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Ways & Means Podcast Dedicates Season Five to Issues in Politics

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.


Student Rights Under Attack: Q & A With Yael Bromberg

The 26th Amendment guarantees voting rights to Americans over the age of 18.


Duke Joins Eight-Campus N.C. Youth Voting Initiative

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.


Should Political Ads on Social Media be Regulated? [Podcast]

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.


Child Poverty Scholar Joins Sanford Faculty

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.


Student Voices: Darren Walker - Moving from Inequality to Justice in the South

"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


Ford Foundation President Speaks on Philanthropy and Social Justice

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.


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