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Pivoting and learning with internships during COVID-19

It was the middle of spring, and Olivia Reneau Pub Pol’22 couldn’t wait to start her internship in Washington, DC. Then COVID-19 changed everything. Reneau decided to postpone her planned summer internship in DC and look for virtual options. Luckily, Sanford’s Career Services was springing into action and matching students with virtual opportunities. Sanford faculty, staff and students all pitched in to make the quick pivot from in-person to remote internships for summer. Students were flexible and faculty shared their connections. In an amazing rapid response, Career Services staff identified over 100 new remote opportunities and helped individual students find ways to convert in-person experiences to remote.


Major General Ron Clark Talks about Race, Diversity and Inclusion in the U.S. Army

Major General Ron Clark spoke about the history and the challenges still faced by the U.S. Army on issue of race, diversity and inclusion during a virtual event hosted by the American Grand Strategy and co-sponsored by the Sanford School of Public Policy on July 31. In conversation with Sanford Professor David Schanzer and Dean Judith Kelley, Clark talked about the work that still needs to be done. While the U.S. military was integrated over 70 years ago by the order of President Truman, very few Blacks or people of color rise to the top ranks as general officers. 


Sanford research productivity ranks in top five of policy schools nationwide

Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy is in the top five of the nation’s top public policy schools in research productivity, according to a recently published study.


Cook Awarded Grant from the National Collaborative on Gun Violence Research

Philip J. Cook, professor emeritus of public policy and economics, and Jens Ludwig, director of the University of Chicago Crime Lab, have been awarded a $670,000 grant from the National Collaborative on Gun Violence Research.


Malesky Named Director of the Duke Center for International Development

A scholar of economic development and authoritarian institutions globally, Duke University Professor Edmund (Eddy) Malesky will join the Duke Center for International Development (DCID) on Aug. 1 as director, Dean Judith Kelley announced today.


Student Voices: Fighting Cybercrime in the New Age of Telehealth

When I started Sanford’s MPP program, I was immediately drawn to the dynamic nature of technology policy. It wasn’t until after taking a health care course through the Margolis Center that I recognized the vast impact technology has on the health care sector. 


Business, education leader brings experiences to students and executives at Duke

For the past several years, Stan Litow has contributed his expertise in corporate social responsibility, education and innovation to students in the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke. This fall, he does so with a new title: Accenture Visiting Professor of the Practice.


Student Voices: OECD Speaker Provides Cyber Policy Inspiration

This summer, I am an intern with the Triangle Privacy Research Hub, working on cyber policy research with Professor David Hoffman of the Sanford School. My research focuses on COVID-19 health data policy and contributes to the important work of the Duke Cyber Policy and Gender Violence Initiative. Part of the internship has been participating in a series of privacy and cybersecurity policy guest speakers who are experts in cyber policy. 


Mallory SoRelle, American Political Economy Scholar, Joins Sanford Faculty

Mallory SoRelle, American political economy scholar, graduated with honors from Smith College in 2006 without ever taking an undergraduate economics class. She was more interested in politics, specifically campaigns and elections, and topics of increasing political engagement and representation for marginalized communities. Then from 2006 to 2008, she found herself in a front row seat witnessing the unfolding of the Great Recession.


New Faculty: Sara Sutherland

New Sanford faculty member Sara Sutherland can point to two distinct moments in life that determined her career path. The first was a trip to Madagascar, the second was happenstance – hearing a story on NPR.


Local Task Force Harnesses Research Power of Sanford Students, Alums

As the innovation and performance manager for the City of Durham on special assignment to the mayor’s office, Ryan Smith MPP’14 has been immersed in the city’s response to the pandemic, including heading the Durham Recovery and Renewal Task Force (RRTF).


Sanford and our international students: Message from Dean Kelley

This week, the Immigration and Customs Administration (ICE) released a message regarding international student visas for the fall pertaining to students enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs who have an F-1 visa.