Dear Students, Colleagues, & Friends of the Hart Leadership Program,

As we enter the fourteenth month of this global pandemic and many, though not all of us, receive our first and/or second immunization shots, we are grateful for the hopes, aspirations, and everyday know-how that has sustained us thus far through this remarkably challenging period.  As spring returns to Durham, I am also reminded of the joys and lessons of gardening and cultivation.  After hours attending meetings, teaching classes, or listening to students’ exciting project work on zoom each day, I have been eager and impatient to dig in the dirt and to plant tomatoes this past month. Too eager in fact. The abrupt cold snap that arrived on April Fools’ Day – and which frosted my tomatoes – reminded me of two things that gardening and leadership share: patience and a plan B.

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The Forced Return - podcast on immigration

Maggie Loredo and Adriana Figueroa visited the Sanford School recently to talk about the impacts of immigration policy in the United States and Mexico. Maggie is the founder of Otros Dreams en Accion, an organization that helps those who have been deported to Mexico get familiarized with their new home. Adriana is a returnee born

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Announcing the 2018-19 Hart Fellows

We are pleased to announce our 2018-19 Hart Fellows. Since 1995, the Hart Fellows Program has placed recent Duke graduates with partner  organizations around the world for intensive, 10-month community-based projects. Hart Fellows conduct research projects in collaboration with their host organizations, while simultaneously developing their own understanding of ethical leadership as they encounter the social

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Book Party For Bruce Jentleson

The Hart Leadership Program recently hosted a party to celebrate the publication of Bruce Jentleson’s new book, The Peacemakers: Leadership Lessons from Twentieth-century Statesmanship. Bruce Jentleson is a Professor of Public Policy and Political Science at Duke University.  He previously served as Director of the Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy, which is now Sanford

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SOL Students Present Research at Visible Thinking

Twelve students who participated in Service Opportunities in Leadership (SOL) last year presented their research findings at Visible Thinking, Duke’s annual event that celebrates the achievements of undergraduate researchers. SOL students represented ten percent of the total research projects showcased across the humanities, the natural sciences and engineering, and the social sciences. Below is a

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Meet the SOL Summer Grant Recipients

The Hart Leadership Program is proud to introduce eight students who have been awarded SOL Summer Grants. The grants are awarded to qualified undergraduates to design and conduct community-based research projects collaboratively with partner organizations for 8-12 weeks during the summer of 2018. In a competitive application process, students designed their own community based research project,

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