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Everything You Need to Know About Voting in North Carolina [Podcast]

Elections are the bedrock of our democracy, but for so many of us the process around the ballot box, is a black box –a total mystery. This year, the doubts and uncertainties surrounding the election are at an all-time high as our circumstances are forcing massive changes in our normal election experience. This episode of the Policy 360 podcast takes a look behind the curtain to see what actually happens during elections and just how your vote counts and is counted.


Student Voices: The Rosetta Stone of Cybersecurity

In Intro to Cyber Policy, I heard our guest lecturer say: “The National Institute of Standards and Technology is the Rosetta Stone of cybersecurity.” Prior to the lecture, I had only a cursory understanding of the public policy role of National Institute of Standards and Technology, or NIST. I would not have thought of it as the key for deciphering how to provide robust cybersecurity.


Secrets of Great Political Leadership [Podcast]

On this episode of the Ways & Means podcast: what makes a great leader during a deeply divided time? And what can we learn from one of the most striking examples of leadership in history?


Filling the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is unlikely to significantly affect Egypt, but coordinated drought planning is essential, finds risk analysis

Near-term concerns about the impact of The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on water availability for Egypt and Sudan are unlikely to materialize, but drought preparedness will require careful coordination, suggests research published today by researchers from the University of Oxford, The University of Manchester, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Colorado Boulder, and Duke University.


Telling the Stories Behind China's Biggest Political Developments [Policy 360 PODCAST]

Since graduating from Sanford in 2015, Emily Feng has travelled all over China as a foreign correspondent covering topics ranging from human rights, to technology, to the environment.


Sanford Develops Collective Action Plan for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The recent calls for racial justice and national protests have renewed the urgency to address white supremacy and racism in our nation and world.


Students Create Digital Security Toolkit Shared With Duke Freshmen

Duke’s Cyber Policy and Gender Violence Initiative seeks to explore and interrogate the ways digital systems affect survivors of gender-based violence.


Alumna Profile: A Global Citizen Dedicated to Paying It Forward

Before coming to Duke, Joy Basu PPS’08 lived her entire life in the same house, a split-level on a suburban corner in a conservative Illinois town. Since leaving Duke, she has moved almost twenty times, crossing the country and the globe. Currently living in San Francisco, Basu strives to “act as a thoughtful global citizen, with strong Midwestern roots.” While her path has carried her between the public and the private sphere, she has always felt a clear connection to her public policy training.


Stand for Democracy - Elections, Voting, and Politics

Judith Kelley, Dean of the Sanford School and expert in international comparative politics, interviewed three faculty members about the upcoming elections and challenges facing the democracy on Friday, October 2, in a virtual event called Stand For Democracy: Elections, Voting, and Politics.


Duke Part of Research Team Winning Top Prize in Global Competition

A team of researchers from multiple universities and organizations received the Gold Award and top prize of $200,000 in the Artisanal Mining Grand Challenge.


Stand For Democracy with ProPublica's Jessica Huseman

The Sanford School of Public Policy welcomed Jessica Huseman, ProPublica journalist and director of their Electionland Project, to speak at Duke on October 1, 2020, for the first Stand For Democracy event called Voting During a Pandemic, a Postal Crisis and Presidential Misinformation.


When Local News Dries Up [Podcast]

On this episode of the Ways & Means podcast: a look at why local news is struggling, why that matters for democracy and what can be done about it. Listen: