Joel Luther | POLIS Program Coordinator Despite the divisive nature of U.S. politics, bipartisanship is still alive and well, according to two U.S. senators who spoke at the Sanford School of Public Policy’s annual “Sanford on the Hill” event at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center on July 17. Duke alumni of all ages, distinguished guests, […]
As the current political dialogue swells with conversations about social justice, voting rights and the true meaning of democracy, Duke’s Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) uses the power of storytelling to demonstrate how we can learn from the past to maximize the impact of modern community organizing. With the recent launch of the SNCC Digital […]
Samuel DuBois Cook, an influential figure in the history of civic engagement at Duke, passed away in May of this year. Cook was the first African-American faculty member at Duke and displayed an unwavering commitment to social justice and political engagement throughout his life and tenure at Duke. For more on his legacy, visit The […]
We seek to provide ongoing learning opportunities and resources that reflect best practices in ethical civic engagement. From preparation to reflection, we hope to support staff, faculty and students who are working in the community to do good work well.
We seek to support formal and informal networks among the many civic engagement initiatives across the university. We hope to share ideas and resources with enhanced coordination and collaboration.