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Not Just Baby Boomers: Mortality Rates for Gens X and Y Also Rising

Declining life expectancies in the U.S. include Gen X and Y Americans, in addition to the older Baby Boomers. But the causes of premature mortality vary by race, gender and ethnicity, according to a new study from Duke University. 


On the Hill, Deans Promote Higher Education's Power to Transform Lives

Now in their positions for several months, Deans Judith Kelley of the Sanford School of Public Policy and Toddi Steelman of the Nicholas School of the Environment visited Washington, D.C., Nov. 27 and 29 to share their visions for the future of environmental science and public policy with policymakers and members of the wider Duke community.


‘Dreamers’ Discuss Effects of Immigration Status

“Dreamers and Deportation,” was a moving event convened by the Hart Leadership Program.


Sanford Faculty Named to Forbes 30 Under 30 - Education

Sanford Faculty member Sally Nuamah has been named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 - Education List for 2019. The list aims to connect a cohort of "America's most precocious visionaries" in the world of learning. The list is selective; only 4 percent of those nominated are recognized by the judges.


Sanford Student Wins Rhodes Scholarship

Three Duke University seniors, including a Sanford student, were among the 32 recipients selected this weekend for prestigious Rhodes Scholarships. Kushal Kadakia from Houston, Ariel Kantor from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and Claire Wang from North Salt Lake, Utah, were chosen from among 880 applicants at 281 colleges and universities throughout the country. They are the 47th,


Mayer named Dean of Korbel School of International Studies

Duke Sanford School of Public Policy Professor Frederick “Fritz” Mayer has been named dean of Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, effective July 1, 2019, university officials announced today.


Joint Chiefs Chairman: U.S. Military Will Not be Involved in Denying Caravan

U.S. military forces will not be involved in denying a caravan of Central American immigrants entry to the country, the nation’s highest ranking military officer said Monday at Duke. “We are providing enabling capabilities,” Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. said during a campus visit. Dunford spoke to political science professor Peter Feaver, director of Duke’s Program in American Grand Strategy, and an audience of about 300 in Penn Pavilion. 


Is the Migrant Caravan a National Security Crisis? [Podcast]

The so-called “migrant caravan” has grabbed worldwide headlines. Approximately 3,000 people are walking toward the Southern U.S. border from a variety of countries.


Was Pittsburgh Shooting ‘Trumpism-inspired Terrorism’? [Podcast]

Earlier this week, a gunman opened fire at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. Eleven people died and there were multiple casualties.


Nobel Peace Prize Winner Nadia Murad Speaks at Duke

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Nadia Murad sat down with Sanford School Dean Judith Kelley on Monday to discuss her work on behalf of the Yazidi people after the attempted genocide by Islamic State (ISIS) forces.


Parkland Survivor Tells How She Became an Activist

“I went to more funerals in one week than most adults do in their lives,” said Sari Kaufman, a survivor of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 14, 2018. During a panel discussion about student voting rights Thursday at the Sanford School of Public Policy, Kaufman described how the tragedy transformed her into an engaged citizen -- even though she is still not old enough to vote.


2018 Nobel Peace Prize Winner to Visit Duke on Campaign Against War Crimes

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Nadia Murad will give a free public talk at Duke University on Monday, Oct. 29. She will give the 2018 Crown Lecture in Ethics, “Truth is My Weapon: A Campaign Against Sexual Violence and Genocide,” at Penn Pavilion from 5:30-7 p.m. A book-signing will follow her talk. This event will be live-streamed on the Sanford School Facebook page.