Arab-Americans and U.S. Muslims; gender and ethnicity; the sociology of religion and global health; author of "Culture, Class and Work Among Arab-American Women" (2004). (919) 660-5768, (919) 316-0545;

Timur Kuran, professor of economics, political science and Islamic studies. Specializes in the economic development of the Muslim world; author of "The Long Divergence: How Islamic Law Held Back the Middle East" (2010). (919) 660-1872;

Abdeslam Maghraoui, associate professor of the practice in political science. Specializes in political identity, culture and Islam, with a focus on North Africa and the Middle East. His 2006 book, "Liberalism Without Democracy: Nationhood and Citizenship in Egypt, 1922-1939", reveals the inherent contradictions within the idea of occupying a people to liberate them. (919) 660-4320;

Abdullah Antepli, Duke's first Muslim chaplain, is founder and executive board member of the Muslim Chaplains Association. He also serves as an adjunct faculty member in Duke Divinity School and teaches introductory courses on Islam. (919) 613-6780;


Scott Silliman, director of Duke Law School’s Center for Law, Ethics and National Security. Specializes in national security law, international law principles on use of force and military law. He is a former U.S. Air Force colonel who provided legal support to U.S.A.F. commanders during the Persian Gulf War. (919) 613-7138;

Madeline Morris, law professor at Duke Law School and director of Duke’s Guantanamo Defense Clinic. Specializes in international criminal law and issues relating to U.S. responses to the attacks. Has worked extensively on issues related to detainees in Guantanamo; provided consultation to the U.S. State Department, Office of War Crimes Issues. (919) 613-7049;

Charlie Dunlap Jr., professor of the practice at Duke Law School and director of Duke's Center on Law, Ethics and National Security. Specializes in warfare policy and strategy, cyber-warfare, military commissions, counterinsurgency, nuclear issues and air power; former deputy judge advocate general of the U.S. Air Force; retired from military in June 2010 as a major general.(919) 613-7233;

Donald L. Horowitz, professor of law and political science. Specializes in the problems of divided societies and on policies to reduce ethnic conflict in such locations as Russia, Romania, Nigeria, Tatarstan and Northern Ireland. Has published an extensive study of Islamic law and the theory of legal change. (919) 613-7058;

Curtis Bradley, professor of law and public policy studies, co-director of Duke Law School’s Center for International and Comparative Law. Specializes in various aspects of international law and U.S. foreign relations law; has written numerous articles concerning both international law and U.S. foreign-relations law. (919) 613-7179;


Sim B. Sitkin, professor of management at The Fuqua School of Business and founding faculty director of the Fuqua/Coach K Center on Leadership and Ethics. Specializes in leadership, trust, organizational control and learning from risk and failure. His most recent book is "Organizational Control" (Cambridge University Press, 2011). (919) 660-7946; (919) 452-9488;

National Security/Terrorism/War

Foreign and Domestic Policy

Bruce W. Jentleson, professor of public policy and political science. Specializes in the Middle East, U.S. foreign policy and international humanitarian interventions. Served on the Obama administration policy planning staff, as foreign policy adviser to former Vice President Gore, and was involved in the Middle East peace process during the Clinton administration. Author and editor of eight books, including "The End of Arrogance: America in the Global Competition of Ideas." Has done work on peace-keeping and interventions. (919) 613-9208;

Bruce Kuniholm, professor of history and public policy studies at the Sanford School of Public Policy. Specializes in diplomatic history and U.S. foreign policy in the Near and Middle East. Has worked on the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research and Policy Planning Staff, and served as a consultant for the U.S. Army and Marine Corps, among others. Author of several books on topics such as U.S. policy in the Persian Gulf and Greek-Turkish relations. (919) 613-7309;

David Schanzer, director of the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security, a collaboration between Duke, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and RTI International. He specializes in terrorism, Guantanamo Bay, national security policy. Published report “Anti-Terrorism Lessons of Muslim-Americans” in 2010; served as Democratic staff director of the House Select Committee on Homeland Security. (919) 613-9279;

Evan Charney, assistant professor of public policy studies and political science. Specializes in ethics, modern political theory and constitutional law. Wrote "Cultural Interpretation and Universal Human Rights" (1999). (919) 613-9213;

International Terrorist Movements

Mbaye Lo, an assistant professor of Arabic studies at Duke. Teaches a course on Al-Qaeda and is author of a book about Osama Bin Laden, "Understanding the Muslim Discourse: Language, Tradition and Bin Laden's Message" (UPA, 2009). (919) 660 4356;

Martin A. Miller, professor of history. Specializes in international terrorist movements and Russian history. Has taught a course titled "Foundations of Modern Terrorism." (919) 684-3575;

Media Coverage/Public Opinion Abroad

Wayne Norman, professor of ethics at Duke's Kenan Institute for Ethics and the Department of Philosophy. Specializes in political science, management and business ethics. Can discuss nationalism, constitutional reform, nation-building, and citizenship in diverse societies. (919) 660-3033;

David Paletz, professor of political science. Specializes in politics and the media. Former editor of the journal Political Communication. Author of “The Media in American Politics: Contents and Consequences.” (919) 660-4321;

Women and War

Kristen Neuschel, associate professor of history. Specializes in the history of women and war and modern European history. Can discuss the history of women in combat, as providers of logistical support, and women as victims of war. (919) 684-2437;


Foreign Policy Decision Making

Peter Feaver, professor of political science and director of the Triangle Institute for Security Studies, which examines the gap between the military and American society and the implications for military effectiveness and civil-military cooperation. Specializes in national security policy, especially the proliferation and control of nuclear weapons. Served in the George W. Bush White House as special adviser for strategic planning and institutional reform on the National Security Council. (919) 660-4331;


Suzanne Shanahan, associate director of the Kenan Institute for Ethics and associate research professor of Sociology. Specializes in racial violence and riots, immigration and refugee policy, and the effect of immigration policies in Europe and North America on racial tension within populations. (919) 660-3033;

International Political Economy

Joseph Grieco, professor of political science. Specializes in theories of international relations, issues of international political economy and problems of international conflict, especially as they relate to Europe. (919) 660-4315;


Pacifism and War

Stanley M. Hauerwas, professor emeritus of theological ethics at Duke Divinity School. As a "christological pacifist," he was strongly critical of the U.S. build-up for war and the war on terrorism. Hauerwas co-edited a 2002 edition of The South Atlantic Quarterly in which 18 theologians, philosophers and literary critics challenged the war on terrorism and America's reaction to Sept. 11. (919) 660-3420;

J. Warren Smith, associate professor of historical theology at Duke Divinity School. Specializes in early Christian theology and ethics; can discuss the "just war" theory. (919) 660-3415;

Theology and War

Amy Laura Hall, associate professor of Christian ethics in Duke Divinity School. Examines theological arguments against a preemptive war. Led an interfaith conference in 2011, “Toward a Moral Consensus Against Torture: A Gathering of Students, Clergy, People of Conscience, and People of Faith," which focused on the use of torture in the U.S. and abroad. (919) 660-3403;