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02.03.2016

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

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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.

02.02.2016

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.

02.02.2016

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

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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. 

01.29.2016

UNC President Emeritus Ross Named Sanford Fellow at Duke

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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

01.28.2016

Top 10 Lessons from the Duke in Glasgow Program

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

01.27.2016

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

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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.

01.26.2016

NY Times Correspondent Speaks on Living With the Iranian Nuclear Deal at Sanford

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From Duke Today: by Helen Yang. 

DURHAM, NC - The Iran nuclear deal is flawed, but stepping away from the deal would be even worse, David E. Sanger, chief Washington correspondent of The New York Times said Thursday in a talk at the Sanford School of Public Policy.

01.26.2016

Sanford Alum Helps Improve Economic Mobility of Front-line Retail Workers

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As Senior Manager for Global Responsibility at Walmart, Luis Maes MPP’14 is tasked with leading a five-year, $100 million initiative that seeks to address a fundamental challenge in the retail employment landscape – how to better train and advance entry-level workers.

01.26.2016

Policy Successes, Challenges from Paris Climate Talks [Podcast]

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The United Nations Conference on Climate Change is now over. Representatives from 200 countries had gathered in December to talk about what can be done to deal with a warming climate.

01.22.2016

Sanford Offers Cutting-Edge 'Human Centered Design' Course

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Tyler Gamble is working toward his master's degree in public policy. In early January, he and some classmates spent a morning talking with a woman who lives in subsidized housing in Durham, N.C. "One of the things that struck me is it's a lot of work to be really poor," Gamble said. "The kind of bureaucratic procedures and administrative hurdles she faced to get benefits are significant. For someone who lives in abject poverty, it's difficult to plan for the long-term in ways we can't understand."

01.19.2016

A Brain and a Uterus: Sanford Podcast #3

1950s woman and woman of today

In this episode of Sanford's podcast Ways & Means we look at how women gained a political voice in the U.S. and then - surprisingly - in some ways lost it. Guests include Pat Schroeder, the first woman elected to Congress from Colorado.When Pat first ran in 1972 there wasn't even a woman on her local school board. Also, Associate Professor of Public Policy Kristin Goss talks about something she calls the paradox of gender equality. Her research shows, contrary to popular opinion, women in the 1950s had a tremendous amount of political influence -- in some ways, more than today.

01.12.2016

REPORT: Police Programs to Prevent Violent Extremism in U.S. Need Reform

Policeman Jiyayi Suleyman

The U.S. strategy to prevent homegrown violent extremism through community policing holds promise, but faces significant challenges and needs reforms, according to a new report from the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security at Duke University. Community policing strategies promote collaboration between police and communities to solve problems that undermine public safety. Such strategies could help prevent violent extremism but are being employed by less than half of police agencies, the report states. The report recommends expanding community policing efforts and making them entirely separate from police counterterrorism intelligence collection and criminal investigations.

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