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List of Past Events

List of Past Events

Underlined names link to event summaries, photos, and event recordings.
A complete library of recorded events can be found on the AGS YouTube playlist.

DateGuest(s) - Click for more details.TitleTags 
4/12/22
Louis DeJoy
, Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer of the United States Postal Service
Governmental Reform in A Time of Political Polarization: The Case of the U.S Postal Service
Postal Service, Government Reform, Congress
4/6/22
Kevin Rudd
, President and CEO of Asia Society and Former Prime Minister of Australia
The Avoidable War: The Dangers of a Catastrophic Conflict between the US and Xi Jinping's ChinaChina, U.S.-China Relations
4/5/22
Christopher Hancock
, author of Christianity and Confucianism: Culture, Faith and Politics
Confucius, Christ and Contemporary GeopoliticsChina, Religion
3/23/22
Peter Jackson
, Professor of Global Security at the University of Glasgow
The Problem of International OrderInternational Relations
3/22/22
MG Scott Jackson
, Commanding General Security Force Assistance Command
How Security Assistance Works
3/1/22
Michael McFaul
, Former US Ambassador to the Russian Federation
Putin's Endgame: Russia vs the WestRussia-U.S. Relations, Ukraine, Vladimir Putin
2/28/22
Michael Sfraga
, US Arctic Research Commission Chair
Navigating the New ArcticArctic warming, gulf stream, Russia, Alaska, Northwest Passage, security threat, natural energy extraction, icebreaker shortage, Law of Sea Treaty
2/16/22
Jean Lee
, Former Pyongyang Bureau Chief, Associated Press
A Look Inside North Korea’s Kim RegimeUyghurs, Kim family lore, missiles, famine, South Korea, China, cybercrime, hacking, sanctions, Lazarus Heist podcast
2/15/22
Philip Ritcheson
, Assistant Director of National Intelligence for Mission Performance, Analysis and Collection
Leading Change in the Intelligence Community
2/10/22
Michael Abramowitz
, President of Freedom House
Expanding Freedom and Democracy Around the World
Turn on screen reader support
Freedom House Index, global decline of freedom, weakening democratic performance, rising authoritarianism, authoritarian playbook, Ukraine, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud, China, influence of internet
2/8/22
Theodora Dragostinova
, Associate Professor of History at Ohio State University
The Cold War from the Margins: A Book Discussion with Theodora DragostinovaBulgaria
2/1/22
David French
, Political Commentator
National Security and the Future of the Republican PartyMAGA, Trump, Romney, Biden, voter profiles, party loyalty, Russian collusion, Mueller investigation, Putin, Steele dossier, Tucker Carlson, uncertain/wavering Republican policy stances, negative partisanship, evangelicals, the law of group polarization, Ukraine, First Amendment, military vaccination
1/26/22
MG Amos Yadlin
, Former Major General of Israeli Air Force
Middle East Security in the New Era
1/20/22
Alexandra Evans
, Associate Policy Researcher, RAND Corporation
Social Media & The Rise of Online ExtremismEcho chambers, influencers, monitoring, consolidation of big tech, regulation
11/18/21
Vladislav M. Zubok
, Professor of International History at the London School of Economics
Collapse - The Fall of the Soviet UnionCold War, Gorbachev, Yeltsin, Ukraine, collapse of communism, perestroika, war in Afghanistan
11/12/21
GEN Mark A. Milley
, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Defending the Nation in the Twenty First CenturyService to the country, U.S. military force, role of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Iraq, Afghanistan, China, Russia, Ukraine, modern warfare, domestic terrorism, veterans
11/3/21
Amanda C. Demmer
, Assistant Professor of History at Virginia Tech
After Saigon's Fall: A Book Discussion with Amanda DemmerVietnamese diaspora, prisoners of war, 1993 MIA records declassification, Ford, Kissinger, reeducation camp detainees, refugees, embargo against Vietnam, humanitarian aid, Jackson–Vanik amendment
11/1/21
Jane Harman
, Former Ranking Member of the House Intelligence Committee
Insanity Defense: Why Our Failure to Confront Hard National Security Problems Makes Us Less SafePost-Cold War congressional budgets and grand strategy, Intelligence reform, DNI, Afghanistan withdrawal, Patriot Act, domestic terrorism, Bureau of Cyber and Digital Policy, mandatory national service
10/27/21
Sophie Richardson
, China Director at Human Rights Watch
Combating Crimes against Humanity In China: Fighting to Protect the Human Rights of UyghursXinjiang Provence, discrimination, Muslims, religious freedom, killings of unarmed protesters, State surveillance, enforced disappearance, torture, forced labor, Chinese State policy, Xi Jinping, US War on Terror, social media, political reeducation camps
10/14/21
Wyndee Parker '91
, National Security Advisor to the Speaker of the House
Challenges and Opportunities: The Role of Congress in National SecurityHouse of Representatives, appropriations, national security
10/12/21
Jussi Hanhimäki
, Professor of International History and Politics at the Graduate Institute Geneva, Switzerland
Pax Transatlantica: A Book Discussion with Jussi HanhimakiNATO, US-European alliance, economic alliance of the North Atlantic, China's economic rise, populism
10/8/21
AGS Alumni Career Panel
, Ryan Boone '13, Chelsea Goldstein '10, and Amy Kramer '18
AGS Alumni Career Panel
9/29/21
Andrew Preston and Christopher Nichols
, Professors of History
What is Grand Strategy? A Discussion about Rethinking American Grand StrategyHard and soft power, expanding elements of grand strategy, public health, public opinion, social movements
9/23/21Nasirullah "John" Safi, Interpreter for US Forces in AfghanistanGet the Terp Up Here! War as an interpreter to U.S. forces in AfghanistanTaliban regime, food shortages, American bases, learning English, cultural exchanges, cultural impact on Afghans, view of Americans and interpreters to local Afghans
9/15/2021Stephen J. Hadley, Former National Security Advisor to President George W. BushTwenty Years After 9/11: Lessons Learned Then and NowIslamophobia, Bush Administration, Osama Bin Laden, Taliban, war plan improvisation, Afghan security forces, Afghan Constitution, pull out of Afghanistan, great power competition, risk of Pakistan destabilization, China, Russia, Middle East, US credibility
9/9/2021Wajahat Ali, writer and leading Muslim American public intellectualsWhat Did Bin Laden Do To America?Social and political impacts, Islamophobia, racial profiling, Osama Bin Laden
9/7/2021Michèle Flournoy, Former Under Secretary of Defense for PolicyAmerican Defense Policy At A Crossroads: Challenges and OpportunitiesAmerican defense policy, Afghanistan withdrawal, counterterrorism strategy, US relationship with Pakistan, China, Indo-Pacific, advanced weapon technology, Taliban
9/1/2021Michael Singh, Former Senior Director for Middle East affairs at the National Security CouncilU.S. and the Broader Middle East in the Post "Helos Out of Kabul" EnvironmentEvacuation, counterterrorism strike capability, Trump deal with Taliban, Ghani, Biden Administration strategy
8/25/2021Douglas Lute, Former Ambassador to NATOBiden’s Afghan EndgameAfghanistan, Osama Bin Laden, Al-Qaeda, Taliban, 9/11
8/11/2021Professor Simon MilesSummer Salon #4 Book Discussion: A Spy Among Friends by Ben Macintyre
