List of Past Events

Date Guest(s) Title Tags  
7/31/2020 Major General Ronald P. Clark, Chief of Staff for U.S. Indo-Pacific Command A Perspective on Race, Diversity & Inclusion in the U.S. Army Military, Army, equality, race relations, systemic racism, diversity, inclusion, diversity
5/12/2020 Jolynn Dellinger, David Hoffman, David Schanzer, Shane Stansbury, Duke Security and Privacy Professors Surveillance and Security After the Lockdown: Lessons from the 9/11 Era Contact tracing, private data collection, location data, public health, security, surveillance, technology, civil liberties, privacy
5/5/2020 Paul Teller, Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Strategic Initiatives for the Vice President The Covid-19 Crisis: The View from Inside the White House Pandemic, Trump, Pence, White House, task force, deregulation, oversight, WHO, China, herd immunity
4/22/2020 Kath Hicks, Kelly Magsamen & Kori Schake, professionals in the National Security/Foreign Policy Sector AGS National Security/Foreign Policy Career Panel Career, networking, internship, extracurricular, resume, interview, job, employment
4/15/2020 Yossi Klein Halevi, Senior Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem Israel, Politics & Middle East Security in a Time of Pandemic Israel, Blue and White, Likud, Unity government, Netanyahu, Gantz
4/9/2020 Robert Zoellick, former Deputy Secretary of State The China Challenge in the Midst of a Global Pandemic China, trade, security, World Bank
4/2/2020 Sue Gordon, former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence What is Happening in the U.S. Intelligence Community? Making Sense of the Behind-the-Scenes Upheaval Intelligence, FBI, national security
2/27/2020 Sara Vakhshouri, Founder and President of SVB Energy International Energy Security and the New Geopolitics of Energy Energy, renewable and alternative energy, politics, security, markets, investment
2/17/2020 John Bolton, National Security Advisor (2018-19); US Ambassador to the UN (2005-06) The National Security Challenge of 2020 Ukraine, impeachment, White House, censorship, Iran nuclear deal, Iraq, Russia
2/12/2020 Gary Haugen, Founder and CEO of International Justice Mission

Human Rights and the Recovery of Moral Knowledge Justice, human rights, poverty, injustice
2/10/2020 Liam 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 Ukraine Ukraine, Russia
2/4/2020 Richard Fontaine, CEO, Center for New American Security Does War Make Us Safer? Military Restraint vs. Intervention War, military, restraint, intervention
1/27/2020 Ambassador Rick Barton, Former Assistant Secretary of State for Conflict and Stabilization Operations American Power and the Problem of Peace Peace, war, foreign policy, military interventions, international conflict
1/15/2020 Kristen Silverberg, Executive Vice President for Policy at Business Roundtable Trade, Innovation and the Impact on National Security Trade, national security, innovation, global commerce
12/5/2019 Navruti Rai, Vice President & Country Head Intel India India AI Strategy & Policy: A Model for Beneficial Societal Impact AI, artificial intelligence, India, technology
12/3/2019 Samantha Power, Former US Ambassador to the UN The Education of an Idealist UN, foreign policy, diplomacy
11/26/2019 Samm Sacks, Cybersecurity Policy & China Digital Economy Fellow at New America US-China Tech Competition: Data and the New "Cold War" China, cyber, cybersecurity, data, technology
11/25/2019 Joshua Bolten and Denis McDonough, former White House Chiefs of Staff The Transition Challenge: Campaigning while Commander in Chief Election, campaign, transition, politics
11/13/2019 Petra Goedde, Professor at American University's School of International Service The Politics of Peace Cold war, peace
11/8/2019 Movie Night & Panel: THE REPORT, with Robin Kirk, Tim Nichols and David Schanzer Based on the true story of the CIA Interrogation Program Interrogation, Guantanamo Bay
10/28/2019 Audrey Kurth Cronin, Professor at American University's School of International Service Power to the People: How Open Technological Innovation is Arming Tomorrow’s Terrorists Counterterrorism, terrorist, AI, technical innovation
10/23/2019 Tzipi Livni, Former Foreign Minister of Israel The Future of American-Israeli Relations Israel
10/16/2019 Peter Wehner, Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center The Future of the Republican Party Politics, republican, election
