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06.25.2020

Student Voices: Using Human-Centered Design to Support Veterans

What I liked most about the Master of Public Policy program at Sanford is that the degree is essentially a "Choose Your Own Adventure" graduate program. At the beginning of my MPP experience, I decided to pursue courses that help me strengthen my hands-on community problem-solving skills in an applied setting.

06.25.2020

Student Voices: Consequences of Public Policy

Late in my microeconomic public policy course we had the pleasure of listening to a virtual lecture by the author of our class textbook— Professor Robert Frank of New York University. He explained the important phenomena of behavioral contagion: the visible actions of others that we begin to imitate.

06.18.2020

Sanford’s ‘Privacy, Technology & National Security’ Class Brings Alumni Back to the Classroom

This spring, Professor David Schanzer got some expert help in teaching his course Privacy, Technology & National Security, PPS 590S, from Duke alumni working in the technology policy area.  Six alums spent the entire semester mentoring groups of students on their final projects – a privacy and civil liberties analysis of a new or emerging technology. 

06.18.2020

One Press Release on OSHA Violations Yields Compliance Equal to 210 Inspections

A single press release naming a company that has violated workplace health and safety regulations can result in a 73 percent improvement in compliance by other facilities, Duke researcher Matthew S. Johnson finds. The study found that after one of these press releases was sent to the local newspaper, compliance by other nearby facilities improved more than if OSHA had inspected each of those facilities directly.

06.17.2020

MPP students in a “citizen experience lab” work to improve customer experiences for Durham organizations

Four Sanford master’s students faced a question in class this spring: How could they help GoDurham improve the customer experience of Durham public transportation? The MPP students in the course “Using Human-Centered Design to Improve the Citizen Experience” knew they needed to understand the customer experience for the answers. Over the semester, they learned and used human-centered design (HCD) skills to help answer this question.

06.17.2020

Students explore public policy and veterans

Master of Public Policy candidate James Settles is a U.S. Army intelligence officer with combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan over the past nine years. Last semester, he studied the veteran experience from a new angle – in his public policy course.

06.16.2020

Moratorium on Evictions During COVID-19 Protects Vulnerable Children

Children who experience housing eviction are more likely to 1) live in families earning low incomes, 2) belong to communities of color, and 3) have special education needs than children who do not experience eviction, according to new research from the Center for Child and Family Policy at the Du

06.10.2020

Three Counterterrorism Fellows Receive Awards from Army War College

Three fellows in the 2019-2020 cohort of the Sanford School’s Counterterrorism and Public Policy fellowship program have received writing awards for their capstone resear

06.03.2020

Racial Wealth Gap Worse for Families with Children

It’s hard for families with kids to save money. In the U.S., it’s even harder when the family is black according to a new study co-authored by Christina Gibson-Davis.

05.31.2020

Message to the Sanford Community from Dean Judith Kelley

"As a school of public policy, we have the opportunity to educate and create knowledge to set a better course for society." - Dean Judith Kelley

05.21.2020

Collective Action Against COVID-19: DCID Researcher Brings Lessons From TB Work

As cities and counties across the U.S. struggle with questions about how to reopen the economy safely, one Duke Sanford School of Public Policy expert has joined an effort to establish an interdisciplinary, community-based model at the local level.

05.19.2020

2020 Graduation Stories: Francisco Jeria

Francisco Jeria MIDP '20 worked at the Ministry of Education in Chile for five years before coming to Sanford with his wife and son. The Sanford faculty "is amazing," he says. Francisco earned a Masters Degree in International Development Policy. He let a camera crew tail him for this day-in-the-life video.

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