I’m from Turkey, and I worked for the Minister of Finance there before coming to Sanford. It was a good job. It was a hard job, but hard is good. As a government official, you have to deal with difficult, unexpected situations.
“We believe that our democracy is permanent and resilient,” said Tom Ross, former president of the UNC system. But the anger, fear and division revealed by the recent election are signs that it “is inching toward failure and we ignore that to our peril. There are millions who believe the government isn’t working for them." Ross made his comments in a Dec. 1 lecture at Sanford.
A new policy lab opening today at the Duke Global Health Institute will address financing solutions aimed at improving the health of the world’s poor.
“You’ve heard about the difference in theory and practice?” asked New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu. “Senators work in theory and out in space. Mayors work in real time,” he said, describing the differences in governing at the federal and local level during a talk at the Sanford School on Nov. 28.
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu will speak about his role in reinvigorating the Louisiana port city in a talk at Duke University on Monday, Nov. 28.
The 5:30 p.m. talk, “Transforming Cities Through Innovation,” is a Terry Sanford Distinguished Lecture. The event, which is open to the public, will take place in Fleishman Commons at the Sanford School of Public Policy, and will kick off the Sanford School’s Innovator-in-Residence program.
Kenneth A. Dodge, the founding director of the Duke Center for Child and Family Policy, has received the 2017 Distinguished Scientist Award from the Child Mind Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children struggling with mental health and learning disorders. Dodge is the William McDougall Professor of Public Policy and a professor of psychology and neuroscience at Duke University. He is the seventh recipient of the annual award, which honors outstanding contributions to child mental health research.
Emerging open innovation strategies have organizations from private companies to government agencies reaching beyond their borders to develop new ideas and find creative solutions to some of society’s most pressing problems. The governance of open data is a key factor to the success of these strategies.
Four of the nation’s leading political reporters spoke to an overflowing crowd at the John Fisher Zeidman Memorial Colloquium on Politics and the Press on Saturday.
Titled “What Just Happened? Making Sense of the 2016 Election,” the talk featured reporters from The Washington Post, The New Yorker and Snapchat addressing the question of how Donald Trump won the election and how so many news readers—and writers—were blindsided by his victory.
Charlie Clotfelter’s class was incredibly impactful and memorable. I’ve always been incredibly interested in public policy and human issues, and his class really brought those two together, from the role of the nonprofit in serving communities and needs that the federal systems wouldn’t support and private sector wouldn’t support. When I was at OSHA, after four years, I took a big risk and left to a startup nonprofit dealing with worker safety and health issues, and it was through inspiration from that class that it all fit together. To this day, I look back on that class as being one of the more impactful ones.
North Carolina’s investment in early child care and education programs resulted in higher test scores, less grade retention and fewer special education placements through fifth grade, research from the Duke Center for Child and Family Policy fin
UC Berkeley biologist Tyrone Hayes describes himself as, in the beginning, “a little boy who liked frogs.” On Monday at the Sanford School of Policy, he recounted how he ended up in a decades-long crusade against atrazine and its maker, Syngenta, a global agrochemical company. Mother Jones magazine called it one of “the weirdest feuds in the history of science.”
I’ll give you two answers for why I chose to major in both Public Policy and Computer Science. One is about my mantra about society and one is about the personal connections between the two. Personally, I would drive myself crazy just studying one discipline."