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Sanford Memo --Alumni Newsletter

November 2022

Dean's Message  
Dear Sanford Alumni and Friends,

There are so many reasons I am grateful in this moment at Sanford. Most of all, I am grateful for our strong, involved community – for the people. No matter what obstacles are in front of them, Sanford students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends are committed to making this world a better place. Read the Dean's Message.
Judith Kelley
Dean and ITT/Terry Sanford Professor of Public Policy and Political Science
The 2022 Post-Election Panel: What Just Happened?
Nov. 10, 6:30 pm EST - Washington, D.C. (and virtually)
Presented in conjunction with the Duke DC Alumni club.
Join us for our annual discussion panel featuring Nia-Malika Henderson ‘96 (Senior Political Reporter, CNN) and Neil Newhouse ‘74 (Partner, Public Opinion Strategies). Details and registration.

School Desegregation: Past Present and Future 
Nov. 17, 5:00 pm EST - Sanford School (and virtually)
Sulzberger Distinguished Lecture: Presented by the Duke Sanford Center for Child and Family Policy.
Dr. Dudley Flood PhD ‘80, former educator and champion of school integration, in conversation with Professor Bentley-Edwards. Details and Registration.
2022 APPAM Fall Research Conference - Sanford Reception
Nov. 17-19, 7-9pm EST - Washington, D.C.

Connect with Sanford at the APPAM conference in Washington, D.C.
Sanford is hosting a reception for conference attendees.
If you are attending the conference, meet and mingle with faculty, students and fellow alumni. Details.
MPP 1993 Class Reunion 
Spring 2023 - Washington, D.C. 
Members of the MPP class of ‘93 are organizing a class reunion in Washington D.C. in spring 2023. Please contact Samantha Fiske if you are interested in joining either group or interested in organizing your own class reunion.
Duke Women’s Weekend
March 2-4, 2023
If you plan to attend, sign up to be added to the Early Interest List to gain access to priority registration. Sanford is planning to host a Women in Policy reception the evening of March 2.
To explore more virtual events, visit the Sanford and Duke Alumni Association Forever Learning YouTube channels. 

Alumni Volunteering 

Are you a policymaker or issue advocate who would like to partner with Duke Sanford Policy Lab? Striving to use knowledge in the service of society, this project provides public policy students with a unique opportunity to learn about the important work that our local, state and national leaders are doing and to produce research products that can have an impact on policy. To learn more, visit the website or submit questions here.

Seeking alumni to serve on the Sanford Master’s Mentoring Program. Indicate your interest in serving as a mentor for current MPP/MIDP students starting spring 2023. Please take time to complete this 5-minute survey or contact us here. Visit the website for more details.

Public policy majors graduating in 2012 and 2017, please help Duke improve our career programming by completing the National Alumni Career Mobility Survey. Check your email inbox for more details or visit the brief survey


Sanford Day of Giving

Giving Tuesday 11/29

Tis the season! We encourage everyone to take part in the upcoming Duke Giving Tuesday one-day event, One Day One Duke! Please mark your calendars for Nov. 29 and keep an eye on our social media in the coming weeks for more details and sneak peaks. Help Sanford continue our Outrageous Ambition. #OneDayOneDuke 


Alumni Profile:
Lindsey Kurnath

MPP '08

Lindsey Kurnath MPP'08 describes her career journey through America's national parks. Learn about Lindsey and her career.


Read the most recent alumni notes here.
Do you have a new job, a new baby, a new project? Send us your news! 
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