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Three Questions with PhD Candidate Joshua Rivenbark

Joshua Rivenbark PhD'19 has been working with orphans in Cambodia as part of a multi-country longitudinal study of orphaned and separated children.


U.S. Sen. Richard Burr to Speak at Duke April 1

U.S. Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) will give a free public lecture Monday, April 1, at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy.


New Leaders Named for Sanford’s Center on Politics

Professor of the Practice Mac McCorkle will be the new director of POLIS: The Center on Political Leadership, Innovation and Service at the Sanford School of Public Policy.


A Greener Commute: One City's Story [Podcast]

What motivates commuters to leave their cars behind, and take the bus or a bike to work instead? A government innovation team in Durham, North Carolina recently tested several ideas with real commuters. The best one was so effective, it landed a million-dollar prize from Bloomberg Philanthropies.


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.


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.


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.


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.  


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.


How Parenthood Affects Climate Change Skeptics [Podcast]

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


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.


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.