Cultivating the next generation of grand strategists.
The Duke University Program in American Grand Strategy is a signature program for Duke students interested in national security policymaking. AGS is defined by its curriculum, with the hallmark AGS advanced seminar, speaker series, co-curricular active learning experiences, research opportunities and extensive alumni network.
Wyndee Parker ’91 | October 14, 2021 This event was not recorded. Event summary by Ashil Jhaveri: Wyndee Parker joined Sanford School of Public Policy Dean Judith Kelly on Thursday, October 14th for a conversation on the role of Congress in national security. Ms. Parker has served as National Security Advisor to Speaker of the […]
Jussi Hanhimäki | October 12, 2021 Watch the event here. Professor Simon Miles spoke with Dr. Jussi Hanhimäki about the transatlantic relationship between Europe and the United States since the end of the Cold War. Event summary by Jack Kochansky: On October 12, the Duke Program in American Grand Strategy was joined by Jussi Hanhimäki, […]
AGS Alumni Career Panel | October 8, 2021 Duke students are invited to view a recording of the event. Please contact Paige Rotunda at firstname.lastname@example.org. AGS Council Co-chair Kyle Melatti ’22, moderated the discussion between AGS alumni Ryan Boone ’13, Chelsea Goldstein ’10, and Amy Kramer ’18, and students. The alums, all working within the […]
Andrew Preston and Christopher Nichols | September 29, 2021 Professor Miles welcomed Professors Andrew Preston and Christopher Nichols to discuss the rethinking of American grand strategy as detailed in their new book. Event summary by Weston Lindner: Christopher Nichols is the Director of the Oregon State University Center for the Humanities and an Associate Professor […]
Nasirullah “John” Safi | September 23, 2021 Watch the event here. Professor Kyle Beardsley spoke with Afghan interpreter, Nasirullah “John” Safi. Safi’s relayed personal stories of working with the U.S. military to fight the Taliban and shared some interesting insights into how the situation looked for Afghan citizens. Event Summary by Ritika Saligram: On September […]
Stephen J. Hadley | September 15, 2021 Watch the event here. Stephen Hadley, Former National Security Advisor to President George W. Bush, joined Professor Feaver to discuss the lessons learned over the twenty-years since 9/11 and U.S. strategy going forward. Event summary coming soon.
Wajahat Ali | September 9, 2021 Watch the event here. Additional photos can be viewed here. To commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11, Professor David Schanzer welcomed Wajahat Ali, an influential writer and one of the leading Muslim American public intellectuals, to discuss the impacts of 9/11 on the United States and the […]
Michèle Flournoy | September 7, 2021 Professor Peter Feaver and Michèle Flournoy discussed American strategic defense policy. In the wake of U.S. troops withdrawing from Afghanistan and the subsequent Taliban takeover, competition with China and tense relations with Russia, many challenges and opportunities lie ahead for American security. This event was not recorded. Event […]
Michael Singh | September 1, 2021 Professor Bruce Jentleson joined Michael Singh to discuss Middle East strategy in the wake of the U.S.’s withdrawal from Afghanistan and in the context of great power competition. Watch the event here. Summary by Ruthie Kesri: On September 1, Professor Bruce Jentleson moderated a discussion with Michael Singh, the […]
Ambassador Douglas Lute | August 25, 2021 Professor Feaver welcomed Ambassador Doug Lute, former Ambassador to NATO, to discuss the Biden Administration’s Afghan strategy. Watch the event here. Summary by Emma Dries: Ambassador Douglas Lute is the former United States Permanent Representative to the North Atlantic Council. After retiring from the Army after 35 […]