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Canada's Trudeau Would Make a Great U.S. President (Prof. Stephen Kelly)

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Canada's fresh-faced, Kennedy-esque new leader arrives in Washington on Thursday for his first official visit since beating an American-style, wedge-politics incumbent back home last October. Given the current ugly state of American politics, where bladder control, sexual potency and perspiration have become legitimate items of campaign discourse, our goal for Justin Trudeau's visit should be clear.


Improving Health by Changing the Environment

Sarah Strunk

Sarah Strunk PPS’87 never envisioned she would be working in public health, much less that she would have to consider the needs of a local pig hunters’ association to do it.


New York Times Public Editor Addresses Politics, Future of Media

Margaret Sullivan, Public Editor for The New York Times - PC: Carol Jackson

Margaret Sullivan, public editor of The New York Times, spoke at Sanford Wednesday as part of the Ewing Lecture on Ethics in Journalism.


Digitizing Politics: Talking with a Social Media Innovator for the White House and State Department [Podcast]

Zach Galifianakis with President Obama

Remember when the online talk show "Between Two Ferns" scored a visit to the White House? Host Zach Galifianakis chatted with President Obama about health care, among other things. The episode went viral, of course.


Odgers Receives Jacobs Foundation Fellowship

Candice Odgers, associate director of the Duke Center for Child and Family Policy, has received a Jacobs Foundation Advanced Research Fellowship for 2016. It is one of the three Advanced Fellowships awarded, drawn from a large pool of applicants from around the world. The three-year fellowship is valued at 400,000 Swiss Francs or about $392,000.


CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER: General Dempsey and Denis McDonough to Speak at Duke

chess pieces

Retired Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey and Denis McDonough will deliver the Ambassador Dave and Kay Phillips Family Lecture on Monday, Feb. 15, at Duke University. A long-time member of the Obama administration, McDonough currently serves as the White House Chief of Staff. Prior to this role he served as the Deputy National Security Advisor. Dempsey is a 2016 Rubenstein Fellow at Duke who is teaching courses this semester at the Sanford School of Public Policy and the Fuqua School of Business this semester. The Rubenstein Fellows program is a university-wide initiative that brings thought leaders to campus.


Cyber Security, Water: Cause for Concern to Nation's Top Fiscal Watchdog [Podcast]

glowing wires

Gene Dodaro is the Comptroller General of the United States. His agency works to ferret out waste, duplication, and fraud in government and they’ve realized savings in the billions of dollars.


Iran Nuclear Deal Negotiator To Deliver Phillips Lecture At Duke

Wendy Sherman with Secretary of State John Kerry

Ambassador Wendy R. Sherman, former undersecretary of state for political affairs, will provide an insider’s view of negotiations that led to the Iran nuclear deal during a talk at Duke University on Thursday, Feb. 4. Sherman will deliver the Ambassador Dave and Kay Phillips Family International Lecture at 6 p.m. in the Sanford School of Public Policy’s Fleishman Commons. The lecture is free and open to the public.


A One-Minute Conversation Could Save on Medical Costs (Prof. Peter Ubel)

Stock photo of stethoscope.

New research from Professor Peter Ubel shows that patients who have brief conversation about cost with their doctors save money, often without changing their care plans. 


UNC President Emeritus Ross Named Sanford Fellow at Duke

Tom Ross

UNC system President Emeritus Thomas W. Ross has been named the first Terry Sanford Distinguished Fellow at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy


Top 10 Lessons from the Duke in Glasgow Program

Glasgow, Scotland. Photo by Flickr user Michel.

Natalie Carroll PPS'17 shares her experiences from the Duke in Glasgow program and compares British and American political culture.


Top 6 Reasons You Should Attend Talk with Chief U.S. Fiscal Watchdog

money in a stack

The United States' chief fiscal watchdog is coming to Duke February 1. Gene Dodaro is the Comptroller General of the U.S. Government Accountability Office; it's his job to investigate how the government is spending taxpayer dollars.