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Student Voices: Quarantine Reflections

I try to see the good in most situations instead of lingering on the negatives, the things out of my control. And naturally, that’s what I tried to do as the COVID-19 situation escalated. When Duke announced an extended spring break, I saw that as an opportunity to continue to decompress and forget about school for another week.


Alumni Honor Faculty Member for Undergraduate Teaching

Bruce Jentleson, William Preston Few Distinguished professor of public policy and professor of political science, is being honored with the 2020 Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award (ADUTA). The annual student-selected award sponsored by the Alumni Association recognizes a Duke professor who has excelled as a teacher, advisor and leader of undergraduate students.


Sanford Announces Director of Digital Learning

Mark Hart will join the Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy on May 18 as director of digital learning, Dean Judith Kelley announced today.


Student Voices: Paul Farmer, An Engineer’s Catalyst into Global Health

As a chemical and biological engineer who subspecialized in process engineering and sustainable systems development, I entered into the global health and international development spaces from an unusual path.


Working From Home, Aiding COVID-19 Response Abroad: An Interview with Parviz Ahmadov MIDP ’18

Parviz Ahmadov MIDP ’18 is working as an Economic Consultant at the World Bank. Recently the World Bank launched COVID-19 emergency support for countries that are struggling with the impact of coronavirus on the poor and vulnerable. So, Ahmadov is working with the Global Health Practice team to prepare and help implement a lending project for the country of Georgia for their coronavirus response.


Sanford's Approach to Academic Disruptions from COVID-19

Because the COVID-19 pandemic has severely disrupted the lives of students around the world, the Sanford School of Public Policy is adopting the following approach in considering applicants to its graduate and professional programs so that we take into account the effects of the disruption.


He Predicted a Pandemic [Podcast]

On January 30, 2020 the World Health Organization declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern in response to the rapid spread of COVID-19. The pandemic has grown rapidly, and the United States has quickly become the epicenter.


Student Voices: A Day with a Data Privacy Expert

It’s not often that I walk away from a talk with a completely new perspective, but data privacy and cyber security expert David Medine’s visit on Tuesday, February 25th made me do just that.


US News: Duke Public Policy Programs Among Nation’s Best

Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy is among the nation’s top graduate schools in public affairs/public policy analysis, according to U.S. News and World Report’s list of “2021 Best Graduate Schools.” Sanford has four top 10 rankings in the specialties of Public Policy Analysis, Environmental Policy and Management, Social Policy and Health Policy and Management.


POSTPONED: Graduation Parking Information - Graduate Ceremony May 9

The graduation ceremony for the Master of Public Policy, Master of International Development and PhD candidates is in Wilson Recreation Center on Towerview Drive, next to the tennis courts.


POSTPONED: Sanford Graduation Ceremonies

Commencement weekend is the happiest time of the academic year, when our students walk the stage to receive their diplomas. We celebrate our Sanford students and their guests in two ceremonies: one for the undergraduate students on Friday, May 8; and one for masters and PhD students on Saturday, May 9.


Student Voices: Artificial Intelligence, Ethics and Policy Conference at Duke

Technologists and policymakers often function within isolated communities, despite the desperate need for collaboration and cooperation. Policymakers sidestep critical tech issues due to their lack of technical expertise while technologists operate within dangerously gray areas. As a tech-enthusiast and public policy major, I saw an opportunity to become an expert in two seemingly different fields.