As the nation waits in anticipation for a resolution to the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, calls for fresh faces and new ideas are on the rise. But public-sector leaders under 30 -- such as newly elected Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 29, the nation’s youngest-ever congresswoman -- are rare. What can be done to attract more young people to public service? The Sanford School of Public Policy and the nonprofit Partnership for Public Service convened a workshop on Jan. 18 to address that question.
As personal attacks and distrust rise against the media, journalists must commit to thorough reporting, transparency and dispassionate coverage, "Meet the Press" moderator Chuck Todd said Monday. This work is urgent, the NBC News political director stressed. “Every day I think about the crisis of 40 percent of the country thinking I am making something up.”
Gen. Stanley McChrystal, retired commander of U.S. and International Security Assistance Forces in Afghanistan who revolutionized the way military agencies coordinate counterterrorism efforts, will reflect on the U.S. since 9/11 during a free public talk on Thursday, Jan. 24, at Duke University.
U.S. immigrant children study more math and science in high school and college, which leads to their greater presence in STEM careers, according to new findings from scholars at Duke University and Stanford University.
Former IRS Commissioner and Duke University alumnus John Koskinen will give a free public lecture Thursday, Jan. 17, at Duke. In the Terry Sanford Distinguished Lecture, “A Life of Public Service,” Koskinen (T’61) will highlight accomplishments and challenges he faced during his career spanning 11 different public leadership positions.
Using data to rate countries doesn't just help us understand their behavior, it actually changes it.
How can we prevent children from growing up to kill each other?
A collective of six schools of public affairs announced today the launch of the new Public Affairs Diversity Alliance, uniting top public affairs and policy schools across the country that share a commitment to encouraging, training, mentoring, and promoting diverse scholars of public affairs and policy. The Alliance, the first of its kind in public affairs, seeks to encourage and sustain a pipeline of candidates for faculty positions in criminal justice, policy, and public administration.
When four Texas counties signed on to Family Connects International in September, they became the latest locations of a growing Sanford-based program that offers a fresh approach to newborn health. The program, which provides free nurse home visits to newborns and their parents, was profiled Jan. 2 on CBS This Morning.
DURHAM, N.C. – A new study from Duke University and Fudan University in China is the first to estimate how much Chinese residential electricity consumption would increase due to climate change. It’s a lot.
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Declining life expectancies in the U.S. include Gen X and Y Americans, in addition to the older Baby Boomers. But the causes of premature mortality vary by race, gender and ethnicity, according to a new study from Duke University.