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January 16, 2018, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Front Row with Fritz: The Tax Plan Implications - A Conversation with expert Nick Johnson MPP '94 and professor Frederick 'Fritz' Mayer

Location: Alumni Webcast

Join us on the third Tuesday of every month this spring as we dive into the latest Policy hot topic with Professor Fritz Mayer and Sanford's own expert alumni. This week, we will tackle the Tax Plan and its implications with state fiscal policy expert and Sanford MPP Alumnus Nick Johnson who serves as the Senior Vice President for State Fiscal Policy at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. You can log in from your desk to join us live and submit questions that we will share with our host. You can access the webcast at 11:30 a.m. on 1.16.18 by clicking here.


January 17, 2018, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Book Launch and Reception: The Fracking Debate by Sanford alumnus Daniel Raimi MPP'12

Location: International Affairs Building, 420 W. 118 St., New York, NY 10027 Room 1501

Join fellow alumni and friends for the launch of The Fracking Debate, the upcoming book in the Center on Global Energy Policy Series published by the Columbia University Press. Author Daniel Raimi, Senior Research Associate at Resources for the Future, Lecturer at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan, and faculty affiliate with the University of Michigan Energy Institute, gives a balanced and accessible view of oil and gas development, explaining the key issues surrounding the shale revolution. Following Mr. Raimi’s presentation, he will join other experts on a panel on fracking moderated by CGEP Founding Director, Jason Bordoff.

A book signing and reception will immediately follow the discussion. Click here more for details.


January 18, 2018, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Book Launch and Reception: The Fracking Debate by Sanford alumnus Daniel Raimi MPP'12

Location: Resources For the Future (RFF) First Floor Conference Center, 1616 P Street NW Washington, DC

Join fellow alumni and friends for the launch of The Fracking Debate, the upcoming book in the Center on Global Energy Policy Series published by the Columbia University Press. Author Daniel Raimi, Senior Research Associate at Resources for the Future, Lecturer at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan, and faculty affiliate with the University of Michigan Energy Institute, gives a balanced and accessible view of oil and gas development, explaining the key issues surrounding the shale revolution. Following Mr. Raimi’s presentation, he will join other experts on a panel on fracking moderated by CGEP Founding Director, Jason Bordoff.

More details to come soon.


January 26, 2018, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Net Neutrality: Why It Matters Webcast - A Conversation with Professors Phil Napoli and Ken Rogerson

Location: Alumni Webcast

Are you interested in learning more about Net Neutrality and why it matters. If so, join us for a special alumni webcast with professors Phil Napoli and Ken Rogerson. You can access the webcast at 10:30 a.m. on 1.12.18 by clicking here.


February 6, 2018, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

MPP & MIDP NC Career Expo Reception

Location: Rhodes Conference Room, Sanford Building

Please join us for the annual Alumni and Friends Reception at the Sanford School of Public Policy on Tuesday, February 6th, from 5:30-6:30 PM.  This is an informal opportunity for graduate MPP and MIDP students to meet you and hear about your work while practicing their networking skills and elevator speeches. Please bring business cards and information about internships and job openings. 

Click here to register - Deadline is Tuesday, January 30, 2018


February 22, 2018, 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Sanford Women in Policy Alumnae Reception

Location: Rhodes Conference Room, Sanford Building

Kick off Women’s Weekend by gathering will your fellow Sanford alumnae in policy at Sanford! We will brainstorm opportunities and programs to support Sanford & Duke’s women in policy throughout the year and discuss an opportunity for establishing a formal alumnae network specifically for women in policy.. 

Click here to register - Deadline is Friday, February 16, 2018


March 2-3, 2018

36 Hours @ Duke in DC: Politics Edition with Kristin Goss & Frederick "Fritz" Mayer

Location: Duke in DC Office - 1201 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Suite 500 Washington, DC 20004

36 Hours at Duke is a collaborative alumni and student workshop event which matches 20 alumni with 20 students for an intensive learning experience at Duke. During this specific workshop, we will connect to discuss and do joint projects on issues surrounding our current political climate. For more information or interest, contact Susan James, External Relations Program Manager at skg17@duke.edu.

