Welcome to Polis

A Letter from our Leadership Team

Mac McCorkle, Director

Deondra Rose, Director of Research

Welcome to Polis: Center for Politics at Duke University's Sanford School of Public Policy!

We are thrilled to serve as the Polis leadership team.  Since its founding in 2015, Polis has worked to prepare future political leaders and to foster the development of engaged citizens through innovative student engagement programs.  We are the proud sponsor of Duke Votes, which promotes voter registration and turnout on campus; we are pleased to offer a new congressional intern training program; and we offer an array of programs that grapple with issues like redistricting, political polarization, voting rights, global politics, and more.

Polis is also committed to Duke's mission of using "knowledge in the service of society."  The Sanford School of Public Policy is home to some of the nation's top political scientists whose research sheds light on some of the most pressing political issues of our time.  Polis aims to promote the creation of innovative scholarship and to foster faculty and student research collaborations through programs like conferences, academic speaker series, and op-ed workshops.

Ours is a vibrant intellectual community of students, staff, faculty, Duke alumni, and friends.  We hope you will join us!

Sincerely,

Mac McCorkle, Director

Deondra Rose, Director of Research