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Advancing social equity through research, programming, and policy

The Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University is a scholarly collaborative that studies the causes and consequences of inequality and develops remedies for these disparities and their adverse effects.

Career Achievement Award Recipients

2024 Career Achievement Award Recipients Recognized

The Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University awarded three Career Achievement Awards on Monday, April 1, 2024 in Washington D.C. Award recipients included Governor Lisa D. Cook, PhD, Peter Blair Henry, PhD, and Cecilia Elena Rouse, PhD.

William "Sandy" Darity, Jr. speaking behind a podium

Cook Center Director Sandy Darity Named AEA 2024 Distinguished Fellow

The Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University is excited to announce its founding director, William A. “Sandy” Darity, Jr., has been named a 2024 Distinguished Fellow by the American Economic Association (AEA).

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Register Today: Fall 2024 Cook Center Courses Available at Duke University

The Cook Center is offering two courses during the fall 2024 semester, including “History of Inequality” and “Environmental Justice: Unearthing Disparities, Building Equity”. Students can register now through Duke’s Add/Drop period, ending 9/6.