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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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Theodora Dragostinova | February 8, 2022

More photos available on the AGS Facebook page. Watch a recording of the event. Professor Simon Miles welcomed Dr. Theodora Dragostinova to discuss her new book, The Cold War from the Margins. Event summary by Adam Israelevitz: On Tuesday, February 8, Professor Theodora Dragostinvoa led a fascinating discussion on the cultural underpinnings…

David French | February 1, 2022

More event photos on the AGS Facebook page. Watch a recording of the event. David French joined Professor Peter Feaver for a conversation on foreign policy, national security issues, and what the future holds for the GOP. Event summary by Ashil Jhaveri: David French joined Professor Peter Feaver on Tuesday,…

MG Amos Yadlin | January 26,2022

This event was not recorded. More event photos available on the AGS Facebook page. MG Amos Yadlin, former Major General of Israeli Air Force, discussed Middle East security with Professor Peter Feaver in Gross Hall. Event summary by Daniel Billings: On January 26, Amos Yadlin, former Major General of the…

Alexandra Evans | January 20, 2022

Watch a recording of the event. Event summary by Ritika Saligram: On September 20, America in the World Consortium (AWC) Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Ashlyn Hand hosted Dr. Alexandra Evans via Zoom. Dr. Evans is an associate policy researcher at the RAND Corporation. She holds a PhD from the University of…

Vladislav M. Zubok | November 18, 2021

Watch a recording of the event. In AGS’s final History and International Security Series event of the semester, Professor Miles joined Vladislav M. Zubok, professor of International History at the London School of Economics, to discuss his new book Collapse – The Fall of the Soviet Union. Event summary by…

GEN Mark A. Milley | November 12, 2021

Watch a recording of the event. For AGS’s Fall 2021 Dave & Kay Phillips Family International Lecture, Professor Peter Feaver joined General Mark A. Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in conversation to discuss defending the U.S. in the twenty-first century. More vent photos can be viewed on…

Amanda C. Demmer | November 3, 2021

Watch a recording of the event. Professor Simon Miles spoke with Professor Amanda Demmer about her new book After Saigon’s Fall: Refugees and US-Vietnamese Relations, 1975-2000. Event summary by Deborah Ades: On November 3rd , the Duke Program in American Grand Strategy was joined by Amanda Demmer, an assistant professor…

Jane Harman | November 1, 2021

  More event photos can be viewed on the AGS Facebook page. Watch a recording of the event. Event summary: On November 1, the Duke Program in American Grand Strategy welcomed former Congresswoman Jane Harman in conversation with Professor Peter Feaver to discuss her book Insanity Defense: Why Our Failure…

Sophie Richardson | October 27, 2021

Watch a recording of the event. Richardson starts the event by showing a brief video, China: How Surveillance Works in Xinjiang. Although it’s subtitled, the audio drops out in our event recording. The video is available to watch on Youtube with sound. See more photos from the event on the…

Wyndee Parker ’91 | October 14, 2021

This event was not recorded. Event summary by Ashil Jhaveri: Wyndee Parker joined Sanford School of Public Policy Dean Judith Kelly on Thursday, October 14th for a conversation on the role of Congress in national security. Ms. Parker has served as National Security Advisor to Speaker of the House Nancy…