Registration will open soon.


March 13, 2018

Terry Tuesday

Location: Various venues across the country (and world!)

Join your fellow Sanford alumni to celebrate and honor the legacy and life of Terry Sanford. During this centennial year celebration, we will host an alumni gathering in various cities to bring together the Sanford community to reflect on the legacy of our Uncle Terry and challenge ourselves on how we carry forward his "outrageous ambitious" into our lives and community. To honor his work, Sanford alumni at each event across the country will address one world issue/policy and then team up to brainstorm solutions. The world issue/policy will be decided upon by Sanford alumni submissions and we will capture (then showcase) all the solutions from each event/gathering.

Check back for additional information about this event soon!


Thursday, April 5, 2018

Faculty on the Road Event with Professor Deondra Rose

Location:Chicago, IL

Deondra Rose is an Assistant Professor at the Sanford School of Public Policy with a secondary appointment in the Department of Political Science.  Her research focuses on the feedback effects of landmark social policies on the American political landscape.  In addition to U.S. public/social policy, Rose's research and teaching interests include higher education policy, American political development (APD), political behavior, identity politics (e.g., gender, race, and socioeconomic status), and inequality.


Thursday, April 5, 2018

Faculty on the Road Event with Professor Frederick 'Fritz' Mayer

Location:San Francisco, CA

Frederick Mayer is Professor of Public Policy, Political Science, and Environment and Associate Dean for Strategy and Innovation at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy. Mayer teaches courses on the political economy of public policy, globalization and governance, political analysis, and leadership. In addition, Professor Mayer is the director of POLIS: The Center for Political Leadership, Innovation and Service.


April 13-15, 2018

Duke Reunion Weekend - click here for more information

Special Sanford Reunion Events, Saturday, April 14, 2018

Coming back for Reunion Weekend? Sanford will be celebrating its alumni from graduation years ending in 3 or 8 with special Sanford events on the Saturday of Reunion Weekend. For the first time, we will host a special community gathering during the Sanford Celebration Picnic with fan-favorite faculty and staff, students from all programs, and alumni. If you are interested in coordinating an event for your class, please contact Durice Galloway, Director of Alumni Engagement at durice.galloway@duke.edu.


Thursday, April 19, 2018

Faculty on the Road Event with Professor Deondra Rose

Location: Baltimore, Maryland

Deondra Rose is an Assistant Professor at the Sanford School of Public Policy with a secondary appointment in the Department of Political Science.  Her research focuses on the feedback effects of landmark social policies on the American political landscape.  In addition to U.S. public/social policy, Rose's research and teaching interests include higher education policy, American political development (APD), political behavior, identity politics (e.g., gender, race, and socioeconomic status), and inequality.


Thursday, May 3, 2018

Faculty on the Road Event with Emmy Award Winner and Professor of the Practice Phil Bennett

Location: Boston, MA

Philip Bennett is the Eugene C. Patterson Professor of the Practice of Journalism and Public Policy. Bennett co-produced a PBS FRONTLINE documentary that won an Emmy on Oct. 5, 2017. He was the managing editor of The Washington Post between 2005-2009, and has been an editor of international and national security coverage, a local news reporter and a foreign correspondent. He was the foreign editor of The Post for six years in which the paper's international staff won many awards, including two Pulitzer prizes. The Post won ten Pulitzer Prizes during his tenure. Between 2011-13, while on the Duke faculty, he was the managing editor of FRONTLINE, the public affairs television series broadcast on PBS.


