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HLP alumnus Steven Soto named Schwarzman Scholar

Steven Soto PPS '17 has been named a Schwarzman Scholar. The prestigious scholarship funds a year of study at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Soto participated in the Hart Leadership Program's Political Engagement Pilot Project in 2016. After graduating from Duke with a bachelor’s degree in public policy and a minor in political science, Soto…

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Tony Brown leads Fall 36 Hours at Duke

Sanford recently hosted 36 Hours at Duke, a conference that brought together 20 alumni and community members, each paired with a current student in the Enterprising Leadership class , to discuss leadership, values clarification, and opportunities to create small benefits in the lives of those around them. The goal of the programming, according to Hart Leadership Professor…

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Rachel Rubin featured in The Political Student podcast

Hart Leadership Program Assistant, Rachel Rubin, was recently featured on The Political Student podcast. She shares how she was introduced to politics during her freshman year in the Political Engagement Pilot Project, a yearlong program hosted by HLP. Since then, Rachel has remained civically and politically engaged. The Political Student podcast is hosted by POLIS,…

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Ishan Thakore's radio documentary airs on the BBC

Ishan Thakore (SOL 2012) and Sanford staff member Katie Fernelius co-produced a radio documentary that aired on the BBC about the battle over infrastructure and utilities in Lagos. Ishan  is currently a researcher on Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, a late-night talk and news satire television program that airs on TBS. He spent a year traveling around Cambodia and South…

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Adam Beyer receives Sanford Leadership Award

Adam Beyer, who was in the Political Engagement Pilot Project (PEPP) in 2016, was one of two people who received the Terry Sanford Leadership Award during the undergraduate program for Sanford School of Public Policy's graduation weekend. Read more about Adam's award here.

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