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12.14.2017

Ewing to Lead Research, Educational Outreach for iMEP Program

Jackson Ewing, director of Asian sustainability at the Asia Society Policy Institute, has been jointly appointed a faculty fellow at Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and an adjunct professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy, where he will further environmental research and engagement with Duke Kunshan University. He begins his role Jan. 1.

12.13.2017

Revealing Durham, NC's Racist Housing History

Archival postcard of the Durham, NC skyscape

Durham, NC is a midsize southern city on the rise, but the city has a legacy of inequality. A new project coordinated by award-winning historian and Sanford professor Robert Korstad is documenting the extent of the inequality. The project is called Bull City 150: Reckoning with Durham's Past to Build a More Equitable Future

12.11.2017

#HumansofDukeSanford Christine Kinyua PPS'19

"You have to be willing to take up those societal labels you're given because you really cannot escape society's perception of you. I feel that it is futile to spend my life working to disprove people's perceptions of me when I could be working towards a tangible goal. I don't want my everyday life to be, I wake up in the morning and I have to work ten times as hard to get past certain things just so we can have a conversation."

12.07.2017

New Duke Project to Address Energy Needs of World's Poor

Power lines

Duke University is launching a project focused on developing new and collaborative ways to meet the energy needs of some of the world’s most disadvantaged communities, President Vincent E. Price announced Wednesday.

12.06.2017

New Policy 360 Episode: Breaking Down Best Philanthropy Practices

More and more rich people are choosing to give their money away before they die. Some mega-donors are even pressing to spend donated funds their own lifetimes. Joel Fleishman, a preeminent scholar on philanthropy, compares this current trend with the more traditional approach of perpetual foundations which are designed to last for generations.

12.04.2017

Healthcare Consumers Find Little Cost Information Online

Trying to be an informed healthcare consumer in the United States is harder than you might think, according to researchers from the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy. When consumers search for healthcare prices online, only 17 percent of sites provide information on the price of common procedures, making it difficult for patients without insurance, who have high-deductible plans, or whose plans include other kinds of cost sharing to determine how much their care will cost and what they will pay out of pocket.

12.04.2017

Statement on Charlie Rose from DeWitt Wallace Center Director

Seventeen years ago, the DeWitt Wallace Center honored TV host Charlie Rose with the Futrell Award, which is given annually to recognize an outstanding Duke graduate working in journalism. The award was endowed by the family of Ashley B. Futrell Sr., the editor and publisher of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Daily News in Washington, North Carolina. When Rose, a highly regarded interviewer, accepted the award in September 2000, the Duke Chronicle wrote that it was given to people who have ‘exemplified the spirit of journalistic integrity and achievement.’ Today, we are taking the unprecedented step of rescinding our award to Charlie Rose. I have consulted with students, faculty and staff and found an overwhelming consensus that we should take this action and emphasize that the DeWitt Wallace Center does not tolerate sexual harassment in any form.

12.01.2017

Experiencing Violence in Childhood Linked to High School Dropout

DURHAM, N.C. -- Children who have been victims of violence are more likely to drop out of high school before graduation than their peers, according to a new study co-authored by a Duke scholar.

11.30.2017

Clinton’s Campaign Manager Looks Back at the 2016 Election

John Podest and Peter Feaver

In conversation with Peter Feaver, professor of political science and public policy, John Podesta, chair of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, discussed the biggest electoral upset in modern history. Podesta has long-standing ties to the Clintons, having served as President Bill Clinton’s chief of staff and as a counselor to President Obama.

11.20.2017

Policy 360 Podcast Ep.54 - How to Really Help American Workers

The latest research on poverty indicates that a federal job guarantee is economically feasible. Such a guarantee could help address big American issues like  crumbling infrastructure while at the same time ensuring workers aren’t living in poverty. Kelly Brownell talks about the topic with William “Sandy” Darity, the director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University.

11.14.2017

Ways & Means: S3E2 - Robots, WikiLeaks & The Fight Against Human Trafficking

Each year, the U.S. State Department releases the Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report. The report ranks how well or how poorly countries are tackling human trafficking. Duke professor Judith Kelley was studying the report's effectiveness when she stumbled on an unlikely source of help: the WikiLeaks documents. She found first-hand evidence that countries get really upset when they are ranked poorly. In fact, such a ranking can often cause a country to make change. Also: For years, tiny children were trafficked in the Middle East and forced to become camel jockeys. But a surprising new solution has been created: robotic camel jockeys.

11.13.2017

#HumansofDukeSanford Alli Fisher (PPS'19)

Alli Fisher (PPS'19)

“I’m interested in the intersectionality of religion and policy, and how policy informs religious freedom. Especially in today's climate, I think it’s particularly important with our current presidency, Islamophobia, and things like that. I think evaluating the ways in which your religious freedoms affect other people is important. I personally define religious freedom as [allowing] for all people to be able to practice what they want without fear of repercussions or for their safety, like when people don’t want to admit their religious identity because of potential dangers, like with Islamophobia. Building on that, the right to exclude is very narrow. I think educating yourself is huge, because you don’t want that burden to fall on someone when it’s already hard to speak up in the first place, and learning more about other people’s beliefs will ultimately go back to that - to affecting our policies.

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