The program offers courses on topics such as civic participation, political engagement, social entrepreneurship, ethics and public life, and organizational change and development. Students can also participate in the Hart Leadership's experiential learning programs: , and .
Retired Special Agent Nancy McGee spent nearly 30 years at the Missouri Department of Public Safety's Division of Alcohol & Tobacco Control. McGee administered the state's alcohol compliance check program and coordinated the department's efforts on college campuses and with community coalition groups. McGee was also designated the division's liaison officer for local law enforcement agencies that received federal grants through the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's Enforcing the Underage Drinking Laws Program. In that role, she ensured that local law enforcement agencies were trained in best practice strategies to enforce laws to deter underage drinking. Since 2002, McGee has been a consultant for the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation's Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center. She trains regularly on the topics of: developing and sustaining community coalitions; environmental management; working effectively with college communities; compliance check investigations; controlled party dispersal; shoulder tap operations; false identification; media advocacy; managing special events; social media; and working effectively with retailers. McGee has been a featured speaker and panelist at numerous national and state conferences dealing with alcohol policy issues. She earned her BA in political science at the University of Missouri-Columbia, and her JD from the St. Louis University School of Law. McGee is licensed to practice law in both Missouri and Illinois.
Elizabeth Laposata was an inaugural fellow in the Office of Policy at the FDA/CTP. Before becoming an FDA Tobacco Regulatory Science Fellow, she worked at the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education at the University of California, San Francisco. In that capacity, she conducted research into the tobacco industry documents to examine tobacco industry tactics to affect state laws. Prior to that position, Laposata worked in childhood obesity as well as tobacco control at the Public Health Law and Policy (now Changelab Solutions), where she helped draft model ordinances. Laposata received her JD from University of California, Hastings, her MPH in environmental health sciences from University of California, Berkeley, and her BS from the University of Pittsburgh.
The opportunities posed byadvances in information technology (IT), thechangingdemandsof the public for improved service deliveryand the convergencebetween thecharacteristicsofpublicandprivate sectororganizationsand employment create anethical dilemma for many public sector actors bound by public policies ladenwith the legacy values andsocio-economicmoralityofthe second millennium (a sense of public duty;loyalty;probity;neutrality;universalism).
Darlene Huang most recently worked on health and human services issues with the government relations practice group at the law firm of Fredrikson & Byron. Prior to this position, Huang served as a legal and policy analyst with the Minnesota Department of Human Services. Her work focused on Medicaid health care integration and delivery reform efforts. She also worked at the Public Health Law Center's Tobacco Control Legal Consortium on a variety of tobacco control policy issues. Before starting graduate school, Huang was employed by a Colorado county health department. In this role, she served as the lead on smoke-free policy efforts and coordinated a campaign to develop and adopt a county administrative policy preventing tobacco giveaways. Huang received her BS in health and exercise science from Colorado State University. She graduated in 2014 with dual advanced degrees in law and public health (JD/MPH) from William Mitchell College of Law and the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.
The entanglement ofpolitical strategiesfrom thegovernment of the day with the machinery of government hasthrownintoquestion the politicalindependence and integrity of the publicsector (Kouzmin, Dixon and Wilson, 1995).This politicization has gradually seeped down the ranks ofthepublicsector,withofficersbeing confused about to whom they are answerable - their politicalmasters of the day or the wider concept of the community (Dixon, Kouzmin andKorac-Kakabadse, 1998).Accountability, the buzzword of the past decade of reforms, has givenrisetothequestion:accountabletowhom?(Walsh,1993).Furthermore,openinga window on government operation, exemplified by the , in some instances, made public officersmoreunwillingto providewrittenadvice that could beseen as conflicting with the wishes of their ministers (Walsh, 1993).
Duke's commitment to cross- and interdisciplinary research and teaching is a signature part of the university's identity and mission. Undergraduates will enter an environment that equips them to grasp the multiple dimensions of complex problems such as environmental pollution, economic competitiveness, human health and cultural understanding. This commitment has spurred research innovation both within the disciplines and outside, pivotal to the university's mission to put knowledge in the service of society and a major attractor in faculty hiring and student recruitment.
Jennifer Gross is an attorney and a former partner at Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann, and Bernstein. For the past three years, her practice has consisted almost entirely of litigating smoking-related wrongful death cases. Gross's law practice also included work on antitrust, securities, and consumer class actions, particularly those that required quantitative skills and drew on her experience in public policy research. Previously, Gross was a doctoral fellow in public policy at the RAND Corporation, where she spent 10 years conducting statistical and qualitative research on issues related to law and health, health economics, economics of the civil litigation system, and other topics related to law and economics. Gross has also focused on pharmaceutical litigation, including the Vioxx cases, in which she served as a member of the Plaintiff's Steering Committee's Science Subcommittee in the federal multidistrict litigation. She is a coauthor of a law school textbook, Class Actions: Public Good or Private Gain. Gross received her bachelor's degree in economics at Emory University, her MPhil from Rand Graduate School of Policy Studies, and her JD from the University of Southern California.
Developing cross-sectorallinks,exemplifiedbya common database of clients, posechallengestothetraditionalpublicsectorstability of sectoral andsub-sectoralstructures and, at thesame time, signals an eventual shift in thescaleofnetwork arrays towards many more actors tiedacross broader policy spaces (community-issue network dimensions), on the onehand, and the shift from public administrators to public managers modelled onthe image of private sector managers.
The goal of the study of social and behavioral science at Duke is to catalyze pioneering social science research and methods across the social and behavioral sciences by creating new knowledge relevant to contemporary social problems. We focus our research on facilitating access and creating data sources relevant to understanding social problems. By enhancing the skills of researchers, strengthening research teams and training the next generation of social science researchers we translate our findings so that they can influence contemporary understanding of social problems and, in turn, influencing policy debates and solutions.
Sometimes the most elaborate andblatantschemesofpoliticalcorruptiontakeonthe solidity of established institutions, so thatpublic officials finally brought toaccountfortheir actions invariably defend themselves by explaining thatthey participated in the system as they found it.