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North America

While some of the Sanford School’s study and research takes place in far-flung locations, a great deal of our scholarship is located in North America. Faculty members research some of the most pressing issues of our time related to health, energy, the environment, media and societal concerns such as inequality, education, governance and food policy. They explore such issues in Canada and Mexico as well as in the United States.

We also have robust partnerships within our hometown, the city of Durham, N.C. For example, researchers use data provided by the school system to research vital policy questions including investment in pre-kindergarten programs.

Students have also formed an effective program in which groups of students from diverse disciplines including public policy, business and engineering team up to help a local nonprofit solve a problem. How should a nonprofit keep its volunteer data safe? How can a nonprofit best showcase its success? Each semester dozens of students are working on such practical issues.

10.02.2018

DURHAM, N.C. -- A digital version of an exhibit on the history and effects of housing and land use inequality in Durham goes live Oct. 1, making the history more widely available.

William Barber
01.23.2018

The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, founder of the Forward Together Moral Movement, will speak on “Poverty, Health and Social Justice” Tuesday, Feb. 20, at Duke University’s Page Auditorium.