By Jackie Ogburn A panel of Duke professors on Monday discussed the political, legal and national security issues raised by the U.S. House impeachment inquiry… Continue Reading Making Sense of the Impeachment Inquiry
Canadian students Eli Levine, Melinda Melvin, Evan Pebesma discuss the reelection of Justin Trudeau. DUCIGS Director Giovanni Zanalda moderated the panel. Photo by Renate Kwon… Continue Reading After Election, Canadian Students Look at Country’s Future
By Jessica Sullivan, POLIS From the 2020 Democratic primary debates to President Trump wanting to buy Greenland, this summer had no shortage of notable moments.… Continue Reading Faculty Panel Reviews a Strange Summer of Jarring Political Headlines
“I am Carmen Castillo: hotel worker, representative, union member, city councilwoman. That’s me, and I want to continue being like that for the rest of my life.” This is how Carmen Castillo begins telling her extraordinary political story.
With a crucial national election looming in India, and with Indian citizens able to vote from abroad for the first time in history, on April 2 Duke students from India provided their insights into the upcoming election.
Think it’s hard being a college student? Try being a political representative as well. On March 4, POLIS: Duke’s Center for Political Leadership, Innovation, and Service invited two young elected officials to speak on Duke’s campus.
Becoming a lawyer was not a proactive choice for Zhubin Parang, but rather a default option after graduating from college. “Law was possibly the most safe profession that I could think of at the time that did not require knowing math,” he said. That might help explain why after practicing corporate law for four years, Parang decided to quit his job and pursue a career in comedy. But, as he said in a talk this month to POLIS and Sanford School of Public Policy students, it also explains why he’s comfortable doing comedy with a political edge.
Mike Abramowitz, president of Freedom House, and Sanford School Dean Judith Kelley shared a timely message in a Feb. 25 panel discussion: Democracy is “not a one-way street,” and democratic nations can fall back into authoritarianism.
Duke University boasts seven alums currently serving in the U.S. Congress. On February 18, Duke University welcomed its third of the 2018-2019 academic year: Scott Peters ’80, who spoke to Duke students at the Sanford School of Public Policy.
Mo Elleithee, former spokesman for Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign and later for the Democratic National Committee, has no interest in partisan politics. During a talk last week at Duke, Elleithee explained why.
One of the most influential figures in the American conservative movement over the last 40 years, Grover Norquist spoke Feb. 7 at Duke about conservatism, issue advocacy, and his longstanding role in politics.
After the 2018 mass shooting in his Pittsburgh neighborhood of Squirrel Hill at the Tree of Life synagogue, where his parents were married and his closest friends regularly attended services, junior David Frisch began planning a campus panel discussion on how to reduce gun violence.
What is it like to work on a presidential campaign? About 40 Duke students gathered Jan. 17 to hear stories from the campaigning front lines from experienced students and staff.
More than 300 national experts and advocates for redistricting and gerrymandering reform gathered at Duke’s Penn Pavilion Jan. 25-26 to move forward toward a bipartisan consensus on redistricting.
What should we expect from Congress between January and the presidential election in 2020, now that Democrats have won back the House? Not much, according to one U.S. senator.
When the simple question – Do you plan to vote? – resulted in an F-bomb hurled his way, Gunther Peck took the high road. He inquired why the person was so angry. “I want you to vote,” he told the hurler.
By Hannah Miao ’21, POLIS What do typewriters, the Peace Corps, and former US Senator Jay Rockefeller have in common? Each played a key role… Continue Reading A DC Insider on How Bipartisanship Can Bring Lasting and Sustainable Change
Political observers call it a “blue moon election.” Once every 12 years, North Carolinians go to the ballot box and face an election with… Continue Reading What Would the Six Constitutional Amendments on the NC Ballot Do?
We are now at capacity for this event. Thank you for your interest. Duke University’s student organization “Young Americans for Liberty” has successfully secured Senator… Continue Reading SOLD OUT: Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) to Speak on 11/9
Global Perspective series has foreign students provide insight into their country’s news-making events.