7/29/2021Sue Gordon, Former Principal Deputy Director of National IntelligenceThreats and Opportunities and the New GeopoliticsCyberterrorism, technology, open source information, ransomware, malware, Stuxnet, Edward Snowden, Intelligence Community
7/14/2021Professor David SchanzerSummer Salon #3 Film Discussion: The Social Dilemma
6/16/2021Professor Tim NicholsSummer Salon #2 Book Discussion: The New Rules of War by Sean McFate
6/14/2021General Martin Dempsey, Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Defending the Constitution Against All Enemies, Foreign and DomesticU.S. Constitution, Insurrection Act, January 6, U.S. Capitol, cyberattacks, Russia, NATO, Ukraine, China, Taiwan, Afghanistan, Iran, the Draft
5/19/2021Professor Rachel MyrickSummer Salon #1 Film Discussion: Arrival
4/7/2021Brigadier General Jerry Carter, Director of US Marine Corps IntelligencePerspectives from the Director of US Marine Corps IntelligenceIntelligence architecture, communication, operational decision making, diversity, national defense strategy
3/29/2021Moisés Naím, Venezuelan Journalist and Writer; Distinguished Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International PeacePolarization and Social Unrest: The State of Affairs in Latin America U.S. Foreign PolicyMaduro, Lula, Bolsonaro, AMLO, Mexico, Immigration, Central America, Venezuela, Bukele, Brazil
3/18/2021Charles Kupchan, Former Obama NSC Senior DirectorIsolationism: A History of America's Efforts to Shield Itself from the WorldAlliances, partisanship, American grand strategy, Spanish American War, westward expansion, manifest destiny, American exceptionalism, racism, nativism
3/17/2021The Abraham Accords, Nir Boms and Najat Al-SaiedThe Abraham Accords: Contribution or Obstacle to Middle East Peace? Israel, Palestine, annexation, peace agreements, Egypt, Jordan, UAE, Bahrain, Morocco, Sudan, China, terrorism, cultural shifts
3/12/2021AGS Alumni Career Panel, Amy Kramer, Pi Praveen, Iza Szawiola, and Patrick ThompsonAGS Alumni Career PanelMentorship, internship, resume, networking, graduate school, think tank, government employment
3/4/2021Kaitlyn Johnson, Deputy Director & Fellow of the Aerospace Security Project at the Center for Strategic and International StudiesThreats and Opportunities for the Second Space AgeSpace Force, counterspace weapons, satellites, anti-satellite weapons, legality of active space defenses, Space launch systems, Space X, international space law, space policy career
2/24/2021AGS Movie Night & Discussion with CTPP Fellows, COL Jon Harvey, COL Matt Ross, and FBI Supervisory Special Agent Matt WhittemoreOur War, a documentaryCivilians joining foreign armies as private citizens, combat, PTSD, Kurds, ISIS
2/17/2021Kim Ghattas, Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for Interational Peace; Former BBC JournalistBlack Wave: Saudi Arabia, Iran, and the Forty-Year Rivalry That Unraveled Culture, Religion, and Collective Memory in the Middle EastGeopolitics, media, modernization, identity, House of Saud, Muslim, Islamic revolution, 1979, religion and civil authority, Arab Spring, stability, terrorism, detente, Lebanon, JCPOA, realpolitik
2/15/2021Duke Women in National Security Panel, Jenny Arnold, Gia DeHart, Randee Farrell, Tina Hayes, Margalit Murray; Moderated by Kim KotlarDuke Women in National Security: Perspectives from Inside the DoD, State Department, and the Intel CommunityCivil servant, intelligence officer, Air Force, operations planner, Naval Reserves, crisis communications, Army public affairs, nuclear counterproliferation, WMD threat reduction, diplomatic security, female mentorship, family career balance, child care, benefits, inclusive policies, diversity
2/10/2021Ben Wittes, Senior Fellow, Research Director in Public Law and Co-Director of the Harvard Law School–Brookings Project on Law and SecurityWill You be Able to Trust Technology in the Biden Administration?
2/3/2021Brad Wiegmann, Senior Counselor, National Security DivisionA Critical Intersection: US Tech Policy & National SecuritySocial media, Electronic Communications Privacy Act, Schrems 2, CLOUD Act, international terrorism
1/25/2021National Security Challenges for the Biden Administration Panel, Sue Gordon, Bruce Jentleson, David SchanzerNational Security Challenges for the Biden AdministrationAttack on the Capitol, insurrection, right-wing terrorism, domestic terrorism, Trump vs. Biden foreign policy, Russia, China, Iran, vital national interests
11/9/2020Philip Zelikow, Executive Director of the 9/11 Commission and former State Department CounselorTo Build a Better WorldGermany, German, reunification, Russia, China, Cold War, collapse of communism, Reagan, Bush, commonwealth of free nations, America as a reactionary force, world building
10/26/2020Mohammad Darawshe, leading political analyst for the Israeli pressShared Society: Perspective of Isaeli-ArabsIsrael, Palestine, peace, West Bank, Gaza
10/19/2020Melvin Gamble, retired CIA Senior Intelligence OfficerA Perspective on Diversity in the Intelligence CommunityInternship, career, discrimination, bias, national security
10/14/2020H.R. McMaster, former National Security Advisor for President TrumpBattlegrounds: The Fight to Defend the Free WorldCounterterrorism, Afghanistan, China, strategic empathy, Iraq, Soleimani, militia, ISIS, economic competition, pandemic, election
10/7/2020Mary Elise Sarotte, Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Distinguished Professor of Historical Studies, Johns Hopkins SAISGerman ReunificationGerman reunification, Reagan, Gorbachev
10/1/2020Ambassador Michael Oren, former Israeli Ambassador to the U.S.The Future of the U.S.-Israeli RelationshipIsrael, Palestine, Middle East peace
9/29/2020Ambassador Robert Zoellick, former Head of the World Bank, former U.S. Deputy Secretary of StateAmerica in the World: A History of US Diplomacy and Foreign PolicyHistory, policy, American exceptionalism, strength in alliances, immigration, partisan politics, historians shaping policy
9/22/2020Laura Rosenberger, Senior Fellow and Director of the Alliance for Serving DemocracyPreparing for Threats to the 2020 ElectionDemocracy, autocracy, political divisions, Russian interference, malign election interference, States' election infrastructure
9/17/2020Dr. Thomas Schwartz, Distinguished Professor of History at Vanderbilt UniversityHenry Kissinger and American PowerNixon, foreign policy, Rockefeller, National Security Advisor, Secretary of State, public diplomacy, domestic politics, US-China relations
9/10/2020Daveed Gartenstein-Ross and Dr. Erroll Southers, leading U.S. experts on white supremacist extremismWhite Supremacist Violent Extremism: How Can It be PreventedRace, radicalization, open carry, Mulford Act, Department Homeland Security, domestic terrorism
9/3/2020Kashmir Hill, New York Times Technology ReporterReporting on Face Recognition Technology: The Good, The Bad and The Algorithmically UglyBiometrics, police, security, database, suspect, investigation, arrest, privacy
9/1/2020Juliette Kayyem, former Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs at the Department of Homeland SecurityProtests & Policing: How to Provide Both Free Speech and Public SafetyCivil unrest, racism, riots, National Guard, police, Department of Homeland Security
8/27/2020Ambassador Susan Rice, former U.S. National Security Advisor and U.S. Permanent Representative to the U.N.Things Worth Fighting For: American Interests and Values in a Globalized WorldDemocracy, freedom, national security, systemic racism
