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Climate Change: Adding up the Bill [Podcast]

Climate change is affecting both nature and the economy. Who will take the hardest hit financially as the world heats up, and can anything be done about it?


Sanford Faculty Member Named Carnegie Fellow

Sally A. Nuamah, assistant professor at Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy, has been named a 2019 Andrew Carnegie Fellow, the Carnegie Corporation of New York announced today. Nuamah is one of 32 scholars selected from 273 nominations for the prestigious fellowship, which includes an award of up to $200,000 to support a research sabbatical. She plans to pursue a study of “How the Punishment of Black Women and Girls Affects Our Democracy.”


Public Policy Graduate Among Three Hart Fellows for 2019-2020

The Hart Leadership Program has announced the 2019-20 Hart Fellows.


‘Accidental Banker’ Lands Dream Job

Sanford alumnus Sekou Kaalund MPP’99 has landed his “dream-come-true job” as head of JP Morgan Chase’s Advancing Black Pathways initiative. The new program aims to help black Americans achieve greater economic success, and is the first of its kind.


Sanford Graduation Ceremonies

Commencement weekend is the happiest time of the academic year, when our students walk the stage to receive their diplomas. We celebrate our Sanford students and their guests in two ceremonies: one for the masters and PhD students in the morning; and one for the undergraduate students in the afternoon.


Sanford announces Joel L. Fleishman Distinguished Professorship

The Sanford School of Public Policy has established the Joel Fleishman Distinguished Professorship of Public Policy in honor of the school’s intellectual forefather and founding director.


Champion of Immigrants And Farmworkers Selected As Truman Scholar

Duke University junior Daisy Almonte is among 62 students selected nationally as 2019 Truman Scholars. Almonte is pursuing an interdepartmental major combining public policy and sociology. She is is one of the youngest board members of Student Action with Farm Workers, which seeks to improve living and working conditions for farmworkers in North Carolina.


A Small Green Idea to Power Rural Nepal [Podcast]

Sanford's award-winning podcast Ways & Means heads to Nepal where researchers are investigating a method of creating power from fast moving streams. Sometimes these micro-hydro minigrids work and sometimes they don't and the researchers want to know why.


Multimedia Feature: The Big Idea - Baby Bonds

Sandy Darity proposes giving every newborn in the United States a “baby bond” at birth.


The U.S. revoked the visa for the ICC prosecutor. That bodes poorly for international criminal justice.

If the U.S. doesn’t respect international law, why should other nations?


Is it Time to Regulate Social Media? [Podcast]

Recently, a man opened fire in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. The massacre was streamed live on Facebook. Phil Napoli’s research focuses on media regulation and policy. In this edition of the Policy 360 podcast, he discusses potential government regulation of social media platforms.


Sen. Burr Discusses Russia, Cybersecurity

In a wide-ranging talk at the Sanford School of Public Policy, Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) discussed Russian interference in U.S. elections, cybersecurity and AI, and his beloved car, a VW Thing. Deondra Rose, assistant professor of public policy and political science, interviewed him for the Terry Sanford Distinguished Lecture.