Past Events Include

January 8, 2018, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

MPP Washington, DC Career Expo Alumni Reception

Location: Duke in DC Office - 1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Suite 500n Washington, DC 20004

Please join us for the annual Alumni and Friends Reception at the Duke in DC Office on Monday, January 8th, from 6:00 - 8:00 PM.  This is an informal opportunity for graduate MPP students to meet alumni and hear about your work while practicing their networking skills and elevator speeches. Please bring business cards and information about internships and job openings.


Thursday, November 2, 2017, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

A Conversation on Politics & Sanford with Fritz Mayer

Location: Private home - Chicago, IL. 

How can we improve the democratic processes in the U.S. and around the world? Join Fritz Mayer Sanford's Center for Politics, Leadership, Innovation and Serve to explore the new work being done by this ambitious new center. 


Thursday, November 2, 2017, 7:00-8:00 p.m.

A Conversation with Tony Brown – How to “Do Better, Be Better”

Location: Private home – Westchester, New York. 


Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

A Conversation with Tony Brown – How to “Do Better, Be Better”

Location: Radisson, Martinique on Broadway, 49 W. 32nd Street (Between Broadway & Fifth Avenue)

Tony Brown is one of the most popular members of Sanford's faculty.


Monday, October 30, 2017, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

A Conversation on Human Trafficking - CANCELLED

Location: Dechert LLP, 40th Floor Conference Room 100 Olivier Street Boston, MA

Please join Judith Kelley, Senior Associate Dean of the Sanford School, as she shares insights from her new book, Scorecard Diplomacy: Grading States to Influence Their Reputation and Behavior. The book explores the effect U.S. foreign policy can have on human trafficking. She will also share updates about new research.


36 Hours at Duke: DeWitt Wallace – Journalism Edition

Location: Sanford School

36 Hours at Duke is a collaborative alumni and student workshop event which matches 20 alumni with 20 students for an intensive learning experience at Duke. Bill Adair, Director of the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media & Democracy​ will host this session which will focus on emerging forms of journalism, innovation in media, and fact-checking. Alumni-journalists who have committed to this event include Craig Whitlock (Washington Post), Sanette Tanaka (VOX), Daniel Carp (ESPN), Jeremy Bowers (New York Times), and Tyler Dukes (WRAL). Students working in the Duke Reporters’ Lab will present their research with Google and Facebook, faculty will talk about the use and abuse of data in journalism and fact-checking, and an alumni team will lead a discussion on ways in which media organizations are evolving and designing news products.


'Raising Bertie' Documentary Screening & Panel Discussion

Location: Sanford 04, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University

This film is an intimate portrait of three African American boys as they face a precarious coming of age in rural Bertie County, North Carolina. Like many rural areas, Bertie County struggles with a dwindling economy, a declining population, and a high school graduation rate below the state average. This powerful vérité film weaves the young men's narratives together as they work to define their identities and grow into adulthood while navigating complex relationships, institutional racism, violence, poverty, and educational inequity.

Following the film, we will have a panel discussion with the film's director, Margaret Byrne, the producer, Ian Kibbe, and two of the film's subjects, Vivian Saunders (executive director of The Hive), and Davonte "Dada" Harrell. This discussion will be moderated by our own Professor Jay Pearson.

October 20-22, 2017


A Conversation with Tony Brown – How to “Do Better, Be Better”

Location: Oakland, CA

Join popular faculty member Tony Brown of the Hart Leadership Program for a program exploring how to do better and be better professionally. 

October 20, 2017


Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

A Conversation on Issues of Nutrition, Obesity and Public Policy with Kelly Brownell, Dean of the Sanford School of Public Policy

Location: Duke in DC Office - 1201 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Suite 500 Washington, DC 20004

Join Kelly Brownell, Dean of the Sanford School of Public Policy, for an invigorating conversation on issues of nutrition, obesity and public policy. Dean Brownell is cited as a leading warrior in the area of nutrition and public policy as well as a moral entrepreneur with special influence on public discourse in the obesity field. Learn about his work in this area and about the new World Food Policy Center at Sanford.