7/31/2020Major General Ronald P. Clark, Chief of Staff for U.S. Indo-Pacific CommandA Perspective on Race, Diversity & Inclusion in the U.S. Army
Military, Army, equality, race relations, systemic racism, diversity, inclusion, bias
5/12/2020Surveillance and Security Panel with Jolynn Dellinger, David Hoffman, David Schanzer, Shane Stansbury, Duke Security and Privacy Professors Surveillance and Security After the Lockdown: Lessons from the 9/11 EraContact tracing, private data collection, location data, public health, security, surveillance, technology, civil liberties, privacy
5/5/2020Paul Teller, Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Strategic Initiatives for the Vice PresidentThe Covid-19 Crisis: The View from Inside the White HousePandemic, Trump, Pence, White House, task force, deregulation, oversight, WHO, China, herd immunity
4/22/2020National Security/Foreign Policy Career Panel with Kath Hicks, Kelly Magsamen & Kori Schake, professionals in the National Security/Foreign Policy SectorAGS National Security/Foreign Policy Career PanelCareer, networking, internship, extracurricular, resume, interview, job, employment
4/15/2020Yossi Klein Halevi, Senior Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in JerusalemIsrael, Politics & Middle East Security in a Time of PandemicIsrael, Blue and White, Likud, Unity government, Netanyahu, Gantz
4/9/2020Robert Zoellick, former Deputy Secretary of StateThe China Challenge in the Midst of a Global PandemicChina, trade, security, World Bank
4/2/2020Sue Gordon, former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence
What is Happening in the U.S. Intelligence Community? Making Sense of the Behind-the-Scenes UpheavalIntelligence, FBI, national security
2/27/2020Sara Vakhshouri, Founder and President of SVB Energy International
Energy Security and the New Geopolitics of EnergyEnergy, renewable and alternative energy, politics, security, markets, investment
2/17/2020John Bolton, National Security Advisor (2018-19); US Ambassador to the UN (2005-06)
The National Security Challenge of 2020Ukraine, impeachment, White House, censorship, Iran nuclear deal, Iraq, Russia
2/12/2020Gary Haugen, Founder and CEO of International Justice Mission

Human Rights and the Recovery of Moral KnowledgeJustice, human rights, poverty, injustice
2/10/2020Liam Collins, Former Aide to General (ret.) Abizaid for Sec Def Mission as Senior Defense Advisor to Ukraine (2016-2018);
Retired Special Forces Colonel and former Director of the Modern War Institute at West Point

Why We should Care about UkraineUkraine, Russia
2/4/2020Richard Fontaine, CEO, Center for New American SecurityDoes War Make Us Safer? Military Restraint vs. InterventionWar, military, restraint, intervention
1/27/2020Ambassador Rick Barton, Former Assistant Secretary of State for Conflict and Stabilization OperationsAmerican Power and the Problem of PeacePeace, war, foreign policy, military interventions, international conflict
1/15/2020Kristen Silverberg, Executive Vice President for Policy at Business RoundtableTrade, Innovation and the Impact on National SecurityTrade, national security, innovation, global commerce
12/5/2019Navruti Rai, Vice President & Country Head Intel IndiaIndia AI Strategy & Policy: A Model for Beneficial Societal ImpactAI, artificial intelligence, India, technology
12/3/2019Samantha Power, Former US Ambassador to the UNThe Education of an IdealistUN, foreign policy, diplomacy
11/26/2019Samm Sacks, Cybersecurity Policy & China Digital Economy Fellow at New AmericaUS-China Tech Competition: Data and the New "Cold War"China, cyber, cybersecurity, data, technology
11/25/2019Joshua Bolten and Denis McDonough, former White House Chiefs of StaffThe Transition Challenge: Campaigning while Commander in ChiefElection, campaign, transition, politics
11/13/2019Petra Goedde, Professor at American University's School of International ServiceThe Politics of PeaceCold war, peace
11/8/2019Movie Night & Panel: THE REPORT, with Robin Kirk, Tim Nichols and David SchanzerBased on the true story of the CIA Interrogation Program Interrogation, Guantanamo Bay
10/28/2019Audrey Kurth Cronin, Professor at American University's School of International ServicePower to the People: How Open Technological Innovation is Arming Tomorrow’s TerroristsCounterterrorism, terrorist, AI, technical innovation
10/23/2019Tzipi Livni, Former Foreign Minister of IsraelThe Future of American-Israeli RelationsIsrael
10/16/2019Peter Wehner, Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy CenterThe Future of the Republican PartyPolitics, republican, election
10/14/2019Timothy Sayle, Assistant Professor of History and Director of the International Relations Program at the University of TorontoEnduring Alliance: A History of NATO and the Postwar Global OrderNATO
10/9/2019David E. Sanger, New York Times National Security CorrespondentThe Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage and Fear in the Cyber AgeCyber, cybersecurity, global threat, war
10/2/2019Fredrik Logevall, Laurence D. Belfer Professor of International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy SchoolJFK: Why He Matters TodayKennedy, JFK, politics, diplomacy
10/1/2019William J. Burns, Former Deputy Secretary of StateThe Back Channel: Reflections on a Career in DiplomacyDiplomacy, global politics, career
9/23/2019Samantha Ravich, Defense & Intelligence Policy and Tech EntrepreneurStart Up Nation: Cybersecurity and Israel’s strategic partnership with the United StatesCybersecurity, national security, Israel
9/16/2019Eric Lorber, Senior Director, Foundation for the Defense of Democracies and Former Senior Advisor to the Undersecretary for Terrorism and Financial IntelligenceEconomic Statecraft: Utilizing US Financial Power for National SecurityNational security, economics
9/11/2019Farah Pandith, counterterrorism and violent extremism expertHow We Win: Countering Violent ExtremismCountering violent extremism, counterterrorism
9/5/2019Jim Steinberg, former Deputy Secretary of State The US-China Relationship: Rebalance, Reassurance and Resolve China
4/16/2019Lisa Disbrow, former Under Secretary of the US Air ForceServing as a Civilian in the PentagonAir Force, Civil-military relations
4/10/2019Robert Satloff, Director of the Washington Institute for Near East PolicyAnalyzing the Israeli Elections of April 9thIsrael
4/09/2019Andrew McCabe, former Deputy Director of the FBIThe Threat, How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror & TrumpFBI, Threats to national security, Terror, Trump
4/03/2019Michèle Flournoy, former Under Secretary of Defense for PolicyRebuilding the Bipartisan Consensus on National SecurityNational security, Policy and political action
3/20/2019Michael Morgan, Associate Professor of History, UNC Chapel HillThe Final Act, The Helsinki Accords and the Transformation of the Cold WarHelsinki Accords, Cold War, Human rights
3/19/2019Ambassador to the EU Gordon SondlandTransatlantic Relations in an Age of PopulismUS-European Union relations
3/06/2019General John Kelly, former White House Chief of StaffLeading America in a Time of Global TurbulenceCivil-military relations, Chief of Staff
2/28/2019Madeleine Albright, former Secretary of StateThe Future of Democracy at Home and AbroadDemocracy, fascism
2/25/2019Ambassador (ret.) Deborah McCarthy, LTG Sean McFarland, USA (ret.), Ambassador (ret.) Stuart JonesThe General & The Ambassador PodcastCivil-military relations, Iraq
2/18/2019AGS Alumni PanelWith Adam Lemon, Chloe Rockow Madsen and Nick SetterbergCareer
