News & Commentary - Archive 2010

July 29, 2010

Vaccine manufacturers in India and other developing countries may be able to produce a lower-cost HPV vaccine in spite of the complicated array of patent protections on the technology, say researchers at the Duke Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy (IGSP).

July 16, 2010

Donald H. Taylor Jr., associate professor of public policy, has been appointed by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to a committee of 24 experts who will review and update criteria used to define medically underserved areas and health professional shortage areas. The new committee was mandated in health care reform measures approved by Congress in March.

July 15, 2010

David Schanzer, center, a professor at the Sanford School of Public Policy, discusses the role of Muslim communities in combating terrorism during a panel discussion in Washington, D.C., on July 14, 2010. The event, “Strengthening America’s Security: Identifying, Preventing and Responding to Domestic Terrorism,” was cosponsored by the Center for American Progress Action Fund and the National Security Network.

June 17, 2010

A new study by scholars at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy scholars shows that  efforts to close the “digital divide” by guaranteeing universal access to home computers would actually widen the achievement gap.

June 14, 2010

Assistant Professor of Public Policy Kristin A. Goss discusses some of the implications of the pending Supreme Court case on gun control.

June 13, 2010

Five myths about gun control, including the idea that more households with guns make the crime rate go down, are debunked by Sanford Professor Philip Cook and Jens Ludwig, professor at the University of Chicago.

June 11, 2010

Sanford students, faculty and alumni are busily blogging this summer from India, Washington, and Togo. Find out what they’re doing.

May 27, 2010

Sanford School Dean Bruce Kuniholm joins the deans of eight other U.S. schools of public policy in supporting repeal.

May 23, 2010

David Schanzer proposes a change to interrogation practices to protect both civil liberties and the public.

May 17, 2010

Selim Selimi MIDP’10The 2010 graduation ceremonies on May 15 for the Sanford School of Public Policy honored 147 undergraduates, 56 Master of Public Policy graduates, and 37 Master of International Development Policy graduates from 21 countries. The Class of 2010 was the first to graduate from the Sanford School, which became Duke’s tenth school on July 1, 2009.