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May 13, 2019

The Sanford School’s graduation ceremonies on May 12 marked a number of milestones: it was the first presided over by Dean Judith Kelley, it celebrated the largest ever class of the Master of Public Policy program, the first class of the International Master of Environmental Policy and the largest PhD cohort to date.

May 3, 2019

Sanford students, both undergraduate and graduate, are always an impressive bunch. They come from all over the world, and just down the road in Durham. They start organizations, volunteer in the community, earn awards and develop friendships that have the potential to last a lifetime.

March 12, 2019

Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy is among the nation’s top graduate schools, according to the list of “2020 Best Graduate Schools” compiled by U.S. News and World Report. The Sanford School was ranked fifth in its core specialty, public policy analysis, up from ninth in the last U.S. News ranking. Sanford is the only school in the southern United States in the top 10 for public policy analysis.

January 3, 2019

A collective of six schools of public affairs announced today the launch of the new Public Affairs Diversity Alliance, uniting top public affairs and policy schools across the country that share a commitment to encouraging, training, mentoring, and promoting diverse scholars of public affairs and policy. The Alliance, the first of its kind in public affairs, seeks to encourage and sustain a pipeline of candidates for faculty positions in criminal justice, policy, and public administration.

December 21, 2018

Here are the top Sanford stories of 2018.

November 28, 2018

Sanford Faculty member Sally Nuamah has been named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 - Education List for 2019. The list aims to connect a cohort of "America's most precocious visionaries" in the world of learning. The list is selective; only 4 percent of those nominated are recognized by the judges.

November 20, 2018

Three Duke University seniors, including a Sanford student, were among the 32 recipients selected this weekend for prestigious Rhodes Scholarships. Kushal Kadakia from Houston, Ariel Kantor from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and Claire Wang from North Salt Lake, Utah, were chosen from among 880 applicants at 281 colleges and universities throughout the country. They are the 47th,

September 5, 2018

The Sanford School and Jay Pearson, assistant professor of public policy, have been selected to receive two awards from the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) in recognition of work, research, and teaching in the areas of diversity and social justice. The awards will be presented during the NASPAA annual conference Oct.10-13 in Atlanta, Ga.

July 9, 2018

The Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University and global anti-poverty nonprofit Oxfam America have agreed to a five-year partnership focused on collaborations in research, professional development, guest lectures and events.

June 28, 2018

Judith Kelley, the Sanford School’s senior associate dean since 2014 and a member of the faculty since 2002, officially steps into the school’s top leadership role on July 1. The new appointments to the Sanford leadership team will begin their new positions at the same time.