2/14/2019Leo MacKay, Senior Vice President, Ethics and Enterprise Assurance at Lockheed MartinCareer choices between the defense industry and policy jobsCareer
02/12/2019Rick Atkinson, Pulitzer Prize winning author and historianD-Day at 75: The Rise of American CharacterD-Day, American Values, War
02/06/2019James M. Lindsay, leading authority on the American foreign policymaking process and the domestic politics of American foreign policyThe Empty ThroneForeign Policy, Donald Trump, U.S. Leadership
01/31/2019Josh Shifrinson, Associate Professor of International Relations at Boston UniversityRising Titans, Falling GiantsChina, Great Powers, Declining States
01/29/2019Brett McGurk, former Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISILAssessing the Fight Against ISISISIS, Terrorism, Syria, Middle East, Turkey
01/24/2019General Stanley McChrystal, retired Commander of U.S. and International Security Assistance Forces in Afghanistan17 Years at WarGeneral McChrystal, Afghanistan, Donald Trump, Military
01/15/2019Daniel Blumenthal, Director of Asian Studies at the American Enterprise InstituteAn American Strategy for AsiaAsia, AEI, China, Intellectual Property, Technology Transfers, Belt and Road, South China Sea
12/03/2018David Priess, writer and speaker on the presidency, national security, and intelligence.How to Get Rid of a President25th Amendment, Intelligence, Impeachment
11/28/2018Artur Mas, former President of CataloniaCatalonia, Spain, and the EU:
The Challenge of Leadership in Fractious Nation States
Catalonia, Spain, Populism, Nationalism, Self-determination
11/05/2018General Joseph F. Dunford, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of StaffThe U.S. Military in a Time of Geopolitical StrainMilitary, Threat, Geopolitics, NATO, Civil-Military Gap
10/22/2018Peter Singer, a political scientist specializing in international relations and modern warfareLikeWar: The Weaponization of Social MediaSocial Media, Cyberwarfare, Misinformation
10/15/2018Stephanie O'Sullivan, the former second-in-command at the Office of the Director of National IntelligenceInnovation & Diversity: How America Can Compete in CyberCyber, Innovation, Diversity
10/02/2018Michael Wear, leader of faith outreach for President Obama's election, and Farr Curlin, a Duke Josiah C. Trent professor of medical humanitiesRoad of Hope? The Challenge of Faith in PoliticsReligion, Politics
09/27/2018Sarah Snyder, historian of U.S. foreign relations specializing in human rights and the Cold WarFrom Selma to Moscow: How Human Rights Activists Transformed U.S. Foreign PolicyHuman Rights, Foreign Policy
09/06/2018Ambassador Thomas Pickering, former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs and Ambassador to the United Nations, the Russian Federation, India, Israel, and JordanAmerica’s 21st Century Foreign Policy: Reflections of an Eminent DiplomatAmbassador Pickering, Foreign Policy
09/05/2018Michael McFaul, former US Ambassador to RussiaFrom Cold War to Hot Peace Ambassador McFaul, Russia
05/03/2018Condoleezza Rice, 66th Secretary of State, & Amy Zegart, Senior Fellow at FSIPolitical Risk: How Businesses and Organizations Can Anticipate Global Insecurity Secretary Rice, Political Risk, North Korea, Iran Nuclear Deal, Business
04/05/2018Nikki Haley, U.S. Ambassador to the United NationsConfronting Today’s Global Governance ChallengesAmbassador Haley, United Nations, Foreign Policy, Governance
02/15/2018Brian Hook, Senior Policy Advisor to the Secretary of State; Director of Policy PlanningPresident Trump's Foreign Policy Vision and the Role of Diplomacy in Fulfilling ItForeign policy, diplomacy, Trump
02/12/2018General Lori Robinson, Commander, USNORTHCOM & NORADWearing Two Hats: Managing Threats and Relationships Across Two CommandsGeneral Robinson, USNORTHCOM, NORAD, National Security, International Relations, Military, Nuclear Arsenal
02/07/2018Elliot Abrams, former Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National AdvisorRealistic & Principled: Argument for America's Support of Democracy & Human Rights in the Middle EastHuman Rights, Middle East, Democracy, Council on Foreign Relations
01/30/2018Jennifer Bryson & Ismail RoyerInsights Into Extremism: Experiences From a Former Guantanamo Bay Interrogator and a Convicted JihadistTerrorism, Extremism, Jihad, Reform, Perspectives
01/24/2018General Martin Dempsey, Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of StaffCyber and National Security | A discussion over dinner with General DempseyGeneral Dempsey, Cyber, National Security, Military
01/22/2018Marc Sageman, Former CIA Case OfficerSmall group meeting with Marc SagemanCIA, Espionage, Intelligence, Foreign Affairs, State Department
01/16/2018Peter Wittig, German Ambassador to the U.S.The Need for a Strong Transatlantic Partnership in a Globalized WorldEuropean Union, Germany, Diplomacy, Globalization, Trade, Europe, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, State Department
12/05/2017Victor Cha, Former NCS Director of Asian AffairsPowerplay: The Origins of the American Alliance System in AsiaAsia, National Security, North Korea, China, Ambassador
12/04/2017Reince Priebus, Former Chief of Staff to President TrumpAmbassador Dave and Kay Phillips International Family Lectureship Series, Part 2 | One Year Later: America's Role One Year After the Election That Shook the WorldDonald Trump, Campaign, American Leadership
11/29/2017John Podesta, Chair of Hillary for AmericaAmbassador Dave and Kay Phillips International Family Lectureship Series, Part 1 | One Year Later: America's Role One Year After the Election That Shook the WorldHillary Clinton, Campaign, American Leadership
11/28/2017Jeff Engel, Director of the Center for Presidential HistoryWhen the World Seemed New: George H.W. Bush and the End of the Cold WarPresidents, George H.W. Bush, History, Simon Miles, Cold War, Democracy
11/13/17 László Szabó , Hungarian Ambassador to the U.S.Europe and Hungary: The Way Forward in the 21st Century
International Relations, Diplomacy, Hungary, Europe, State Department, Diplomats
10/30/2017 Adam Schiff , U.S. Representative Challenges to Our National Security and Democracy
Democracy, Hacking, Russia, Mueller, Trump, National Security, Congress, House, Legislative
10/19/17Paul Teller, Special Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs Partisan Politics or Reaching Across Party Lines: The Balancing Act for Trump's Legislative Priorities Trump, Republicans, Legislation, Politics
10/12/17Os Guinness, Prolific Writer and Social CriticThe Reformation at 500: The Forgotten Key to America's Crisis in FreedomFreedom, Constitution, Christianity, Jewish Law, Covenant, Liberty
09/25/2017 Avril Haines , Former Deputy National Security Advisor to President Obama, Deputy Director of the CIA and Legal Advisor to the NSCU.S. Leadership in a Changing WorldU.S. Leadership, American Leadership, International Rerlations, NSC, CIA, National Security Advisor
09/14/17Lisa Monaco, former US Homeland Security AdvisorCounter-Terrorism in the Trump EraCounter-Terrorism, National Security Advisor, Women in national security
09/13/2017 Graham Allison , professor at the JFK School of Government at HarvardDestined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides' Trap?China, Thucydides' Trap, International Security, American Leadership
09/06/2017Jim Carafano, Vice President of the Heritage FoundationIs America Leading Retreating or Getting Out of the Way?National Security, International Relations, Global Leadership, Trump Administration, White House, Transition Team, Grand Strategy, Conservative, Think Tank
