Stand for Democracy: A Conversation With Jessica Huseman

October 1 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Jessica Huseman will speak with Prof. Bill Adair about her work covering voting rights and election administration for ProPublica. She is the lead reporter for ProPublica's Electionland project, which helps hundreds of newsrooms across the United States cover ballot access issues in real time. Please click here to register.                                    This fall semester at Duke University, the Sanford School of Public Policy is organizing…

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The Chronicle’s Fall Speaker Series: John Harwood

October 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

CNN White House Correspondent and Duke alum, John Harwood '78, kicks off The Chronicle's Fall 2020 Speaker Series on Tuesday, October 6th at 7 pm. REGISTER HERE to receive a Zoom link. David Graham '09, adjunct professor and staff writer for The Atlantic, will lead the discussion. There will be a chance to ask questions at the end of the discussion - you can send them ahead of time to or drop them in the chat during the discussion.

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The Vote: Reimagining What It Could Be, hosted by POLIS

October 8 @ 8:00 am - October 9 @ 10:00 pm

Hosted by Polis: Center for Politics In addition to marking the 2020 election, this virtual symposium on voting will provide an opportunity for our intellectual community to think seriously about democratic citizenship and to look to the future with the goal of renewing democracy and making it more equitable. As we grapple with challenges like the COVID-19 pandemic and structural racism in the United States, it seems especially important that we aspire to universal voter participation and think carefully about…

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Majors Fair

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

If you are interested in learning more about the PJMS Certificate, please join us at the Major Fair! You can watch our certificate program video by clicking here or you can join us on Zoom on Tuesday, October 20th between 10-2.  We look forward to speaking with you!   Click here to learn more about the majors fair, find videos, links to major requirements, information about advising, and more.

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The News & Observer: Disinformation in Local Elections

October 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Please join The News & Observer for a live virtual event exploring election disinformation from noon-1 p.m. on Oct. 20, 2020. Professor Phil Napoli will be featured on the panel!  America’s architects viewed the press as essential to our democracy, including it in the first article of our Bill of Rights. And yet today we are faced with constant attacks on credible news and information. Factual, accurate reporting is routinely replaced by false information and disinformation campaigns through our social…

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Squash, Gardener and the Future of AI in Political Fact-checking

October 20 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Professors Jun Yang (computer science) and Bill Adair (journalism and public policy) will discuss their work in automated fact-checking. For the past five years, Jun and Bill have worked together in a variety of Bass Connections, NSF, and foundation-supported projects that have broken new ground in instant fact-checking of political speeches and debates. They’ll discuss their progress and the challenges they’ve had. Register:   Recent related news: We still need humans: Humans and the bot: MediaReview, a…

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Virtual PopUP: The Data Behind Election Coverage

October 21 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Professor Jeremy Bowers and his Washington Post colleague, Lenny Bronner, discuss the data behind their 2020 election coverage. You can view the Washington Post’s Election website here.   Click here to register!  

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The Chronicle’s Fall Speaker Series: Seyward Darby

October 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

On Tuesday, October 27, Stefanie Pousoulides (current Investigations Editor and senior Chronicle staffer) will sit down with Seyward Darby to discuss her new book, Sisters in Hate: American Women on the Front Lines of White Nationalism. Darby served as editor of The Chronicle and graduated from Duke in 2007, now serving as the editor of The Atavist Magazine. You can click here to register.     

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