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Podcast: What's Driving The Gender Pay Gap?

Women earn 17 percent less per week than men, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.


News Tip: Violence in Hillsborough Does Appear to Be Act of Political Terrorism, Two Duke Professors Say

Over the weekend, the Orange County Republican Party headquarters in Hillsborough, N.C., was firebombed. Two Duke professors – political scientist John Aldrich and national security expert David Schanzer, comment.


#HumansOfDukeSanford: Jessica Van Meir, PPS '17

I’m majoring in Public Policy and Gender Sexuality & Feminist Studies. My internship experience this summer actually didn’t turn out the way it was supposed to. I was supposed to be working for the U.S. Embassy in #Ecuador…but I didn’t get security clearance. They’ve been having issues getting stuff done on time. It’s a very bureaucratic process. So I ended up interning with an NGO in Ecuador called “Proyecto Transgénero,” which means “Project Transgender.”


Clinton Foundation President to Speak About Role of Philanthropy in Creating Social Change

Clinton Foundation President and CEO Donna Shalala will speak about the role of philanthropy in creating social change at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy.


#HumansOfDukeSanford: Quauhtli Olivieri

My name’s a bit tricky to spell, you might want to look at my Duke ID. Quauhtli (pronounced kwat-lee) means “eagle” in Aztec. It’s one of the symbols in the Aztec calendar, and there are other names that can derive from it. For example, Quauhtémoc was the last Aztec emperor, and his name means “eagle warrior.” It’s a root name.


Acclaimed Program Fails To Improve Health Care For Children In Rural India

A widely hailed initiative that combines franchising business models and telemedicine to deliver better quality health care in rural India has failed to improve care for childhood diarrhea and pneumonia, finds a large-scale study by researchers at Duke, Stanford and University College London. Preventable and treatable illnesses such as diarrhea and pneumonia claimed the lives of nearly a half million Indian children under age 5 in 2013 alone. In rural areas, health care services typically are provided by unqualified practitioners working in the informal sector, and the quality of care is often poor.


Trio of Duke Alums Guides U.S. Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking

By Jackie Ogburn

Prostitution, forced labor, debt bondage:  human trafficking is a global problem. But it isn’t just a problem overseas, there are trafficking victims throughout the U.S., even in smaller cities such as Durham, N.C. 


#HumansofDukeSanford: Mathama and Amina Bility

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Mathama and Amina Bility are sisters, both pursuing degrees in public policy and global health. They have produced a documentary on Ebola, shot on location in Lberia, that will premiere at the American Public Health Association Conference in Denver Oct. 29-Nov. 2.


Duke Kunshan Accepting Applications for Professional Degree in Environmental Policy

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Duke Kunshan University is accepting applications for a new international master’s degree in environmental policy (IMEP) which will begin in the fall of 2017. The four-semester, 16-course program is designed to meet the growing global need for leaders who are versed in both Chinese and international environmental issues and policies.


Volunteer with Sanford’s Meals on Wheels program

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Are you looking for an easy and meaningful way to serve the community? For nearly two decades, Sanford has contributed to the Durham community by participating in the Meals on Wheels program. Meals on Wheels is a national organization that provides food and a safety check to homebound seniors who need assistance. The Durham branch was founded in 1975 and serves more than 500 residents each weekday.


Human Trafficking Expert to Speak at Duke

Top-level experts will speak about the challenges to fighting global human trafficking at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at Duke University.


Sanford Professor and Students Team Up for 200-mile Blue Ridge Relay Race

When deciding to come to Sanford, I knew that the quantitative courses were going to give my brain a run for its money. What I did not expect was to have an economics professor who was as passionate about running as I am. Professor Subhrendu Pattanayak made it known from day one that he was interested in getting to know students on a personal level and eager to engage outside of the classroom, whether it be over a cup of coffee, or a run. It was not unlike him to “encourage” other students in the class to join our weekly runs via his PowerPoint presentations.