10/14/2019 Timothy Sayle, Assistant Professor of History and Director of the International Relations Program at the University of Toronto Enduring Alliance: A History of NATO and the Postwar Global Order NATO
10/9/2019 David E. Sanger, New York Times National Security Correspondent The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage and Fear in the Cyber Age Cyber, cybersecurity, global threat, war
10/2/2019 Fredrik Logevall, Laurence D. Belfer Professor of International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School JFK: Why He Matters Today Kennedy, JFK, politics, diplomacy
10/1/2019 William J. Burns, Former Deputy Secretary of State The Back Channel: Reflections on a Career in Diplomacy Diplomacy, global politics, career
9/23/2019 Samantha Ravich, Defense & Intelligence Policy and Tech Entrepreneur Start Up Nation: Cybersecurity and Israel’s strategic partnership with the United States Cybersecurity, national security, Israel
9/16/2019 Eric Lorber, Senior Director, Foundation for the Defense of Democracies and Former Senior Advisor to the Undersecretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Economic Statecraft: Utilizing US Financial Power for National Security National security, economics
9/11/2019 Farah Pandith, counterterrorism and violent extremism expert How We Win: Countering Violent Extremism Countering violent extremism, counterterrorism
9/5/2019 Jim Steinberg, former Deputy Secretary of State The US-China Relationship: Rebalance, Reassurance and Resolve China
4/16/2019 Lisa Disbrow, former Under Secretary of the US Air Force Serving as a Civilian in the Pentagon Air Force, Civil-military relations
4/10/2019 Robert Satloff, Director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy Analyzing the Israeli Elections of April 9th Israel
4/09/2019 Andrew McCabe, former Deputy Director of the FBI The Threat, How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror & Trump FBI, Threats to national security, Terror, Trump
4/03/2019 Michèle Flournoy, former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Rebuilding the Bipartisan Consensus on National Security National security, Policy and political action
3/20/2019 Michael Morgan, Associate Professor of History, UNC Chapel Hill The Final Act, The Helsinki Accords and the Transformation of the Cold War Helsinki Accords, Cold War, Human rights
3/19/2019 Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland Transatlantic Relations in an Age of Populism US-European Union relations
3/06/2019 General John Kelly, former White House Chief of Staff Leading America in a Time of Global Turbulence Civil-military relations, Chief of Staff
2/28/2019 Madeleine Albright, former Secretary of State The Future of Democracy at Home and Abroad Democracy, fascism
2/25/2019 Ambassador (ret.) Deborah McCarthy, LTG Sean McFarland, USA (ret.), Ambassador (ret.) Stuart Jones The General & The Ambassador Podcast Civil-military relations, Iraq
2/18/2019 AGS Alumni Panel With Adam Lemon, Chloe Rockow Madsen and Nick Setterberg Career
2/14/2019 Leo MacKay, Senior Vice President, Ethics and Enterprise Assurance at Lockheed Martin Career choices between the defense industry and policy jobs Career
02/12/2019 Rick Atkinson, Pulitzer Prize winning author and historian D-Day at 75: The Rise of American Character D-Day, American Values, War
02/06/2019 James M. Lindsay, leading authority on the American foreign policymaking process and the domestic politics of American foreign policy The Empty Throne Foreign Policy, Donald Trump, U.S. Leadership
01/31/2019 Josh Shifrinson, Associate Professor of International Relations at Boston University Rising Titans, Falling Giants China, Great Powers, Declining States
01/29/2019 Brett McGurk, former Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL Assessing the Fight Against ISIS ISIS, Terrorism, Syria, Middle East, Turkey
01/24/2019 General Stanley McChrystal, retired Commander of U.S. and International Security Assistance Forces in Afghanistan 17 Years at War General McChrystal, Afghanistan, Donald Trump, Military
01/15/2019 Daniel Blumenthal, Director of Asian Studies at the American Enterprise Institute An American Strategy for Asia Asia, AEI, China, Intellectual Property, Technology Transfers, Belt and Road, South China Sea
