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New Technologies and Child Development
Candice Odgers

April 9, Noon- 1 p.m.
Sociology-Psychology 319
Odgers will discuss her research, which uses mobile technologies to study adolescents' experiences and gain insights into their responses to daily stressors.

Sanford Distinguished Lecture Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr.
April 11, 5- 6:30 p.m.

Fleishman Commons

Former Ambassador to China and Governor of Utah Jon Huntsman Jr. will discuss the rapidly shifting political climate in the United States.

Professors and Practitioners in Conversation: Engaging Youth in Social Change
April 16, 4:30 - 6 p.m.
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The inaugural event in an ongoing series of conversations between professors and practitioners involved in international development and programs, offering RTI staff and Duke faculty, staff and students opportunities to share ideas and to connect classroom learning with real-world problems and applications.


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March 29, 2013

Sanford News

New dean Kelly BrownellKelly Brownell, professor of psychology at Yale University and a leading authority on nutrition and obesity, will become the next dean of the Sanford School of Public Policy, starting on July 1. He succeeds Bruce Kuniholm, the school’s founding dean, who will take a year-long sabbatical before returning to the faculty

Reunion Weekend, April 12-14: Sanford Professor Tony Brown will lead a discussion on Ethical Leadership in the Workplace in the Rhodes Conference Room at 3:00, just before the PPS reception in the Fleishman Commons, hosted by Dean Bruce Kuniholm.

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Professor Jay Hamilton, director of the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy, has accepted the position of the Hearst Professor of Communication and director of the graduate journalism program at Stanford University in California. A popular mentor to students, Hamilton has been on the Sanford faculty since 1991.  

Alumni News

After working on the Hill and in the governor’s office, Brian Daniels PPS’97, is a believer in the data-driven approach to policy. He uses it every day as director of performance management at Rhode Island’s Office of Management and Budget.  Daniels, left, talks with Gov. Lincoln Chafee and communications director Mike Trainor.

Mwila Chigaga MIDP ’06 is this year’s alumnae speaker for the MPP, MIDP and PhD graduation ceremony. She is senior gender specialist in the International Labor Organization’s regional office for Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Chigaga is also a graduate of the Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Fellows program.

 Katie Tedrow Astrich MPP’03 is now Senior Vice President for Public Policy and Mobilization at Alliance for Children and Families. She also recently hired Sanford alumna, Maureen Richey MPP’12 for her team.

Kurt Dunkle PPS ’83 has been nominated to be the next dean and president of the General Theological Seminary. Located in New York City, it is the oldest seminary of the Episcopal Church.   

Yeon-Ji Kim MPP'12 is now working as a National Assembly correspondent for Arirang TV, Korea's only global TV network. She covers Korean domestic politics, including the upcoming general election 

The April issue of Towerview magazine has an article on the history of WXDU, Duke’s student radio station, featuring Michael Schoenfeld PPS ’84, one of the station’s founders. Schoenfeld is now Duke’s VP for public affairs and government relations and sits on the Sanford Board of Visitors.

Find more alumni news and notes on the Sanford alumni pages and the MIDP alumni page.


Faculty News

Read about the key findings in Associate Professor Kristin Goss’s new book, The Paradox of Gender Equality: How American Women’s Groups Gained and Lost Their Public Voice, published by University of Michigan Press.

Professor Phil Cook is the co-author of two chapters in the book Reducing Gun Violence in America, a collection of recent scholarship written in response to the Newtown school shooting. 

Professor Kate Whetten has published an updated edition of her book, "You’re the First One I’ve Told:” The Faces of HIV in the Deep South with material from new research.

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