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01.24.2017

The Surprising Cost of Growing Up Poor (Policy 360 Podcast)

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Do children from low-income backgrounds benefit from living in economically mixed communities? Professor Candice Odgers says that growing up in the shadow of wealth may have a surprising effect on a child's development.

01.23.2017

#HumansOfDukeSanford: Prof. Helen "Sunny" Ladd

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Sanford professor Helen "Sunny" Ladd participated in the Women's March on Washington following President Trump's inauguration.

01.23.2017

Looking to Find a Way Toward Bipartisan Consensus in North Carolina Politics

On the panel: Fritz Mayer, Tamara Barringer, Dan Blue, John Hood and Rick Glazier. Photo by Joel Luther

In the aftermath of a divisive election, Duke Professor Fritz Mayer opened an inauguration day panel Friday asking, “How do we make North Carolina purple?"

01.20.2017

Panel Examines Role of Rising Polarization in Trump Victory

A panel discussion on the eve of the presidential inaugural looked at how political polarization hardened during the Obama administration and enabled Donald Trump’s victory.

01.17.2017

The Link Between "Lived Life" Experiences and Health (Policy 360 Podcast)

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Can it be physically damaging to be African American? Assistant Professor Jay Pearson says there's chromosomal evidence that our bodies react to a combination of ethnicity stress and socioeconomic status.

01.13.2017

Event Series Helps Launch 'Purple Project: Bridging Red and Blue America'

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During the presidential inaugural week, Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy will host a series of four events Jan. 18-20 to examine national politics and North Carolina’s role in some of the country’s most divisive issues.

01.10.2017

Owen Appointed Director of Policy by New N.C. Governor

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Jenni Owen, senior lecturer of public policy at Duke’s Sanford School, has been appointed Policy Director by North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper. She will serve in the office of the governor.

01.10.2017

Healthcare in Rural India: What Doesn’t Work (Policy 360 Podcast)

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What happens when there are very high hopes for a particular policy idea, and then researchers conclude the results are not as promising as they once seemed? Are there lessons to be learned from this?

01.04.2017

Giving Legislators a Raise Won’t Help Blue-Collar Workers Break into Politics, Study Finds

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Contrary to popular belief, increasing politicians’ paychecks is not likely to encourage more working-class people to run for office, new research from Duke University finds.

01.03.2017

The Battle Over Offshore Balancing (Policy 360 Podcast)

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Is the United States a country in inevitable decline, or are we a country in renewal? Should our foreign policy commitments include indefinite deployments of United States troops, or should we rely on our allies throughout the world to help maintain our interests?

12.22.2016

Manoj Mohanan's Work Cited by Bill Gates

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Assistant Professor Manoj Mohanan evaluated a promising health program in Gujarat in western India. The program paid private doctors to offer hospital births to poor women. The program was launched in early 2006 in five northern districts, and scaled out to the rest of the state by the end of 2007. By 2012, over 800 private-sector hospitals had participated and the program had helped pay for more than 800,000 deliveries. As a part of the evaluation, Mohanan's team collected data on birth histories and outcomes from 6,000 households in Gujarat.

12.22.2016

She Fights Human Trafficking Worldwide (Policy 360 Podcast)

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Susan Coppedge is the U.S. Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons. Her office estimates there are 21 million victims of human trafficking worldwide. From sex trafficking to labor trafficking, many in the world are vulnerable. In this conversation with Sanford’s dean, Kelly Brownell, Coppedge talks about innovative ways in which her office is trying to combat the problem

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