Deepen our undergraduate experience to inspire students to live lives of service and leadership
Our public policy undergraduate program is one of the best in the nation and one of the largest majors at Duke. We have been successful in challenging students to life-changing involvement with programs like the Hart Leadership Program, Duke in DC, American Grand Strategy, and Polis.
Shandiin Herrera received the 2019 Terry Sanford Leadership Award for fostering an inclusive environment for Native students at Duke. She is Duke’s first Native American Udall Scholar.
was named a Rhodes Scholar and Truman Scholar.
was named a Truman Scholar and is one of the youngest board members of Student Action with Farm Workers.
was named Hart Fellow and is working in Jordan to aid Yemeni refugees.
created the nation's first invitational for LGBTQIA+ prospective students.
traveled to Mexico City and interviewed returnees who had been deported from the U.S. His research earned him 2020 Best Honors Thesis.
Kaylee Brilhart won the 2020 Terry Sanford Leadership Award for her work with Duke LIFE which supports low-income, first-generation student engagement at Duke.
PolicyLab is a nonpartisan initiative that gives students the opportunity to research real-world policy questions and draft research for policymakers.
Getting Out the Vote
Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation, spoke about philanthropy and social justice. Leah Abrams PPS’20 introduced him.
Paul Farmer, a physician, medical anthropologist and founder of Partners in Health captivated students with stories of global health
Jason DeParle, a New York Times reporter and author moved in with a family in one of the worst slums in Manila to better understand poverty.
Our award-winning series continues.
More Student Voices
Students described events, classes and opportunities for the website and social media.