Public Policy Events at Duke

Panel on Emerging Environmental Policy Issues in China
Friday, September 19, 2014 9:00 AM // 11:30 AM
Environment Hall Field Auditorium
Interested in environmental policy research in China? Come hear leading scholars on the environment share their research and expertise. Panelists include: Joanna Lewis, associate professor, Science, Technology and International Affairs, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University; Benjamin van Rooij, John S. and Marilyn Long Professor of U.S.-China Business and Law School of Law, University of California, Irvine; and Shanjun Li, assistant professor, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University. Following the presentations, Gendell Professor of Energy and Environmental Economics and Director, Duke Energy Initiative Richard Newell, and Nicholas School research professor and Director for Economic Analysis at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions Brian Murray, will be providing commentary. For more information contact Erika Weinthal, erika.weinthal@duke.edu
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Ebola: The Outbreak and the Response
Monday, September 22, 2014 5:00 PM // 6:30 PM
Perkins Library 217
Duke faculty experts on Global Health and Africa will hold a week-long series of public events on the continuing Ebola epidemic in West Africa the week of September 22-26, including conversations, lectures, a live videoconference from Nigeria (tentative) , and a film screening. - Monday Sept 22 (5:00 pm), Dr. Chris Woods (Duke Global Health Institute) and Dr. Michael Merson (Director, Duke Global Health Institute)- 217 Perkins Library - Tuesday, Sept 23 (5:00 pm), Dr. Mary H. Moran (Anthropology, Colgate University) Cultural context of the West African countries currently affected, specifically drawing from her expertise in Liberia - Mary Lou Williams Center - Flowers Bldg - Wednesday, Sept 24 (5:00 pm)Dr. Philip Rosoff (Duke Medicine) - 217 Perkins Library - Thursday, Sept 25 (12:00 pm), Dr. Faisal Shuaib (Incident Manager, Ebola Emergency Operations Center in Nigeria) will be giving video conference presentation on Nigeria's first hand country response with managing this pandemic. 040 Trent Hall (This event is tentative). - Friday, Sept 26 (7:00 pm), there will be a showing of the film Contagion (2011; dir. Steven Soderbergh). All of these events are free and open to the entire Duke community (University and Med Center) and the public.
Contact: None
Allies or Enemies: US Strategic Implication of Sino-Soviet Relations
Monday, September 22, 2014 6:00 PM // 7:30 PM
Sanford 223, Rhodes Conference Room
Duke Law alumnus Daniel Blumenthal was vice-chair of the U.S. - China Security Review Commission and the Senior Country Director for China, Hong Kong and Mongolia for the office of the Secretary of Defense. Johns Hopkins Professor Jakob Professor Grygiel is also a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. Together, they will provide fascinating perspectives on Sino-Soviet Relations. Food and drink will be served. Free. Sponsored by the Alexander Hamilton Society and the American Enterprise Institute along with the Duke Program in American Grand Strategy
Contact: Pfadt, Alexandra 613-9301 alex.pfadt@duke.edu
Can Sirleaf Survive Ebola?
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 5:00 PM // 6:30 PM
Mary Lou Williams Center
Duke faculty experts on Global Health and Africa will hold a week-long series of public events on the continuing Ebola epidemic in West Africa the week of September 22-26, including conversations, lectures, a live videoconference from Nigeria (tentative) , and a film screening. - Monday Sept 22 (5:00 pm), Dr. Chris Woods (Duke Global Health Institute) and Dr. Michael Merson (Director, Duke Global Health Institute)- 217 Perkins Library - Tuesday, Sept 23 (5:00 pm), Dr. Mary H. Moran (Anthropology, Colgate University) Cultural context of the West African countries currently affected, specifically drawing from her expertise in Liberia - Mary Lou Williams Center - Flowers Bldg - Wednesday, Sept 24 (5:00 pm)Dr. Philip Rosoff (Duke Medicine) - 217 Perkins Library - Thursday, Sept 25 (12:00 pm), Dr. Faisal Shuaib (Incident Manager, Ebola Emergency Operations Center in Nigeria) will be giving video conference presentation on Nigeria's first hand country response with managing this pandemic. 040 Trent Hall (This event is tentative). - Friday, Sept 26 (7:00 pm), there will be a showing of the film Contagion (2011; dir. Steven Soderbergh). All of these events are free and open to the entire Duke community (University and Med Center) and the public.
Contact: None
Desperate People and Desperate Circumances: Are Desperate Solutions Wise?
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 5:00 PM // 6:30 PM
Perkins Library 217
Duke faculty experts on Global Health and Africa will hold a week-long series of public events on the continuing Ebola epidemic in West Africa the week of September 22-26, including conversations, lectures, a live videoconference from Nigeria (tentative) , and a film screening. - Monday Sept 22 (5:00 pm), Dr. Chris Woods (Duke Global Health Institute) and Dr. Michael Merson (Director, Duke Global Health Institute)- 217 Perkins Library - Tuesday, Sept 23 (5:00 pm), Dr. Mary H. Moran (Anthropology, Colgate University) Cultural context of the West African countries currently affected, specifically drawing from her expertise in Liberia - Mary Lou Williams Center - Flowers Bldg - Wednesday, Sept 24 (5:00 pm)Dr. Philip Rosoff (Duke Medicine) - 217 Perkins Library - Thursday, Sept 25 (12:00 pm), Dr. Faisal Shuaib (Incident Manager, Ebola Emergency Operations Center in Nigeria) will be giving video conference presentation on Nigeria's first hand country response with managing this pandemic. 040 Trent Hall (This event is tentative). - Friday, Sept 26 (7:00 pm), there will be a showing of the film Contagion (2011; dir. Steven Soderbergh). All of these events are free and open to the entire Duke community (University and Med Center) and the public.
