Public Policy Events at Duke

Teju Cole: The Crisis of Equality in the Age of Social Media
Thursday, April 24, 2014 7:30 PM // 9:30 PM
Fitzpatrick Center Schiciano Auditorium
The 2014 Kenan Distinguished Lecturer will be Teju Cole, author of the PEN/Hemingway Award winning novel Open City. Cole is a writer, art historian, photographer, and Distinguished Writer in Residence at Bard College.The talk will touch on the personal and global themes raised in Open City and will incorporate other topics, such as population pressure in the city of Lagos, the use of Twitter as an activist space during the Arab revolutions, and the recent testimony by drone victims before the US congress.The annual Kenan Distinguished Lecture in Ethics brings a distinguished speaker to campus to address moral issues of broad social and cultural significance.
Contact: Scott, Katherine
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Panel - Cass R. Sunstein: "The Most Dangerous Man in America"
Friday, April 25, 2014 11:00 AM // 12:30 PM
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The Duke Center for International Development and the Sanford School of Public Policy invite you to a panel discussion on Cass R. Sunstein's book, Simpler: The Future of Government, which proposes that simplifying government leads to smarter regulations and a healthier, happier and more prosperous population. Join us as a panel of Sanford faculty discuss the ideas of the man who spent three years as President Obama¿s "regulatory czar" and was once called "the most dangerous man in America" by Glenn Beck. Panelists include Elizabeth Ananat, Nicholas Carnes, Amar Hamoudi, Marc Jeuland and moderator Mac McCorkle. Lunch will be provided. RSVP online at
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Update on China's CO2 Pilot Cap and Trade Programs
Thursday, May 1, 2014 12:00 PM // 1:30 PM
Richard Morgenstern, senior fellow at Resources for the Future, will present a talk titled "Update on China's CO2 Pilot Cap and Trade Programs" at Duke May 1. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Jaya Ghosh at by Monday, April 28. In less than three decades China has developed from a relatively poor country to become the world¿s second-largest economy after the U.S. Recognizing that the resulting damages to human health and the environment are increasingly unacceptable both at home and abroad, Chinese authorities have embarked on a number of efforts to improve overall environmental conditions while maintaining strong economic growth. A key element of this new strategy is a series of pilot cap and trade programs to reduce CO2 emissions in the highly industrialized, mostly eastern section of the country. The near term aim of the pilots is to reduce emissions and to build the institutions necessary for long run operation of a trading regime. This talk is part of the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and the University Program in Environmental Policy seminar series featurin
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Child Policy Research Certificate Commencement
Friday, May 9, 2014 2:30 PM // 3:30 PM
Rubenstein Hall 200
Child Policy Research certificate students will receive their certificates during a short ceremony.
Contact: Pollock, Barbara 613-9266

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