Virginia Rep. Kathy Tran, T’00, has an extraordinary American story, one that has taken her from her arrival at age 2 with her family as refugees from Vietnam to being a rising star in Virginia politics.
Two statistics loom heavily in the discussions journalist Issac Bailey has with readers concerning the topics of race and crime.
“Don’t believe all the hype of Washington, D.C.,” Congressman Tom Reed (R-NY) urged last week at a Duke panel discussion. That hype feeds a lot… Continue Reading Congressional Bipartisanship Isn’t Dead; It’s Just Under the Radar
Major news of the summer began with a wedding and ended it with a funeral, with global summits and failed immigration policies in between, speakers said during a roundtable discussion.
About 250 Duke alumni, faculty and friends gathered Wednesday for the Sanford School of Public Policy’s annual “Sanford on the Hill” event at the Capitol… Continue Reading Acclaimed Journalist Judy Woodruff Addresses Sanford Community
To understand NBC national political reporter Jonathan Allen, one need look no further than his two stints at POLITICO — first as a contract hire… Continue Reading ‘I’m contrarian. I’m a curmudgeon. Journalism is my calling.’
Three local activists from across the political spectrum described the joys and challenges of citizen activism at an April 17 panel in the Sanford School’s Rhodes Conference Room, sponsored by Duke’s Center for Political Leadership, Innovation, and Service (POLIS).
In the contemporary political scene, there are few true bipartisans remaining. Two of them came to Duke April 4 to discuss the state of political compromise in a time of deep ideological divisions.
By Jackie Ogburn Describing herself as “a recovering politician,” Sen. Olympia Snowe, former Republican senator and representative from Maine, Monday described the polarization in the… Continue Reading Bipartisanship Still Possible Says Sen. Olympia Snowe
Nearly 40 students, faculty, and community members took a crash course on Egyptian politics on March 1 at the Sanford School of Public Policy, exploring Egypt’s complex history and how the growing power of the country’s president and his muzzling of civil society is affecting one of the most important countries in the Middle East.
U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA) practices what he preaches. On Thursday, the U.S. Marine Corps veteran sat down with Duke POLIS Director Fritz Mayer and nearly 200 members of the Duke community to discuss topics ranging from bipartisanship to guns. Throughout the event, Moulton brought it back to having the courage to serve.
On January 30, Neil Newhouse, Republican pollster and Duke Alum (BA’74), spent half a day with Duke students to share perspectives on polling, contemporary politics, and Washington, DC careers. His visit was sponsored by POLIS: Duke’s Center for Political Leadership, Innovation, and Service.
On January 29, Politico senior reporter Michael Kruse spent half a day on campus with Duke students to share insights on political reporting and our current state of politics. His visit was sponsored by POLIS: Duke’s Center for Political Leadership, Innovation, and Service and was cosponsored by the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy.
More than two dozen female Duke students gathered for three hours on Jan. 27 to participate in an annual on-campus workshop sponsored by Duke’s Center… Continue Reading POLIS Training Workshop Gets Duke Women Ready to Run for Political Office
Space is limited. Reserve a seat by clicking here. U.S. congressman and decorated Marine Corps veteran Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) will deliver a public talk about the… Continue Reading Conversation with U.S. Congressman Seth Moulton February 22
Have you ever thought about running for office, but felt daunted by the financial cost of getting elected? According to Sanford School assistant professor Nick Carnes, you wouldn’t be alone.
