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Sanford alumni gather in many ways to make a meaningful impact and contribute to the greater good of society and one another. If you are interested in connecting with the Sanford community, check out the many ways you can make your mark.

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Upcoming Event​s

The Fracking Debate: The Risks, Benefits and Uncertainties of the Shale Revolution
January 25, 2018, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Gross Hall, Ahmadieh Family Grand Hall, Room 330

Daniel Raimi, a 2012 graduate of Duke's Sanford School of Public Policy and former research associate with the Energy Initiative, will speak about his new book The Fracking Debate: The Risks, Benefits, and Uncertainties of the Shale Revolution. The January Energy Mix will take place immediately after the talk (5-7 p.m.) Learn more & RSVP (registration required): http://bit.ly/jan25mix

Sanford Women in Policy Alumnae Reception
February 22, 2018, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Rhodes Conference Room, Sanford Building

Kick off Women’s Weekend by gathering will your fellow Duke alumnae in public policy! Join Sanford Professor Deondra Rose as she moderates a special panel discussion on Overcoming Challenges as Women in Public Policy. Additionally, we will have time to network and discuss opportunities to support Sanford & Duke’s women in public policy, including establishing a formal alumnae network.

Click here to register

April 13-15, 2018 – Duke Reunion Weekend:
April 14, 2018 - Sanford Reunion Events

  • Forever Sanford Coffee Chat 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Sanford 05, Sanford Building
  • Sanford Celebration & Community Picnic Noon - 2:00 p.m. Tent Outside Sanford & Rubenstein Buildings
  • Alumni Class with Professor Tony Brown 2:00 p.m., Sanford 05

36 Hours at Duke

Sanford Faculty host a special workshop where alumni partner with current undergraduates enrolled in the Social Entrepreneurship in Action seminar. The 36 hours program includes faculty-led group workshops, small group conversations, and Duke/Durham activities. Weekends start with a dinner on Friday evening and end with brunch on Sunday. For further information, please contact Susan George James.

Upcoming 36 Hours @ Duke Workshops include our first regional event on March 2-3, 2018. The "Improving our Democracy" themed workshop will feature expert faculty members Kristin Goss & Frederick 'Fritz' Mayer. More information and registration to come soon!



Customized Visit

Let us know when you are in the area. We can facilitate meetings with faculty, class audits, even lunch with current Sanford students.

Attend a Regional Program

Terry Tuesday - March 13, 2018

Save the date for our first international Sanford alumni regional event. Join your fellow alumni in various regions across the country (and world!) to celebrate and honor the centennial of Terry Sanford.

Sanford Faculty on the Road Alumni Event Series

Sanford will host alumni events all over the country featuring some of our great faculty. This Spring we will return to the Bay Area, Chicago, New York, and Washington, D.C. We will also host events in Boston and Baltimore.
Click here for event details and the latest updates. 

For a comprehensive list of Duke Alumni Association events in your region, click here.

The Ripple Leadership Program

RIPPLE is designed to connect groups of motivated Duke alumni who are committed to supporting each other’s journeys—to create lives of meaning through their communities, leadership, and personal growth.

Unlike regional alumni associations, which put together events for alums living in the same area, this is more active, intentional and community-oriented. RIPPLE cohorts are curated communities, each with approximately 10-15 members. For further information or to be connected to a RIPPLE cohort, please contact Susan George James.

Currently, RIPPLE cohorts are located in:

  • Boston, MA
  • Washington, DC
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • New York, NY
  • Triangle, NC

Dinner with a faculty member

Our faculty members are often on the road, presenting at conferences and speaking to policy makers. We’d be happy to connect with you when we are in your area. Visit this page to view a list of our traveling faculty, dates and dinner locations. 

Durice Galloway, smilingWant to suggest an alumni program or event? Great! Contact Durice Galloway, Director of Alumni Engagement.