Jonathan B. Wiener, Perkins Professor of Law and Professor of Environmental Policy and Public Policy Studies at Duke University, was elected the next president of the international Society for Risk Analysis (SRA).
News - Archive 2006
Duke senior Jimmy Soni earns Mitchell Scholarship for year of graduate study in Ireland. [article]
Master’s students travel to New Orleans to see post-Katrina policy issues firsthand. Their visits forges connections for spring policy consulting projects that will help the Big Easy rebuild.
Through ActionAid, second-year master’s students Dave Cohen and Kenzie Strong worked on capacity building projects in Kapchorwa, Uganda with local community-based organizations, including the Benet Lobby Group. Cohen’s and Strong’s Web site -- full of beautiful photographs of the region, the people and their work -- chronicles their experiences during the summer of 2006.
Charles Sanders, chairman of the Sanford Institute Board of Visitors, earns state's highest civilian honor -- the North Carolina Award -- for contributions to science.
There is a trend among behavioral scientists to view ever more complex “attitudes” and/or “systems of belief” as in some sense genetically determined, or heritable. Current research by Assistant Professor of Public Policy Evan Charney refutes the idea that political orientations could be genetically transmitted. Read the paper.
Sen. Thad Cochran delivers 2006 Sanford Lecture
Olga Corrales, MPP ’92, has worked at the World Bank
MPP Candidate Elizabeth Sasser’s summer internship in China gave her a chance to see first-hand how education policies affect rural and migrant families.
First Duke senior Jimmy Soni read the books about the dramatic last years of the Soviet Union and its collapse. Then, thanks to an undergraduate research opportunity with Bruce Jentleson, got to meet the man behind the books.
New orientation program connect students with community, avoids “tunnel vision.”
The wife of late Duke president, North Carolina governor and U.S. senator Terry Sanford was an avid philanthropist and arts patron. [article]
Mark Pike wanted to take a cross-country road trip, but with gas prices at an all-time high and policymakers bemoaning America’s addiction to oil, Pike’s nostalgic vision collided head on with his sense of right and wrong. [article]
Plans for transforming the Terry Sanford Institute for Public Policy into Duke’s 10th school received conditional approval Thursday from the Academic Council. [article]