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Telling the Stories Behind China's Biggest Political Developments [Policy 360 PODCAST]

Since graduating from Sanford in 2015, Emily Feng has travelled all over China as a foreign correspondent covering topics ranging from human rights, to technology, to the environment.


Sanford Develops Collective Action Plan for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The recent calls for racial justice and national protests have renewed the urgency to address white supremacy and racism in our nation and world.


Students Create Digital Security Toolkit Shared With Duke Freshmen

Duke’s Cyber Policy and Gender Violence Initiative seeks to explore and interrogate the ways digital systems affect survivors of gender-based violence.


Alumna Profile: A Global Citizen Dedicated to Paying It Forward

Before coming to Duke, Joy Basu PPS’08 lived her entire life in the same house, a split-level on a suburban corner in a conservative Illinois town. Since leaving Duke, she has moved almost twenty times, crossing the country and the globe. Currently living in San Francisco, Basu strives to “act as a thoughtful global citizen, with strong Midwestern roots.” While her path has carried her between the public and the private sphere, she has always felt a clear connection to her public policy training.


Duke Part of Research Team Winning Top Prize in Global Competition

A team of researchers from multiple universities and organizations received the Gold Award and top prize of $200,000 in the Artisanal Mining Grand Challenge.


Stand For Democracy with ProPublica's Jessica Huseman

The Sanford School of Public Policy welcomed Jessica Huseman, ProPublica journalist and director of their Electionland Project, to speak at Duke on October 1, 2020, for the first Stand For Democracy event called Voting During a Pandemic, a Postal Crisis and Presidential Misinformation.


Stand for Democracy - Elections, Voting, and Politics

Judith Kelley, Dean of the Sanford School and expert in international comparative politics, interviewed three faculty members about the upcoming elections and challenges facing the democracy on Friday, October 2, in a virtual event called Stand For Democracy: Elections, Voting, and Politics.


When Local News Dries Up [Podcast]

On this episode of the Ways & Means podcast: a look at why local news is struggling, why that matters for democracy and what can be done about it. Listen:


Student Voices: Perspective on the Stand for Justice Event

On September 21, Sanford hosted the “Stand for Justice” event in partnership with the Hart Leadership Program and the Wilson Center for Science and Justice. This was the first event within the “Stand for” series, which addresses the topics of justice, democracy, strategy, community, and equity. Moderated by Duke Law professor Brandon Garrett, Sanford hosted Kassandra Frederique from the Drug Policy Alliance, Alec Karakatsanis from the Civil Rights Corps, and Bianca Tylek from Worth Rises.


The Battle Over Guns in America – What’s Changed [Podcast]

On this episode of Ways and Means we ask – how did the gun control movement become a force in American politics — after being overshadowed for so long by the NRA? In a word: money. 


Fragile Democracy: Discussing Race and Voting Rights in North Carolina

In the past few elections cycles North Carolina has been at the center of discussions around race-based voter suppression, most recently focused on stringent voter ID requirements. With Election day only two months away, there is growing concern amongst many in this pivotal swing state about whether their voice will be heard.


Undergraduate’s Thesis Published in Research Journal

Niisoja Torto (PPS ‘20) recently accomplished two feats: completing an honor's thesis and achieving publication for his thesis in a professional journal.