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Malesky Named Director of the Duke Center for International Development

A scholar of economic development and authoritarian institutions globally, Duke University Professor Edmund (Eddy) Malesky will join the Duke Center for International Development (DCID) on Aug. 1 as director, Dean Judith Kelley announced today.


Student Voices: Fighting Cybercrime in the New Age of Telehealth

When I started Sanford’s MPP program, I was immediately drawn to the dynamic nature of technology policy. It wasn’t until after taking a health care course through the Margolis Center that I recognized the vast impact technology has on the health care sector. 


Business, education leader brings experiences to students and executives at Duke

For the past several years, Stan Litow has contributed his expertise in corporate social responsibility, education and innovation to students in the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke. This fall, he does so with a new title: Accenture Visiting Professor of the Practice.


Student Voices: OECD Speaker Provides Cyber Policy Inspiration

This summer, I am an intern with the Triangle Privacy Research Hub, working on cyber policy research with Professor David Hoffman of the Sanford School. My research focuses on COVID-19 health data policy and contributes to the important work of the Duke Cyber Policy and Gender Violence Initiative. Part of the internship has been participating in a series of privacy and cybersecurity policy guest speakers who are experts in cyber policy. 


Mallory SoRelle, American Political Economy Scholar, Joins Sanford Faculty

Mallory SoRelle, American political economy scholar, graduated with honors from Smith College in 2006 without ever taking an undergraduate economics class. She was more interested in politics, specifically campaigns and elections, and topics of increasing political engagement and representation for marginalized communities. Then from 2006 to 2008, she found herself in a front row seat witnessing the unfolding of the Great Recession.


New Faculty: Sara Sutherland

New Sanford faculty member Sara Sutherland can point to two distinct moments in life that determined her career path. The first was a trip to Madagascar, the second was happenstance – hearing a story on NPR.


Local Task Force Harnesses Research Power of Sanford Students, Alums

As the innovation and performance manager for the City of Durham on special assignment to the mayor’s office, Ryan Smith MPP’14 has been immersed in the city’s response to the pandemic, including heading the Durham Recovery and Renewal Task Force (RRTF).


Sanford and our international students: Message from Dean Kelley

This week, the Immigration and Customs Administration (ICE) released a message regarding international student visas for the fall pertaining to students enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs who have an F-1 visa.


Student Voices: Using Human-Centered Design to Support Veterans

What I liked most about the Master of Public Policy program at Sanford is that the degree is essentially a "Choose Your Own Adventure" graduate program. At the beginning of my MPP experience, I decided to pursue courses that help me strengthen my hands-on community problem-solving skills in an applied setting.


Student Voices: Consequences of Public Policy

Late in my microeconomic public policy course we had the pleasure of listening to a virtual lecture by the author of our class textbook— Professor Robert Frank of New York University. He explained the important phenomena of behavioral contagion: the visible actions of others that we begin to imitate.


Sanford’s ‘Privacy, Technology & National Security’ Class Brings Alumni Back to the Classroom

This spring, Professor David Schanzer got some expert help in teaching his course Privacy, Technology & National Security, PPS 590S, from Duke alumni working in the technology policy area.  Six alums spent the entire semester mentoring groups of students on their final projects – a privacy and civil liberties analysis of a new or emerging technology. 


One Press Release on OSHA Violations Yields Compliance Equal to 210 Inspections

A single press release naming a company that has violated workplace health and safety regulations can result in a 73 percent improvement in compliance by other facilities, Duke researcher Matthew S. Johnson finds. The study found that after one of these press releases was sent to the local newspaper, compliance by other nearby facilities improved more than if OSHA had inspected each of those facilities directly.