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Like many of you, we're working from our home offices. Although that precludes us from bringing events to your home town, or inviting you to events on campus, we invite you to engage with us via Virtual Sanford Events. We're pleased to offer special alumni events, and also to invite you to selected events open to students, faculty and alumni. All events are Eastern Standard Time unless otherwise noted.

Presented by the Department of African and African American Studies and Duke Black Alumni
A Five Part Series: Race and Inequity in America
Thursday, July 9 | 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join Professor William "Sandy" Darity, the Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies, and Economics and the director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University for a discussion on wealth and the Black middle class. Registration and additional information on the series here.

Cyber Policy & Gender Violence Initiative
Wednesday, July 22 | noon - 1:00 pm
Join Professor David Hoffman and a team of students to learn how their project, the Duke Cyber Policy and Gender Violence Initiative, focuses on ways technology impacts gender violence and what public policy solutions can mitigate the problem. This session will describe the Initiative and specifically focus on how COVID-19 has exacerbated issues for domestic violence victims. Click here to register and obtain login information.

International Perspectives: Policy Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Wednesday, July 29 | 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Join the Sanford School of Public Policy for a panel discussion facilitated by Dean Judith Kelley and Professor Manoj Mohanan and featuring Sanford alumni policy makers and influencers in India. Explore the diversity of approaches to addressing challenges posed by the pandemic in India and globally, and the policy measures needed to face them. Click here to register and obtain login information.

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Presented by the Duke Alumni Association
United We Stand Town Hall
Please join your Duke alumni community for an important town hall addressing violence against black lives. Enter a space for grieving, reflecting, listening and collective action. You may view the United We Stand town hall recording here.

From Here to Equality
William “Sandy” Darity and Kirsten Mullen, co-authors of From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the 21st Century, discussed their book and ideas about Black wealth and slave reparations. Click here to view the event.

Religious Leadership in our Unsettled Time
Join Imam Abdullah Antepli and David Goatley of the Duke Divinity School for a discussion about the importance and role of religious leadership during this time. Click here to watch the conversation.

Small is Beautiful: Leadership in Turbulent Times
Join Sanford Professor Tony Brown for a conversation about what it means to embody leadership and moral courage. Watch a recording of the discussion here.

Presented by POLIS and Center for Child and Family Policy
Empowerment through Social Policy Design: State of Empowerment Author Carolyn Barnes in Conversation with Andrea Campbell

Join Sanford professor Carolyn Barnes who will discuss her new book, State of Empowerment: Low-Income Families and the New Welfare State, in conversation with MIT professor Andrea Campbell.  Barnes’s study uses ethnographic accounts of three organizations to reveal how interacting with government-funded after-school programs can enhance the civic and political lives of low-income citizens. Click here to view the session.

Poverty Amidst a Pandemic
Child poverty scholar Lisa Gennetian has been studying the challenges of equitable rapid response cash payments. She will discuss what we have learned during the pandemic and how it can help us protect all families in the future. Watch a recording of the discussion here.

COVID-19 & Grassroots Development
Dean Judith Kelley joined Professor Sarah Bermeo and George Biddle, chair of World Connect and board member of Women for Women International as well as the International Rescue Committee, for a discussion on the international aspect of COVID-19 and what is being done on the ground to protect and collaborate with people in at-risk countries. Click here to view the recording.

Surveillance and Security After the Lockdown:  Lessons from the 9/11 Era
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused policy makers around the world to consider how and when surveillance tools and personal data collection should be used in the name of public health and safety. Professors David Schanzer, David Hoffman, Shane Stansbury and Jolynn Dellinger will discuss how policy can properly achieve both privacy and public safety. Click here to view the recording.

What the Coronavirus Teaches Us About the Market Failure in Journalism
As the number of coronavirus cases has grown, so too has consumer demand for news. Sanford Professor Phil Napoli will discuss if and how this has changed the economic crisis in journalism.Click here to view the recording.

Presented by the Program in American Grand Strategy
The COVID-19 Crisis: A View From Inside the White House
Duke grad (T’93) Paul Teller will give an insider briefing from the White House on the federal response to COVID-19.  Paul is the Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Strategic Initiatives for the Vice President. View the conversation here.

The Intersection of Social and Health Policies during the COVID-19 Pandemic 
Professors Deondra Rose and Peter Ubel hosted a conversation about where social and health policies work in tandem and where they conflict. View a recording here.

Presented by the Hart Leadership Program
Rethinking Justice in Durham: A Conversation with District Attorney Satana Deberry
Listen in as Durham District Attorney Satana Deberry Law ’94/Fuqua ’06 discusses reforms to the community’s criminal justice system, her  successes and challenges. The event featured student reflections on their criminal justice reform research. View the conversation here.

Presented by the Program in American Grand Strategy
Israel, Politics & Middle East Security in a Time of Pandemic
Professor David Schanzer joined in a Zoom conversation with Yossi Klein Halevi, senior fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, to discuss the state of Israeli politics and Middle East security during the coronavirus pandemic. View the event here.

Duke's Sanford School of Public Policy in collaboration with the Samuel DuBois Cook Center of Social Equity and POLIS: Center for Politics
COVID-19: Policy Perspectives 
Moderated by Sanford Professor Christina Gibson-Davis, this 90-minute conversation started with Sanford Professors Steve Sexton and Nathan Boucher (“Policy Tradeoffs in the Fight Against COVID-19”), followed by Sanford Professors Deondra Rose and Eric Mlyn (“Higher Education, Politics, and COVID-19”).  View the event here.

Sanford Alumni Virtual Town Hall
Thursday, April 2

View the town hall with Dean Judith Kelley here.

Duke's Sanford School of Public Policy in collaboration with the Samuel DuBois Cook Center of Social Equity and POLIS: Center for Politics
COVID-19: Policy Perspectives 
Moderated by Sanford Professor Christina Gibson-Davis, this 90-minute conversation featured Sanford Professors Mac McCorkle and Douglas Brook (“Politics, Budgets, and Policy Failure”). View this webinar here.

Presented by the Program in American Grand Strategy
The China Challenge in the Midst of a Global Pandemic
Join Professor Peter Feaver in a Zoom conversation with Robert Zoellick, former Deputy Secretary of State, as they discuss the increased tension between the U.S. and China in the midst of a global pandemic. Watch the event here.