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Obama Administration’s Countering Violent Extremism Initiative ‘Deeply Flawed’

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.


New Professor Aims to Make Economics ‘Fun and Interesting’

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.


Coffee in Jordan Leads to an MPP at Sanford

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.  


Sustained Investigative Effort Explains Higher Arrest Rates for Gun Murders

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.


Imam Abdullah Antepli Joins Sanford

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.


Sanford School of Public Policy Announces Associate Dean of Communications and Marketing

Kirsten Khire, APR, M.A., will join the Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy on Aug. 12 as associate dean of communications and marketing, Dean Judith Kelley announced today. Khire brings almost 20 years of communications management and leadership experience to the Sanford School. She has significant experience in management, internal communications, external communications, media relations, marketing, and event planning, with many accomplishments in brand building, fundraising communications, student recruitment and donor relations.


Kelley Reflects on Her First Year as Sanford Dean

Reprinted from the Duke Office of Global Affairs.

Judith Kelley discusses the role of academia in democracy, “Twitter diplomacy” and what’s ahead for public policy scholarship at Duke.


Explore the International Master of Environmental Policy

New economic opportunities in emerging economies and around the globe have brought complex environmental challenges—from increased air and water pollution to food security to energy and climate change.


Could foreign aid help stop Central Americans from coming to the U.S.? Here’s what you need to know.

 On Monday, the State Department announced details of President Trump’s promised cuts to foreign aid for the Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, warning that future U.S. funding will require these countries to improve efforts to decrease migration. The announcement comes as the number of Central Americans crossing the southwest U.S. border continues to increase, with 144,000 migrants and asylum seekers taken into custody in May.


What Americans Need to Know About Reparations Ahead of This Week’s Big Hearing

Ta-Nehisi Coates and Danny Glover are scheduled to testify

On Wednesday, a House Judiciary subcommittee will hold the first congressional hearing in more than a decade on the subject of reparations. Ta-Nehisi Coates, the author of the 2014 essay “The Case for Reparations,” and actor Danny Glover are scheduled to testify at the hearing, which will focus in part on H.R. 40, a piece of legislation that would establish a commission “to study and consider a national apology and proposal for reparations for the institution of slavery, its subsequent de jure and de facto racial and economic discrimination against African-Americans, and the impact of these forces on living African-Americans.”


Answering New Parents’ Cries for Help [Podcast]

On this episode of the award-winning Ways & Means, we go inside an innovative, free public program that helps new moms and dads adjust to life with a newborn. In each location where the Family Connects program is offered, all families, rich and poor, are eligible to have a visiting nurse come right to the home after the birth of a child.