04/21/2017 General (Ret.) Keith Alexander , former commander, USCYBERCOM and director of the NSA Staying Ahead of the Curve: Securing a Nation Amid ChangeCybersecurity, National Security, Foreign Policy, Obama Administrai
04/07/2017 Dr. Joseph S. Nye Jr. , former Dean, Kennedy School of Government at Harvard UniversityDeterrance and Dissuasion in Cyberspace: Russia, China and the U.S.Diplomacy, Cybersecurity, Russia, China, International Relations, Foreign Policy
04/04/2017 AGS Alumni Career Panel with Tyler Duke (MPP'16), Olivia Wasteneys (T'14), and Ella Lipin (T'10)Careers in Foreign Policy and National Security- AGS Alumni Career PanelForeign policy, National security, AGS Alumni, Networking, Career Panel
03/27/2017 Admiral Kurt Tidd , Commander- U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM)Current Challenges and Opportunities for the U.S. Military is the Caribbean, Central, and South AmericaNational Security, Foreign Policy, Central America, South America, Southern Command
03/25/2017-03/26/2017 Gettysburg Staff RideGettysburg Staff Ride
03/23/2017Charlie Hill, professor at Yale UniversitySmall group meeting with Charlie HillAmerican Grand Strategy
03/21/2017Jared Cohen, President of JigsawCyberpowers in the New World DisorderNational Security, Google, Counterterrorism, Cybersecurity
03/08/2017 David McCormick , co-CEO of Bridgewater Associates and former Under Secretary of the Treasury for International AffairsEconomic Tools & American Foreign Policy in a Time of ChangeDepartment of Treasury, Finance, Politics, George Bush Administration
02/24/2017Kori Schake, Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution, author of "Warriors and Citizens: American Views of Our Military"Lunch with Kori SchakeMilitary, National Security, Civil Military Relations
02/23/2017 Rosa Brooks , Former Counselor to the Under Secretary of Defense of Policy, Columnist at Foreign Policy Magazine, Associate Dean and Professor of Law at Georgetown UniversityHow Everything Became War and the Military Became EverythingDepartment of Defense, Military, National Security, Foreign Policy, Law
02/14/2017Will Tobey, Former Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation at the National Nuclear Security Administration within the U.S. Department of Energy, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International AffairsCoffee & Office Hours with William H. TobeyDepartment of Energy, National Security, Nuclear Non-Proliferation
02/10/2017Christopher Kirchhoff, Former Director For Strategic Planning at the National Security Council, Partner at the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx)Where the Pentagon Meets Silicon ValleyNational Security, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Department of Defense, Foreign Policy
02/01/2017 Paul Miller, Former Director for Afghanistan and Pakistan on the National Security Council, Associate Director of the Clements Center for National Security at the University of Texas at AustinHow President Trump's Nationalist Foreign Policy Will Affect AmericaNational Security, Foreign Policy, Politics
01/25/2017 Colin Kahl , Former National Security Advisor to Vice President Joe BidenThe Grand Strategy Surprises that Await President TrumpNational Security, Foreign Policy, President Barack Obama Administration, White House
11/12/2016Iraq Surge ConferenceIraq Surge Conference
11/03/2016
Peter Wehner, former Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Office of Strategic Initiative
City of Man: The Practice of Politics Before, During and After the 2016 Election
Election, Politics, Ethics
11/01/2016
Admiral (Ret.) James Stavridis, Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe
The Future of NATO as a Force for Global Stability: post-Turkish Coup and post-BrexitNATO, Military
10/25/2016
Jim Messina, campaign manager to Barack Obama and Karl Rove, former White House Deputy Chief of Staff to President George Bush
America at a Crossroads: The 2016 ElectionElection, Politics, Campaign, Ambassador Dave and Kay Phillips Family International Lecture
10/19/2016 Ambassador Hahn Choong-hee , Deputy Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the United NationsSmall Group MeetingUnited Nations, South Korea
10/18/2016
Heather Hurlburt, foreign policy advisor to Clinton Campaign, and Robert Karem, Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs
Foreign Policy in the 2016 Election DebateForeign Policy, Election
10/04/2016
Michael Green, Senior Vice President for Asia and Japan Chair at CSIS
Grand Strategy and American Power in the Asia Pacific Since 1783Asia Pacific
09/14/2016Dina Powell, Goldman SachsSmall Group MeetingImpact Investment, Business
09/08/2016
Jeh C. Johnson, Former Secretary of Homeland Security
Combating Threats at Home and AbroadHomeland Security
04/15/2016
General (Ret.) Martin Dempsey , former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Denis McDonough, former White House Chief of Staff to Barack Obama American Grand StrategyNational Security
04/01/2016
Valerie Hudson, professor of political science at The Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University
Student LunchPublic Service, Government
03/31/2016
Lukman Faily , Iraqi Ambassador to the United States
U.S.-Iraqi Relations in the Age of Daesh/ISILInternational Relations, Iraq, ISIL, Terrorism
03/23/2016
Taavi Rõivas , Prime Minister of Estonia
A 21st Century State: Anything is PossibleInternational Relations, Diplomacy, Estonia
03/03/2016
Megan O'Sullivan , former deputy national security adviser on Iraq and Afghanistan
The Geopolitics of the New Energy LandscapeGeopolitics, Energy
03/03/2016Jon Rosenwasser,Minority Budget Director of the Senate Select Committee on IntelligenceOffice Hours with Jon Rosenwasser
02/18/2016
Deborah James, Secretary of the Air Force, and Sue Gordon, Deputy Director of the NGAWomen in National Security PanelNational Security
02/09/2016
Jonathon Fox, professor of Political Science at Bar- Ilan University in Ramat Gan, Israel The Unfree Exercise of ReligionReligion, Israel
02/04/2016
Wendy Sherman , former United States Deputy Secretary of State
Negotiating Change: The Inside Story Behind the Iran Nuclear DealNuclear Proliferation, Iran, Department of State
01/27/2016
Scooter Libby, former advisor to Vice President Dick Cheney
Class Visits and Private DinnerNational Security, President George W. Bush Administration
01/21/2016
David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times
An Obama Scorecard: Cyber, Nuclear Proliferation and Geopolitical InstabilityCybersecurity, Nuclear Proliferation, Geopolitics
11/19/2015
Tom Donilon , former National Security Advisor in the Obama administration Advising President Obama During Turbulent TimesNational Security, President Barack Obama Administration
11/12/2015
Ambassador Robert Jordan , former Ambassador to Saudi Arabia
One Crisis After Another: The Middle East TodayInternational Relations, Diplomacy, Saudi Arabia
11/04/2015
Chelsea Goldstein, Ryan Boone, Will GilesNational Security & AGS Alumni Career PanelDepartment of State
11/02/2015
Ambassador Jack Matlock, Ambassador Aldona WosPutin vs. Obama: Are We in a Second Cold War?International Relations, Diplomacy, Russia, Estonia
03/31/2015
Michael Gerson , former presidential speechwriter and current Washington Post opinion writer, and E.J. Dionne, Washington Post columnist and Brookings Institution Senior FellowPolitics, Pundits, and PolarizationPolitics, Media
