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March 1-2, 2019

36 Hours @ Duke in DC - Politics Edition

Join Professors Fritz Mayer and Kristin Goss at our Duke in DC office. Alumni and students will join in discussion regarding the idea, Is America Governable? For questions or additional information, please contact Susan James at skg17@duke.edu.


March 18, 2019

Talk and reception with Professor Phil Bennett

Professor Phil Bennett will host an evening of conversation and discussion in Durham. Professor Bennett is the former managing editor of The Washington Post. He recently won an Emmy for his work on PBS Frontline's documentary "The Choice 2016."  More details and registration information coming soon. For questions or additional information, please contact Susan James at skg17@duke.edu.


Additional Events to Look out for:

  • Sanford on the Road Events - Regional events featuring Sanford faculty, networking and an interactive conversation on relevant topic and policy.
  • Sanford Reunion Picnic & Alumni Class - We are bringing back the picnic and a chance for a day back in the classroom with a top Sanford faculty member
  • Meet the Dean Events - Regional events where alumni will have the opportunity to hear directly from our new Dean about Sanford.
  • Jeffersonian Dinners - Join fellow alumni for dinner and conversation on a specific topic. Dinners will be held in cities across the country during the year.

Past Events Include:

 

February 12, 2019

Cocktails & Conversation with Dean Judith Kelley at the North Carolina Executive Mansion

Please join fellow Sanford School of Public Policy alumni and students for an evening of cocktails and conversation with Dean Judith Kelley at the North Carolina Executive Mansion. Sanford Alum Lee Roberts T'90 will join Dean Kelley for a conversation about the Sanford School today and her vision for the future. How will Sanford fulfill its promise to educate tomorrow's leaders and improve the quality of public policymaking in a changing landscape: RSVP: https://rsvp.duke.edu/d/vbqyyj/

For questions or additional information, please contact Susan James at skg17@duke.edu.


February 4, 2019

Jeffersonian DinnerDeveloping the Next Generation of Policy Leaders
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Private home in Raleigh

THIS EVENT IS FULL. Please contact Susan James if you'd like to host your own Jeffersonian dinner.

Meet fellow alumni for an intimate dinner on discussing Developing the Next Generation of Policy Leaders: Moving Beyond Policy Analysis to Policy Making. Hosts Jennifer Haygood MPP '01 and Kristin Walker MPP '06 welcome you to join them for an evening of discussion, inspiration, and probably some laughter. For questions or additional information, please contact Susan James at skg17@duke.edu.


 

February 8-10, 2019

36 Hours @ Duke - Journalism Edition

Join professor Bill Adair for a weekend program with journalists and students. For questions or additional information, please contact Susan James at skg17@duke.edu.


 

November 27, 2018

Cocktails & Conversation with Dean Judith Kelley
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Duke in D.C Office - 1201 Pennsylvania Avenue Suite 500, Washington, D.C.

Join your fellow DC area Sanford alumni for an evening of cocktails and conversation with Dean Judith Kelley. Please RSVP here.


Saturday, September 22, 2018

Sanford Welcome Back Tailgate
Noon - 2:00 p.m.
Lunch will be provided.

Location: Fleishman Commons & Sanford Terrace, Sanford Building

Alumni are invited back to their Sanford home to celebrate homecoming week and welcome our newest Sanford students. Great food, fellowship and games will be available as we kickoff our new academic year. Still not sure if you want to attend, Check out the Photo Album from our last community gathering! Registration will open soon!


Take A Sanford Student to Work Day

We are bringing back but with the opportunity for our amazing students to directly experience (without the pressures of an internship) a day in the life of a profession and interest they love with a Sanford Alumnus/a! Alumni can host a Sanford student for a coffee, lunch, half day or full day experience. If you are interested in hosting a student, please contact Susan James at skg17@duke.edu.


36 Hours @ Duke

October 12-14, 2018

36 Hours @ Duke - Energy Edition

October 26-28, 2018

36 Hours @ Duke - Leadership Map 2.0

November 9-11, 2018

36 Hours @ Duke - American Grand Strategy

August 14-22, 2018


Sanford Welcome Events

  • Boston, MA – August 14th Berkshire Partners 200 Clarendon Street 6-7:30 p.m.
  • New York City, NY – Location & Date TBD
  • Raleigh, NC – August 22nd 515 Cole Street 6-7:30 p.m.
  • San Francisco, CA – August 16th 5960 Broadway Terrace Oakland, CA 6:30-8 p.m.
  • Washington, D.C. – August 22nd @ Hogan Lovells LLP Solarium 6-7:30 p.m.

Sanford is hosting a networking event to formally introduce 2018 Sanford graduates (and recently relocated alumni) to their regional Sanford alumni community. This event will not only serve as a way to connect you with the Sanford alumni network in your new community but also to learn from experienced Sanford alumni on how to best navigate the region and life as an alum successfully.