Contact: None
Nigeria's First-hand Country Response to Ebola
Thursday, September 25, 2014 12:00 PM // 1:00 PM
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Duke faculty experts on Global Health and Africa will hold a week-long series of public events on the continuing Ebola epidemic in West Africa the week of September 22-26, including conversations, lectures, a live videoconference from Nigeria (tentative) , and a film screening. - Monday Sept 22 (5:00 pm), Dr. Chris Woods (Duke Global Health Institute) and Dr. Michael Merson (Director, Duke Global Health Institute)- 217 Perkins Library - Tuesday, Sept 23 (5:00 pm), Dr. Mary H. Moran (Anthropology, Colgate University) Cultural context of the West African countries currently affected, specifically drawing from her expertise in Liberia - Mary Lou Williams Center - Flowers Bldg - Wednesday, Sept 24 (5:00 pm)Dr. Philip Rosoff (Duke Medicine) - 217 Perkins Library - Thursday, Sept 25 (12:00 pm), Dr. Faisal Shuaib (Incident Manager, Ebola Emergency Operations Center in Nigeria) will be giving video conference presentation on Nigeria's first hand country response with managing this pandemic. 040 Trent Hall (This event is tentative). - Friday, Sept 26 (7:00 pm), there will be a showing of the film Contagion (2011; dir. Steven Soderbergh). All of these events are free and open to the entire Duke community (University and Med Center) and the public.
Contact: None
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The Obama Doctrine
Thursday, September 25, 2014 4:00 PM // 5:30 PM
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Professor Colin Duek of George Mason University will discuss the Obama doctrine as part of the this series on History and Public Policy. Duek is the author of "Hard Line: The Republican Party and U.S. Foreign Policy Since World War II." This event is free and open to the public.
Contact: None
Civic Engagement Distinguished Lecture: Dr. Earl Lewis
Monday, September 29, 2014 5:00 PM // 6:30 PM
Sanford 223, Rhodes Conference Room
The 2014 annual Civic Engagement Distinguished Lecture will be given by Dr. Earl Lewis, President of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and a scholar of History and African American Studies. The conversation will consist of a brief lecture by Dr. Lewis, followed by a conversation between Dr. Lewis, Dean Laurie L. Patton of the Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, and Dean Kelly D. Brownell of the Sanford School of Public Policy. This event is free and open to the public.
Contact: Holden, Elisabeth 668-0456 elisabeth.holden@duke.edu
"No Illusions: The Voices of Russia's Future Leaders" Book Event
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 5:00 PM // 6:30 PM
Sanford Fleishman Commons
Ellen Mickiewicz, James R. Shepley Emeritus Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Political Science, will read short excerpts from her new book "No Illusions: The Voices of Russia's Future Leaders." There will be an introduction by Ambassador Jack F. Matlock, Jr., U.S. Ambassador to Czechoslovakia, 1981-1983 and the USSR, 1987-1991. A reception will follow during which copies of the book will be available for purchase. The event is free and open to the public.
Contact: Lindsley, Mary mary.lindsley@duke.edu
Creating Change Through Charter Schools: A Case Study of the Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP)
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 4:30 PM // 6:00 PM
Sanford 223, Rhodes Conference Room
FIRG seminars explore the relationship between strategic choice-making and impact measurement in foundations and not-for-profit organizations. Please RSVP to mary.grimm@duke.edu.
Contact: Grimm, Mary mary.grimm@duke.edu
Foundation Impact Research Group (FIRG) - Rip Rapson, Kresge Foundation
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 4:30 PM // 6:00 PM
Sanford 223, Rhodes Conference Room
FIRG seminars explore the relationship between strategic choice-making and impact measurement in foundations and not-for-profit organizations. Please RSVP to mary.grimm@duke.edu.
Contact: Grimm, Mary mary.grimm@duke.edu
The Middle East in Turmoil: What's Next?
Monday, October 27, 2014 5:00 PM // 7:00 PM
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Please join us for a discussion of current events in the Middle East featuring professors Omid Safi, Bruce Jentleson, David Schanzer and Abdeslam Maghraoui.
Contact: Majikes, Keri 668-1955 keri.majikes@duke.edu
Foundation Impact Research Group (FIRG) - Paul Joskow, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 4:30 PM // 6:00 PM
Sanford 223, Rhodes Conference Room
FIRG seminars explore the relationship between strategic choice-making and impact measurement in foundations and not-for-profit organizations. Please RSVP to mary.grimm@duke.edu.
Contact: Grimm, Mary mary.grimm@duke.edu
The Long-Run Impacts of Early Childhood Poverty
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 3:00 PM // 4:30 PM
Sanford 223, Rhodes Conference Room

