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10.26.2016

Political Operatives Discuss Presidential Campaigns at Duke

Two seasoned political operatives, Karl Rove and Jim Messina, met at Duke Tuesday to discuss the “strange” presidential campaign as it heads toward Nov. 8 -- Election Day.

10.25.2016

Ways & Means Podcast: Who Is White?

Very often, we toss around the terms “black, “Hispanic” and “white” as if we all agree on what they mean. Yet a look at history shows that ideas about our nation’s racial categories – what they are and who fits into them – are always changing.

10.24.2016

Clinton Foundation President, Former HHS Secretary Visits Sanford

Donna Shalala

By Jackie Ogburn

Clinton Foundation President and CEO Donna Shalala drew on her long career in higher education, government, and philanthropy during a talk at the Sanford School of Public Policy on Wednesday.

10.21.2016

#HumansOfDukeSanford: Adebimpe Mbang Femi-Oyewo, MIDP’18

“Right now in Nigeria, volunteering isn’t so big. We’re still a developing country, so most people are just thinking about how to get through the day. We want to create a culture of volunteerism by making it as easy and fun as possible. We’re also trying to demonstrate impact. So many of our nonprofits are underfunded and understaffed, so even though two hours of volunteer time seems small to us, it’s two hours that they don’t have to pay a professional. If you’re a photographer or an accountant, you can use those skills and put them on your resume. We’re trying to make volunteering a way of life; we want to build a vibrant community of Nigerians who want to change the world.” - Adebimpe Mbang Femi-Oyewo MIDP’18.

10.18.2016

Podcast: What's Driving The Gender Pay Gap?

Women earn 17 percent less per week than men, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

10.17.2016

News Tip: Violence in Hillsborough Does Appear to Be Act of Political Terrorism, Two Duke Professors Say

Over the weekend, the Orange County Republican Party headquarters in Hillsborough, N.C., was firebombed. Two Duke professors – political scientist John Aldrich and national security expert David Schanzer, comment.

10.14.2016

#HumansOfDukeSanford: Jessica Van Meir, PPS '17

I’m majoring in Public Policy and Gender Sexuality & Feminist Studies. My internship experience this summer actually didn’t turn out the way it was supposed to. I was supposed to be working for the U.S. Embassy in #Ecuador…but I didn’t get security clearance. They’ve been having issues getting stuff done on time. It’s a very bureaucratic process. So I ended up interning with an NGO in Ecuador called “Proyecto Transgénero,” which means “Project Transgender.”

10.13.2016

Clinton Foundation President to Speak About Role of Philanthropy in Creating Social Change

Clinton Foundation President and CEO Donna Shalala will speak about the role of philanthropy in creating social change at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy.

10.10.2016

#HumansOfDukeSanford: Quauhtli Olivieri

My name’s a bit tricky to spell, you might want to look at my Duke ID. Quauhtli (pronounced kwat-lee) means “eagle” in Aztec. It’s one of the symbols in the Aztec calendar, and there are other names that can derive from it. For example, Quauhtémoc was the last Aztec emperor, and his name means “eagle warrior.” It’s a root name.

10.04.2016

Acclaimed Program Fails To Improve Health Care For Children In Rural India

A widely hailed initiative that combines franchising business models and telemedicine to deliver better quality health care in rural India has failed to improve care for childhood diarrhea and pneumonia, finds a large-scale study by researchers at Duke, Stanford and University College London. Preventable and treatable illnesses such as diarrhea and pneumonia claimed the lives of nearly a half million Indian children under age 5 in 2013 alone. In rural areas, health care services typically are provided by unqualified practitioners working in the informal sector, and the quality of care is often poor.

10.03.2016

Trio of Duke Alums Guides U.S. Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking

By Jackie Ogburn

Prostitution, forced labor, debt bondage:  human trafficking is a global problem. But it isn’t just a problem overseas, there are trafficking victims throughout the U.S., even in smaller cities such as Durham, N.C. 

09.30.2016

#HumansofDukeSanford: Mathama and Amina Bility

Two sisters smiling

Mathama and Amina Bility are sisters, both pursuing degrees in public policy and global health. They have produced a documentary on Ebola, shot on location in Lberia, that will premiere at the American Public Health Association Conference in Denver Oct. 29-Nov. 2.

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