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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 30, 2006

About 100 years after Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller Sr., established foundations and other endowed institutions to be named for themselves, Warren Buffett, in a stroke that caught the attention of much of the world, announced he would give away $31 billion, over a period of years, to a foundation named not for himself but for two other major donors — Bill and Melinda Gates.

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]

June 12, 2006

In the red-hot debate on immigration policy in the United States, some pundits point to the poor academic performance of Hispanic students as evidence that the melting pot isn’t working… But new research reveals that the school careers of Hispanic students tend to be marked by steady progress, not stagnation. [article]

May 22, 2006

Following Jane Addams’ lead, we must encourage immigrants to become responsible members of our political community. [article]

May 17, 2006

A myriad of post-Katrina investigations have found that the FEMA we have today is not the FEMA that was considered a model agency during much of the 1990s. [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]