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Joel L. Fleishman Endowment Fund makes a difference

The Joel L. Fleishman Endowment Fund was established in 1983 by a group of supporters to honor Joel L. Fleishman, the founding director of the Institute of Policy Sciences and Public Affairs, now the Sanford School of Public Policy.


Health scholar Kate Bundorf to become McMahon Distinguished Professor on July 1

Kate Bundorf, a health economist who studies health care systems, will become the J. Alexander McMahon Distinguished Professor of Health Policy and Management effective July 1 in the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University.


White Brutality [Podcast]

New episode - Ways & Means presents: ARC of Justice podcast series. Throughout the nation’s history, time and again, promising signs of African American progress have been shattered by acts of violence serving the interests of white supremacy. The extent of that violence is widespread and ongoing.


Live ARC of Justice Podcast Finale

Throughout history, the U.S. and other countries have paid reparations to a wide range of people and groups, for a variety of wrongs. But reparations to African Americans have not been paid to date. In the final episode of Ways & Means Presents: ARC of Justice – From Here to Equality podcast series, listen in on a live conversation about reparations.


Morris B. and Jane M. Abram Fellowship Fund provides crucial support

When Arianna Fischer MPP ’21 was admitted to Duke, she also found out a second piece of information: She had been selected for the Morris B. and Jane M. Abram Fellowship.


Student Voices: Diving into the Safe Connections Act to Protect Survivors of Abuse

As members of the Duke Cyber Policy and Gender Violence Initiative, we research and propose local, state, and federal policies that can provide better technological protections for survivors of gender violence.


Veteran editor and educator Stephen Buckley to join journalism faculty of Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy

Stephen Buckley, a veteran editor and educator who worked at The Washington Post, Tampa Bay Times and the Poynter Institute, has been chosen as one of two new Eugene C. Patterson Professors of the Practice of Journalism and Public Policy at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy.


New York Times Columnist Frank Bruni To Join Journalism Faculty At Duke

Frank Bruni, long-time journalist and columnist for the New York Times and the author of multiple best-selling books, has been chosen as one of two new Eugene C. Patterson Professors of the Practice for Journalism and Public Policy at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy.


Announcing the 2021-22 Hart Fellows

Since 1995, the Hart Fellows Program has provided recent Duke graduates with the opportunity to partner with community-based organizations for a 10-month immersive experience, where fellows conduct community based participatory research projects in collaboration with their host organizations, while simultaneously developing their own understanding of ethical leadership as they encounter social and political complexities that may arise through the course of their work. The Hart Leadership Program is proud to announce the 2021-22 Hart Fellows.


Unintended Consequences [Podcast]

Sometimes we know exactly what the consequences of a policy will be, and sometimes we don’t. In this episode of the Policy 360 podcast, we’ll explore a surprising consequence related to stepped-up enforcement of immigration policy in one county in North Carolina: Mecklenburg County.


Student Voices: Racial Equity Work is the Hope for All Children and Families

This year’s Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy “Stand For” virtual speaker series featured Reverend Dr. Starsky Wilson, the president and CEO of the Children’s Defense Fund. A pastor, an educator, a philanthropist, and an activist, Wilson began considering the deep questions of what it means to care for Black and brown children following the uprisings in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014 in response to the death of Michael Brown.


Richard A. Stubbing Memorial Fellowship provides boost to MPP candidates

Meet the two recipients of the Richard A. Stubbing Memorial Fellowship. The fellowship is in memory of Professor Richard Stubbing of the Sanford School. This gift provides whole or partial fellowships to select MPP students.