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.
General Martin Dempsey | June 14, 2021 Watch the event here. In AGS’s first summer speaker event, Dr. Peter Feaver joined General Martin Dempsey, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to discuss threats from domestic and foreign enemies, the military’s role in preserving institutions, the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol, the […]
KYLE MELATTI ’22 Government Accountability Office | Strategic Issues Week 9: How is it already Week 9? July 19 – 23 I can’t believe my internship is almost over! That’s right, my 10-week internship with GAO and summer fellowship with AGS are nearing a close. To me, and most likely many of you, the […]
EMMA DRIES Senate Foreign Relations Committee | Western Hemisphere, Narcotics & International Law Enforcement Team Week 1: Introductions May 28th, 2021 I began my remote internship for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee this week, and it has been nothing but incredible. This is my third remote internship since COVID-19’s onset, and virtual meetings & phone […]
EUWAN KIM ’24 Weston Geophysical | A division of Applied Research Associates, a Defense Threat Reduction Agency partner Week 4: weston_geophysical.exit() Hi everyone! Today is my last day at ARA, and I just finished giving my final seminar to the rest of the Weston Geophysical staff. It’s been super bittersweet saying my final goodbyes to […]
Ritika Saligram ’23 The Asia Group | South Asia Team Analyst Week 10: It’s All About Feedback! July 26-July 30 Hi everyone! I’m truly in shock that there are only 10 days left at TAG. Time really flies! This week, I had a great chat with my supervisor. We talked about the work I’ve done, […]
Brigadier General Jerry Carter | April 7, 2021 Professor Tim Nichols spoke with BGen Jerry Carter about his career as a Marine Corps Intelligence Officer. BGen Carter has deployed all over the world, commanded intelligence units at many levels, and provided intelligence support to military operations overseas. In his current position, BGen is working to […]
Moisés Naím | March 29, 2021 Ambassador Patrick Duddy spoke with Moisés Naím, former Editor-in-Chief of Foreign Policy Magazine and Distinguished Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment, about the state of US-Latin America relations today.
Charles Kupchan | March 18, 2021 Watch the event here. Professor Bruce Jentleson joined Charles Kupchan, a former senior director on the Obama National Security Council and Senior Fellow and Professor of International Affairs at Georgetown University, in a conversation about his new book Isolationism: A History of America’s Efforts to Shield Itself from the […]
The Abraham Accords with Nir Boms & Najat Al-Saied | March 17, 2021 Watch the event here. On March 17, Professors David Schanzer and Abdullah Antepli were joined by Nir Boms (a Research Fellow at the Moshe Dayan Center at Tel Aviv University) and Najat Al-Saied (a political communication and development researcher) to discuss the […]
AGS Alumni Career Panel | March 12, 2021 Former AGS Council members Amy Kramer, Pi Praveen, Iza Szawiola, and Patrick Thompson joined Carter Forinash ’21 to discuss their career paths, mentorship, internships, grad programs and more. Watch the event here. Event summary coming soon.