Public Policy Announcements




November 11, 2023

If you are a Duke alum or student volunteering, interning, or working in politics or policy, please join the bipartisan

November 1, 2023

Join us on Tuesday, November 7th for a conversation with investigative journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner Corey Johnson at 5:45pm in Sanford 04. For parking, the Science Drive Visitor Lot and the Bryan Center Parking Garage are the cloest and easiest options. Please email katie.rains@duke.edu with any questions. Please RSVP for this event. 

Duke Alumni

June 23, 2023

When: Friday, June 30 from 17h30 - 19h00

Hallie Cramer, Dhara Patel, Cassidee Kido and Brandon Morrison present their work on ocean energy at the World Bank for representatives from Mauritius.

February 28, 2023

While pursuing her degree in electrical and computer engineering at Duke, Cassidee Kido participated on three Bass Connections teams that helped fuel her passion for energy and the environment. Now a project manager at Energy Solutions, she reflects on the ways her project teams honed her skills and inspired her current work.

Teams.

July 25, 2022

In 2013, the first Bass Connections research teams embarked on ambitious projects to tackle real-world challenges ranging from gender inequality in STEM education to children’s mental health to climate policy in the U.S. to rural poverty. Since then, the program has supported nearly 500 interdisciplinary teams and brought together more than 4,000 faculty, students and staff to conduct cutting-edge research spanning dozens of disciplinary fields and world regions.

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November 7, 2022

When Jasmine Daniel became a Blue Devil, she immediately began to notice the complex relationship between Duke and Durham. She was already interested in research, community engagement and education, having participated in the Knowledge in the Service of Society (KISS) FOCUS cluster as a first year, so when she heard about a Bass Connections team

EHD.

July 11, 2022

Since 2013, the Education & Human Development theme of Bass Connections (EHD) has engaged students and faculty in interdisciplinary research exploring the range of factors contributing to positive life outcomes from personal and communal health to social and familial connections to income and employment to happiness.

Democracy “pop-up” projects.

June 6, 2022

Three new Bass Connections project teams starting this fall will address issues related to democracy and the challenges of sustaining strong democratic institutions in a polarized world.

August 23, 2022

Every year Duke Alumni Engagement and Development presents awards to alumni who embody the spirit of Forever Duke and advance the Duke ideal of “knowledge in the service of society.” Congratulations to our Sanford 2022 Winners!

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August 5, 2022

Many people credit college with saving them, but Duke actually saved Chasity Boyce's life when she was a baby.  She was born in High Point, but was airlifted to Duke, where doctors were able to diagnois and treat her. Boyce grew up determined to attend Duke and to give back to her community and to her college. https://sanford.duke.edu/story/chasity-boyce-pps06-duke-saved-my-life/

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August 2, 2022

Deondra Rose, associate professor of public policy, political science and history in the Sanford School of Public Policy and director of Polis: the Center for Politics, has been named by Duke University as a Bass Chair in recognition of excellence in undergraduate teaching and research.

Rose will be the Kevin D. Gorter Associate Professor, effective July 1 for a five-year term. She will become a lifetime member of the Bass Society of Fellows.

April 11, 2022

Paul Teller '93 hosted a dinner for alumni with varying ideologies interested in engaging in meaningful dialogue about policy and politics.  Attendees enjoyed an evening of respectful conversation with the goal of listening first and finding common ground. Thank you Paul for your generosity in hosting the dinner!

April 23, 2021

We still live in times where the struggle for human rights continues. All individuals deserve to be protected against discrimination, human rights violations and basic indecency. All people regardless of background should be respected and their rights protected.

January 14, 2021

The Sanford MPP Mentoring Program matches current MPP students with MPP alumni who offer support and guidance based on their own educational and professional experiences. Mentors meet with their mentees (often virtually) at least once per month from the middle of their first year through the middle of their second year. Registration will become available in January.

Sanford School of Public Policy

October 29, 2020

Sanford alumni serve in a variety of ways. You are invited to volunteer in critical roles that will contribute to the growth, leadership and future of our program and the world. Check out the variety of opportunities available here: https://sanford.duke.edu/connect/alumni-friends/volunteer

Dean Kelley

October 28, 2020

"Public policy has never been more essential to tackle the world’s greatest challenges," writes Dean Judith Kelley in Sanford's 2020 Annual Report.  The Sanford Annual Report is available online (and it’s much more interesting than your typical annual report!) https://sites.sanford.duke.edu/annualreport/

October 16, 2020

Professors Jun Yang (computer science) and Bill Adair (journalism and public policy) will discuss their work in automated fact-checking on Tuesday, October 20th at 4:30 p.m..

April 22, 2020

Check out this new initiative, Call + Response, a program for Black/African-American students graduating college this year (2020) with an Associate's or Bachelor's in political science, government affairs, international relations or other related majors. 

December 23, 2019

 

In 2018, AGS partnered with a team of scholar-practitioners from Johns Hopkins University, and University of Texas-Austin to launch a consortium to better prepare the next generation to confront geopolitical challenges and better understand American national interests abroad. 

Next Year Duke AGS will host our first Post-Doc Fellow as part of the America in the World Consortium.