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09.22.2015

Summer Internship Series: Roberson Goes on the Radio

Susannah Roberson at work at The World.

Imagine having to call, email and tweet strangers in Norway in an attempt to schedule an interview for a story on an urgent deadline. It is a Friday afternoon, and when you finally reach one woman, she tells you that she is in a cab headed to a party, promptly hanging up. You have nothing. Journalism can be tough, but for Susannah Roberson PPS’16, it created a rewarding summer internship experience.

09.21.2015

Saved for a Purpose: A Life of Leadership and Service

Bill, Hillary Clinton with james Joseph and his wife.

 In “Saved for a Purpose: A Journey from Private Virtues to Public Values” James Joseph  recounts the moral and ethical considerations of a life lived at the vanguard of some of the most important human and civil rights movements of the 20th century. In addition to being his life story, the book is a reflection on the characteristics of transformational leadership. His moral compass sometimes steered him into great risk.

09.16.2015

Criminals Typically Acquire Guns Through Social Connections, Studies Find (Prof. Philip J. Cook)

Gun image for Philip Cook study.

Criminals are far more likely to acquire guns from family and acquaintances than by theft, according to new studies by researchers at Duke University and the University of Chicago.

09.15.2015

Alumnus Profile: Michael Conway PPS’88 Leads Starbucks to New Places

Head shot of Michael Conway.

You would figure there would be a lot of coffee if you were to walk into the Starbucks corporate headquarters in Seattle, but finding four to five break rooms on every floor, each one equipped with coffee brewers, coffee grinders, espresso machines and the milks and syrups the company is known for—that might be unexpected.

09.10.2015

3 Questions For ISIS expert Jessica Stern

Fog covering a mountain

The Washington Post declared Jessica Stern's most recent book, ISIS, The State of Terror "should be required reading for every politician and policymaker." Stern spoke to Duke University students and the public in a talk September 10. Prior to the event, Stern talked with David Schanzer, director of the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security, one of the event sponsors.

09.09.2015

Summer Internship Series: Hartney In The House

Maureen Hartney and the Capitol.

Sanford School graduate student Maureen Hartney MPP’16 served six years as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Air Force. After receiving a ellowship which matches graduate students interested in international relations with internships in the federal government, she began working in the congressional office of Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.). Conyers’ staffers made use of her foreign policy background and the skills she developed during her first year at Sanford.

09.09.2015

Planning Grants Received for Possible World Food Policy Center

Fruit. Image courtesy Derek Bruff via Flickr/CC

The world’s approach to food policy challenges is largely siloed. Some groups focus primarily on addressing obesity, while others work to combat hunger. Others focus on food safety and security. Still others concentrate on the environmental effects of modern food production.

09.03.2015

Watch 9/8: An Insider View of the Iran Nuclear Deal, Talk at Duke

U High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini attends with foreign ministers at the UN headquater, the venue of the nuclear talks in Vienna, Austria on July 14, 2015.

Nasser Hadian, a prominent professor of political science at the University of Tehran, will headline a lunchtime talk -- “The Iran Nuclear Deal: What’s at Stake” -- at Duke University Tuesday, Sept. 8.

08.26.2015

#PolicyInAction Contest: Enter by Sept. 7!

Lauren Kelly

What does public policy in action looks like to YOU and your friends? Enter the #PolicyInAction Photo Contest and show us.

08.21.2015

Sanford EMBARK – Helping PPS Majors Find First Jobs in Policy

green blocks

The Sanford School Career Services Office, in collaboration with Duke Career Services, is launching a new program this fall to help undergraduate majors find their first policy jobs.

08.18.2015

Beyond the Classroom: Sanford Interns 2015

Chris Burnett and other students at the ancient fort of Kumbhalgarh.

From the floor of the House of Representatives to the rainforests of Borneo, Sanford students have been busy this summer completing internships across the world.

08.17.2015

Sanford Emeritus Professor Honored for Recovery Efforts After Hurricane Katrina

James Joseph walking in green area

"I remember the affinity I felt with the people who were suffering. Folks standing on top of homes that were about to be destroyed," says James Joseph. After the hurricane, Joseph, a former U.S. ambassador to South Africa, and an emeritus professor at Duke's Sanford School of Public Policy, led an effort which raised $50 million dollars for the region.

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