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11.20.2018

Sanford Student Wins Rhodes Scholarship

Kushal Kadakia with two other winners

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,

11.15.2018

Mayer named Dean of Korbel School of International Studies

Frederick Mayer on Panel at POLIS event

Duke Sanford School of Public Policy Professor Frederick “Fritz” Mayer has been named dean of Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, effective July 1, 2019, university officials announced today.

11.08.2018

Join Chiefs Chairman: U.S. Military Will Not be Involved in Denying Caravan

Dunford meets student

U.S. military forces will not be involved in denying a caravan of Central American immigrants entry to the country, the nation’s highest ranking military officer said Monday at Duke. “We are providing enabling capabilities,” Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. said during a campus visit. “There is no plan for soldiers to come into contact with immigrants or to reinforce Department of Homeland Security as they’re conducting their mission.” Dunford spoke to political science professor Peter Feaver, director of Duke’s Program in American Grand Strategy, and an audience of about 300 in Penn Pavilion. 

11.03.2018

Is the Migrant Caravan a National Security Crisis? [Podcast]

Map of caravan route from Honduras through Mexico

The so-called “migrant caravan” has grabbed worldwide headlines. Approximately 3,000 people are walking toward the Southern U.S. border from a variety of countries.

11.02.2018

Ep. 77 Was Pittsburgh Shooting ‘Trumpism-inspired Terrorism’? [Podcast]

blue background with tree outline

Earlier this week, a gunman opened fire at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. Eleven people died and there were multiple casualties.

10.30.2018

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Nadia Murad Speaks at Duke

Nadia Murad speaks to Dean Kelley

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Nadia Murad sat down with Sanford School Dean Judith Kelley on Monday to discuss her work on behalf of the Yazidi people after the attempted genocide by Islamic State (ISIS) forces.

10.26.2018

Parkland Survivor Tells How She Became an Activist

three panelists from event

“I went to more funerals in one week than most adults do in their lives,” said Sari Kaufman, a survivor of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 14, 2018. During a panel discussion about student voting rights Thursday at the Sanford School of Public Policy, Kaufman described how the tragedy transformed her into an engaged citizen -- even though she is still not old enough to vote.

10.22.2018

2018 Nobel Peace Prize Winner to Visit Duke on Campaign Against War Crimes

Nadia Murad's eyes

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Nadia Murad will give a free public talk at Duke University on Monday, Oct. 29. She will give the 2018 Crown Lecture in Ethics, “Truth is My Weapon: A Campaign Against Sexual Violence and Genocide,” at Penn Pavilion from 5:30-7 p.m. A book-signing will follow her talk. This event will be live-streamed on the Sanford School Facebook page.  

10.18.2018

Parkland Survivor Among Speakers to Discuss Voting Rights Oct. 25

Three women, smiling

A survivor of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting will join a Duke alumna and an activist who’s a candidate for state Supreme Court to reflect on the challenges to student voting rights during a free public talk Thursday, Oct. 25, at Duke University. The panel discussion, “Student Voting Rights: Why They Matter,” will take place from 5:30-7 p.m. in Fleishman Commons at the Sanford School of Public Policy

10.16.2018

The Wealth of 'America's Dependents' [Podcast]

older person and baby, split screen

Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy faculty member Christina Gibson-Davis has compared wealth among families with children and the elderly. Who is doing better?

10.02.2018

Alumnus Michael Sorrell: Innovative Leader [Podcast]

Michael Sorrell

Michael Sorrell is president of Paul Quinn College, and he has turned the historically black institution in Dallas into what he calls “an engine of social mobility.”

10.02.2018

Digital Exhibit on Durham History of Housing Inequality Launches Oct. 1

DURHAM, N.C. -- A digital version of an exhibit on the history and effects of housing and land use inequality in Durham goes live Oct. 1, making the history more widely available.

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