This Week at Sanford: Sept. 22-28, 2014

Check out upcoming events at Duke's Sanford School of Public Policy below. Ebola: The Outbreak and the Response Sept. 22 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Perkins Library 217 The first of a week-long series of public events (Sept. 22-26) on the continuing Ebola epidemic in West Africa hosted by the Duke Africa Initiative, DGHI, DUCIS, and AMI. Duke faculty experts on Global Health and Africa Dr. Chris Woods and Dr. Michael Merson will host the discussion. Find information here on the other events in the series, which are all free and open to the public.

Allies or Enemies: U.S. Strategic Implication of Sino-Soviet Relations Sept. 22 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Sanford 223, Rhodes Conference Room Duke Law alumnus Daniel Blumenthal, vice-chair of the US-China Security Review Commission and the Senior Country Director for China, Hong Kong and Mongolia for the office of the Secretary of Defense, and Johns Hopkins Professor Jakob Grygiel, a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, will provide their perspectives on Sino-Soviet relations. Food and drink will be served. For information, contact Alexandra Pfadt


World Food Issues, Health and the Environment   Sept. 23 12 p.m.- 1 p.m. Trent Hall, Room 040 Join us for a Global Health Exchange Lecture, sponsored by Duke Global Health Institute, featuring Sanford Dean Kelly Brownell for a discussion on hunger/food insecurity, obesity, the impact of agriculture on the environment and food safety and security. The lecture will focus on how these areas affect one another and how a coordinated approach to world food policy might be implemented. Free and open to the public

Can Sirleaf Survive Ebola? Sept. 23, 5 -6:30 p.m. Mary Lou Williams Center, Flowers Building Dr. Mary H. Moran (Anthropology, Colgate University) will provide cultural context of the West African countries currently affected by the Ebola epidemic, specifically drawing from her expertise in Liberia.

Social Equity in the 21st Century Sept. 24, 12 p.m. John Hope Franklin Center, Room 240 Professors William “Sandy” Darity Jr. and Bob Korstad in a conversation on social equity, moderated by Mark Anthony Neal.  Presented by the Duke Consortium on Social Equity.

Desperate People & Circumstances: Are Desperate Solutions Wise? Sept. 24, 5- 6:30 p.m. Perkins Library 217 Philip Rosoff of Duke Medicine will speak to the challenges of planning for a pandemic and the ethical implications of untested vaccine use.

Nigeria's First-hand Country Response to Ebola Sept. 25, 12-1 p.m. Trent 40 Dr. Faisal Shuaib (Incident Manager, Ebola Emergency Operations Center in Nigeria) will be giving a video conference presentation on Nigeria's first hand country response with managing this pandemic. RSVP to

Duke in Washington & Forum for Scholars and Publics Election Series - Health Care Sept. 25, 4-5 p.m. FSP conference room in Old Chem For the second event  of the Duke and DC elections series, Don Taylor, Associate Professor of Public Policy, and James Capretta (G ’87), former Associate Director of the Office of Management and Budget discuss health care. The participants will be connected by video, so there will be a real-time exchange of ideas.  The discussions will be recorded and posted on YouTube and other channels for later viewing. Learn about the whole 7-part series here.

The Obama Doctrine Sept. 25, 4 -5:30 p.m. Sanford 03 Professor Colin Duek of George Mason University and author of Hard Line: The Republican Party and U.S. Foreign Policy Since World War II will discuss the Obama doctrine as part of a series on History and Public Policy. This event is free and open to the public.

Healthy Architecture: Building Sustainable Learning Environments for Our Kids Sept. 25, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Rhodes Conference Room Matt Trowbridge, investigator with Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, speaks about healthy architecture and design, and  the opportunity to align health and commercial interests for mutual benefit.

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