12/03/2018 David Priess, writer and speaker on the presidency, national security, and intelligence. How to Get Rid of a President 25th Amendment, Intelligence, Impeachment
11/28/2018 Artur Mas, former President of Catalonia Catalonia, Spain, and the EU:
The Challenge of Leadership in Fractious Nation States
Catalonia, Spain, Populism, Nationalism, Self-determination
11/05/2018 General Joseph F. Dunford, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff The U.S. Military in a Time of Geopolitical Strain Military, Threat, Geopolitics, NATO, Civil-Military Gap
10/22/2018 Peter Singer, a political scientist specializing in international relations and modern warfare LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media Social Media, Cyberwarfare, Misinformation
10/15/2018 Stephanie O'Sullivan, the former second-in-command at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence Innovation & Diversity: How America Can Compete in Cyber Cyber, Innovation, Diversity
10/02/2018 Michael Wear, leader of faith outreach for President Obama's election, and Farr Curlin, a Duke Josiah C. Trent professor of medical humanities Road of Hope? The Challenge of Faith in Politics Religion, Politics
09/27/2018 Sarah Snyder, historian of U.S. foreign relations specializing in human rights and the Cold War From Selma to Moscow: How Human Rights Activists Transformed U.S. Foreign Policy Human Rights, Foreign Policy
09/06/2018 Ambassador Thomas Pickering, former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs and Ambassador to the United Nations, the Russian Federation, India, Israel, and Jordan America’s 21st Century Foreign Policy: Reflections of an Eminent Diplomat Ambassador Pickering, Foreign Policy
09/05/2018 Michael McFaul, former US Ambassador to Russia From Cold War to Hot Peace Ambassador McFaul, Russia
05/03/2018 Condoleezza Rice, 66th Secretary of State, & Amy Zegart, Senior Fellow at FSI Political Risk: How Businesses and Organizations Can Anticipate Global Insecurity Secretary Rice, Political Risk, North Korea, Iran Nuclear Deal, Business
04/05/2018 Nikki Haley, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Confronting Today’s Global Governance Challenges Ambassador Haley, United Nations, Foreign Policy, Governance
02/15/2018 Brian Hook, Senior Policy Advisor to the Secretary of State; Director of Policy Planning President Trump's Foreign Policy Vision and the Role of Diplomacy in Fulfilling It Foreign policy, diplomacy, Trump
02/12/2018 General Lori Robinson, Commander, USNORTHCOM & NORAD Wearing Two Hats: Managing Threats and Relationships Across Two Commands General Robinson, USNORTHCOM, NORAD, National Security, International Relations, Military, Nuclear Arsenal
02/07/2018 Elliot Abrams, former Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Advisor Realistic & Principled: Argument for America's Support of Democracy & Human Rights in the Middle East Human Rights, Middle East, Democracy, Council on Foreign Relations
01/30/2018 Jennifer Bryson & Ismail Royer Insights Into Extremism: Experiences From a Former Guantanamo Bay Interrogator and a Convicted Jihadist Terrorism, Extremism, Jihad, Reform, Perspectives
01/24/2018 General Martin Dempsey, Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Cyber and National Security | A discussion over dinner with General Dempsey General Dempsey, Cyber, National Security, Military
01/22/2018 Marc Sageman, Former CIA Case Officer Small group meeting with Marc Sageman CIA, Espionage, Intelligence, Foreign Affairs, State Department
01/16/2018 Peter Wittig, German Ambassador to the U.S. The Need for a Strong Transatlantic Partnership in a Globalized World European Union, Germany, Diplomacy, Globalization, Trade, Europe, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, State Department
12/05/2017 Victor Cha, Former NCS Director of Asian Affairs Powerplay: The Origins of the American Alliance System in Asia Asia, National Security, North Korea, China, Ambassador
12/04/2017 Reince Priebus, Former Chief of Staff to President Trump Ambassador Dave and Kay Phillips International Family Lectureship Series, Part 2 | One Year Later: America's Role One Year After the Election That Shook the World Donald Trump, Campaign, American Leadership
11/29/2017 John Podesta, Chair of Hillary for America Ambassador Dave and Kay Phillips International Family Lectureship Series, Part 1 | One Year Later: America's Role One Year After the Election That Shook the World Hillary Clinton, Campaign, American Leadership
