About 250 Duke alumni, faculty and friends gathered Wednesday for the Sanford School of Public Policy’s annual “Sanford on the Hill” event at the Capitol Visitors Center. Guest speaker Judy Woodruff, anchor and managing editor of PBS NewsHour, discussed current issues in politics and media with Frederick “Fritz” Mayer, professor in the Sanford School and Read more about Acclaimed Journalist Judy Woodruff Addresses Sanford Community[…]
To understand NBC national political reporter Jonathan Allen, one need look no further than his two stints at POLITICO — first as a contract hire in late 2009, and then as a full-time hire in 2010 after a nearly six-week excursion into political advocacy. The POLITICO newsroom was split on whether to re-hire someone who Read more about ‘I’m contrarian. I’m a curmudgeon. Journalism is my calling.’[…]
Three local activists from across the political spectrum described the joys and challenges of citizen activism at an April 17 panel in the Sanford School’s Rhodes Conference Room, sponsored by Duke’s Center for Political Leadership, Innovation, and Service (POLIS).
In the contemporary political scene, there are few true bipartisans remaining. Two of them came to Duke April 4 to discuss the state of political compromise in a time of deep ideological divisions.
By Jackie Ogburn Describing herself as “a recovering politician,” Sen. Olympia Snowe, former Republican senator and representative from Maine, Monday described the polarization in the nation’s capital as an “unfortunate and regrettable chapter in our political history.” Snowe gave the Crown Lecture in Ethics at the Sanford School, drawing on her experience as the first Read more about Bipartisanship Still Possible Says Sen. Olympia Snowe[…]
Nearly 40 students, faculty, and community members took a crash course on Egyptian politics on March 1 at the Sanford School of Public Policy, exploring Egypt’s complex history and how the growing power of the country’s president and his muzzling of civil society is affecting one of the most important countries in the Middle East.
U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA) practices what he preaches. On Thursday, the U.S. Marine Corps veteran sat down with Duke POLIS Director Fritz Mayer and nearly 200 members of the Duke community to discuss topics ranging from bipartisanship to guns. Throughout the event, Moulton brought it back to having the courage to serve.
On January 30, Neil Newhouse, Republican pollster and Duke Alum (BA’74), spent half a day with Duke students to share perspectives on polling, contemporary politics, and Washington, DC careers. His visit was sponsored by POLIS: Duke’s Center for Political Leadership, Innovation, and Service.
On January 29, Politico senior reporter Michael Kruse spent half a day on campus with Duke students to share insights on political reporting and our current state of politics. His visit was sponsored by POLIS: Duke’s Center for Political Leadership, Innovation, and Service and was cosponsored by the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy.
More than two dozen female Duke students gathered for three hours on Jan. 27 to participate in an annual on-campus workshop sponsored by Duke’s Center for Political Leadership, Innovation, and Service (POLIS) designed to train them to run for political office. Cosponsored by the Penny Pilgram George Women’s Leadership Initiative, this year’s training was led Read more about POLIS Training Workshop Gets Duke Women Ready to Run for Political Office[…]
Space is limited. Reserve a seat by clicking here. U.S. congressman and decorated Marine Corps veteran Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) will deliver a public talk about the country’s future Thursday, Feb. 22, at Duke University. The event is 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Schiciano Auditorium in the Pratt School of Engineering’s Fitzpatrick Center. Parking is available in Read more about Conversation with U.S. Congressman Seth Moulton February 22[…]
Have you ever thought about running for office, but felt daunted by the financial cost of getting elected? According to Sanford School assistant professor Nick Carnes, you wouldn’t be alone.
Professor Jay Pearson was the guest speaker at this week’s Breakfast and Politics with Fritz, a biweekly series of breakfast and political conversations with guests speakers. Pearson’s research examines how policy sponsored structural inequality influences social determination of health. A native of Hertford County North Carolina, Pearson’s early experiences in the rural agricultural south shaped his Read more about Breakfast and Politics with Fritz Mayer and Jay Pearson[…]
On November 13, Politico reporter Daniel Lippman spent the day with Duke students to share insights on political reporting and our current state of politics. His visit was sponsored by POLIS: Duke’s Center for Political Leadership, Innovation, and Service and the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy. Mr. Lippman’s program included guest-speaking in POLIS Read more about From Teenage Gadfly to Politico Reporter[…]
By Jackie Ogburn “What’s bad for conservatism, for Republicans and the nation is good for us,” Ross Douthat, a conservative columnist for The New York Times, said at the Sanford School on Wednesday night. He and Megan McArdle, a columnist for The Bloomberg View, discussed the state of the GOP and conservatism in the age of Trump. Read more about Pundits McArdle and Douthat Discuss State of GOP[…]
There is a crisis of political apathy in the United States, and it’s up to American political leaders to reverse that trend and improve deep engagement with the public, said Ellen Weintraub, a commissioner with the Federal Election Commission on Nov. 2 at the Sanford School of Public Policy. Speaking at a public forum on Read more about FEC Commissioner Urges Action to Promote Political Engagement in Young Voters[…]
