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Sanford EMBARK – Helping PPS Majors Find First Jobs in Policy

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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.


Beyond the Classroom: Sanford Interns 2015

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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.


Sanford Emeritus Professor Honored for Recovery Efforts After Hurricane Katrina

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"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.


New Research: Kids Expecting Aggression from Others Become Aggressive Themselves

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Hypervigilance to hostility in others triggers aggressive behavior in children, says a new Duke University-led study.


Sanford Professor Contributed to Report on Planetary Health Released Today

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A new report released today by The Rockefeller-Foundation – Lancet Commission on Planetary Health calls for immediate, global action to protect the health of human civilization and the natural system on which it depends. 


Nuclear Deal with Iran "Major Achievement" Says Prof. Bruce Jentleson

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"The nuclear non-proliferation deal announced today with Iran is a major achievement in five main respects,” says Bruce Jentleson, a Duke University professor of public policy and political science and a former senior adviser to the U.S. State Department policy planning director.


Farmer Dave Delivers Fresh Food To Duke Sanford Every Tuesday

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David Barrett delivers fresh fruit and vegetables each week for much of the year to Sanford School faculty and staff who have signed up for his community supported agriculture venture (CSA). He heads Dig It Farm in Bahama, N.C. 


#SanfordReads - Look At Our Summer Reading List, Share Your Ideas

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Looking for something good to read this summer? All summer long we will be sharing ideas from our faculty and staff.


Law Enforcement Ranks Anti-Government Extremism as Most Prevalent Terrorist Threat

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U.S. law enforcement agencies rank the threat of violence from anti-government  extremists higher than the threat from radicalized Muslims, according to a report released Thursday by the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security (TCTHS).


Kristin Rechberger PPS’95: Dig Deep and Follow Your Passion

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Kristin Rechberger’s travels have taken her all around the world – from the Arctic Circle to tropical islands in the Pacific. But she never goes on vacation. “I go where I think I can make an impact,” the founder and CEO of Dynamic Planet said. Her company works with businesses and governments across the globe to help them find ways to restore nature.


Faculty Profile: William A. Darity, Jr. on Stratification Economics and Leadership at Duke and Beyond

Why are some people rich and others poor? Why are some places affluent while others not? These are the questions that first motivated Professor William Darity, Jr. to study economics.


Study Suggests Conservation Policies Could Improve Human Health (Prof. Subhrendu K. Pattanayak)

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Measures taken to protect ecosystems and the environment could deliver public health benefits, according to a study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. While research has shown that nearly one quarter of the global burden of disease can be attributed to poor environmental quality, very little scientific evidence supports the claim that conservation of ecosystems protects benefits human health.