Announcing the 2023-24 Hart Fellows
The Hart Leadership Program has announced the 2023-2024 Hart Fellows: Sophia Chimbanda, Ayesham Khan and Quinn C. Smith. All three will engage in a self-designed fellowship experience, conducting their own community-based research projects and providing direct service to their host communities. Since 1995, 113 graduating seniors or recent Duke graduates have been awarded the Hart…Read Story
Study2Practice Faculty Development Workshop Brings Local Humanities Faculty Together
The Hart Leadership Program hosted the Study2Practice: Humanities Teaching as Leadership Training in-person faculty development workshop on March 31 and April 1, 2023. This event was an intensive workshop for humanities educators at local colleges and universities to gain new tools for teaching leadership through the humanities and to reimagine an existing humanities course through…Read Story
Former SOL Fellow Chitra Balakrishnan awarded the Holsti Prize
Former PEP Fellow Jeremy Carballo Pineda Interviews Pierce Freelon for the Indy Week
Announcing the 2023-24 Hart Fellows
The Hart Leadership Program has announced the 2023-2024 Hart Fellows: Sophia Chimbanda, Ayesham Khan and Quinn C. Smith. All three will engage in a self-designed fellowship experience, conducting their own community-based research projects and providing direct service to their host communities. Since 1995, 113 graduating seniors or recent Duke graduates have been awarded the Hart…
HLP to Host Faculty Development Workshop on Humanities Teaching as Leadership Training
The Study2Practice Humanities Teaching as Leadership Training Faculty Development Workshop is an intensive two-day in-person workshop for humanities educators at colleges and universities in the Triangle Area to gain new tools for teaching leadership through the humanities AND to reimagine an existing humanities course through the lens of leadership cultivation, facilitated by faculty from Kallion…
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The Hart Leadership Program challenges students to practice the art of leadership in public life. What is the art? Lao-Tzu said it with minimal words: “With the best of leaders, when the work is done, the project completed, the people all say, ‘Amazing. We did it ourselves.'” It’s taking on challenging work in groups, organizations, institutions and social systems–the kind of work that usually takes people beyond their comfort zones. It requires courage, but it also builds it. It tests us and forms us. It helps us discover who we really are, and what we are capable of doing together, when we locate common purpose. It’s about learning to ask big questions, and then hard questions. It’s an art where groups become the unit of transformation, and where the right questions have the power to generate far more engagement and endurance than easy answers ever would.
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Service Opportunities In Leadership
SOL is an intensive 12-month leadership program for Duke undergraduates that combines academic study, research service learning, mentoring, and leadership training.
The Hart Fellowship Program
The Hart Fellowship Program offers recent Duke graduates ten-month fellowships with domestic and international community-based organizations.
“Tony Brown came from the corporate world to become a Professor of the Practice at Sanford School of Public Policy in 1993. Tony’s approach centers on action-oriented learning that produces real results and challenges students to define their own moral fiber and values.”From
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News & Events
Several current and former Hart Leadership Program-affiliated students won awards recognizing their achievements in leadership and service. Duke's annual "In The Spotlight" ceremony showcases individuals and organizations, nominated by members of the Duke community, whose influence has made a significant impact on University life and beyond. The students were honored at a ceremony on April…