Bloomberg columnist Megan McArdle and New York Times columnist Ross Douthat will discuss the future of conservatism during a free, public event Wednesday, Nov. 8, at Duke University. “Conservatism in the Age of Trump” begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Fleishman Commons at the Sanford School of Public Policy; a reception will follow. Parking is Read more about Journalists to Discuss the Future of Conservatism[…]
By Jackie Ogburn Former Congressman Barney Frank’s talk at the Sanford School on Oct. 24 was a defense of the embattled art of political compromise. “No unrealized ideal ever fed a child, or provided medical care to someone who needs it,” he said. “The issue is when and how to be pragmatic.” Frank served in Read more about Former Congressman Barney Frank Defends Pragmatism in Politics[…]
Significant mistrust of politicians, concentrated presidential power, clear divisions among political parties and compulsory voting for all 18-to-70-year-olds are among dozens of issues raised Thursday by student panelists during a lunch-and-learn about Argentina’s politics and upcoming elections. More than 40 Duke students gathered for the discussion at the Sanford School of Public Policy. (Click here to Read more about A Crash Course on Argentine Politics and Upcoming Elections[…]
More than 80 members of the Duke students, alumni, faculty, and staff from across the ideological spectrum gathered Oct. 12 for an evening of advocacy and political engagement. Titled “Engaging Women in Advocacy and Action” and sponsored by Duke Alumni Affairs, this event was the brainchild of alumnae leaders active in the Triangle Women’s Forum. Read more about Alumni Affairs, POLIS Bring Students Together with Women Activists to Discuss Politics & Civic Leadership[…]
By Jackie Ogburn In these days of extreme political polarization, how do you get people from all political stripes working together and finding solutions? You start with a story. Such as the story of Horace Pritchard, whose family has lived in Pasquotank County for five generations. On the family land he farms corn, wheat, soybeans Read more about North Carolina Leadership Forum Begins Second Year with Focus on Energy[…]
Former Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank will discuss the current state of politics in the U.S. in a talk on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy. The talk, which is open to the public, begins at 6 p.m. in the Sanford School’s Fleishman Commons. Parking will be available for a fee in the Science Drive Visitor Lot. The talk, titled “The Fight for Read more about Former U.S. Representative Barney Frank to Speak at Duke[…]
Our biweekly breakfast political conversation series, WTF (Wake To Fritz), returns this semester! Join us every other Tuesday in Sanford 201 for breakfast and conversations about the politics of the day with Professor Frederick “Fritz” Mayer and friends. We’d love for you to join us for our first WTF of the school year, next Tuesday, Read more about WTF (Wake to Fritz): Breakfast Political Conversations Starting 9/5[…]
Drop by Rhodes Conference Room (Sanford 223) on August 29 for a quick bite to eat and to hear about some of our programming for the upcoming year! Open to everyone interested in politics or in hearing more about our center! https://www.facebook.com/events/2074663405893078/
Despite the divisive nature of our politics, bipartisanship is still alive and well, according to two U.S. senators who spoke at the Sanford School of Public Policy’s annual “Sanford on the Hill” event at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center on July 17.
On April 2, Duke students gathered in Room 04 of the Sanford Building to be part of a “Political Participation Boot Camp.”
Despite their opposing political viewpoints, John Hood and Leslie Winner encourage others to look past the heated polarization of today’s politics.
Interested in learning about how to run a political campaign? Duke professor Michael Munger will be hosting a lunch chat in Sanford to discuss his experiences running for Governor of NC as the Libertarian candidate. RSVP if you would like to attend! Pizza will be provided.
Approximately 40 female Duke students gathered for nearly five hours on Sunday, March 5 to participate in an interactive campaign workshop.
Read more about our inauguration watch party last week and our faculty and student panel afterwards! https://today.duke.edu/2017/01/inauguration-watch-party-faculty-and-students-share-ideas-way-forward
In the aftermath of a divisive election, Duke Professor Fritz Mayer opened an inauguration day panel Friday asking, “How do we make North Carolina purple?” The bipartisan panel of political leaders and activists expressed optimism that it would be possible for North Carolinians – and the country – work more across ideological spectrums. Three hours Read more about Looking to Find a Way Toward Bipartisan Consensus North Carolina Politics[…]
Join Phil Bennett, co-Producer of PBS’ Divided States of America documentary, Dan Balz of the Washington Post, and Jason Zengerle of GQ for a discussion on the rise of political polarization of America.
Please join POLIS for the keynote event of the Purple Project launch – January 20, 3:00pm in the Rhodes Conference Room 223 at Sanford.
Join POLIS and the DeWitt Wallace Center for discussion with PolitiFact’s Editor, Angie Holan, on how they will be tracking the President’s campaign promises.
The new media environment, gender, race and class are all important themes of 2016 Presidential Elections, according to national experts who spoke at the Duke Sanford School of Public Policy’s annual “Sanford on the Hill” event at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center on July 12.
Macon Phillips, Trinity ’00, spoke about how to use technology to engage people in politics in a talk at the Sanford School of Public Policy Wednesday, February 10.
On Feb. 29, the eve of the Super Tuesday Primary, three comedians who host radio talk shows for SiriusXM Insight will perform stand-up comedy at Duke University’s Page Auditorium.