A recent crisis in public housing led Sabrina Davis MPP’20 to wonder how she could leverage her position as a Duke student to support the residents. The problems surfaced at the end of 2019, after two infants who lived in Durham’s McDougald Terrace public housing complex died. Meanwhile, about a dozen residents of the complex had been sent to area hospitals with elevated levels of carbon monoxide, which prompted the Durham Housing Authority to conduct emergency inspections on Dec. 27.
After hours of waiting for the results in my home state’s elections, one thing is certain: Iowa’s beloved yet unconventional voting process is under siege. As one of Duke’s few Iowans, I’m here to defend our first-in-the-nation caucuses.
Sanford faculty members have been busy writing and several of their books are either out already or coming soon. Check out some of their works below with more to be added as they are published:
Sanford faculty member Tony Brown is being honored with a Duke Presidential Award, the highest honor given by Duke to staff and faculty, in a ceremony on Feb. 25.
The Sanford School launches Season 5 of its award-winning documentary podcast, Ways & Means, on Wednesday, Feb. 19. The season is dedicated to issues in U.S. politics and civic life and hot topics in the 2020 elections.
The 26th Amendment guarantees voting rights to Americans over the age of 18.
A round-up of 2020 election-related events, resources, voting information and opinions.
Polis: Center for Politics and the Hart Leadership Program is supporting the U Can Vote NC Campus Challenge, a competition among eight North Carolina colleges to see which school can get the most students registered and voting.
Social media has drastically changed political discourse. With the 2020 elections around the corner, we sit down with two people with different views for a conversation about social media platforms and political advertising.
This spring, Lisa Gennetian joins the Sanford School of Public Policy faculty as the Pritzker Professor of Early Learning Policy Studies and a faculty affiliate of the Center for Child and Family Policy, a position she says perfectly represents her mission of interdisciplinary thinking and work anchored on the lives of children. She comes to Duke from New York University.
"I was impressed to hear the leader of one of the country’s largest philanthropic organizations speak so candidly about the limits of philanthropic work." - Wenjia Yu
question“Name a social ill, and there has been a demonstration project that shows us what works,” said Ford Foundation President Darren Walker. In conversation with Jay Pearson, assistant professor of public policy, Walker gave the Terry Sanford Distinguished Lecture.