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Applying private-sector solutions to help address social-sector challenges Before coming to Duke, Joy Basu PPS 08 had lived her entire life in the same house, Read more
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Maya Ajmera MPP’93 founded the nonprofit Global Fund for Children (GFC) when she was a student at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke. It grew Read more
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Stefanie Feldman graduated from Duke with a degree in Public Policy Studies (PPS) in 2010. She works at the White House as President Biden's Deputy Read more
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Faith Begay-Dominique MPP’15: Bringing Native Culture to Public Policy By Maddie Wray,  January 12, 2022 Faith Begay-Dominique MPP’15 is one of the first Native American Read more
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Ubong Mark Akpaninyie PPS'12: Taking the Risks in China and Beyond By Maddie Wray, December 1, 2021 Ubong Mark Akpaninyie PPS’12 has had a career Read more
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"If Terry Sanford came back today, he'd say, 'Wow. This is exactly what I thought we should do.'" – David Rubenstein https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWfOE64EjwI Read more
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There are so many things you can do with a degree in public policy! Anjali Kataria PPS'93 has had careers both as an entrepreneur and Read more

Featured Event

The Rooted in Relationship event will explore how to shift power and work in support of (not on behalf of) community-rooted organizations working on the health
and economic viability of historically marginalized communities.

Featured Story

Professor Emerita Helen Ladd believes in the value of Sanford’s MPP program. As one of the first directors of the program, she helped build it into a top-ranked professional program. Today, she is continuing to build the program through her gift to create the Helen F. Ladd Fellowship Fund.