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Polis: Center for Politics is committed to increasing our understanding of politics locally, nationally, and globally.
We aim to promote powerful politics research, to foster rich political discourse, and to help a new generation of leaders find on-ramps to public service.

Events

  • Policy Pitch Competition - The Finals

    Date:  04/15/21

    Policy Pitch Competition – The Finals
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  • Leadership in Politics

    Date:  03/31/21

    Leadership in Politics
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  • Global Political Perspectives: A Crash Course on Peru’s Politics and Upcoming Election

    Date:  03/30/21

    Global Political Perspectives: A Crash Course on Peru’s Politics and Upcoming Election
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Research with Impact

Experts

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

Announcing the Innovation Accelerator's Policy Pitch Competition Top 3 Teams!

Announcing the Innovation Accelerator's Policy Pitch Competition Top 7 Teams!

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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Student Engagement

The Polis Team

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Student Hub

Your one-stop shop for student opportunities

Research

Cutting-edge research on the politics of public policy

Duke Votes

Promoting student voter participation

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