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'Stand For' Signature Virtual Speaker Series

September 8, 2020

During the fall semester, the Duke Sanford School of Public Policy is pleased to present a signature virtual (online) speaker series to explore important policy conversations to move forward democracy, justice, equity, community, strategy and human rights. The series is produced and presented honor of our school’s founder Terry Sanford.   

“I’ve said to students, if you get into politics, you ought to get in with the frame of mind that winning is not everything. And if standing for something defeats you, so be it. Stand for something.”  - Duke Sanford School founder Terry Sanford

Each talk in the “Stand for” series is created for a broad audience of Duke students, faculty, community members, alumni; also media, policymakers, prospective students and all interested in these topics from a policy lens.  You are welcome to join us!

Stand for Justice

Date/Time: Monday, September 21, 5 p.m.

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Focus: criminal justice

Speakers:

  • Kassandra Frederique, Drug Policy Alliance
  • Bianca Tylek, Worth Rises
  • Alec Karakatsanis, Civil Rights Corps
  • Moderator:  Brandon Garrett, Duke Law’s Center for Science and Justice

Co-sponsors:  Duke Law’s Center for Science and Justice and Duke Sanford Hart Leadership Program

Stand for Democracy - 1

Date/Time: Thursday, October 1, 5:30 p.m. 

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Focus: elections, voting, and politics

Speaker:

  • Jessica Huseman, ProPublica
  • Moderator:  Bill Adair, Dewitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy

Co-sponsors:  Polis: Duke's Center for Politics and the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy

Stand for Democracy - 2

Date/Time: Friday, October 2, 12:00 p.m. 

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Focus: elections, voting, and politics

Speakers:

  • Professor Mac MacCorkle
  • Professor Phil Napoli
  • Professor Deondra Rose  
  • Moderator:  Judith Kelley, Dean, Sanford School of Public Policy

Co-sponsors:  Polis: Duke's Center for Politics and the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy

Stand for Strategy

The National Security Implications of Technology Policy

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Date/Time: Tuesday, October 6, 6 p.m.

Focus: national security

Speaker:

  • Ash Carter, former U.S. Secretary of Defense
  • Moderator: David Schanzer, Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security

Co-sponsor: Duke’s American Grand Strategy Program

Stand for Community

GivingTuesday: Inspiring generosity and building a movement in a rapidly changing world 

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Date/Time: Tuesday, Oct. 13, 5:30 p.m.

Focus: charitable giving during a pandemic

Speaker:

  • Asha Curran, Founder of Giving Tuesday
  • Moderator: Deondra Rose, Polis: Duke's Center for Politics

Co-sponsors: Polis: Duke’s Center for Politics and Duke Sanford Hart Leadership Program

Stand for Equity

Philanthropy In An Age of Racial Crisis  

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Date/Time: Wednesday, October 21, 4:30 p.m.

Focus:  philanthropy and race and equity

Speaker:

  • Elizabeth Alexander, Poet and President of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
  • Moderator: Joel Fleishman, Professor of Law and Public Policy

Cosponsor: Duke Sanford Center for Strategic Philanthropy & Civil Society. Talk is part of the Foundation Impact Research Seminar series

The Stand for Something Sanford Speaker Series is funded through a generous gift from the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust Endowment Fund in honor of Terry Sanford.