Over a series of conversations conducted in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, some of the leading figures in post-World War II American politics and policy sat for meetings with members of the Duke faculty and others to discuss the history that they lived—and in many cases…
Closing the Polls? Voting Rights In North Carolina
Sweeping legislation across the United States is changing the way Americans vote. Since 2010, state legislatures have tightened rules about who can vote and when. New rules have restricted early voting, curtailed same-day registration, and required voters to bring photo identification to the polls.
North Carolina has become a…
Professor of law and public policy at Duke, former Duke senior vice president, founder of the Sanford School of Public Policy, aide to Governor Terry Sanford, expert on philanthropy and non-profit organizations
Former ambassador Ellsworth Bunker recounts his formative years in Yonkers, New York and at Yale University, how he came to be in the foreign service, and his impressions of presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S Truman.
Robert McNamara, the former U.S. secretary of defense and president of the World Bank, speaks about the Cuban Missile Crisis, nuclear weapons, and how the nation's top public servants are trained, or not, for their work.
The Living History program is an innovative interview platform, oral history archive and media lab. We’re researching and creating new ways to use recorded interviews as tools for investigating, understanding and narrating current events and issues. The program is part of the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy at Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy.