News - Archive 2006

December 8, 2006

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).

December 4, 2006

Professor of the Practice Tony Brown to Take "Entrepreneurial Learning" Methods to Robertson Scholars Program at UNC and Duke After 12 years, Brown will leave "best job at Duke" for opportunity to encourage great students to act on their biggest ideas. [article]

November 21, 2006

Duke senior Jimmy Soni earns Mitchell Scholarship for year of graduate study in Ireland. [article]

November 20, 2006

Saving energy In an effort to help local families reduce home energy use, students in public policy professor Tony Brown’s community leadership course delivered packages of energy-saving light bulbs to the Durham County Department of Social Services for free distribution. [article]

November 20, 2006

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.

November 16, 2006

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.

November 8, 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.

November 7, 2006

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.

October 19, 2006

Sen. Thad Cochran delivers 2006 Sanford Lecture

October 16, 2006

Olga Corrales, MPP ’92, has worked at the World Bank

October 9, 2006

North Korea’s actions warrant a swift, firm response from the U.N. Security Council, says public policy professor Bruce Jentleson. [article]

September 30, 2006

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.

September 29, 2006

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.

September 5, 2006

New orientation program connect students with community, avoids “tunnel vision.”

August 28, 2006

The wife of late Duke president, North Carolina governor and U.S. senator Terry Sanford was an avid philanthropist and arts patron. [article]

August 10, 2006

Thwarted bomb plot in London reflects strong international cooperation against terrorism, but security gaps still exist that can be exploited by terrorists, says David Schanzer, director of the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security. [article]

July 19, 2006

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]

June 29, 2006

In light of the surgeon general's recent report on secondhand smoke, it's clear that the smokers aren't the only ones who bear the cost of their habit, says assistant professor of public policy studies a health policy professor Donald Taylor. [article]

June 27, 2006

Foundations need to become “relentlessly and thoroughly transparent” in their operations if they are to avoid government regulation, says Joel Fleishman, professor of public policy and law and the founding director of the Sanford Institute of Public Policy. [article]

May 12, 2006

Plans for transforming the Terry Sanford Institute for Public Policy into Duke’s 10th school received conditional approval Thursday from the Academic Council. [article]