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03.12.2019

Sanford Recognized Among Best Graduate Public Policy Programs

Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy is among the nation’s top graduate schools, according to the list of “2020 Best Graduate Schools” compiled by U.S. News and World Report. The Sanford School was ranked fifth in its core specialty, public policy analysis, up from ninth in the last U.S. News ranking. Sanford is the only school in the southern United States in the top 10 for public policy analysis.

03.12.2019

Ways & Means Podcast Launches New Season with Climate Change Series

The Sanford School’s award-winning documentary podcast, Ways & Means, launched its new season on Wednesday, Feb. 20, with the first episode in a four-part series on the topic of climate change. Sanford PhD candidate Emily Pechar has found that prompting Republican parents to think about their identity as parents shifts their level on concern on climate change.

03.01.2019

Sec. Albright Stresses Threats to Democracy, Role of Citizens

Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright was both humorous and somber Thursday during a dialogue with Judith Kelley, dean of the Duke Sanford School of Public Policy, about threats to democracy, foreign policy and the responsibilities of citizenship.

02.26.2019

Deforestation and China’s Belt and Road Initiative [Podcast]

Sanford Professor Alex Pfaff discusses his research on China's new Belt and Road initiative and the environmental implications of this massive infrastructure project.  

02.22.2019

Don Taylor Appointed Director of the Social Science Research Institute

Don Taylor, a leading scholar of health policy, has been named director of the Social Science Research Institute (SSRI), Provost Sally Kornbluth announced this week. SSRI is one of Duke’s six signature interdisciplinary institutes with a mission of promoting multidisciplinary research on important social issues.

02.21.2019

How Parenthood Affects Climate Change Skeptics [Podcast]

Explore new research into how to overcome partisanship when it comes to belief about climate change.

02.19.2019

Forest Fires Stunt Growth, Cause Permanent Loss of Human Potential

Forest fires are more harmful than previously imagined, causing stunted growth in children who were exposed to smoke while in the womb, according to new research from Duke University and the National University of Singapore.

02.15.2019

The Last Ambassador to Venezuela [Podcast]

On this episode of the Policy 360 podcast, Patrick Duddy, former U.S. Ambassador to Venezuela, talks about the humanitarian and political crisis currently impacting the country. 

02.15.2019

Multimedia Feature: The Big Idea - Poverty: Ladders, Traps and Windows

Two central questions drive Anirudh Krishna’s research into poverty: why do some poor people escape poverty and others do not, and why do some well-off people fall into poverty?

02.14.2019

Books by Sanford Faculty Published in 2019

Sanford faculty members have been busy writing and several of their books are either out already or coming soon. Check out some of their works below with more to be added as they are published:

02.06.2019

New Video: The 48-Hour Memo

During the spring semester, teams of first-year MPP students serve as consultants to clients with actual problems in a variety of policy areas. The semester begins with a 48-hour memo experience to learn teamwork skills.

02.05.2019

Senior Thesis Spotlight: Learning Languages in Cyberspace

Yue “Heather” Zhou PPS’19 is an international student from China and speaks three languages, Chinese, English, and French. “I’ve always been interested in learning languages,” Zhou says. “But, I found out that in the states, learning a foreign language is not high on the priority list, especially for K-12 education.”

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