Let’s put our hands together for North Carolina. Among the 36 states that used the federal health care exchange, North Carolina came in third – with more than 200,000 residents enrolling in Obamacare as of last week’s deadline.
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Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno will discuss national security and military affairs Friday, April 11, at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy. The talk takes place at 11:30 a.m. in Sanford 04 and is free and open to the public. Parking is available in Science Drive lot and Bryan Center parking deck.
Several Sanford faculty members have received recognition for their work this spring.
Within the university, Trinity College of Arts and Sciences recognizes instructors for high quality of teaching in undergraduate courses. For the fall 2013 semester, five Sanford faculty were among the top 5 percent of all undergraduate instructors in the categories of “quality of course” or “intellectual stimulation.” They are Catherine Admay, Elizabeth Ananat, Evan Charney, Kip Frey and David Schanzer.
“Cities are where things get done in America,” according to San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro. He spoke Tuesday at Sanford School of Public Policy about his path to political leadership, his career in public service and his vision for the city as the fourth speaker in the Hart Leadership Program’s Connect2Politics series. The series focuses on the contributions being made by young politicians.
Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway PPS ’91 will speak at the Sanford School on Wednesday, April 2. His talk, “Civil Rights in the 21st Century: Law and Social Change,” will be in the Rhodes Conference Room at 4:30 p.m.
A conference April 3-5 at Duke University will compare the experiences of African Americans with those of Dalits, formerly known as untouchables, and other tribal groups in India. The conference, “Subaltern Peoples: Comparative Experience of African Americans, Dalits & Tribals,” takes place all three days in Room 115 of the Friedl Building on the university’s East Campus.
San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro will discuss public service on Tuesday, April 1, at Duke University's Sanford School of Public Policy.
The talk at 5:30 p.m. in the Fleishman Commons is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a Q-and-A with the mayor. Parking is available in Bryan Center parking deck.
Four Duke graduates arrived in Jordan and Turkey on Feb. 1 as the first participants in the newly created J. Kirk Felsman Program on Children in Adversity. The Felsman Fellows are focused on Syrian refugee girls’ education and are working in urban and refugee camp settings with Save the Children in Amman, Jordan, and a local NGO, YUVA, in Turkey.
Ta-Nehisi Coates was in Paris last summer while the trial of George Zimmerman for the killing of black teenager Trayvon Martin was under way. When the not-guilty verdict was delivered, “I was happy not to be in America at that moment,” said Coates.
Although markets for trading carbon emission credits to reduce greenhouse gas emissions have stalled in U.S. federal policy-making, carbon markets are emerging at the state level and around the world, teaching us more about what does and doesn’t work.