A new report released today by The Rockefeller-Foundation – Lancet Commission on Planetary Health calls for immediate, global action to protect the health of human civilization and the natural system on which it depends.
"The nuclear non-proliferation deal announced today with Iran is a major achievement in five main respects,” says Bruce Jentleson, a Duke University professor of public policy and political science and a former senior adviser to the U.S. State Department policy planning director.
David Barrett delivers fresh fruit and vegetables each week for much of the year to Sanford School faculty and staff who have signed up for his community supported agriculture venture (CSA). He heads Dig It Farm in Bahama, N.C.
Looking for something good to read this summer? All summer long we will be sharing ideas from our faculty and staff.
U.S. law enforcement agencies rank the threat of violence from anti-government extremists higher than the threat from radicalized Muslims, according to a report released Thursday by the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security (TCTHS).
Kristin Rechberger’s travels have taken her all around the world – from the Arctic Circle to tropical islands in the Pacific. But she never goes on vacation. “I go where I think I can make an impact,” the founder and CEO of Dynamic Planet said. Her company works with businesses and governments across the globe to help them find ways to restore nature.
Faculty Profile: William A. Darity, Jr. on Stratification Economics and Leadership at Duke and Beyond
Why are some people rich and others poor? Why are some places affluent while others not? These are the questions that first motivated Professor William Darity, Jr. to study economics.
Measures taken to protect ecosystems and the environment could deliver public health benefits, according to a study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. While research has shown that nearly one quarter of the global burden of disease can be attributed to poor environmental quality, very little scientific evidence supports the claim that conservation of ecosystems protects benefits human health.
The U.S. House on Friday is expected to take up sharply contested bills related to the largest trade deal since the North American Free Trade Agreement of the early 1990s. Frederick "Fritz" Mayer is professor of public policy, political science and environment at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy. He helped shepherd NAFTA to approval while working as senior international trade and foreign policy adviser to former U.S. Sen. Bill Bradley.
This article highlights a conference for African journalists—the Menell Media Exchange. The MMX conference welcomes more than 400 delegates to a two-day program in Johannesburg this weekend. The event offers practical ways for journalists to improve their work, and advocate for press freedoms in South Africa and across the continent.
Sanford School Professor Emeritus Ellen Mickiewicz is joining the board of directors of the American Committee for East-West Accord.
Delvecchio Finley MPP'02, the 36-year-old CEO of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, has completed a lot of things that many people his age dream of. He managed to leave public housing in Atlanta behind, eventually earning a master's degree in public policy at Duke. Since then, he’s risen swiftly in health care. Today, the 36-year-old Finley is CEO of one major medical center, Harbor-UCLA, and he's recently been tapped to lead another, Alameda Health System.