11/28/2017 Jeff Engel, Director of the Center for Presidential History When the World Seemed New: George H.W. Bush and the End of the Cold War Presidents, 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
10/19/17 Paul 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
10/12/17 Os Guinness, Prolific Writer and Social Critic The Reformation at 500: The Forgotten Key to America's Crisis in Freedom Freedom, 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 NSC U.S. Leadership in a Changing World U.S. Leadership, American Leadership, International Rerlations, NSC, CIA, National Security Advisor
09/14/17 Lisa Monaco, former US Homeland Security Advisor Counter-Terrorism in the Trump Era Counter-Terrorism, National Security Advisor, Women in national security
09/13/2017 Graham Allison , professor at the JFK School of Government at Harvard Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides' Trap? China, Thucydides' Trap, International Security, American Leadership
09/06/2017 Jim Carafano, Vice President of the Heritage Foundation Is 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 Change Cybersecurity, National Security, Foreign Policy, Obama Administrai
04/07/2017 Dr. Joseph S. Nye Jr. , former Dean, Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University Deterrance 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 Panel Foreign 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 America National Security, Foreign Policy, Central America, South America, Southern Command
03/25/2017-03/26/2017 Gettysburg Staff Ride Gettysburg Staff Ride
03/23/2017 Charlie Hill, professor at Yale University Small group meeting with Charlie Hill American Grand Strategy
03/21/2017 Jared Cohen, President of Jigsaw Cyberpowers in the New World Disorder National Security, Google, Counterterrorism, Cybersecurity
03/08/2017 David McCormick , co-CEO of Bridgewater Associates and former Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs Economic Tools & American Foreign Policy in a Time of Change Department of Treasury, Finance, Politics, George Bush Administration
02/24/2017 Kori Schake, Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution, author of "Warriors and Citizens: American Views of Our Military" Lunch with Kori Schake Military, 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 University How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything Department of Defense, Military, National Security, Foreign Policy, Law
02/14/2017 Will 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 Affairs Coffee & Office Hours with William H. Tobey Department of Energy, National Security, Nuclear Non-Proliferation
02/10/2017 Christopher Kirchhoff, Former Director For Strategic Planning at the National Security Council, Partner at the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx) Where the Pentagon Meets Silicon Valley National 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 Austin How President Trump's Nationalist Foreign Policy Will Affect America National Security, Foreign Policy, Politics
01/25/2017 Colin Kahl , Former National Security Advisor to Vice President Joe Biden The Grand Strategy Surprises that Await President Trump National Security, Foreign Policy, President Barack Obama Administration, White House
11/12/2016 Iraq Surge Conference Iraq 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-Brexit NATO, 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 Election Election, 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 Nations Small Group Meeting United 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 Debate Foreign 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 1783 Asia Pacific
09/14/2016 Dina Powell, Goldman Sachs Small Group Meeting Impact Investment, Business
09/08/2016 Jeh C. Johnson, Former Secretary of Homeland Security Combating Threats at Home and Abroad Homeland 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 Strategy National 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 Lunch Public Service, Government
03/31/2016 Lukman Faily , Iraqi Ambassador to the United States U.S.-Iraqi Relations in the Age of Daesh/ISIL International Relations, Iraq, ISIL, Terrorism
03/23/2016 Taavi Rõivas , Prime Minister of Estonia A 21st Century State: Anything is Possible International Relations, Diplomacy, Estonia
03/03/2016 Megan O'Sullivan , former deputy national security adviser on Iraq and Afghanistan The Geopolitics of the New Energy Landscape Geopolitics, Energy
03/03/2016 Jon Rosenwasser,Minority Budget Director of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Office Hours with Jon Rosenwasser
02/18/2016 Deborah James, Secretary of the Air Force, and Sue Gordon, Deputy Director of the NGA Women in National Security Panel National Security
02/09/2016 Jonathon Fox, professor of Political Science at Bar- Ilan University in Ramat Gan, Israel The Unfree Exercise of Religion Religion, Israel
02/04/2016 Wendy Sherman , former United States Deputy Secretary of State Negotiating Change: The Inside Story Behind the Iran Nuclear Deal Nuclear Proliferation, Iran, Department of State
01/27/2016 Scooter Libby, former advisor to Vice President Dick Cheney Class Visits and Private Dinner National 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 Instability Cybersecurity, Nuclear Proliferation, Geopolitics
11/19/2015 Tom Donilon , former National Security Advisor in the Obama administration Advising President Obama During Turbulent Times National Security, President Barack Obama Administration
11/12/2015 Ambassador Robert Jordan , former Ambassador to Saudi Arabia One Crisis After Another: The Middle East Today International Relations, Diplomacy, Saudi Arabia
11/04/2015 Chelsea Goldstein, Ryan Boone, Will Giles National Security & AGS Alumni Career Panel Department of State
11/02/2015 Ambassador Jack Matlock, Ambassador Aldona Wos Putin vs. Obama: Are We in a Second Cold War? International Relations, Diplomacy, Russia, Estonia
10/26/2015 Russell Mead , Editor- at- Large of The American Interest magazine American Foreign Policy in a New Era of Geopolitical Competition Geopolitics
10/20/2015 General (Ret.) John Abizaid , former commander of USCENTCOM U.S. Military Response in Today's Middle East Military, 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 Abroad Terrorism, 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 Quarter Defense Policy, National Security, Strategy, President Barack Obama Administration
05/12/2015-05/12/2015 Young Turks Civil- Military Conference Young 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 Threat Terrorism, National Security, President George W. Bush Administration
04/10/2015 Stephen Brooks, Professor at Darmouth College SPC Workshop: The Political Economy of International Security
04/09/2015 Dr. Richard Betts, Professor at Columbia University Does Strategic Intelligence Matter?
04/08/2015 Mitt Romney , former Governor Massachusetts A Conversation with Mitt Romney Politics, Ambassador Dave and Kay Phillips Family International Lecture
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 Fellow Politics, Pundits, and Polarization Politics, Media
03/24/2015 LTG (Ret.) Dan Bolger, author of Why We Lost The Iraq War: Risk, Failure, and Leadership Iraq, Military
02/11/2015 LTG (Ret.) Michael Flynn, former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency Global 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 Faculty Cybersecurity, NSA
02/06/2015 Jacques Hyman, Associate Professor of International Relations SPC Workshop: Leaders' Emotion and Preferences for Nuclear Disarmament
01/27/2015 Dr. 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 Faculty Foreign Policy, Middle East
01/22/2015 Ambassador 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 Policy Iran, State Department, President Barack Obama Administration
12/02/2014 Stephen Hadley , former National Security Advisor to George Bush American Foreign Policy in Challenging Times Foreign Policy, President George W. Bush Administration
11/20/2014 Lisa Curtis, fellow from The Heritage Foundation, and Professor Jason Kirk from Elon US - India Relations: Strategic Partner or Ambivalent Friend US 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 More US 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-Champaign Ethno-Social Divisions in Ukraine: Consistent, Conflicted, or Created? Conflict Resolution, Ukraine
11/05/2014 Rob Litwak, Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service Prospects for a Nuclear Deal with Iran
11/04/2014 Jim 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
10/29/2014 Daniel Philpott, professor at University of Notre Dame Political Reconciliation: An Ethic for Contemporary Global Politics
10/27/2014 Bruce Jentleson, Abdeslam Maghraoui, Omid Safi, and David Schanzer The Middle East in Turmoil: A Public Conversation with Bruce Jentleson, Abdeslam Maghraoui, and David Schanzer National Security, Foreign Policy, Middle Eastern Affairs
10/24/2014-10/25/2015 International Strategic Crisis Negotiations Exercise
10/23/2014 John Horgan, Director of the Center for Terrorism and Security Studies at UMASS Lowell Academic Visit to Duke Univeristy Terrorism
10/15/2014 Rick 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 Cruz International Relations and the Election Discussion International Relations, 2012 Election, Foreign Policy
10/03/2014 Marc Trachtenberg, Professor of Political Science at UCLA The 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 Change Energy, Climate Change
04/11/2014 General Raymond Odierno , U.S. Chief of Staff of the Army A Conversation with Army Chief of Staff Raymond Odierno Military
04/02/2014- 04/05/2014 AGS Trip to DC
03/31/2014 William Inboden , former Senior Director for Strategic Planning on the National Security Council The Role of History in Grand Strategy Grand Strategy, Foreign Policy
03/27/2014 AGS and AHS Upperclassmen: Public Sector Internships
03/27/2014 Christopher deMuth , senior fellow at The Hudson Institute Debt, Demography, and Democracy National 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
02/14/2014 Dr. 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
02/06/2014 David Adesnik, Research Fellow at AEI Champions of Democracy: The Morality of Democracy Promotion in U.S.Foreign Policy American 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 House President George W. Bush Administration, Media
01/15/2014 Michael Allen , author of "Blinking Red: Crisis and Compromise in American Intelligence after 9/11" A Conversation with Michael Allen National Security, Intelligence Reform, Director of National Intelligence
01/30/2014- 01/31/2014 Steve Biddle, Professor of Political Science at George Washington University SPC Workshop: How Do Nonstate Actors Fight? Explaining the Military Methods of Guerillas, Warlords, and Militiamen Nonstate Actors, Guerilla Warfare, Interstate Conflict
01/27/2014 Francis Gavin, Chair of Nuclear Security Policy at University of Texas at Austin The Nuclear Revolution and American Grand Strategy American Grand Strategy, Nuclear Weapons, National Security, Nuclear Policy
01/17/2014 Master Chief Britt Slabinski, former Navy SEAL A Lunch Discussion with Master Chief Britt Slabinski about Operation Anaconda Special Forces, Global War on Terror,Afghan War
11/22/2013 Operation Anaconda Virtual Staff Ride Operation Anaconda Virtual Staff Ride
11/14/2013 Erez Manela, professor of history at Harvard University A 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-mining Leakers or Whistleblowers? National Security Reporting in the Digital Age National Security, Media
11/04/2013 George Selim, Director of Community Partnerships and White House National Security Staff Meeting with Students Department of Homeland Security
11/04/2013 AGS Career Night
10/29/2013 AHS 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 1994 Hard Choices: Strategy, Leverage, Impact and Risk
10/21/2013 Melvyn Leffler, Professor of History at University of Virginia A Conversation with Melvyn Leffler History, American Grand Strategy
09/25/2013 Tom Nides, Former Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources A Conversation with Tom Nides
09/11/2013 General (Ret.) David H. Petraeus, former Director of the CIA America and the World CIA, Ambassador Dave and Kay Phillips Family International Lecture
08/28/2013 Farah Pandith , Special Representative to Muslim Communities for the U.S. State Department Lunch and meeting with students State Department, Islam
04/26/2013 Breakfast With AGS Alumnus
04/12/2013 AGS Gettysburg Staff Ride
04/04/2013 Major General Anthony Cucolo, former Army Chief of Public Affairs U.S. Army War College International Strategic Crisis Negotiations Exercise Welcome Military Strategy, Simulation
04/01/2013 LTG H.R. McMaster, Commanding General, U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence A Conversation with LTG H.R. McMaster Military
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 Advisor Military, 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
02/12/2013 Senator Richard Lugar, Former Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee A Conversation with Richard Lugar