03/24/2015
LTG (Ret.) Dan Bolger, author of Why We Lost The Iraq War: Risk, Failure, and LeadershipIraq, Military
02/11/2015LTG (Ret.) Michael Flynn, former director of the Defense Intelligence AgencyGlobal Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities
02/09/2015
Admiral Michael Rogers, Commander of U.S. Cyber Command and Director of the NSA
Small Group Session with Students and FacultyCybersecurity, NSA
02/06/2015Jacques Hyman, Associate Professor of International RelationsSPC Workshop: Leaders' Emotion and Preferences for Nuclear Disarmament
01/27/2015Dr. John Nagl, author of Learning to Eat Soup with a Knife Modern War in Theory and in Practice
01/26/2015
Mike Singh, fellow at Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Lunch with Students and FacultyForeign Policy, Middle East
01/22/2015Ambassador William Eacho, former US Ambassador to Austria AGS Dinner Series with Ambassador William Eacho
01/13/2015
Jake Sullivan, U.S. Delegate in Iran Negotiations, former NSA to VP Biden, and former Director of Policy Planning at the U.S. State Department
President Obama's 'Fourth Quarter' Foreign PolicyIran, State Department, President Barack Obama Administration
12/02/2014
Stephen Hadley , former National Security Advisor to George Bush
American Foreign Policy in Challenging TimesForeign Policy, President George W. Bush Administration
11/20/2014Lisa Curtis, fellow from The Heritage Foundation, and Professor Jason Kirk from ElonUS - India Relations: Strategic Partner or Ambivalent FriendUS India Relations, Foreign Policy, Grand Strategy
11/19/2014 General Douglas Fraser , Commander United States Southern Command Continuing Security Challenges in South America and the Caribbean: Drugs, Immigration, Disaster Relief, and MoreUS Southern Command, Central America, South America, Caribbean, National Security
11/12/2014 Peter Erben, Senior Global Electoral Adviser and County Director for IFES Price and Perils of Elections in Fragile Democracies: Do They Affect the Political Stability and Development of Nations? Conflict resolution, Democratic Institutions, International Development
11/12/2014 Cynthia Buckley, Professor of Sociology at University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignEthno-Social Divisions in Ukraine: Consistent, Conflicted, or Created? Conflict Resolution, Ukraine
11/05/2014Rob Litwak, Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University's School of Foreign ServiceProspects for a Nuclear Deal with Iran
11/04/2014Jim Walsh, Senior Research Associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Security Studies Program (SSP)A Public Talk with Jim Walsh on Current Nuclear Issues
10/29/2014Daniel Philpott, professor at University of Notre Dame Political Reconciliation: An Ethic for Contemporary Global Politics
10/27/2014Bruce Jentleson, Abdeslam Maghraoui, Omid Safi, and David Schanzer The Middle East in Turmoil: A Public Conversation with Bruce Jentleson, Abdeslam Maghraoui, and David SchanzerNational Security, Foreign Policy, Middle Eastern Affairs
10/23/2014
John Horgan, Director of the Center for Terrorism and Security Studies at UMASS Lowell
Academic Visit to Duke Univeristy Terrorism
10/15/2014Rick Atkinson, author of "The Longest Day"Public talk with Rick Atkinson
10/09/2014 Professor Peter Feaver and Paul Teller, Chief of Staff to Senator Ted CruzInternational Relations and the Election Discussion International Relations, 2012 Election, Foreign Policy
10/03/2014Marc Trachtenberg, Professor of Political Science at UCLAThe Soviet Decline and Great Power Politics
09/10/2014
Fran Townsend, former chair of the Homeland Security Council for President George W. Bush, and Ambassador Daniel Benjamin, principal counterterrorism advisor to Secretary of State Clinton
The Evolving Terrorist Threat: What Should Be Done?Terrorism, Diplomacy, Robert R. Wilson Lecture, President George W. Bush Administration
04/21/2014
Daniel Poneman , Deputy Secretary of U.S. Department of Energy
Energy Security in the Era of Climate ChangeEnergy, Climate Change
04/11/2014
General Raymond Odierno , U.S. Chief of Staff of the Army
A Conversation with Army Chief of Staff Raymond OdiernoMilitary
11/04/2013
George Selim, Director of Community Partnerships and White House National Security Staff
Meeting with StudentsDepartment of Homeland Security
04/02/2014- 04/05/2014AGS Trip to DC
03/31/2014 William Inboden , former Senior Director for Strategic Planning on the National Security CouncilThe Role of History in Grand StrategyGrand Strategy, Foreign Policy
03/27/2014AGS and AHS Upperclassmen: Public Sector Internships
03/27/2014 Christopher deMuth , senior fellow at The Hudson Institute Debt, Demography, and DemocracyNational Security, Debt, Democratic Institutions
03/18/2014 Daniel Drezner, professor of International Politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy International Relations in Game of Thrones: An Analysis of the Hit Television Show's Relation to Our World's Politics International Politics, Grand Strategy, National Security
03/06/2014
Ambassador Karl Eikenberry, Former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan
A Conversation with Ambassador Karl Eikenberry Afghanistan, Diplomacy, Ambassador Dave and Kay Phillips Family International Lecture
02/24/2014 Richard Immerman, Assistant Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Analytic Integrity and Standards and Analytic Ombudsman for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence The CIA: Its Origin, Its Transformation, and Its Militarization Intelligence, National Security
02/19/2014
Joel Kaplan, Vice President of U.S. Public Policy for Facebook
Policy-Making from the White House to Social Media Policy, Media, Social Media
02/14/2014Dr. Benjamin Miller, Professor of International Relations at the University of Haifa SPC Workshop: Between Hot War and Cold Peace-
Reality Check of Post- Cold War Prediction on War and Peace
Cold War Politics, Grand Strategy, International Relations
02/06/2014David Adesnik, Research Fellow at AEIChampions of Democracy: The Morality of Democracy Promotion in U.S.Foreign PolicyAmerican Foreign Policy, Grand Strategy Democratic Institutions
02/04/2014
Peter Baker , White House Correspondent for the New York Times and author
Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White HousePresident George W. Bush Administration, Media
11/22/2013 Operation Anaconda Virtual Staff RideOperation Anaconda Virtual Staff Ride
11/14/2013 Erez Manela, professor of history at Harvard UniversityA Conversation with Erez Manela US China Relations, History, FDR
11/11/2013
General Michael V. Hayden, former director of the CIA and NSA, and Barton Gellman, Pulitzer-prize winning journalist who broke stories of the NSA data-miningLeakers or Whistleblowers? National Security Reporting in the Digital AgeNational Security, Media
11/04/2013AGS Career Night
10/29/2013AHS Event with Kori Schake, Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution
10/23/2013 Robert Gallucci , Chief U.S. Negotiator during North Korean Nuclear Crisis of 1994Hard Choices: Strategy, Leverage, Impact and Risk
10/21/2013Melvyn Leffler, Professor of History at University of VirginiaA Conversation with Melvyn LefflerHistory, American Grand Strategy
10/4/2012-10/6/2012Thom Shanker, Correspondent for the Pentagon and National Security for the New York Times
Security Studies in a Time of Transition
