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Energy Security in the Era of Climate Change
Oct. 1, 5-6:30 p.m.
Sanford, Fleishman Commons

Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman discusses the threats climate change poses to national security.

My Vision for the U.S. Health Care System
Oct. 8, 8:30-10:15 a.m.
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Reihan Salam
of The National Review's Online Domestic Policy Blog discusses health care.

Dead as a Mutton Again: Journalism's Modernity Problem
Oct. 7, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Perkins Library, The Link Classroom 5

New York Times
interactive news developer Derek Willis talks about journalism in the digital age.

League of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis
Oct. 10, 7-9 p.m.
Special screening of PBS "Frontline" documentary hosted by Prof. Phil Bennett, managing editor of the film.

Lessons from the Cold War
Oct. 21, 4:30-6 p.m.

Sanford Rhodes Conference Room
Leading diplomatic historian Martin Leffler draws lessons from the Cold War for current national security strategy.

In the Media

Its Time to Pay College Athletes
Charles Clotfelter
(Time Magazine)

Syria's Chemical Weapons
Bruce Jentleson
(WWL-AM Tommy Tucker Show)

Too Many 'Hillionaires' In Washington?
Nick Carnes


Continue Your Education
Two Sanford professors are offering 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.

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

September 30, 2013

Sanford News

Sanford Internship Photo Contest
This year, the contest has a “People’s Choice” category for best photo taken by a Sanford student during their internship.
Vote for your choice (only once) by Oct. 2 on the Sanford Facebook page and while you are there, like our page.

Sanford Stories
Look for a special eight-page section on the Sanford School in the Sept/Oct. issue of Duke Magazine mailing this week. Results of our recent alumni survey about important policy issues are included.

Board of Visitors New Members
The Sanford Board of Visitors welcomes eight new members this fall, including Duke alumni Kenneth Jarin AB'72, Laurence Pulgram AB'80 and Hardy Vieux AB'93, Sanford alumni Jill Homan MBA/MPP'06 and Christopher Lam PPS'98. The three new student members are Matthew Barnett PPS'14, Hrachya Toplayan MIDP'14 and Ryan Smith MPP'14.

Alumni News

Alumna Profile: Sophia Hyder MIDP’12
Hyder found a way to combine her love of fashion and her training in development through her company
Evolvemint, which markets free-trade scarfs and handbags made by Bengali artisans. Read more here. 

Timothy J. Kelly PPS’91 has left the Justice Department’s Public Integrity Section to join the staff of Sen. Charles Grassley, ranking Republican member of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Noëlle McAfee
has been promoted to professor of philosophy at Emory University.

Watch Dave Thompson MIDP’00 talk about his career in international development. He was recently appointed to lead the Policy, Outreach, Strategy and Evaluation Unit at USAID.

Matt Tolnick PPS’04 gave up a career as a sports attorney to start his own company selling beef jerky: Lawless Jerky, launched with Kickstarter funds. He began making jerky to share with friends while at Duke.

Watch Butch Trusty MPP/MBA'08 talking about the need for innovative, really smart people in education. He's the education program director at The Joyce Foundation in Chicago.

The Sanford Career Services Office maintains a LinkedIn group dedicated to career networking and job announcements for more experienced professionals. Join Duke Public Policy Alumni Career Group to hear about public policy career opportunities.

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

Faculty News

The creator and editor of PolitiFact, Bill Adair, joined the faculty this summer as a Knight Professor of the Practice of Journalism and Public Policy. Read about his plans to create new journalistic tools for the digital age and his teaching at Sanford.

A new book by Visiting Professor Laura Roselle, Strategic Narratives, Communication Power and the New World Order, co-authored with Alister Miskimmon and Ben O’Loughlin, explores the use of narratives as a tool of political power in international affairs.

Visiting Lecturer Clay Johnson produced the documentary “College $ports: #MissionorMoney,” which features Professor Charles Clotfelter and many Duke, UNC and NCSU sports figures. It premiered on WRAL TV on Sept. 24.

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