01/28/2013 Thomas Lehrman, Partner at Haystack Partners Dinner with a Duke University Alum Finance
11/29/2012 Ashton Carter, Secretary of Defense Public lecture Von der Heyden Fellows Program Endowed Lecture Series, Department of Defense
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
11/15/2012 AGS Career Night
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
10/22/2012 Karl Rove, former White House Deputy Chief of Staff under President George Bush, and Howard Dean, former Chair of the Democratic National Committee What's at Stake for America's Global Role in the 2012 Election? Election, Politics, Foreign Policy
10/09/2012 Campaign Class Debate with Dr. Feaver
10/4/2012-10/6/2012 Thom Shanker, Correspondent for the Pentagon and National Security for the New York Times Security Studies in a Time of Transition National Security, Pentagon, Media
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 Zionism Israel, 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
04/10/2012 Dr. Condoleezza Rice, former United States Secretary of State A Conversation with Dr. Condoleezza Rice, Former National Security Advisor and Secretary of State President George W. Bush Administration, Department of State, Ambassador Dave and Kay Phillips International Lecture
03/2012 AGS Trip to Washington D.C. White House, Pentagon, State Department, and Directorate of National Intelligence
03/13/2012 R. James Woolsey, former Director of the CIA R. James Woolsey, Former CIA Director, Visit to Duke University CIA
01/17/2012 Ambassador John Negroponte,Former U.S. Ambassador to Honduras, Mexico, the Philippines, the United Nations, and Iraq Visit of Ambassador John Negroponte Diplomacy
01/12/2012 General Martin Dempsey, 18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff A Conversation with General Martin Dempsey, 18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Military, Ambassador Dave and Kay Phillips Family International Lecture
12/7/2011 Dan Blumenthal, Director of Asian Studies at the American Enterprise Institute American Grand Strategy and China China, Asia, Public Policy Research
12/01/2011 AGS Career Night
11/2011 AGS Staff Ride, The Battle of Fredericksburg Staff Ride, Civil War
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 Affairs Liberty’s Surest Guardian: American Nation-Building from the Founders to Obama Global Affairs, Nation Building, Contemporary Politics, Foreign Policy
11/09/2011 AGS Reunion in Washington DC
11/01/2011 Dr. Anne-Marie Slaughter, Former Director of Policy Planning for the U.S. State Department Grand Strategy for the 21st Century State Department, Public Policy
10/26/2011 LTG (Ret.) Douglas Lute , Special Assistant to President Obama for National Security Advisor for Afghanistan and Pakistan Afghanistan, Pakistan and American Grand Strategy President Barack Obama Administration, National Security, Military
10/20/2011 Janet Napolitano, former Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security A Conversation with the Honorable Janet Napolitano, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Secretary Terry Sanford Distinguished Lecture, DHS
09/23/2011 Azru Kibris, Associate Professor in Political Science and Conflict Studies SPC Workshop with Azru Kibris
09/08/2011 Juan Zarate , Deputy National Security Advisor for Counterterrorism (2005-2009) 9-11: After a Decade & After Bin Laden Counterterrorism, National Security, President George W. Bush Administration
05/04/2011 Bin Laden Panel Bin Laden Panel
04/15/2011 LENS Panel on National Security Since 9/11 LENS Panel on National Security Since 9/11
03/31/2011 Major Mike Holmes A Conversation with Major Mike Holmes
03/04/2011 TISS Energy Conference TISS Energy Conference
03/02/2011 Dan Reiter, Professor of Political Science at Emory University SPC Workshop with Dan Reiter
02/28/2011 James Steinberg, former Deputy Secretary of State A Conversation with James Steinberg, Deputy Secretary of State (2009-2011) Department of State, Von der Heyden Fellows Program Endowment Fund Lecture
02/15/2011 A Conversation with the Former US Ambassador to Yemen
02/03/2011 Peter Baker, White House Correspondent for The New York Times A Conversation with Peter Baker Media, President Barack Obama Administration
01/25/2011 Charles Kupchan, Former Director for European Affairs on the National Security Council How Enemies Become Friends: The Sources of Stable Peace Foreign Affairs, Diplomacy, President Bill Clinton Administration
