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Darity to Testify Before U.S. House

William A. Darity, Jr., Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies and Economics, will testify before the U.S. House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations on Wednesday, Feb. 24. 


Undergraduate Fair

March 1, 2021, 3-5 p.m. - Join us and learn more about public policy! Learn about the undergraduate major, key courses, special programs and more.


Healthcare, Computers and Consumer Choice [Podcast]

Professor Kate Bundorf recently published a study examining the impact of algorithmic information and recommendations on consumer choice in health insurance plans.


New Study: Reparations Could Have Reduced U.S. COVID-19 Transmission and Deaths

If reparations for the descendants of slaves had been made before the pandemic, transmissions of the virus could have been significantly reduced not only for Black Americans, but across racial groups, suggests a new study co-authored by William A. Darity, Jr.



Student Voices: Taking a Smart Approach to Cyber News

On January 6th, I attended an enlightening talk by Sean Lyngaas PPS’07 on the national security implications of the SolarWinds hack, hosted by Sanford Professor David Hoffman and co-sponsored by the Kenan Institute and the Duke Center on Law, Ethics and National Security.


Should Congress Make Domestic Terrorism a Crime? [Podcast]

On Jan. 27, 2021, the Acting Secretary of Homeland Security issued a first-ever National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin based on threat of domestic violent extremism.


Podcast Series: The Arc of Justice

Many believe we live in a post-racial society, yet economic data suggests otherwise. For every dollar of wealth owned by the average U.S. white household, the average Black household possesses a mere ten cents. A new podcast series premiering March 3 from Duke Professor William "Sandy" Darity and his co-author A. Kirsten Mullen addresses the topic.


5 Research-Based Ideas for the Biden Administration

The Sanford School of Public Policy faculty members have proposed a variety of ideas to the incoming Biden administration. From climate change to combating misinformation, here are some examples.


Napoli to lead DeWitt Wallace Center in July 2021

Philip M. Napoli, the James R. Shepley Professor of Public Policy, will become the new director of the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media & Democracy beginning July 1, Dean Judith Kelley announced today.


Scholar of health policy joins Sanford faculty

Kate Bundorf, a health economist who studies health care systems, joins the Sanford School of Public Policy as the S. Malcolm Gillis Distinguished Professor of Public Policy and an affiliate of the Margolis Center of Health Policy. “One of the things I love about health policy is that it sits at the intersection of disciplines, and I enjoy interacting with people who have different approaches and different views about health care,” Bundorf said.


Student Voices: Exploring Purpose and Public Policy at Good Reason

These are questions that have haunted me since a young age… and they are questions that the conference Good Reason: Purpose and Public Policy addressed head on. The two-day event, co-sponsored by the Sanford School for Public Policy and the Kenan Institute for Ethics, began with Dean Judith Kelly’s rousing opening remarks: “What gets you out of bed in the morning?”


Boucher Discusses Challenges that COVID-19 Poses to Long-term Care

Assistant Research Professor Nathan Boucher researches the experiences and expectations of patients with advanced illness or at the end of life and ways to support their caregivers. He has experience in clinical medicine, health care administration and community-based research, and is a research health scientist at the Durham VA Health System.