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As the noted civil rights activist and Durham native Pauli Murray said, “true community is based upon mutuality, equality, and reciprocity. It affirms the richness of individual diversity as well as the common human ties that bind us together.”

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Hart Fellows Program Office Hours

The Hart Fellows Program offers recent Duke graduates ten-month fellowships with organizations that are facing complex social, political, and humanitarian problems.

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The Democracy Fellowship Application Due

The Democracy Fellowship is a collaborative fellowship opportunity for Duke juniors of any discipline or major. The three semester project aims to amplify students’ democracy aspirations and leadership capacity.

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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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“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.”

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HLP students receive Duke leadership awards

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…