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.
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. Event summary coming soon.
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 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 […]
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.
Kaitlyn Johnson | March 4, 2021 Watch the event here. On March 4, AGS Council Co-Chair Spencer Kaplan joined Kaitlyn Johnson, the Deputy Director and Fellow of the Aerospace Security Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in a conversation on threats and opportunities for the Second Space Age. The conversation […]
AGS Movie Night & Discussion: Our War | February 24, 2021 Professor Tim Nichols, three of Duke’s Counterterrorism and Public Policy Fellows, COL Jon Harvey, COL Matt Ross, and FBI Supervisory Special Agent Matthew Whittemore, and members of the AGS community watched and discussed the documentary Our War which follows three westerners who joined the […]
Kim Ghattas | February 17, 2021 Watch the event here. On February 17, Professor Bruce Jentleson joined Kim Ghattas, former BBC reporter and current Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, on a conversation about her new book Black Wave: Saudi Arabia, Iran, and the Forty-Year Rivalry That Unraveled Culture, Religion, and […]
Duke Women in National Security Panel | February 15, 2021 Kim Kotlar joined five female career national security experts for a discussion on their experiences in the Department of Defense, State Department, and the Intelligence Community. Four on the panel, Jenny Arnold, Randee Farrell, Tina Hayes and Margalit Murray, are 2020-2021 Fellows in the Duke […]
Ben Wittes | February 10, 2021 This event is being converted into a podcast by the Lawfare Podcast. When finished it will be available at: https://www.lawfareblog.com/topic/lawfare-podcast David Hoffman joined Benjamin Wittes, a Senior Fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution, in a conversation about trust and technology development. Wittes began the discussion with […]