April@POLIS

Happening@POLIS – April 2017

A talk with a state senator, a political participation boot camp, a bipartisan discussion on the state of NC politics, and a lunch chat with a former gubernatorial candidate. Check out everything that’s happening at POLIS in April.

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POLIS is co-sponsoring an event with the Duke Hindu Students Association to bring State Senator Jay Chaudhuri to campus. Sen. Chaudhuri is the first Indian-American elected to the North Carolina State Senate. Come out to hear him talk about diversity and political action, followed by a Q&A session!


Passionate about an issue? Want to make your voice heard but don’t know how?

The Political Participation Boot Camp equips students with the skills to be active citizens on both sides of the political aisle.

The roughly two-hour boot camp on Sunday, April 2nd from 9:45am – 12:00pm in Sanford 04 will launch students into effective political advocacy through a series of three speakers.

Politics doesn’t just have to be for politicians. Learn how to make change in our political systems.


Join us for a bipartisan discussion on the state of politics in North Carolina and how we can work towards “Finding Common Ground in a Polarized World” with state leaders John Hood and Leslie Winner. The discussion will be moderated by Duke Professor of Public Policy and Associate Dean for Strategy and Engagement Frederick “Fritz” Mayer. RSVP here.


Interested in learning about how to run a political campaign? Duke professor Michael Munger will be hosting a lunch chat in Sanford to discuss his experiences running for Governor of NC as the Libertarian candidate. RSVP if you would like to attend! Pizza will be provided.


Check out the latest episode of our Devil’s Dicourse podcast, available now on Soundcloud and iTunes.

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