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AGS General Body

AGS General Body

Become part of Duke's signature program for students interested in national security

Ashil Jhavero

Ashil Jhaveri

Political Science Computer Science

“AGS has done a fantastic job keeping the community engaged…with physical distance no longer a limitation, it has been valuable to hear from voices all around the world such as Ambassadors Susan Rice and Michael Oren.”

Emma Dries

Emma Dries

Public Policy and Spanish

“Even during the pandemic I was thrilled to see incredible programming and curricular offerings and was even more impressed by the AGS community’s thoughtfulness, engagement, and perseverance.”

Amy Kramer

Amy Kramer

Class of 2018

“AGS introduced me to both foreign policy and some of my best friends. AGS helped me discover my passion for studying gender and security and connected me to the female leaders I aspire to be.”



Unique Opportunities

As a member of the General Body you are invited to participate in domestic and international staff rides. Recent trip destinations include Morocco, Belgium, France, Vietnam, Gettysburg, SOUTHCOM headquarters in Miami and a Navy SEAL base in Virginia.

Exclusive Access

The AGS speaker series brings distinguished guests from the top echelons of government and policy to campus and give students priority access to small group roundtables and dinner discussions.


Learn from the Experts

AGS offers innovative courses in vital policy areas taught by former and current policy practitioners including former CJCS General Martin Dempsey, Former Deputy DNI Susan Gordon and former State Department official Seth Center.

Join the AGS General Body

To foster a more inclusive community, the General Body is open to all students who wish to be affiliated with AGS but who are not yet interested in applying to the AGS Council.  Members of the General Body regularly attend AGS events and activities and will receive news about additional opportunities like mentorship programs and social events.  Interested students should fill out the link below.


Contact AGS student council co-chair Sara Scanlan at


Due to COVID-19, AGS is currently operating in a virtual environment. During normal operation, most of our speaker events occur in the Sanford School of Public Policy.