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Category: PSC Event Reflections

Polis Recap: Egan Visiting Professor Yuval Levin

“On March 20th, American Grand Strategy, the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media & Democracy, and Polis: Center for Politics, hosted Egan Visiting Professor Yuval Levin to discuss his upcoming book, “American Covenant: How the Constitution Unified Our Nation – And Could Again.” Levin, also the Director of Social, Cultural, and Constitutional studies at the American Enterprise Institute, was joined by Philip M. Napoli…”

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Combating Hate and Bias Recap: Ana Navarro & Bakari Sellers

“The closing event of the Combating Hate and Bias Conference featured keynote speakers Ana Navarro and Bakari Sellers. Navarro is a GOP strategist, political contributor to CNN and Telemundo, and the Co-Host of ABC’s The View. Sellers is an accomplished political analyst and a former Representative for South Carolina…”

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Polis Recap: Inaugural Black Policy Conference

“Polis: Center for Politics served as a co-sponsor for the Black Policy Conference – Policy in Living Color. The conference was hosted by the Sanford Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Policy in Living Color. It provided an opportunity for diverse minds to come together to share insights on today’s most pertinent policy issues. The inaugural conference was organized by students Brittany Gabriel, Christian Jones, Ryana Jones, Omolayo Ojurongbe and Jordan Wilson…”

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Polis Recap: An Evening with Huma Abedin & Reggie Love

“On Wednesday, February 21st, Polis: Center for Politics hosted Polis Distinguished Fellows Huma Abedin and Reggie Love (Duke ’05) to discuss their respective memoirs, Both/And and Power Forward. The evening focused on the Distinguished Fellows’ pathways to politics and how they became confidantes for the prolific political figures of former President Obama and Hillary Clinton, respectively…”

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Combating Hate and Bias Recap: The Unifiers

“The final panel of the Combating Hate and Bias Conference centered on “fostering transformative conversation across differences.” The panel consisted of a cross-disciplinary group of researchers and leaders who have incorporated disparate or oft-overlooked groups into critical political conversations. The Panel included Professor Jed Atkins, Professor…”

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Combating Hate and Bias Recap: Keynote with NYT Columnist and Sanford Professor Frank Bruni

“In a keynote address for the Combating Hate and Bias Conference, New York Times Columnist and Eugene C. Patterson Professor of the Practice of Journalism and Public Policy in the Sanford School of Public Policy Frank Bruni joined Dr. Deondra Rose to discuss the ways in which hate…”

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Combating Hate and Bias Recap: Fighting Racism, Hate, and Bias at the State and Local Levels

“The second panel in the Combating Hate & Bias conference explored how hate, bias, and racism challenge state and local communities. Speakers from academia and state government offered insights into the ways in which communities are fighting for a future that is free of racial…”

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Combating Hate And Bias Recap: Antisemitism, Islamophobia, And Religious Oppression In 21st Century Politics

“The third panel of the Combating Hate and Bias Conference explored combating antisemitism, islamophobia, and religious oppression in 21st-century politics. The panel included Campus Rabbi and Jewish Chaplain for Jewish Life at Duke Rabbi Elana Friedman, Polis Distinguished…”

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Combating Hate And Bias Recap: Hate, Bias, And Racism In Today’s Political And Civic Space

“The first panel of the Combating Hate and Bias Conference explored hate, bias, and racism in today’s political and civic space. The panel was moderated by Conference Chair Abdullah Antepli and included Robin Kirk, Co-Director of the Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities…”

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Welcome Reception For Distinguished Fellow Congressman David Price

“On Thursday, January 19, 2023, Polis: Center for Politics was delighted to host a reception for Congressman David Price, celebrating his return to Duke as a Polis Distinguished Fellow. Additionally, the former Congressman joins Duke University as an Emeritus Professor of Political Science and Public…”

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Polis Recap: Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt

“Described as a “rising star” in politics, Mayor David Holt (R) is the youngest mayor that Oklahoma City has had in nearly a century and the first Native American to serve in the position. He joined POLIS for a conversation about his pathway to public service, his strategies for governing a “purple” city in a highly partisan age, and his conviction that elected officials can and should tell voters difficult truths…”

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PSC Dinner & Discussion: NC Midterm Election

“On November 3rd, Polis Student Committee members joined a panel of four students and two professors to discuss the upcoming North Carolina midterm elections, their motivations for engaging with initiatives to get out the vote, and the importance of the youth voice in politics Speaking at the panel were Chloe Decker (’25) of NC Young People’s Alliance; James Gao (’24)…”

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Rural Conference Recap: The Politics of Rural Identity

“Rural Communities and the Politics of Identity featured Pastor Danny Ellis, North Carolina Representative James Gailliard, Executive Director of Tyrrell County CDC Mavis Hill, Duke Professor Jay Pearson, Duke Master of Public Policy Candidate Jaquell Sneed-Adams, and North Carolina Senator Mike Woodard on diversity and political identity in rural communities…”

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Rural Conference Recap: Contrasts and Connections

“Contrasts and Connections included panelists Kevin Austin, Chair of Yadkin County Commissioners; Linda Brown, President of Asheboro/Randolph Chamber of Commerce; and Patrick Woodie, President of the NC Rural Center. They discussed economic opportunities that have been unfolding in rural and urban communities, workforce development, and the role new businesses play in shaping economic development, particularly focusing on providing opportunities for young residents…”

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