Buz Waitzkin

Duke Graduate Academy

Together Duke is pleased to announce the creation of the Duke Graduate Academy, a two-week program of short courses designed to introduce doctoral students to skills, tools, and knowledge that augment their regular coursework and help them prepare for dissertation research, innovative teaching, leadership, and/or public engagement. All Course Offerings Learn More & How to Apply

Together Duke – Advancing Excellence Through Community

Courses in the Duke Graduate Academy will cover topics that are not typically included in a doctoral curriculum and will be led by Duke professors as well as working professionals. There are 22 courses offered this year on a broad range of subjects, including How To Build An App, How To Conduct Oral History Interviews, How To Work More Effectively In Teams, and How To Communicate Science More Effectively.

The Graduate Academy welcomes all Duke doctoral students, in all of Duke’s schools, at any stage of their doctoral studies. There are no prerequisites for any of the courses and all are offered at no charge. All we ask is that you come to each class having prepared in advance and being ready to engage.


Programming Authored Through Science & Society

May 16 – 20, 9:00am – 12:00pm EDT

This course is intended to introduce students to the process of regulating science through government action and self-regulation. The principles discussed will apply to life sciences and information technology and will include data privacy, cybersecurity, antitrust and monopolies, regulation of artificial intelligence, federalism, international trade and tech ethics. The faculty will be drawn from Science & Society, the Law School, the Sanford School of Public Policy and the Kenan Institute for Ethics.

Instructor: Michael “Buz” Waitzkin, Deputy Director, Science & Society
Summer Session I GS990 Section 15; offered May 22 – 26 (one-week course), every day from 9:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.


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