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What's Next for Brussels, Anti-Terrorism Efforts

Tuesday’s terrorist attacks in Brussels were likely aimed at eroding public confidence in the government’s ability to protect Belgians and provoking an overreaction against Muslims, says a Duke counterterrorism expert. The latter could play into Islamic extremists’ hands by pushing moderate Muslims toward supporting and joining ISIS, says Timothy Nichols, executive director of the Counterterrorism and Public Policy Fellowship Program at Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy.


Sanford Ranked Among Leading Public Policy Schools

The Duke Sanford School of Public Policy is one of the nation’s leading institutions for public policy education, according to the latest graduate and professional school rankings from U.S. News & World Report.


Wealth Doesn’t Protect U.S. Blacks From Greater Chance of Incarceration (Prof. William Darity, Jr.)

The chances of incarceration in America are always higher for blacks than for whites or Hispanics, regardless of their level of wealth, according to a new study led by Khaing Zaw, a statistical research associate at Duke University's Samuel DuBois Cook Center for Social Equity.


Diverse Group Gathers at Duke for First NC Leadership Forum

Thirty-four civic, business and political leaders from across North Carolina gathered last week at the inaugural North Carolina Leadership Forum (NCLF), a new initiative aimed at bridging partisan and ideological divides in North Carolina.


Canada's Trudeau Would Make a Great U.S. President (Prof. Stephen Kelly)

Canada's fresh-faced, Kennedy-esque new leader arrives in Washington on Thursday for his first official visit since beating an American-style, wedge-politics incumbent back home last October. Given the current ugly state of American politics, where bladder control, sexual potency and perspiration have become legitimate items of campaign discourse, our goal for Justin Trudeau's visit should be clear.


Improving Health by Changing the Environment

Sarah Strunk PPS’87 never envisioned she would be working in public health, much less that she would have to consider the needs of a local pig hunters’ association to do it.


New York Times Public Editor Addresses Politics, Future of Media

Margaret Sullivan, public editor of The New York Times, spoke at Sanford Wednesday as part of the Ewing Lecture on Ethics in Journalism.


Digitizing Politics: Talking with a Social Media Innovator for the White House and State Department [Podcast]

Remember when the online talk show "Between Two Ferns" scored a visit to the White House? Host Zach Galifianakis chatted with President Obama about health care, among other things. The episode went viral, of course.


Odgers Receives Jacobs Foundation Fellowship

Candice Odgers, associate director of the Duke Center for Child and Family Policy, has received a Jacobs Foundation Advanced Research Fellowship for 2016. It is one of the three Advanced Fellowships awarded, drawn from a large pool of applicants from around the world. The three-year fellowship is valued at 400,000 Swiss Francs or about $392,000.


CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER: General Dempsey and Denis McDonough to Speak at Duke

Retired Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey and Denis McDonough will deliver the Ambassador Dave and Kay Phillips Family Lecture on Monday, Feb. 15, at Duke University. A long-time member of the Obama administration, McDonough currently serves as the White House Chief of Staff. Prior to this role he served as the Deputy National Security Advisor. Dempsey is a 2016 Rubenstein Fellow at Duke who is teaching courses this semester at the Sanford School of Public Policy and the Fuqua School of Business this semester. The Rubenstein Fellows program is a university-wide initiative that brings thought leaders to campus.


Cyber Security, Water: Cause for Concern to Nation's Top Fiscal Watchdog [Podcast]

Gene Dodaro is the Comptroller General of the United States. His agency works to ferret out waste, duplication, and fraud in government and they’ve realized savings in the billions of dollars.


Iran Nuclear Deal Negotiator To Deliver Phillips Lecture At Duke

Ambassador Wendy R. Sherman, former undersecretary of state for political affairs, will provide an insider’s view of negotiations that led to the Iran nuclear deal during a talk at Duke University on Thursday, Feb. 4. Sherman will deliver the Ambassador Dave and Kay Phillips Family International Lecture at 6 p.m. in the Sanford School of Public Policy’s Fleishman Commons. The lecture is free and open to the public.