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Big Money vs. Grassroots Democracy
Jan. 31, 5 -6:30 pm
Fleishman Commons

Congressmen David Price (D-N.C.) and John Sarbanes (D-Md) discuss the role of money in politics after Citizens United. Free and open to the public.

Why Should American Grand Strategy Care About the Uyghurs?
Feb. 11, 5:30-7:00
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Human rights advocate Rebiya Kadeer is head of the World Uyghur Congress. Imprisoned by the Chinese government for 8 years, Kadeer is also a businesswoman and philanthropist. Free and open to the public.

Sanford Distinguished Lecture
Sen. Richard Lugar

Feb. 12, 5- 6:30 p.m.

Fleishman Commons

Former Senator Richard Lugar will discuss the hyper-partisan climate in Washington. Free and open to the public.

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January 22, 2013

Sanford News

Kristin GossPhil Cook

Since the mass school shooting in December, Sanford professors Phil Cook and Kristin Goss have been active voices in the public discussion of gun control. Drawing on their separate books on the subject, they were extensively quoted in the media, including BBC News, NPR, NBC, and more. Cook was profiled in The News & Observer and wrote pieces for The New York Times and The Times of India. Goss has had  op-eds published in the Tampa Bay Times, CNN, and the Daily Beast.

Sen Richard LugarSen. Richard Lugar, who just ended 37 years in the U.S. Senate, will give the Terry Sanford Distinguished Lecture on Feb. 12. He will discuss how to change the current hyper-partisan climate in Washington.

Nine undergraduates are blazing a path in the inaugural Duke in DC-Public Policy program that began Jan. 9. Read more about it here and here. 

The Hart Leadership Program turns 25 this year. Watch co-directors Alma Blount and Tony Brown talk about the program and their plans. Founding director Bruce Payne reflects on leadership.

Alumni News

Co-founder and COO Adam Blitzer '02 sold Pardot, a fast-growing Atlanta marketing automation startup, in a deal worth $95 million.

Suzanne ElliotDress for Success COO Suzanne Elliot ’98 talks about her career as part of our "What Can You Do with a PPS Major?" series of profiles.

Gulnara Febres MIDP '96 has been appointed as the Senior Operating Officer and Task Team Leader for the Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA) at the World Bank. 

Amanda Dorsey ’08 is featured in this video where her husband  Dan Kimberg , A.B. ’07 talks about how his company, Student U, grew out of the class where they met, taught by Tony Brown.  

Alex Kline ’11 writes about NFL quarterbacks and his year with Teach for America.

Lauren Hendricks ’12 is in Mongolia  on a Fulbright scholarship, teaching English as a second language.

Petrea Moyle Marchand MPP’97 started her own company, Consero Solutions, to deliver public policy priorities that benefit local communities and the environment. Her new clients include local government and an environmental group.

Troubled by trolls on the Internet? Not sure what to call your LGBT friend’s new flame? Steven Petrow ‘78 writes about manners in the 21st century in books and in The New York Times column “Civil Behavior.”

Find more alumni news and notes on the Sanford alumni pages and the MIDP alumni page, or join the Sanford LinkedIn group.

Faculty News

Helen Ladd and Jacob Vigdor were both ranked in the top 40 of a list of education scholars with high public presence published by Education Week.

Sanford faculty shared some New Year’s policy wishes.

Development News

As this chart shows, most of the money contributed to the Sanford Annual Fund goes to support financial aid for students.

Annual Fund Allocations


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