Most poor children achieve less, exhibit more problem behaviors and are less healthy than children reared in more affluent families. Looking beyond these well-known correlations between poverty and negative outcomes in childhood, Ariel Kalil will talk about recent research which assesses the impact of childhood poverty on later attainment and health. She pays particular attention to the potentially harmful effects that early childhood poverty has on later life and to links between early poverty and adult outcomes such as earnings and work hours, as well as obesity and other productivity-impairing health conditions. Kalil will present evidence suggesting that prenatal and early-childhood poverty have substantial negative associations with adult earnings, work hours and certain health conditions, but not with such behavioral outcomes as out-of-wedlock childbearing and arrests.

Kalil is professor in the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago, where she directs the Center for Human Potential and Public Policy and co-directs the Behavioral Insights and Parenting Lab. She is a developmental psychologist who studies how economic conditions and parents' socioeconomic status affect child development and parental behavior. Her recent projects have examined the effects of the Great Recession on parental behavior and child development, and the association between income inequality and children's educational attainment.


Contact: Layko, Erika ehlayko@duke.edu
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Inequality at Home: The Role of Parenting in the Diverging Destinies of Rich and Poor Children
Thursday, November 13, 2014 12:00 PM // 1:30 PM
Sanford 223, Rhodes Conference Room

This talk is open to Center for Child and Family Policy and Public Policy faculty, researchers, staff and invited guests.

Children face very different chances of getting ahead in life, depending on the circumstances of their birth. Gaps in children's development stem at least in part from the myriad differences in the ways advantaged and disadvantaged parents interact with their children. As such, parenting plays a critical role in the diverging destinies of rich and poor children. Traditional policy interventions fail to attack the root cause of achievement gaps. To equalize the playing field, governments may need to invest in parents so parents can better invest in their children. Unfortunately, large-scale parenting interventions typically yield modest effect sizes at best and often do not even change children's skills in the long term. Understanding what motivates parents to invest in their children could have a major impact on the design of policies to reduce inequality in children's skill development. Insights from the field of behavioral economics can inform this question.

Kalil is professor in the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago, where she directs the Center for Human Potential and Public Policy and co-directs the Behavioral Insights and Parenting Lab.


Contact: Layko, Erika ehlayko@duke.edu

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