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HLP Supports Eight-Campus N.C. Youth Voting Initiative

Across the nation, young people between the ages of 18 and 24 are the least likely to vote. At Duke, the Hart Leadership Program at the Sanford School of Public Policy is aiming to change that.

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Fall events showcase array of community opportunities

This semester's Connect2Politics events tackled a variety of topics related to political leadership and community-engaged work, including local government innovation, journalism, and data analysis.

Hart Leadership and Polis Launch Political Engagement Project

The Hart Leadership Program and the Center for Political Leadership Innovation and Service (POLIS) are excited to launch a new undergraduate fellowship program focused on political engagement.  

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Connect2Politics concludes 2018-2019 series

Connect2Politics promotes student engagement with critical political issues and actors by hosting intimate gatherings with political practitioners of all types and stripes.

Democratic candidates for president who have appeared at Hart

Democratic Primary Field Includes Several Hart Leadership Speakers

Before they were national names, they were Hart Leadership Program speakers. In the last 10 years, the HLP has brought four contenders in the already-crowded 2020 Democratic primary field to Duke’s campus


As Duke prepared to play at Notre Dame in a January 2015 basketball match-up, Notre Dame’s hometown mayor Peter Buttigieg seemed to be on the wrong campus. But Buttigieg’s Duke visit was no mistake. He was here for Connect2Politics (C2P), an initiative of the Hart Leadership Program (HLP).

Julian Castro: Connect2Politics Keynote Speaker

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, Keynote Speaker of the 2012 Democratic National Convention, delivered the final speech in the Connect2Politics series.