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.
Philip Zelikow | November 9, 2020 In our final History and International Security Series lecture of the semester, Professor Simon Miles welcomed Philip Zelikow in conversation to discuss his research and how America can learn lessons from the Cold War’s ending to insure global stability. Watch the event here.
Mohammad Darawshe | October 26, 2020 Professors Abdullah Antepli and David Schanzer spoke with Mohammad Darawshe, leading political analyst and expert on Jewish-Arab relations inside Israel. Watch the event here.
Melvin Gamble | October 19, 2020 Professor Tim Nichols spoke with Melvin Gamble about diversity in the intelligence community. A 40-year retired Senior Intelligence officer, Mr. Gamble served in a number of senior executive positions in the Directorate of Operations in the Central Intelligence Agency to include: Chief and Deputy Chief of Stations in Africa […]
H.R. McMaster | October 14, 2020 Professor David Schanzer joined H.R. McMaster, former national security advisor to President Trump, to discuss his new book, Battlegrounds: The Fight to Defend the Free World, and other current events. Watch the event here.
Mary Elise Sarotte | October 7, 2020 Professor Simon Miles joined Mary Elise Sarotte in a discussion on the 1989 German reunification. This event was not recorded.
Ambassador Michael Oren | October 1, 2020 Ambassador Michael Oren, former Israeli Ambassador to the US, joined Professors David Schanzer and Abdullah Antepli to discuss current events surrounding Israel. This event was not recorded.
Robert Zoellick | September 29, 2020 Professor Bruce Jentleson joined Robert Zoellick in a discussion of his new book America in the World: A History of US Diplomacy and Foreign Policy. Watch the event here. Summary by Darren Janz: On September 29, the Duke University Program in American Grand Strategy was honored to host former […]
Laura Rosenberger | September 22, 2020 Professor David Schanzer joined Laura Rosenberger to discuss possible threats to the 2020 election. Laura Rosenberger, Senior Fellow and Director of the Alliance for Serving Democracy, served as a foreign-policy advisor for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. Before that she served for more than a decade in a […]
Thomas Schwartz | September 17, 2020 In the first History and International Security series event of the semester, Professor Simon Miles spoke with Dr. Thomas Schwartz about his new political biography of Henry Kissinger. Watch the event here.
Daveed Gartenstein-Ross & Dr. Erroll Southers| September 10, 2020 White Supremacist Violent Extremism: How Can It be Prevented Professor David Schanzer was joined by two of our nation’s leading experts, Daveed Gartenstein-Ross and Dr. Erroll Southers, to discuss the threat of white supremacist violence in the United States. Watch the event here.