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#HumansofDukeSanford Aateeb Khan PPS’17

"There's a very specific reason why I’m interested in Public Policy and I think a lot of it has to do with my upbringing. I'm an American Muslim born and raised very much in the post-9/11 generation."


Students Learn to Lean Across the Aisle [Podcast]

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A student-led initiative on college campuses in North Carolina is tackling one of the most important issue of our time – political polarization. "Leaders for Political Dialogue" convenes students from Duke, N.C. State, UNC and N.C. Central. Students spend a weekend learning how to communicate better with those whose political opinions may differ from their own.


Ewing to Lead Research, Educational Outreach for iMEP Program

Jackson Ewing, director of Asian sustainability at the Asia Society Policy Institute, has been jointly appointed a faculty fellow at Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and an adjunct professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy, where he will further environmental research and engagement with Duke Kunshan University. He begins his role Jan. 1.


Revealing Durham, NC's Racist Housing History

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Durham, NC is a midsize southern city on the rise, but the city has a legacy of inequality. A new project coordinated by award-winning historian and Sanford professor Robert Korstad is documenting the extent of the inequality. The project is called Bull City 150: Reckoning with Durham's Past to Build a More Equitable Future


#HumansofDukeSanford Christine Kinyua PPS'19

"You have to be willing to take up those societal labels you're given because you really cannot escape society's perception of you. I feel that it is futile to spend my life working to disprove people's perceptions of me when I could be working towards a tangible goal. I don't want my everyday life to be, I wake up in the morning and I have to work ten times as hard to get past certain things just so we can have a conversation."


New Duke Project to Address Energy Needs of World's Poor

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Duke University is launching a project focused on developing new and collaborative ways to meet the energy needs of some of the world’s most disadvantaged communities, President Vincent E. Price announced Wednesday.


New Policy 360 Episode: Breaking Down Best Philanthropy Practices

More and more rich people are choosing to give their money away before they die. Some mega-donors are even pressing to spend donated funds their own lifetimes. Joel Fleishman, a preeminent scholar on philanthropy, compares this current trend with the more traditional approach of perpetual foundations which are designed to last for generations.


Healthcare Consumers Find Little Cost Information Online

Trying to be an informed healthcare consumer in the United States is harder than you might think, according to researchers from the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy. When consumers search for healthcare prices online, only 17 percent of sites provide information on the price of common procedures, making it difficult for patients without insurance, who have high-deductible plans, or whose plans include other kinds of cost sharing to determine how much their care will cost and what they will pay out of pocket.


Statement on Charlie Rose from DeWitt Wallace Center Director

Seventeen years ago, the DeWitt Wallace Center honored TV host Charlie Rose with the Futrell Award, which is given annually to recognize an outstanding Duke graduate working in journalism. The award was endowed by the family of Ashley B. Futrell Sr., the editor and publisher of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Daily News in Washington, North Carolina. When Rose, a highly regarded interviewer, accepted the award in September 2000, the Duke Chronicle wrote that it was given to people who have ‘exemplified the spirit of journalistic integrity and achievement.’ Today, we are taking the unprecedented step of rescinding our award to Charlie Rose. I have consulted with students, faculty and staff and found an overwhelming consensus that we should take this action and emphasize that the DeWitt Wallace Center does not tolerate sexual harassment in any form.


Experiencing Violence in Childhood Linked to High School Dropout

DURHAM, N.C. -- Children who have been victims of violence are more likely to drop out of high school before graduation than their peers, according to a new study co-authored by a Duke scholar.


Clinton’s Campaign Manager Looks Back at the 2016 Election

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In conversation with Peter Feaver, professor of political science and public policy, John Podesta, chair of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, discussed the biggest electoral upset in modern history. Podesta has long-standing ties to the Clintons, having served as President Bill Clinton’s chief of staff and as a counselor to President Obama.


Policy 360 Podcast Ep.54 - How to Really Help American Workers

The latest research on poverty indicates that a federal job guarantee is economically feasible. Such a guarantee could help address big American issues like  crumbling infrastructure while at the same time ensuring workers aren’t living in poverty. Kelly Brownell talks about the topic with William “Sandy” Darity, the director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University.