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Cybersecurity and Privacy Expert Joins Sanford Faculty

Too much responsibility for protecting personal data falls on individuals, says David Hoffman, an expert in cybersecurity and privacy law and Steed Family Professor of the Practice of Public Policy. “It is impossible to fully protect yourself because you don’t know all of the companies who have your data, and you don’t have enough legal rights to demand that they delete the information,” he said.


Student Voices: Listening and Learning from Freedom Fighter Dikgang Moseneke

Sanford students are strongly encouraged to “Stand for Something.” Every day, we learn about the most pressing issues facing the planet and with each class we add new tools to our toolkit. Sanford alums can be found across the country and globe using the skills they learned here to address problems and do good. However, universities struggle with how to bridge the gap between the classroom and the “real world” that they teach about. I believe Sanford has found a pretty great answer.


Community-based Counselors Help Orphans in East Africa Cope with Grief, Stress

A first-of-its-kind clinical trial involving more than 600 children in Kenya and Tanzania, in which community members were trained to deliver mental health treatment, showed improvement in participants’ trauma-related symptoms up to a year after receiving therapy, new research shows. The findings demonstrate that lower-cost, scalable mental health solutions are possible for a part of the world where mental health resources are scarce.


Justice, Freedom Fighter Recounts Dismantling of South African Apartheid

“One of the lessons I had to take in: I was born a slave, I better not die a slave. I had to be my own liberator,” said Dikgang Moseneke, a South African freedom fighter who became Deputy Chief Justice and helped draft the country’s interim constitution after the fall of the apartheid government.


New Report: Muslim-American Terrorism Cases Remain Low in 2019

A new report by a professor at UNC-Chapel Hill documents the low number of Muslim-Americans associated with violent extremism in 2019 has been issued by the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security at Duke's Sanford School. In addition, the re


Alumni Share Pathways to Public Service Careers

On a beautiful fall afternoon in November, 187 Duke students showed up to hear 10 alumni talk about careers in public service and how they got there.


Three Duke Faculty Ranked Among Most Influential Education Scholars

Three Duke faculty members are ranked among the most influential scholars in the nation’s dialogue on education on a list released January 8 by Education Week. Two Sanford School of Public Policy professors, Helen Ladd and Charles Clotfelter, were in the top 100 on the list of 200 scholars. Both Ladd and Clotfelter have been in the top 100 for seven years in a row. Professor of Economics Peter Arcidiacono was also on the list.


Soda Tax 101 [Podcast]

Being obese puts people at risk for chronic disease like diabetes and is the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S. In this episode we explore a policy approach to deal with this epidemic – a tax on sugary drinks.


Faculty Highlights of 2019

Faculty from the Sanford School of Public Policy are exploring solutions to some of the world’s greatest policy challenges. We highlight some of the faculty features of 2019.


Student Highlights of 2019

Our students are committed to a better world. Whether studying at the undergraduate, master’s or doctoral level, they are finding ways to make an impact. Here are 10 examples of students with outrageous ambitions.


Alumni Highlights of 2019

Sanford alumni can be found in every corner of the world. In each corner they inhabit, they seek to help others and help the world. Meet 10 alumni creating positive change.


    Artificial Intelligence and India [Podcast]

     Nivruti Rai is country head of Intel India and was recognized by Fortune India as one of the top 20 Most Powerful Women in Business in that country. Though she wanted to be a fashion designer as a young girl, these days she’s more likely to be found discussing artificial intelligence strategy or the future of the 5G cell network. She joins Sanford School dean Judith Kelley on the Policy 360 podcast  to discuss women in business and how private business and government can intersect, especially when it comes to a U.S.-based company and a country that is growing as rapidly as India.