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Cultivating the next generation of grand strategists.

The Duke University Program in American Grand Strategy is a signature program for Duke students interested in national security policymaking. AGS is defined by its curriculum, with the hallmark AGS advanced seminar, speaker series, co-curricular active learning experiences, research opportunities and extensive alumni network.

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Competition or cooperation? Latin America as a stage for US-China geoeconomics

Abstract: As of 2016, China has become Brazil, Chile, and Peru’s largest trading partner and remains an incredibly important financier throughout the Latin American region. Many analysts consider Chinese geoeconomics as a zero-sum game in which growing Chinese influence directly jeopardizes American leverage. However, this paper will address how although…

Condoleezza Rice | May 3, 2018

[siteorigin_widget class=”Su_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] Political Risk: How Businesses and Organizations Can Anticipate Global Insecurity  A Conversation with Condoleezza Rice, 66th Secretary of State & Amy Zegart, Senior Fellow at FSI “Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice visited Duke Thursday evening to discuss her new book and to offer her take on current international hot…

Nikki Haley | April 5, 2018

[siteorigin_widget class=”Su_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] Confronting Today’s Global Governance Challenges A Conversation with Nikki Haley, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations The Duke Program in American Grand Strategy hosted Nikki Haley, United States Ambassador to the United Nations and former governor of South Carolina and member of the South Carolina House of Representatives on…

Lori Robinson | Feb. 12, 2018

[siteorigin_widget class=”Su_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] Wearing Two Hats: Managing Threats and Relationships Across Two Commands A Conversation with General Lori Robinson, USNORTHCOM & NORAD Thanks to all who joined us on February 12, 2018 for “Wearing Two Hats: Managing Threats and Relationships Across Two Commands,” a conversation with General Lori Robinson, the first…

Elliott Abrams | Feb. 7, 2018

[siteorigin_widget class=”Su_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] Realistic & Principled: Argument for America’s Support of Democracy & Human Rights in the Middle East A Conversation with Elliott Abrams, former Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Adviser  The Duke Program in American Grand Strategy hosted Elliott Abrams, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern studies at the…

Lisa Monaco | Sept. 13, 2017

Counterterrorism in the Trump Era A Conversation with Lisa Monaco, former Chief National Security Adviser to President Obama [siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] [siteorigin_widget class=”Su_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] “Although the Sept. 11 attacks occurred 16 years ago, they are still fresh in the minds of many Americans, including Lisa Monaco, who served as chief counterterrorism and…

Jim Carafano | Sept. 6, 2017

[siteorigin_widget class=”Su_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] Is America Leading, Retreating or Getting Out of the Way? A Conversation with Jim Carafano, Vice President of the Heritage Foundation The Duke Program in American Grand Strategy welcomed Jim Carafano, Vice President of the Heritage Foundation and foreign policy expert to answer the question: Is America Leading,…