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Alumnus Profile: Michael Conway PPS’88 Leads Starbucks to New Places

You would figure there would be a lot of coffee if you were to walk into the Starbucks corporate headquarters in Seattle, but finding four to five break rooms on every floor, each one equipped with coffee brewers, coffee grinders, espresso machines and the milks and syrups the company is known for—that might be unexpected.


3 Questions For ISIS expert Jessica Stern

The Washington Post declared Jessica Stern's most recent book, ISIS, The State of Terror "should be required reading for every politician and policymaker." Stern spoke to Duke University students and the public in a talk September 10. Prior to the event, Stern talked with David Schanzer, director of the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security, one of the event sponsors.


Summer Internship Series: Hartney In The House

Sanford School graduate student Maureen Hartney MPP’16 served six years as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Air Force. After receiving a ellowship which matches graduate students interested in international relations with internships in the federal government, she began working in the congressional office of Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.). Conyers’ staffers made use of her foreign policy background and the skills she developed during her first year at Sanford.


Planning Grants Received for Possible World Food Policy Center

The world’s approach to food policy challenges is largely siloed. Some groups focus primarily on addressing obesity, while others work to combat hunger. Others focus on food safety and security. Still others concentrate on the environmental effects of modern food production.


Watch 9/8: An Insider View of the Iran Nuclear Deal, Talk at Duke

Nasser Hadian, a prominent professor of political science at the University of Tehran, will headline a lunchtime talk -- “The Iran Nuclear Deal: What’s at Stake” -- at Duke University Tuesday, Sept. 8.


#PolicyInAction Contest: Enter by Sept. 7!

What does public policy in action looks like to YOU and your friends? Enter the #PolicyInAction Photo Contest and show us.


Sanford EMBARK – Helping PPS Majors Find First Jobs in Policy

The Sanford School Career Services Office, in collaboration with Duke Career Services, is launching a new program this fall to help undergraduate majors find their first policy jobs.


Beyond the Classroom: Sanford Interns 2015

From the floor of the House of Representatives to the rainforests of Borneo, Sanford students have been busy this summer completing internships across the world.


Sanford Emeritus Professor Honored for Recovery Efforts After Hurricane Katrina

"I remember the affinity I felt with the people who were suffering. Folks standing on top of homes that were about to be destroyed," says James Joseph. After the hurricane, Joseph, a former U.S. ambassador to South Africa, and an emeritus professor at Duke's Sanford School of Public Policy, led an effort which raised $50 million dollars for the region.


New Research: Kids Expecting Aggression from Others Become Aggressive Themselves

Hypervigilance to hostility in others triggers aggressive behavior in children, says a new Duke University-led study.


Sanford Professor Contributed to Report on Planetary Health Released Today

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. 


Nuclear Deal with Iran "Major Achievement" Says Prof. Bruce Jentleson

"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.