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Global Muslim Community Outreach in the New Era
Aug. 28, 4 p.m.
Duke University
Farah Pandith,
Special Representative to Muslim Communities for the U.S. State Department, discusses outreach across the globe with Professor Peter Feaver. 

Health Care Reform: Obamacare VS Single Payer 
Sept. 12, 5 p.m.
Duke South Clinic

Journalist Jeff Simpson and a panel of Duke experts discuss the Canadian health care system and coming changes under Obamacare.

Sulzberger Lecture
Sept. 25, 3 p.m.
Rhodes Conference Room Sanford School

Psychologist Laurence Steinberg gives the talk,
 How Adolescents Make Decisions.

Managing the International NGO of the Future
Sept. 26, 5:30 p.m.
Rhodes Conference Room

Sanford School
A panel of experts will identify and discuss trends toward tighter and more professional international NGO managemen

In the Media

In Middle East,
Misplays Hand

Professor Bruce Jentleson


Obesity Rate at High Plateau
Dean Kelly Brownell
(Yahoo News)

The Humanities
President Richard Brodhead

(The Colbert Report)


Continue Your Education
Two Sanford professors will offer online Coursera classes this year.


Stay Connected
The Duke Alumni Directory is your key to staying connected to Duke, the Sanford School and the alumni community.

Support Sanford
Your contributions to the 2013-14
Annual Fund will support crucial fellowships, internships and other needs of the Sanford School. GIVE


August 26, 2013

Sanford News

Sanford Lecture: USAID Leader Rajiv Shah
USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah will give the Sanford Lecture, “The Development Innovation Economy,” on Sept. 12 at 5:30 p.m. in the Fleishman Commons. Shah will discuss new programs, such as the Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator at Duke, that connect American entrepreneurs to emerging areas in need of new solutions.

Ambassador Philips Lecture
Gen. David Petraeus, former director of the CIA and commander of coalition forces in Iraq, will discuss national security with Professor Peter Feaver at 6 p.m. on Sept. 11. The talk will be in Page Auditorium. Tickets will be available on Aug. 27 at

Meet the Dean at Homecoming
Dean Kelly Brownell welcomes your input on the direction of the school during a reception on Sept. 27 at 5:30 p.m. in the Fleishman Commons.
Register for homecoming.  

Survey Says
Thank you to all who took the survey on the most pressing public policy issue, both globally and in your own careers. There were over 140 detailed responses. Check the special section of the Sept./Oct.
Duke Magazine for more.

Alumni News

Alumnae Profile
Kate Irvin
PPS’85 started as a temp at Coca-Cola, but now travels the world as Director of International Relations for the company. “One week I might be working on something related to Rwanda, the next week Myanmar, the next week Chile,” she says.

Delvecchio Finley MPP ‘02 has been appointed to the California Health Professions Education Foundation Board of Directors by Gov. Jerry Brown.

Most Duke students carry backpacks full of books, but Emily McGinty PPS ’13 carried a backpack full of sweet potatoes and kale from the Duke Farm and left graduated with a passion for food policy. 

Criminal defense lawyer Josh Schaffer PPS’99 recently secured the release of a Dallas man who had been imprisoned 16 years for a consensual sexual relationship with an underage girl when he was a high school student.

Michael Spolum MIDP’12 has received a Fullbright-Clinton Fellowship and will spend 10 months in the office of the president of Myanmar working on anti-poverty economic development strategies.

Sanford on the Hill
Check out
photos of faculty, interns and alumni in DC last month, at the annual gathering hosted by Rep. David Price.

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

Student News

During her summer work in Kenya, Joy Liu PPS’14 learns about the power of listening.

Peace Corps Fellow Nicholas Enz MIDP ’13 is the first Sanford student to receive the Boren Fellowship. Enz will spend the year in Turkey, studying the language and researching social safety net programs with a focus on Kurdish populations. 

Faculty News

New Coursera Class
As the last superpower, how should America act on the world stage? Who makes America's foreign policy and why? Professor Bruce Jentleson explores these and other questions in the online class "21st Century American Foreign Policy." His new book, American Foreign Policy, is the text for the class. Sign up here for the six-week course that begins on October 20.

Natalia Mirovitskaya, senior research scholar at DCID, and co-author William Ascher have released the second in their series of books exploring the connection between economic development and conflict: Development Strategies, Identities, and Conflict in Asia. 

Development News
This year's incoming Board of Visitors members are all Duke alumni and two are Sanford alumni: Jill Homan MBA/MPP '06 and Chris Lam PPS'98.

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