About the Polis Distinguished Fellows Program

The Polis Distinguished Fellows Program honors extraordinary leadership in politics and public service.  Fellows join the campus community for a semester to share their expertise and help generate rich discussions that can inspire innovative solutions for contemporary political problems.  

“Bringing outstanding practitioners such as Ambassador Sapiro to the Sanford School is so exciting. Our community and our students in particular will benefit tremendously from having access to Ambassador Sapiro’s phenomenal experience as a U.S. negotiator and diplomat.”

– Judith Kelley, Dean of the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University

“Ambassador Sapiro brings keen intellect and rich insights regarding both international and domestic policy choices. Moreover, she is uniquely positioned to inspire our students to think both critically and creatively about U.S. foreign policy goals and ways to achieve them.”
– Deondra Rose, Director of Polis: Center for Politics