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11.20.2020

Engaging the Evil Empire [POLICY 360 PODCAST]

The end of the Cold War is often considered a bit of a geopolitical anomaly. In 1980 the increasing antagonistic relations between the U.S. and the Soviet Union caused many to fear that the conflict was once again on the path to nuclear fallout.

11.19.2020

Duke Awarded $10 Million to Invest in the Future of Public Policy

A $10 million award from The Duke Endowment will support Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy, a national leader in public policy education and research, by funding graduate fellowships, professorships and strategic investments in school priorities, Duke President Vincent E. Price announced today.

11.18.2020

Climate 21 Recommendations Submitted to New Administration

A project facilitated by Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions lays out a path for the incoming U.S. presidential administration to take urgent and meaningful action to step up efforts to fight climate change starting on Inauguration Day.

11.13.2020

Live Podcast Event: Climate Whistleblowers

The Ways & Means podcast​ team hosted the live Climate Whistleblowers event as a part of Duke Energy Week 2020. Featured guests include environmental justice activist Hilton Kelley. Kelley won the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize for his work in Port Arthur, Texas. A former Hollywood stuntman, Kelley returned to his childhood home of Port Arthur to battle for environmental justice. Also, Karen Torrent, Policy Counsel for the National Whistleblower Center and Tim Profeta of the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

11.09.2020

Research in Indian region shows high levels of COVID-19 exposure and growing epidemic in rural areas

India has reported the second highest number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide, but those numbers are likely to be significant underestimates because of testing policies that focused on symptomatic cases and large numbers of asymptomatic cases in that population.

11.06.2020

Student Voices: How One Arts-focused Foundation is Promoting a More Equitable and Just Society

The relationship between arts-focused philanthropy and social justice is not immediately intuitive. Philanthropic support of the arts is often associated with ballet, opera, museums, and the symphony, bringing connotations of wealth, power, and privilege instead of justice.

11.04.2020

The Day After Election Day: An Expert Recap [POLICY 360 PODCAST]

In a special episode, Policy 360 joins a panel of Duke University experts for a debrief the day after election day 2020.

11.03.2020

The Day After Election Day: An Expert Panel

On Wednesday, November 4, at 3:30 p.m., a panel of experts in constitutional and election law, political science, media, and comparative elections will come together virtually to talk about what they know now and what they think about the challenges to a fair and free election in “The Day After Election Day: An Expert Panel.”

11.02.2020

Students compete in cybersecurity competition

A major health system reports a cyber attack, just as a high-ranking official is scheduled to have a major operation at the hospital. The health system is reporting issues of changed electronic health records, concerns about the attack spreading to critical infrastructure and conflicting information about who is responsible for the attack. Duke students spring into action, briefing senior policy officials to help protect the health system and the official. Though this simulated cyber attack is a scenario created by Duke’s Cyber student group for the 2020 Sanford-Crypsis Cyber Cup, the situation is a plausible one students might face in the working world.

10.24.2020

Stand for Equity with Mellon Foundation President Elizabeth Alexander

On October 21, Professor Joel Fleishman welcomed Andrew W. Mellon Foundation President Elizabeth Alexander to his FIRG Seminar which was also part of the Sanford School’s ‘Stand For’ Series: Stand For Equity.

10.22.2020

Everything You Need to Know About Voting in North Carolina [Podcast]

Elections are the bedrock of our democracy, but for so many of us the process around the ballot box, is a black box –a total mystery. This year, the doubts and uncertainties surrounding the election are at an all-time high as our circumstances are forcing massive changes in our normal election experience. This episode of the Policy 360 podcast takes a look behind the curtain to see what actually happens during elections and just how your vote counts and is counted.

10.20.2020

Student Voices: The Rosetta Stone of Cybersecurity

In Intro to Cyber Policy, I heard our guest lecturer say: “The National Institute of Standards and Technology is the Rosetta Stone of cybersecurity.” Prior to the lecture, I had only a cursory understanding of the public policy role of National Institute of Standards and Technology, or NIST. I would not have thought of it as the key for deciphering how to provide robust cybersecurity.

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