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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.


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Victoria Sorhegui | 2019 Summer Fellow

Victoria’s Internship  Senator Richard Burr’s Office | Washington DC Week 1: Hamilton National Institute June 9, 2019 During my first week in D.C. I participated in the Alexander Hamilton Society’s Hamilton National Institute. This week-long academic seminar program introduced me to 14 students from a number of universities around the country, all of whom are […]

Bo Carlson | 2019 Summer Fellow

Bo’s Internship  Organization of American States | Washington, DC Week 2: Thinking About the Long Term June 18, 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 Strengthening Democracy, specifically with […]

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 […]

Ryan Geitner | 2019 Summer Fellow

Ryan’s Internship  Institute of World Politics | Washington, DC Week 1: An Introduction to the Institute May 27, 2019 I’m thrilled to join the Institute of World Politics this summer, working as a summer research assistant. The Institute, or I.W.P., is a graduate school in Washington, D.C., founded to provide professional education in statecraft, national security, […]