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April 2020

COVID-19: Policy Perspectives

April 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has rapidly transformed our world in unprecedented ways. At 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8, Duke's Sanford School of Public Policy--in collaboration with the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity and Polis: Center for Politics--will host a virtual event to address the pandemic's far-reaching policy implications. Moderated by Sanford Professor Christina Gibson-Davis, these back-to-back 45-minute conversations will be led first by Sanford Professors Mac McCorkle and Douglas Brook ("Politics, Budgets, and Policy Failure"), and then by…

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Webinar: Reparations for Black Americans- Whether, why, and how?

April 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Online only

Dr. William A. Darity, Jr. and Kirsten Mullen will discuss their new book " From Here to Equality" which will be released on all platforms Monday, April 20, 2020. Click here for more info and to register: https://www.brookings.edu/events/webinar-reparations-for-black-americans-whether-why-and-how/

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Keynote Presentation by Dr. Sandra Barnes

April 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Dr. Sandra Barnes, Asst. Vice Chancellor of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at Vanderbilt University will be the keynote speaker for our virtual celebration. We will be celebrating The Samuel DuBois Cook Center Graduates and Immerse Program Students. For more information contact briella.hargrove@duke.edu .

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May 2020

University Symposium examining COVID-19 Disparities and Health Equity

May 22 @ 9:00 am - 3:15 pm

Please join us on Friday, May 22, from 9:00 a.m.-3:15 p.m. for the upcoming online research symposium, “A Call to Action: Identifying next steps to address biomedical, health care, and social drivers of COVID-19 disparities.” Dr. William A. Darity will  be one of the panel speakers looking at structural inequities/social determinants as the foundation for the COVID-19 disparities.

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July 2020


July 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for a special, five-part virtual conversation series on race and inequity in America. Partnering with Duke Black Alumni, the Department of African and African American Studies (AAAS), and Duke’s world-class faculty, we will explore topics at the intersection of economics, public policy, government, sociology, culture and more during this pivotal time in U.S. history. “Wealth and the Black Middle Class” led by Professor Sandy Darity, the Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies,…

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