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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.


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Victoria Sorhegui | 2019 Summer Fellow

Victoria’s Internship  Senator Richard Burr’s Office | Washington DC Week 6: Final Thoughts July 21, 2019 As my time in D.C. this summer comes to a close, I’ve found myself in constant reflection of my time on the Hill and generally within the city. My last week was very bittersweet—I was excited to have completed […]

Bo Carlson | 2019 Summer Fellow

Bo’s Internship  Organization of American States | Washington, DC Week 10: Peace on the Ground: Lessons from Belize and Guatemala August 12, 2019 This summer, I’m interning at the Organization of American States (OAS), a multilateral organization composed of the 35 countries in North and South America. I’ll be working with the OAS’ Secretariat for […]

Max Labaton | 2019 Summer Fellow

Max’s Internship  U.S. Embassy | Lima, Peru Week 1:  June 6, 2019 I arrived in Lima, Peru, last weekend to begin my internship at the U.S. Embassy. I was particularly excited about the prospect of interning at the State Department, and especially intrigued to learn more about how an embassy operates. Having interned on the […]

Merle Nye | 2019 Summer Fellow

Merle’s Internship  US Dept. of State, Office of eDiplomacy | Washington, DC Week 6: Last Week at State August 2nd, 2019 One of the most positive pieces of my internship experience was the freedom I was granted to explore projects of potential interest. As much as I valued this autonomy, it naturally meant the sixth […]