National Security, Pentagon, Media
01/30/2014- 01/31/2014Steve Biddle, Professor of Political Science at George Washington University SPC Workshop: How Do Nonstate Actors Fight? Explaining the Military Methods of Guerillas, Warlords, and MilitiamenNonstate Actors, Guerilla Warfare, Interstate Conflict
01/27/2014Francis Gavin, Chair of Nuclear Security Policy at University of Texas at AustinThe Nuclear Revolution and American Grand StrategyAmerican Grand Strategy, Nuclear Weapons, National Security, Nuclear Policy
01/17/2014Master Chief Britt Slabinski, former Navy SEALA Lunch Discussion with Master Chief Britt Slabinski about Operation Anaconda Special Forces, Global War on Terror,Afghan War
01/15/2014 Michael Allen , author of "Blinking Red: Crisis and Compromise in American Intelligence after 9/11"A Conversation with Michael AllenNational Security, Intelligence Reform, Director of National Intelligence
09/25/2013Tom Nides, Former Deputy Secretary of State for Management and ResourcesA Conversation with Tom Nides
09/11/2013
General (Ret.) David H. Petraeus, former Director of the CIA
America and the WorldCIA, Ambassador Dave and Kay Phillips Family International Lecture
08/28/2013
Farah Pandith , Special Representative to Muslim Communities for the U.S. State DepartmentLunch and meeting with studentsState Department, Islam
04/26/2013Breakfast With AGS Alumnus
04/12/2013AGS Gettysburg Staff Ride
04/04/2013Major General Anthony Cucolo, former Army Chief of Public Affairs
U.S. Army War College International Strategic Crisis Negotiations Exercise WelcomeMilitary Strategy, Simulation
04/01/2013
LTG H.R. McMaster, Commanding General, U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence
A Conversation with LTG H.R. McMasterMilitary
03/2012AGS Trip to Washington D.C.White House, Pentagon, State Department, and Directorate of National Intelligence
03/20/2013
Lieutenant General (Ret.) Brent Scowcroft, former National Security Advisor under President Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush
A Conversation with Lieutenant General Brent Scowcroft (USAF, RET), former National Security AdvisorMilitary, National Security, Von der Heyden Fellows Program Endowed Lecture Series
03/04/2013
Rebiya Kadeer, President of the World Uyghur Congress Why American Grand Strategy Should Care Abouth the Uyghurs International Relations, Muslim Uyguhur, China
02/20/2013
Kurt Campbell, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs
The Future of American Power in the Asia-Pacific Asia Pacific, State Department
02/12/2013Senator Richard Lugar, Former Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee A Conversation with Richard Lugar
01/28/2013
Thomas Lehrman, Partner at Haystack PartnersDinner with a Duke University AlumFinance
11/29/2012
Ashton Carter, Secretary of Defense
Public lectureVon der Heyden Fellows Program Endowed Lecture Series, Department of Defense
11/15/2012AGS Career Night
11/14/2012
Jack Goldsmith, Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel under President George W. Bush
Power and Constraint: The Accountable Presidency after 9/11
Presidential Accountability, Counterterrorism
11/14/2012
John Zogby, founder of The World Famous Zogby Poll
The Anatomy of a Re-election Election, Politics
11/07/2012 Election Night Event with Peter Feaver and Bruce Jentleson Election Night Event
10/24/2014-10/25/2015International Strategic Crisis Negotiations Exercise
10/22/2012
Karl Rove, former White House Deputy Chief of Staff under President George Bush, and Howard Dean, former Chair of the Democratic National CommitteeWhat's at Stake for America's Global Role in the 2012 Election? Election, Politics, Foreign Policy
10/09/2012Campaign Class Debate with Dr. Feaver
09/27/2012
Michele Flournoy, UnderSecretary of Defense for Policy
A Conversation with Michele Flournoy National Security, Department of Defense
09/20/2012
Peter Beinart, former editor of The New Republic
The Crisis of ZionismIsrael, Journalism
09/10/2012
Jon Huntsman Jr., former Governor of Utah and U.S. Ambassador to Singapore and China
America 2012: Challenges and Opportunities Abroad International Relations, Diplomacy, China
04/10/2012Dr. Condoleezza Rice, former United States Secretary of State A Conversation with Dr. Condoleezza Rice, Former National Security Advisor and Secretary of StatePresident George W. Bush Administration, Department of State, Ambassador Dave and Kay Phillips International Lecture
03/13/2012 R. James Woolsey, former Director of the CIA R. James Woolsey, Former CIA Director, Visit to Duke UniversityCIA
01/17/2012Ambassador John Negroponte,Former U.S. Ambassador to Honduras, Mexico, the Philippines, the United Nations, and IraqVisit of Ambassador John NegroponteDiplomacy
01/12/2012General Martin Dempsey, 18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff A Conversation with General Martin Dempsey, 18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of StaffMilitary, Ambassador Dave and Kay Phillips Family International Lecture
12/7/2011Dan Blumenthal, Director of Asian Studies at the American Enterprise InstituteAmerican Grand Strategy and ChinaChina, Asia, Public Policy Research
12/01/2011AGS Career Night
11/14/2011 Dr. Jeremi Suri, Mack Brown Distinguished Professor for Leadership in Global Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin & Professor in the University's Department of History and the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public AffairsLiberty’s Surest Guardian: American Nation-Building from the Founders to Obama Global Affairs, Nation Building, Contemporary Politics, Foreign Policy
11/09/2011AGS Reunion in Washington DC
11/01/2011Dr. Anne-Marie Slaughter, Former Director of Policy Planning for the U.S. State Department Grand Strategy for the 21st Century State Department, Public Policy
11/2011AGS Staff Ride, The Battle of FredericksburgStaff Ride, Civil War
11/2011AGS Staff Ride, The Battle of FredericksburgStaff Ride, Civil War
10/26/2011 LTG (Ret.) Douglas Lute , Special Assistant to President Obama for National Security Advisor for Afghanistan and PakistanAfghanistan, Pakistan and American Grand StrategyPresident Barack Obama Administration, National Security, Military
10/20/2011Janet Napolitano, former Secretary of the Department of Homeland SecurityA Conversation with the Honorable Janet Napolitano, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security SecretaryTerry Sanford Distinguished Lecture, DHS
09/23/2011Azru Kibris, Associate Professor in Political Science and Conflict Studies SPC Workshop with Azru Kibris
09/08/2011Juan Zarate , Deputy National Security Advisor for Counterterrorism (2005-2009) 9-11: After a Decade & After Bin LadenCounterterrorism, National Security, President George W. Bush Administration
05/04/2011 Bin Laden Panel Bin Laden Panel
04/15/2011LENS Panel on National Security Since 9/11LENS Panel on National Security Since 9/11
03/31/2011Major Mike HolmesA Conversation with Major Mike Holmes
03/04/2011TISS Energy ConferenceTISS Energy Conference
03/02/2011Dan Reiter, Professor of Political Science at Emory UniversitySPC Workshop with Dan Reiter
02/28/2011James Steinberg, former Deputy Secretary of StateA Conversation with James Steinberg, Deputy Secretary of State (2009-2011) Department of State, Von der Heyden Fellows Program Endowment Fund Lecture
02/15/2011A Conversation with the Former US Ambassador to Yemen
02/03/2011Peter Baker, White House Correspondent for The New York TimesA Conversation with Peter Baker Media, President Barack Obama Administration
