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Bruce W. Jentleson
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Bruce W. Jentleson is a Professor at Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy, He served as a State Department Senior Advisor, 2009-11, as well as prior policy positions including in the Clinton Administration, the US Senate and in the Gore 2000 presidential campaign. His most recent book is American Foreign Policy: The Dynamics of Choice in the 21st Century (W.W. Norton, 5th edition 2013). He’s on Twitter @BWJ777

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Reporting Back from MOOC-Landia

(2) Comments | Posted November 11, 2013 | 7:39 AM

We're now halfway through my six-week Coursera MOOC (massive open online course), 21st Century American Foreign Policy (#AFP 21), about which I'd written for HuffPost on the eve of its launch. I want to share some of the experience thus far.

Enrollment is pretty global; check...

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MOOC-ing About in High Tech Ed and High End Global Dialogue

(0) Comments | Posted October 15, 2013 | 10:08 AM

I'm about to venture into MOOC-land ("massive open online courses"), with my 21st Century American Foreign Policy course (starting October 20), as part of the Coursera consortium of which Duke University is a member, with two main objectives in mind.

One is educational: In between Nirvana-like grandiose claims...

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Romney's Foreign Policy Thematics

(66) Comments | Posted July 26, 2012 | 8:26 AM

While the policy specifics -- and lack thereof -- in Mitt Romney's VFW speech have gotten most of the attention, it's the underlying thematics aimed at the broader electorate that were the main political play.

In some elections there is a central foreign policy issue -- Iraq in...

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The Bisectoralists: Competing in a Global Era

(0) Comments | Posted May 8, 2012 | 9:31 AM

When we started the Bisectoralists series, our thesis was that the public and private sectors as well as the major political parties had to work better together for America to succeed. To that end, we laid out five guiding principles to help the United States revitalize domestically and...

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Bi-Sectoralism: It's the Economy Stupid II

(2) Comments | Posted February 27, 2012 | 1:53 PM

Since we launched our "Bi-Sectoralism" series late last summer, the economy has remained a main focus. No surprise there. Our approach in making it the fourth of our five guiding principles has been to stress how all too often the public and private sectors fail to agree, indeed...

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Bi-Sectoralism V: Beyond Short-Termism

(15) Comments | Posted January 24, 2012 | 7:15 AM

We acknowledged when we began our Bi-Sectoralists column that it would be naïve to suggest that politicians and investors should never think short-term. But it's even more unrealistic to accept pervasive short-termism as a given when it is so antithetical to being strategic.

We feel strongly that...

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Policy and Markets: How, Not If

(9) Comments | Posted December 15, 2011 | 7:46 AM

The policy vs markets debate makes for good rhetoric but lousy results. It's not if government should play a role in the economy. It's how best to do it.

The long slog of debt deleveraging (we're about halfway through) coupled with the rising risk of a global credit crunch implies...

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Bi-Sectoralism III: Strength From Within

(0) Comments | Posted November 16, 2011 | 1:16 PM

The outlook: for the U.S., the EU and the global economy is unclear. Political systems buckle under the challenge of domestic, regional or global governance. Consumers hunker down, corporates sit on cash, job creation is anemic, banks and sovereigns shrink. In this, our third column, we elaborate...

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Bi-Sectoralism: Ready, Set, ReSet

(1) Comments | Posted September 15, 2011 | 1:45 PM

In our first column, we Bi-Sectoralists laid out five principles for the public and private sectors to improve internally & work better together for the public good. Better dialogue and better results are crucial if America is to be successful in its economic and political revitalization both at...

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A Call for Bi-Sectoralism

(24) Comments | Posted August 22, 2011 | 10:57 AM

We're the Bi-Sectoralists. One from the private sector world of global finance and markets, one from the public sector world of foreign policy in Washington and academia. We're tired of the "you're the problem -- no, you are" finger pointing between the public and private sectors. Both are. Both sectors...

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