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

As we continue to navigate a global pandemic that feels like a marathon with occasional sprints to an elusive finish line, I want to share with you some very good and exciting news from the Hart Leadership Program. First, we are delighted to welcome Associate Professor of the Practice Alexandra Zagbayou to the Hart Leadership Program!  The former executive director of Student U in Durham, NC, Alexandra brings a wealth of pedagogical insight and community-based expertise and know how to her classes at Hart.  This spring, Alexandra is teaching Women in Leadership, a course we can now offer every semester, and Border Crossing, the gateway class for our Service in Leadership (SOL) program.  She will be guiding our new SOL cohort through their summer projects and sharing them with Andrew Nurkin who is teaching the SOL capstone in the fall. HLP’s signature leadership development program is in very good hands!

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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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