01/25/2011Charles Kupchan, Former Director for European Affairs on the National Security CouncilHow Enemies Become Friends: The Sources of Stable PeaceForeign Affairs, Diplomacy, President Bill Clinton Administration
01/18/2011 Farah Pandith, Special Representative to Muslim CommunitiesMuslim Engagement in the 21st CenturyIslamic Studies, Diplomacy, Department of State
01/17/2011Dinner with Ambassador Aldona Vos Dinner with Ambassador Aldona Vos
12/01/2010 Shireen Hunter, Visiting Fellow at Georgetown’s Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian UnderstandingThe Perils of Using Islam as an Instrument of Foreign Policy Islam, Foreign Policy
11/09/2010-11/10/2010 Scholarly ColloquiumRetrenchment and/or Renewal: Grand Strategy in Times of Fiscal Restraint
10/27/2010 Bob Woodward, Best-selling Author and Washington Post Reporter Obama’s Wars Media, Von der Heyden Fellows Program Endowment Fund Lecture
09/29/2010Robert Gates , Secretary of DefensePublic SpeechDepartment of Defense, Ambassador Dave and Kay Family International Lectureship
09/23/2010 Robert Jervis, Professor of International Politics at Columbia UniversityWhy Intelligence Fails: Lessons from the Iranian Revolution and the Iraq War Intelligence, Iraq War, Iran
09/7/2010 Richard Danzig, Former Secretary of the U.S. Navy Since We Can’t See the Future, What Do We Do? Military
04/27/2010Sir Nigel Sheinwald, UK Ambassador to the United StatesU.K. Perceptions of Foreign Policy Challenges with the British Ambassador to the United States
04/17/2010AGS Staff Ride to Cowpens National BattlefieldStaff Ride, Civil War, South Carolina
03/23/2010Dr. Joseph Nye, Jr., Former Assistant Secretary of StateSoft Power and Obama's Grand StrategyDepartment of State, Administration of Bill Clinton
03/16/2010Elliott Abrams, Former Deputy National Security Advisor The Freedom Agenda and the Middle East Middle East, Administration of President George W. Bush
02/22/2010 William Burns, Under Secretary of State for Political AffairsForeign Policy in a New Era Foreign Policy, Politics, Department of State
02/11/2010Mahmood Mamdani, Columbia UniversityObama and Middle Eastern PolicyForeign Policy, Middle East
01/26/2010AGS Trip to Ft. Bragg
01/25/2010Stephen Stedman, Former Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations Building International Order in an Era of Transnational ThreatsUnited Nations, International Relations
01/07/2010Workshop on Strategic Implications of Persistent Surveillance
11/09/2009Fareed Zakaria, Newsweek Rise of the Rest: A Post-American World One Year After the Election of Obama Media, Politics, Ambassador Dave and Kay Phillips Family International Lecture
10/29/2009 Meghan O'Sullivan, Former Deputy National Security Advisor for Iraq and AfghanistanThe Future of Iraq and Afghanistan Iraq, Afghanistan, Administration of President George W. Bush
10/27/2009Douglas Feith, Former Undersecretary of Defense Setting the Record Straight: The Legal and Strategic Thoughts on the War on Terrorism Department of State, Terrorism
10/13/2009Alumni Recent Graduates from Duke University and UNC-CHCareers in Security Studies Panel Alumni, Career Event
10/01/2009John Bolton, Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations Obama's New International Order Diplomacy, United Nations, President George W. Bush Administration
09/20/2009 Brigadier General H.R. McMaster, TRADOCCounterinsurgency and the War in AfghanistanAfghanistan, Counterinsurgency, Military
09/10/2009John Hillen, Former Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs Grand Strategy and National Security MakingDepartment of State, President George W. Bush Administration
03/26/2009Stephen Hadley, former National Security Advisor A Conversation with Stephen Hadley National Security, Bush White House, Foreign Policy, Iraq War
03/05/2009Paul Kennedy , Grand Strategy HistorianAmerican Power in Today's WorldGrand Strategy, International Relations, Foreign Policy
03/02/2009John Gaddis, Cold War Historian What is Grand Strategy? Cold War, American Grand Strategy
01/22/2009 Panel on Closing Guantanamo BayPanel on Closing Guantanamo Bay National Security, Foreign Policy, Guantanamo Bay, Homeland Security, Counterterrorism
11/13/2008Juan Zarate, former deputy assistant to the president and deputy national security adviser for combating terrorism A Conversation with Juan ZarateNational Security, Foreign Policy, Counterterrorism, Bush Administration
11/07/2008Jeremy Black, British Historian and Professor of History at the University of ExeterAGS Breakfast MeetingInternational Relations, Foreign Policy
11/06/2008Kurt Campbell, former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific AffairsSmall Group MeetingForeign Policy, Asia, Department of State, Obama White House
12/03/2007 Karl Rove, Former deputy chief of staff and senior advisor to President Bush A Conversation with Karl Rove National Security, International Relations, Bush Administration, Politics, Foreign Policy
10/2008Peter Wehner, former Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Office of Strategic Initiative Small group meeting with College RepublicansForeign Policy, Strategic Planning, Bush Administration
10/26/2015
https://sites.duke.edu/agsp/2016/10/13/american-foreign-policy-in-a-new-era-of-geopolitical-competition-walter-russel-mead/Walter Russell Mead , Editor- at- Large of The American Interest magazine American Foreign Policy in a New Era of Geopolitical CompetitionGeopolitics
10/20/2015
General (Ret.) John Abizaid , former commander of USCENTCOM
U.S. Military Response in Today's Middle EastMilitary, Middle East
09/30/2015
Mel Middleton, Executive Director of Freedom Quest International
Class Visit Ethics, International Relations
09/24/2015
Thomas Christensen, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs
The China Challenge: Shaping the Choices of a Rising Power Department of State, China,
09/10/2015
Jessica Stern , Expert and Academic Scholar of Terrorism Studies, co -author of ISIS: The State of Terror
ISIS: Terrorism at Home and AbroadTerrorism, ISIS
09/01/2015
Derek Chollet, Counselor and Senior Advisor for Security and Defense Policy at The German Marshall Fund Obama's Grand Strategy Midway Through the Fourth QuarterDefense Policy, National Security, Strategy, President Barack Obama Administration
05/12/2015-05/12/2015Young Turks Civil- Military ConferenceYoung Turks Civil- Military Conference
04/17/2015
Juan Zarate , Senior Adviser at CSIS and former Deputy National Security Advisor on Terrorism
New Tools for Fighting the New Terrorist ThreatTerrorism, National Security, President George W. Bush Administration
04/10/2015Stephen Brooks, Professor at Darmouth CollegeSPC Workshop: The Political Economy of International Security
04/09/2015Dr. Richard Betts, Professor at Columbia UniversityDoes Strategic Intelligence Matter?
04/08/2015
Mitt Romney , former Governor Massachusetts
A Conversation with Mitt RomneyPolitics, Ambassador Dave and Kay Phillips Family International Lecture
10/07/2008Derek Chollet, former special assistant to the president and senior director for strategic planning on the National Security CouncilSmall group meeting with Duke DemocratsNational security, foreign policy, Obama White House
01/14/2009- 01/16/2009Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and Michael Doran, senior fellow at the Hudson Institute Public Conversation on Iran

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