Upcoming Events

  • Date/Time Event Location
    10/29/18
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    A Conversation with Tamera Luzzatto, former Chief of Staff to Senator Hillary Clinton Rhodes Conference Room (Sanford 223)
    10/30/18
    9:00 am - 10:00 am
    WTF (Wake to Fritz) with Tamera Luzzatto Sanford 150
    11/07/18
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Mid-Terms Faculty Panel Sanford 04
    11/10/18
    12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Duke Women Campaign Workshop: Developing A Personalized Calendar For Your Future Run
    11/13/18
    9:00 am - 10:00 am
    WTF (Wake to Fritz) Sanford 150
    11/27/18
    9:00 am - 10:00 am
    WTF (Wake to Fritz) Sanford 150

    Events Archive

    Congressional Bipartisanship Isn’t Dead; It’s Just Under the Radar

    “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 of misconceptions about widespread and extreme polarization in Congress. The truth, Reed said is collaboration can, and does, happen across the aisle. Reed and fellow Congressman Dan Lipinski (D-IL) spoke Read more about Congressional Bipartisanship Isn’t Dead; It’s Just Under the Radar[…]

    Acclaimed Journalist Judy Woodruff Addresses Sanford Community

    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 Visitors Center. Guest speaker Judy Woodruff, anchor and managing editor of PBS NewsHour, discussed current issues in politics and media with Frederick “Fritz” Mayer, professor in the Sanford School and Read more about Acclaimed Journalist Judy Woodruff Addresses Sanford Community[…]

    ‘I’m contrarian. I’m a curmudgeon. Journalism is my calling.’

    To understand NBC national political reporter Jonathan Allen, one need look no further than his two stints at POLITICO — first as a contract hire in late 2009, and then as a full-time hire in 2010 after a nearly six-week excursion into political advocacy. The POLITICO newsroom was split on whether to re-hire someone who Read more about ‘I’m contrarian. I’m a curmudgeon. Journalism is my calling.’[…]

    Bipartisanship Still Possible Says Sen. Olympia Snowe

    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 nation’s capital as an “unfortunate and regrettable chapter in our political history.” Snowe gave the Crown Lecture in Ethics at the Sanford School, drawing on her experience as the first Read more about Bipartisanship Still Possible Says Sen. Olympia Snowe[…]

    During a Day with Students, Journalist Michael Kruse Draws Connections Between Political Reporting and Citizenship

    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.

    POLIS Training Workshop Gets Duke Women Ready to Run for Political Office

    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 for Political Leadership, Innovation, and Service (POLIS) designed to train them to run for political office. Cosponsored by the Penny Pilgram George Women’s Leadership Initiative, this year’s training was led Read more about POLIS Training Workshop Gets Duke Women Ready to Run for Political Office[…]

    Conversation with U.S. Congressman Seth Moulton February 22

    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 country’s future Thursday, Feb. 22, at Duke University. The event is 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Schiciano Auditorium in the Pratt School of Engineering’s Fitzpatrick Center. Parking is available in Read more about Conversation with U.S. Congressman Seth Moulton February 22[…]

    Breakfast and Politics with Fritz Mayer and Jay Pearson

    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. Pearson’s research examines how policy sponsored structural inequality influences social determination of health. A native of Hertford County North Carolina, Pearson’s early experiences in the rural agricultural south shaped his Read more about Breakfast and Politics with Fritz Mayer and Jay Pearson[…]

    From Teenage Gadfly to Politico Reporter

    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.  His visit was sponsored by POLIS: Duke’s Center for Political Leadership, Innovation, and Service and the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy. Mr. Lippman’s program included guest-speaking in POLIS Read more about From Teenage Gadfly to Politico Reporter[…]

    Pundits McArdle and Douthat Discuss State of GOP

    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 at the Sanford School on Wednesday night. He and Megan McArdle, a columnist for The Bloomberg View, discussed the state of the GOP and conservatism in the age of Trump. Read more about Pundits McArdle and Douthat Discuss State of GOP[…]

    FEC Commissioner Urges Action to Promote Political Engagement in Young Voters

    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 engagement with the public, said Ellen Weintraub, a commissioner with the Federal Election Commission on Nov. 2 at the Sanford School of Public Policy. Speaking at a public forum on Read more about FEC Commissioner Urges Action to Promote Political Engagement in Young Voters[…]

    Journalists to Discuss the Future of Conservatism

    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, at Duke University. “Conservatism in the Age of Trump” begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Fleishman Commons at the Sanford School of Public Policy; a reception will follow. Parking is Read more about Journalists to Discuss the Future of Conservatism[…]

    Former Congressman Barney Frank Defends Pragmatism in Politics

    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. “No unrealized ideal ever fed a child, or provided medical care to someone who needs it,” he said. “The issue is when and how to be pragmatic.” Frank served in Read more about Former Congressman Barney Frank Defends Pragmatism in Politics[…]

    A Crash Course on Argentine Politics and Upcoming Elections

    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 by student panelists during a lunch-and-learn about Argentina’s politics and upcoming elections. More than 40 Duke students gathered for the discussion at the Sanford School of Public Policy. (Click here to Read more about A Crash Course on Argentine Politics and Upcoming Elections[…]

    Alumni Affairs, POLIS Bring Students Together with Women Activists to Discuss Politics & Civic Leadership

    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 and political engagement. Titled “Engaging Women in Advocacy and Action” and sponsored by Duke Alumni Affairs, this event was the brainchild of alumnae leaders active in the Triangle Women’s Forum. Read more about Alumni Affairs, POLIS Bring Students Together with Women Activists to Discuss Politics & Civic Leadership[…]

    North Carolina Leadership Forum Begins Second Year with Focus on Energy

    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 start with a story. Such as the story of Horace Pritchard, whose family has lived in Pasquotank County for five generations.  On the family land he farms corn, wheat, soybeans Read more about North Carolina Leadership Forum Begins Second Year with Focus on Energy[…]

    Former U.S. Representative Barney Frank to Speak at Duke

    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 open to the public, begins at 6 p.m. in the Sanford School’s Fleishman Commons. Parking will be available for a fee in the Science Drive Visitor Lot. The talk, titled “The Fight for Read more about Former U.S. Representative Barney Frank to Speak at Duke[…]

    WTF (Wake to Fritz): Breakfast Political Conversations Starting 9/5

    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 about the politics of the day with Professor Frederick “Fritz” Mayer and friends. We’d love for you to join us for our first WTF of the school year, next Tuesday, Read more about WTF (Wake to Fritz): Breakfast Political Conversations Starting 9/5[…]

    Looking to Find a Way Toward Bipartisan Consensus North Carolina Politics

    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?” The bipartisan panel of political leaders and activists expressed optimism that it would be possible for North Carolinians – and the country – work more across ideological spectrums. Three hours Read more about Looking to Find a Way Toward Bipartisan Consensus North Carolina Politics[…]