Professor Jay Pearson was the guest speaker at this week’s Breakfast and Politics with Fritz, a biweekly series of breakfast and political conversations with guests speakers.… Continue Reading Breakfast and Politics with Fritz Mayer and Jay Pearson
On November 13, Politico reporter Daniel Lippman spent the day with Duke students to share insights on political reporting and our current state of politics. … Continue Reading From Teenage Gadfly to Politico Reporter
By Jackie Ogburn “What’s bad for conservatism, for Republicans and the nation is good for us,” Ross Douthat, a conservative columnist for The New York Times, said… Continue Reading Pundits McArdle and Douthat Discuss State of GOP
There is a crisis of political apathy in the United States, and it’s up to American political leaders to reverse that trend and improve deep… Continue Reading FEC Commissioner Urges Action to Promote Political Engagement in Young Voters
Bloomberg columnist Megan McArdle and New York Times columnist Ross Douthat will discuss the future of conservatism during a free, public event Wednesday, Nov. 8,… Continue Reading Journalists to Discuss the Future of Conservatism
By Jackie Ogburn Former Congressman Barney Frank’s talk at the Sanford School on Oct. 24 was a defense of the embattled art of political compromise.… Continue Reading Former Congressman Barney Frank Defends Pragmatism in Politics
Significant mistrust of politicians, concentrated presidential power, clear divisions among political parties and compulsory voting for all 18-to-70-year-olds are among dozens of issues raised Thursday… Continue Reading A Crash Course on Argentine Politics and Upcoming Elections
More than 80 members of the Duke students, alumni, faculty, and staff from across the ideological spectrum gathered Oct. 12 for an evening of advocacy… Continue Reading Alumni Affairs, POLIS Bring Students Together with Women Activists to Discuss Politics & Civic Leadership
By Jackie Ogburn In these days of extreme political polarization, how do you get people from all political stripes working together and finding solutions? You… Continue Reading North Carolina Leadership Forum Begins Second Year with Focus on Energy
Former Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank will discuss the current state of politics in the U.S. in a talk on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy. The talk, which is… Continue Reading Former U.S. Representative Barney Frank to Speak at Duke
Our biweekly breakfast political conversation series, WTF (Wake To Fritz), returns this semester! Join us every other Tuesday in Sanford 201 for breakfast and conversations… Continue Reading WTF (Wake to Fritz): Breakfast Political Conversations Starting 9/5
Drop by Rhodes Conference Room (Sanford 223) on August 29 for a quick bite to eat and to hear about some of our programming for… Continue Reading 8/29, 12pm: POLIS Welcome Back Lunch
Despite the divisive nature of our politics, bipartisanship is still alive and well, according to two U.S. senators who spoke at the Sanford School of Public Policy’s annual “Sanford on the Hill” event at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center on July 17.
On April 2, Duke students gathered in Room 04 of the Sanford Building to be part of a “Political Participation Boot Camp.”
Despite their opposing political viewpoints, John Hood and Leslie Winner encourage others to look past the heated polarization of today’s politics.
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.
Read more about our inauguration watch party last week and our faculty and student panel afterwards! https://today.duke.edu/2017/01/inauguration-watch-party-faculty-and-students-share-ideas-way-forward
In the aftermath of a divisive election, Duke Professor Fritz Mayer opened an inauguration day panel Friday asking, “How do we make North Carolina purple?”… Continue Reading Looking to Find a Way Toward Bipartisan Consensus North Carolina Politics
Join Phil Bennett, co-Producer of PBS’ Divided States of America documentary, Dan Balz of the Washington Post, and Jason Zengerle of GQ for a discussion… Continue Reading How We Got Here: The Rise of Political Polarization
Please join POLIS for the keynote event of the Purple Project launch – January 20, 3:00pm in the Rhodes Conference Room 223 at Sanford.
Join POLIS and the DeWitt Wallace Center for discussion with PolitiFact’s Editor, Angie Holan, on how they will be tracking the President’s campaign promises.
The new media environment, gender, race and class are all important themes of 2016 Presidential Elections, according to national experts who spoke at the Duke Sanford School of Public Policy’s annual “Sanford on the Hill” event at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center on July 12.
Macon Phillips, Trinity ’00, spoke about how to use technology to engage people in politics in a talk at the Sanford School of Public Policy Wednesday, February 10.
On Feb. 29, the eve of the Super Tuesday Primary, three comedians who host radio talk shows for SiriusXM Insight will perform stand-up comedy at Duke University’s Page Auditorium.