Learning to write a succinct policy memo has been a staple of the public policy curriculum for nearly 50 years. This year, Deondra Rose developed a new approach to the process—rather than imagining themselves as staffers drafting memos facing a hypothetical policymaker, students are now writing memos for actual lawmakers.
In this conversation with Philip Napoli, the James R. Shepley Professor of Public Policy, we discuss a new research report on local news, one of a series of reports from the News Measures Research Project (NMRP).
Tuesday’s special election to choose North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District representative could serve as a bellwether for next year’s election, says a Duke public policy expert.
New research shows forest fires are actually more harmful than we’ve previously thought. It’s not just about the impact on the environment or on the economy, but also on human health, especially unborn children.
Sanford School of Public Policy students will have a new opportunity to learn from a Capitol Hill veteran this fall, with the addition of Asher D. Hildebrand to the faculty. Former Chief of Staff to U.S. Rep. David Price (D-N.C.), Hildebrand joined Sanford as an associate professor of the practice.
The Sanford School of Public Policy has formed a partnership with a Mexican foundation that will provide financial aid and scholarships for Mexicans pursuing master’s degrees abroad at the world's finest universities.
The Obama administration’s program to prevent individuals from embracing violent extremism was deeply flawed, according to a new report from the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security.
Matthew Johnson’s first job as a bag boy for Ralph’s grocery store in California had a lasting influence on his career. It sparked his interest in understanding the labor market. “I had to join a union and I really wasn’t sure what a union was, what they did, and what the point of them was,” Johnson said.
Earlier this year, Maria Ramirez MPP’20 sat down to prepare to speak to members of the Sanford School Board of Visitors about her experiences as a student. As she looked through the packet of information about the board members, she was surprised to see a familiar face: Hardy Vieux PPS’93.
The primary reason gun fatalities result in arrests more frequently than nonfatal shootings is police devote more time and resources to the fatal cases, a new study by scholars at Duke and Northeastern universities finds.
By Mary Lindsley
Imam Abdullah Antepli, whose international involvement in peacemaking and reconciliation – especially among Jews and Muslims -- established his reputation as a faith leader and public intellectual, joined the Sanford School of Public Policy July 1.