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Iraqi Ambassador Cites Progress and Challenges to his Country

The Iraqi Ambassador to the United States Lukman Faily spoke to a large crowd at the Duke Sanford School of Public Policy on March 31 about the many challenges facing Iraq, from the occupation of several cities by ISIS to dropping oil prices.


PODCAST: Fight Against Sugar in Food Guided by War on Tobacco

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In December 1953, the CEOs of the major tobacco companies met secretly in New York City. They needed to figure out what to do about plummeting sales.


MPP Student Survives Brussels Airport Attack

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McSwain Forkoh, a first-year Master of Public Policy student at Duke, was in the Brussels Airport on March 22 when the deadly terrorist attacks occurred.] “I felt so grateful that I was able to survive, I was able to make it out unharmed,” Forkoh said.


Iraqi Ambassador to Speak at Sanford

Iraqi Ambassador to the United States Lukman Faily will speak at Duke University on Thursday, March 31. The talk, “U.S.–Iraqi Relations in the Age of Daesh/ISIL,” is at 6 p.m. in Sanford 04. 


Double Dividends: Climate Interventions and Poverty Reduction

International development assistance is increasingly shaped by climate change concerns, as extreme weather, rising sea levels and more frequent national disasters have a greater impact on the poor, especially in developing countries


What's Next for Brussels, Anti-Terrorism Efforts

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Tuesday’s terrorist attacks in Brussels were likely aimed at eroding public confidence in the government’s ability to protect Belgians and provoking an overreaction against Muslims, says a Duke counterterrorism expert. The latter could play into Islamic extremists’ hands by pushing moderate Muslims toward supporting and joining ISIS, says Timothy Nichols, executive director of the Counterterrorism and Public Policy Fellowship Program at Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy.


Sanford Ranked Among Leading Public Policy Schools

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The Duke Sanford School of Public Policy is one of the nation’s leading institutions for public policy education, according to the latest graduate and professional school rankings from U.S. News & World Report.


Wealth Doesn’t Protect U.S. Blacks From Greater Chance of Incarceration (Prof. William Darity, Jr.)

The chances of incarceration in America are always higher for blacks than for whites or Hispanics, regardless of their level of wealth, according to a new study led by Khaing Zaw, a statistical research associate at Duke University's Samuel DuBois Cook Center for Social Equity.


Diverse Group Gathers at Duke for First NC Leadership Forum

NC Leadership Forum at Duke

Thirty-four civic, business and political leaders from across North Carolina gathered last week at the inaugural North Carolina Leadership Forum (NCLF), a new initiative aimed at bridging partisan and ideological divides in North Carolina


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.