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Duke Gun Violence Scholar Wins Stockholm Prize

Economist Philip J. Cook, a professor in Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy, has been awarded the 2020 Stockholm Prize in Criminology for his decades of research on gun violence and its wide-ranging effects on society. June 2021 Update: The prize will be awarded in a ceremony in Stockholm on June 15, 2021.


Student Receives Eisenhower Global Scholars Award

by Carla Burkhard

Swathi Ramprasad PPS’21 has been named one of four Eisenhower Global Scholars for the next academic year.  She is the first Duke student to win this award.


Considering COVID-19 and Long-Term Care [Podcast]

COVID-19 has ripped through nursing homes and long-term care facilities in the US. At its height, in North Carolina alone, four in 10 COVID-19 cases and deaths occurred in these kind of care facilities which are filled with the most vulnerable people in our society.


The Tulsa Massacre, Racism and the Black-white Wealth Gap

The Tulsa Massacre in Oklahoma took place 100 years ago on May 31- June 1, 1921. The massacre targeted a wealthy Black community and businesses, causing a loss of wealth across generations that contributes to the current Black-white racial wealth gap.


Building Organizations that Matter [Podcast]

What does it take – as a woman – to build a business from the ground up? Are there special challenges that women face?  Our guest today, Maya Ajmera, started her first organization, the Global Fund for Children, shortly after she graduated from Duke University with a Master of Public Policy degree.


MIDP alumnus Delivers Life-saving Solutions During India's Covid Crisis

When families in India began scouring their communities for oxygen in late April, a Duke alumnus living in India sprang into action to help save countless lives.


Student Voice: Data Hubs May Be the Path to Improving the U.S. Healthcare Landscape

“In health research, there is a notion that being included is a human right because otherwise you may not be awarded the benefits.” Limor Shmerling Magazanik, managing director of the Israel Tech Policy Institute, shared this insight during her guest lecture in Professor David Hoffman’s Cybersecurity and Health Data Policy class.


Brook Receives Stubbing Award for Graduate Teaching, Mentoring

Douglas A. Brook, visiting professor of public policy, has received the 2021 Richard Stubbing Award for teaching and mentoring of graduate students. This award recognizes outstanding contributions to the teaching mission of the graduate programs of the Sanford School, including the MPP, the MIDP, and the PhD programs. The nominations are submitted by alumni and current students of the Sanford graduate programs.


Carnes receives NSF award for public policy scholarship

The National Science Foundation has announced that Nicholas Carnes, the Creed C. Black Associate Professor of Public Policy and Political Science in the Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy, has received this year’s Alan T. Waterman Award from NSF.


Goss Receives Tifft Teaching and Mentoring Award

This year’s Susan E. Tifft Teaching and Mentoring Award was presented to Kristin Goss, Kevin D. Gorter professor of public policy and political science and director of the Duke in DC program. The award recognizes excellence in undergraduate teaching.


Video Recap: Graduation for Professional and Graduate Programs

After a year of new learning methods, it's not a surprise that the 2021 celebration of those graduating from our graduate and professional programs took place in a new location. Cameron Indoor Stadium is widely regarded as the crown jewel of college basketball's classic venues.


Betsy Broaddus PPS’20 and the Pulse of Public Opinion

As a research assistant at the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago, Betsy Broaddus PPS’20 has the type of policy research job she had hoped for. But like many people, and especially those in the class of 2020, the pandemic made the job search more protracted and difficult.