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  • The Reality of COVID

    Date:  01/13/21

    The Reality of COVID
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  • Leadership and Politics

    Date:  11/13/20

    Leadership and Politics
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  • Ways & Means Presents: Climate Whistleblowers (A live podcast event)

    Date:  11/09/20

    Ways & Means Presents: Climate Whistleblowers (A live podcast event)
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Research with Impact


Political scientists at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy draw upon a variety of theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches to produce...  Read More

Duke Sanford PolicyLab

Policy Lab is a nonpartisan, service-learning project which gives undergraduate students the opportunity to research policy questions and draft solutions for...  Read More

Ways & Means Podcast

Polis is proud to sponsor of Season 5 of Ways & Means. Produced by the Duke Sanford Communication team, this award winning podcast showcases cutting-edge... Read More

Marking the Centennial of the 19th Amendment

The 19th Amendment Today: Student Stories

Today is the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment!

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