The Ambassador Dave and Kay Phillips Family International Lecture series was endowed for the purpose of bringing prominent figures in international security, foreign policy, and diplomacy to Duke University in order to engage with students, faculty, and the larger Duke community about issues of international importance.
Leading military commander in Iraq (2007-2008), of US Central Command (2008-2010), in Afghanistan (2010-2011) and former director of the Central Intelligence Agency (2011-2012) Gen. Petraeus (ret) delivered the Ambassador Dave and Kay Phillips Family International Lecture on 11 September 2013.
Special Adviser to Presidents George W. Bush & Former Governor of Vermont, respectively.
- General Martin Dempsey
18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
- The Honorable Condoleezza Rice
Secretary of State (2005-2009)
National Security Adviser to President George W. Bush (2001-2005)
2010 – 2011 Speaker
- Secretary Robert Gates
Secretary of Defense (December 2006 – July 2011)
2009 – 2010 Speaker
- Fareed Zakaria
Newsweek International Editor and CNN Host
“The Rise of the Rest: The Post-American World One Year after the Election of Obama”