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03.30.2021

Sanford Ranked Among Nation’s Best Graduate Public Policy Programs

Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy is among the nation’s top graduate schools in public affairs/public policy analysis, according to U.S. News and World Report’s list of “2022 Best Graduate Schools.” Sanford has four top 10 rankings in the specialties of Public Policy Analysis, Environmental Policy and Management, Social Policy and Health Policy and Management.

03.24.2021

David M. Rubenstein Public Service Fellowship Fund makes an impact on MPP lives

This fall, a small group of Sanford students had a rare opportunity to ask leader and Duke alumnus David Rubenstein questions during a Zoom call hosted by Dean Judith Kelley.

03.24.2021

Whitening the Middle Class [Podcast]

In this podcast, we explore how GI Bill was a conveyor belt into the middle class for millions of white WWII veterans, but many African American veterans were excluded. Subsequent generations continue to feel the effects. This episode is part of a series: “The Arc of Justice – From Here to Equality." 

03.18.2021

Charles A. and Elizabeth Ann Sanders Fund provides MPP support

Liza Rodler MPP ’21 described being in disbelief when she learned about her acceptance to the MPP program at Sanford and the generous financial aid package from Duke. Included in her offer was support from the Charles A. and Elizabeth Ann Sanders Fund.

03.17.2021

A Tale of Two Cities [Podcast]

In this podcast, we explore how the federal government promoted housing segregation and thwarted Black home ownership. This episode is part of a series: “The Arc of Justice – From Here to Equality." 

03.15.2021

Student Voices: Reflecting on the evolving role of CSR in shaping development outcomes

 In a conversation moderated by the Duke Center for International Development (DCID) Director, Eddy Malesky, panelists Victoria Corti MIDP’13 and Gonzalo Pertile MIDP’17 spoke about the evolution of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and how businesses are integral to ensuring sustainable economic development.

03.11.2021

Miguel Angel Fava Fellowship Opens Doors

Andrew Worrell MPP/JD ’22 received a surprise email in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic – he found out he had been awarded the Miguel Angel Fava Fellowship. This endowment was established in 2017 by Marcelo Fava MPP ’99 in honor of his father, Miguel Angel Fava, and provides fellowships to selected Sanford students. 

03.09.2021

Nevins PPS’07 MPP’16 helped forge a united veteran community at Duke

Patrick Nevins’ military experience is book ended by his two stops at Sanford. He began active-duty service after his Duke undergraduate graduation in 2007 and wrapped up his service upon returning to Sanford for his MPP in 2014.

03.09.2021

This Land is My Land [Podcast]

In this podcast, we explore the racial wealth gap’s roots in federal policy. This episode is part of a series: “The Arc of Justice – From Here to Equality." 

03.02.2021

Not So Long Ago [Podcast]

The award-winning Ways & Means podcast season premiere: What could have been done, and what could still be done, to start to close the wealth gap between white and Black Americans? This episode is part of a series: “The Arc of Justice – From Here to Equality." 

03.01.2021

Rose to head up Polis: Center for Politics in July 2021

Deondra Rose, assistant professor of public policy, political science, and history, will become the new director of Polis: Center for Politics in the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University as of July 1.

02.25.2021

Duke and Duke Kunshan Student Team Wins U.S.-China Student Challenge

A team of four students from the Duke and Duke Kunshan programs were one of two winning teams in the 2020-2021 U.S.-China Student Challenge, sponsored by the Georgetown University Initiative for U.S.

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