01/18/2011 Farah Pandith, Special Representative to Muslim Communities Muslim Engagement in the 21st Century Islamic Studies, Diplomacy, Department of State
01/17/2011 Dinner 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 Understanding The Perils of Using Islam as an Instrument of Foreign Policy Islam, Foreign Policy
11/09/2010-11/10/2010 Scholarly Colloquium Retrenchment 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
09/29/2010 Robert Gates , Secretary of Defense Public Speech Department of Defense, Ambassador Dave and Kay Family International Lectureship
09/23/2010 Robert Jervis, Professor of International Politics at Columbia University Why 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
04/27/2010 Sir Nigel Sheinwald, UK Ambassador to the United States U.K. Perceptions of Foreign Policy Challenges with the British Ambassador to the United States
04/17/2010 AGS Staff Ride to Cowpens National Battlefield Staff Ride, Civil War, South Carolina
03/23/2010 Dr. Joseph Nye, Jr., Former Assistant Secretary of State Soft Power and Obama's Grand Strategy Department of State, Administration of Bill Clinton
03/16/2010 Elliott 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 Affairs Foreign Policy in a New Era Foreign Policy, Politics, Department of State
02/11/2010 Mahmood Mamdani, Columbia University Obama and Middle Eastern Policy Foreign Policy, Middle East
01/26/2010 AGS Trip to Ft. Bragg
01/25/2010 Stephen Stedman, Former Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations Building International Order in an Era of Transnational Threats United Nations, International Relations
01/07/2010 Workshop on Strategic Implications of Persistent Surveillance
11/09/2009 Fareed 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 Afghanistan The Future of Iraq and Afghanistan Iraq, Afghanistan, Administration of President George W. Bush
10/27/2009 Douglas Feith, Former Undersecretary of Defense Setting the Record Straight: The Legal and Strategic Thoughts on the War on Terrorism Department of State, Terrorism
10/13/2009 Alumni Recent Graduates from Duke University and UNC-CH Careers in Security Studies Panel Alumni, Career Event
10/01/2009 John 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, TRADOC Counterinsurgency and the War in Afghanistan Afghanistan, Counterinsurgency, Military
09/10/2009 John Hillen, Former Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs Grand Strategy and National Security Making Department of State, President George W. Bush Administration
03/02/2009 John Gaddis, Cold War Historian What is Grand Strategy? Cold War, American Grand Strategy
03/05/2009 Paul Kennedy , Grand Strategy Historian American Power in Today's World Grand Strategy, International Relations, Foreign Policy
03/26/2009 Stephen Hadley, former National Security Advisor A Conversation with Stephen Hadley National Security, Bush White House, Foreign Policy, Iraq War
01/22/2009 Panel on Closing Guantanamo Bay Panel on Closing Guantanamo Bay National Security, Foreign Policy, Guantanamo Bay, Homeland Security, Counterterrorism
01/14/2009- 01/16/2009 Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and Michael Doran, senior fellow at the Hudson Institute Public Conversation on Iran
11/13/2008 Juan Zarate, former deputy assistant to the president and deputy national security adviser for combating terrorism A Conversation with Juan Zarate National Security, Foreign Policy, Counterterrorism, Bush Administration
11/07/2008 Jeremy Black, British Historian and Professor of History at the University of Exeter AGS Breakfast Meeting International Relations, Foreign Policy
11/06/2008 Kurt Campbell, former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Small Group Meeting Foreign Policy, Asia, Department of State, Obama White House
10/07/2008 Derek Chollet, former special assistant to the president and senior director for strategic planning on the National Security Council Small group meeting with Duke Democrats National security, foreign policy, Obama White House
10/2008 Peter Wehner, former Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Office of Strategic Initiative Small group meeting with College Republicans Foreign Policy, Strategic Planning, Bush Administration
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