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Durham is at the Cusp

Guest post by Wendy Jacobs T’83 | Chair of Durham Board of County Commissioners The decisions we make today about transit will decide the future of Durham and our region. Over the past 15 years we have experienced transformative change.  American Tobacco, DPAC and the Durham Bull’s Stadium were the first of many catalyzing projects […]

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Hard Work, Real Impact

Guest post by Emily Hadley T’15 | Duke College Advising Corps Two years ago, during the spring of my senior year, I turned down a consulting job. The company seemed to do important work and my family was excited about my possible ascent into a higher income bracket, but after four years of a Duke curriculum […]

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John Hope Franklin Center | Call for Proposals

The John Hope Franklin Center seeks collaborating partners for its Fall 2017 Wednesdays at the Center program. For more information, visit jhdc.duke.edu/portfolio-item/call-for-proposals/ Program Description: Wednesdays at the Center (W@TC) is a weekly series in which scholars, artists, journalists, and others speak informally about their work in conversation with an audience of students, faculty, staff, and community […]

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Propose a New DukeEngage Program

Does your research align with the DukeEngage mission? Do you have expertise in specific regions of our world? Civic engagement is a broad term that can include everything from volunteerism to democratic participation. We seek to support student projects ranging from: working in local schools; assisting with disaster recovery; volunteering with an international human rights […]

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Everyone a Changemaker

Guest post by Sarah Thelen, MPP candidate | Sanford School of Public Policy Everyone a changemaker. It takes one. These were some of the themes of the Ashoka U conference in Miami, Florida this past weekend. The need for change and innovation at the policy level was a fascinating topic that wove itself through most […]

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Welcome Dr. Hahrie Han

The Duke Office of Civic Engagement is pleased to welcome Hahrie Han as a distinguished lecturer. She will be on campus on March 29 & 30 giving talks and visiting classes. If you’d like to meet with Dr. Han, please contact Leslie Parkins, leslie.parkins@duke.edu Hahrie Han is the Anton Vonk Associate Professor of Political Science at […]

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Living in Illiberal Democracy

Guest post by Leah Abrams T’20 When I was in grade school, I learned the difference between democracy and authoritative government. In a democracy, that shining city upon a hill, the people had a voice in politics. They chose their leaders in free and fair elections, and their concerns were addressed by caring politicians. In […]

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Sanford Policy Bridge Funding

Sanford Policy Bridge (within the Sanford School of Public Policy) is offering small grant funding to support engagement activities that serve to catalyze, expand or enhance efforts to bridge research and public policy efforts at Duke. Proposals may request up to $4,000 in support of a variety of activities, including: Collaborative work with policy or […]

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A Wall of Fear

Guest post by Kristina Smith T’19 | Public Policy and Education On Friday January 27th, Donald Trump signed an executive order to close borders to refugees and people from seven Muslim countries. While this act, similar to his promises to “build the wall,” are indicative of many things, none more so than a lack of […]

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