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November 27, 2018

Cocktails & Conversation with Dean Judith Kelley
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Duke in D.C Office - 1201 Pennsylvania Avenue Suite 500, Washington, D.C.

Join your fellow DC area Sanford alumni for an evening of cocktails and conversation with Dean Judith Kelley. Please RSVP here.


January 7, 2019

Networking reception for MPP & MIDP students and alumni
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Duke in D.C Office - 1201 Pennsylvania Avenue Suite 500, Washington, D.C.

More details and registration information coming soon. For questions or additional information, please contact Susan James at skg17@duke.edu.


February 8-10, 2019

36 Hours @ Duke - Journalism Edition

More details and registration information coming soon. For questions or additional information, please contact Susan James at skg17@duke.edu.


March 1-2, 2019

36 Hours @ Duke in DC - Politics Edition

Join Professors Fritz Mayer and Kristin Goss at our Duke in DC office. More details and registration information coming soon. For questions or additional information, please contact Susan James at skg17@duke.edu.


March 25, 2019

Talk and reception with Professor Phil Bennett

Join Professor Phil Bennett in Durham for an evening of conversation and discussion. Professor Bennett is the former managing editor of The Washington Post. He recently won an Emmy for his work on PBS Frontline's documentary "The Choice 2016."  More details and registration information coming soon. For questions or additional information, please contact Susan James at skg17@duke.edu.


Additional Events to Look out for:

  • Sanford on the Road Events - Regional events featuring Sanford faculty, networking and an interactive conversation on relevant topic and policy.
  • Sanford Reunion Picnic & Alumni Class - We are bringing back the picnic and a chance for a day back in the classroom with a top Sanford faculty member
  • Meet the Dean Events - Regional events where alumni will have the opportunity to hear directly from our new Dean about Sanford.
  • Jeffersonian Dinners - Join fellow alumni for dinner and conversation on a specific topic. Dinners will be held in cities across the country during the year.

Past Events Include:

August 14-22, 2018

Sanford Welcome Events

  • Boston, MA – August 14th Berkshire Partners 200 Clarendon Street 6-7:30 p.m.
  • New York City, NY – Location & Date TBD
  • Raleigh, NC – August 22nd 515 Cole Street 6-7:30 p.m.
  • San Francisco, CA – August 16th 5960 Broadway Terrace Oakland, CA 6:30-8 p.m.
  • Washington, D.C. – August 22nd @ Hogan Lovells LLP Solarium 6-7:30 p.m.

Sanford is hosting a networking event to formally introduce 2018 Sanford graduates (and recently relocated alumni) to their regional Sanford alumni community. This event will not only serve as a way to connect you with the Sanford alumni network in your new community but also to learn from experienced Sanford alumni on how to best navigate the region and life as an alum successfully.


Saturday, September 22, 2018

Sanford Welcome Back Tailgate
Noon - 2:00 p.m.
Lunch will be provided.

Location: Fleishman Commons & Sanford Terrace, Sanford Building

Alumni are invited back to their Sanford home to celebrate homecoming week and welcome our newest Sanford students. Great food, fellowship and games will be available as we kickoff our new academic year. Still not sure if you want to attend, Check out the Photo Album from our last community gathering! Registration will open soon!


Take A Sanford Student to Work Day

We are bringing back but with the opportunity for our amazing students to directly experience (without the pressures of an internship) a day in the life of a profession and interest they love with a Sanford Alumnus/a! Alumni can host a Sanford student for a coffee, lunch, half day or full day experience. If you are interested in hosting a student, please contact Susan James at skg17@duke.edu.


October 12-14, 2018

36 Hours @ Duke - Energy Edition

October 26-28, 2018

36 Hours @ Duke - Leadership Map 2.0

November 9-11, 2018

36 Hours @ Duke - American Grand Strategy