Archive of AGS Events


01/30/2018Jennifer Bryson & Ismail RoyerInsights Into Extremism: Experiences From a Former Guantanamo Bay Interrogator and a Convicted JihadistTerrorism, Extremism, Jihad, Reform, Perspectives
01/24/2018General Martin Dempsey, Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of StaffCyber and National Security | A discussion over dinner with General DempseyGeneral Dempsey, Cyber, National Security, Military
01/22/2018Marc Sageman, Former CIA Case OfficerSmall group meeting with Marc SagemanCIA, Espionage, Intelligence, Foreign Affairs, State Department
01/16/2018Peter Wittig, German Ambassador to the U.S.The Need for a Strong Transatlantic Partnership in a Globalized WorldEuropean Union, Germany, Diplomacy, Globalization, Trade, Europe, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, State Department
12/05/2017Victor Cha, Former NCS Director of Asian AffairsPowerplay: The Origins of the American Alliance System in AsiaAsia, National Security, North Korea, China, Ambassador
12/04/2017Reince Priebus, Former Chief of Staff to President TrumpAmbassador Dave and Kay Phillips International Family Lectureship Series, Part 2 | One Year Later: America's Role One Year After the Election That Shook the WorldDonald Trump, Campaign, American Leadership
11/29/2017John Podesta, Chair of Hillary for AmericaAmbassador Dave and Kay Phillips International Family Lectureship Series, Part 1 | One Year Later: America's Role One Year After the Election That Shook the WorldHillary Clinton, Campaign, American Leadership
11/28/2017Jeff Engel, Director of the Center for Presidential HistoryWhen the World Seemed New: George H.W. Bush and the End of the Cold WarPresidents, George H.W. Bush, History, Simon Miles, Cold War, Democracy
11/13/17László 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
10/30/2017Adam Schiff, U.S. Representative Challenges to Our National Security and Democracy
Democracy, Hacking, Russia, Mueller, Trump, National Security, Congress, House, Legislative
10/19/17Paul 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
10/12/17Os Guinness, Prolific Writer and Social CriticThe Reformation at 500: The Forgotten Key to America's Crisis in FreedomFreedom, Constitution, Christianity, Jewish Law, Covenant, Liberty
09/25/2017Avril 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
09/14/17Lisa Monaco Counter-Terrorism in the Trump Era Counter-Terrorism, National Security Advisor, Women in national security
09/13/2017Graham 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
09/06/2017Jim 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
04/21/2017General (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
04/07/2017Dr. 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
04/04/2017AGS 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
03/27/2017Admiral 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
03/25/2017-03/26/2017Gettysburg Staff Ride Gettysburg Staff Ride
03/23/2017Charlie Hill, professor at Yale UniversitySmall group meeting with Charlie HillAmerican Grand Strategy
03/21/2017Jared Cohen, President of JigsawCyberpowers in the New World DisorderNational Security, Google, Counterterrorism, Cybersecurity
03/08/2017David 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
02/24/2017Kori Schake, Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution, author of "Warriors and Citizens: American Views of Our Military"Lunch with Kori SchakeMilitary, National Security, Civil Military Relations
02/23/2017Rosa 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
02/14/2017Will 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 AffairsCoffee & Office Hours with William H. TobeyDepartment of Energy, National Security, Nuclear Non-Proliferation
02/10/2017Christopher Kirchhoff, Former Director For Strategic Planning at the National Security Council, Partner at the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx)Where the Pentagon Meets Silicon ValleyNational Security, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Department of Defense, Foreign Policy
02/01/2017Paul 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 AmericaNational Security, Foreign Policy, Politics
01/25/2017Colin 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
11/12/2016Iraq Surge Conference
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
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-BrexitNATO, Military
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 ElectionElection, Politics, Campaign, Ambassador Dave and Kay Phillips Family International Lecture
10/19/2016Ambassador Hahn Choong-hee, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations Small Group Meeting United Nations, South Korea
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 DebateForeign Policy, Election
Michael Green, Senior Vice President for Asia and Japan Chair at CSIS
Grand Strategy and American Power in the Asia Pacific Since 1783Asia Pacific
09/14/2016Dina Powell, Goldman SachsSmall Group MeetingImpact Investment, Business
Jeh C. Johnson, Former Secretary of Homeland Security
Combating Threats at Home and AbroadHomeland Security
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
Valerie Hudson, professor of political science at The Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University
Student LunchPublic Service, Government
Lukman Faily, Iraqi Ambassador to the United States
U.S.-Iraqi Relations in the Age of Daesh/ISIL International Relations, Iraq, ISIL, Terrorism
Taavi Rõivas, Prime Minister of Estonia
A 21st Century State: Anything is Possible International Relations, Diplomacy, Estonia
Megan O'Sullivan, former deputy national security adviser on Iraq and Afghanistan
The Geopolitics of the New Energy Landscape Geopolitics, Energy
03/03/2016Jon Rosenwasser,Minority Budget Director of the Senate Select Committee on IntelligenceOffice Hours with Jon Rosenwasser
Deborah James, Secretary of the Air Force, and Sue Gordon, Deputy Director of the NGA Women in National Security PanelNational Security
Jonathon Fox, professor of Political Science at Bar- Ilan University in Ramat Gan, Israel The Unfree Exercise of ReligionReligion, Israel
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
Scooter Libby, former advisor to Vice President Dick Cheney
Class Visits and Private DinnerNational Security, President George W. Bush Administration
David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times
An Obama Scorecard: Cyber, Nuclear Proliferation and Geopolitical InstabilityCybersecurity, Nuclear Proliferation, Geopolitics
Tom Donilon, former National Security Advisor in the Obama administration Advising President Obama During Turbulent Times National Security, President Barack Obama Administration
Ambassador Robert Jordan, former Ambassador to Saudi Arabia
One Crisis After Another: The Middle East Today International Relations, Diplomacy, Saudi Arabia
Chelsea Goldstein, Ryan Boone, Will GilesNational Security & AGS Alumni Career PanelDepartment of State
Ambassador Jack Matlock, Ambassador Aldona WosPutin vs. Obama: Are We in a Second Cold War?International Relations, Diplomacy, Russia, Estonia
Walter Russell Mead, Editor- at- Large of The American Interest magazine American Foreign Policy in a New Era of Geopolitical CompetitionGeopolitics
General (Ret.) John Abizaid, former commander of USCENTCOM
U.S. Military Response in Today's Middle East Military, Middle East
Mel Middleton, Executive Director of Freedom Quest International
Class Visit Ethics, International Relations
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,
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
Derek Chollet, Counselor and Senior Advisor for Security and Defense Policy at The German Marshall Fund Obama's Grand Strategy Midway Through the Fourth QuarterDefense Policy, National Security, Strategy, President Barack Obama Administration
05/12/2015-05/12/2015Young Turks Civil- Military ConferenceYoung Turks Civil- Military Conference
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
04/10/2015Stephen Brooks, Professor at Darmouth CollegeSPC Workshop: The Political Economy of International Security
04/09/2015Dr. Richard Betts, Professor at Columbia UniversityDoes Strategic Intelligence Matter?
Mitt Romney, former Governor Massachusetts
A Conversation with Mitt Romney Politics, Ambassador Dave and Kay Phillips Family International Lecture
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
LTG (Ret.) Dan Bolger, author of Why We Lost The Iraq War: Risk, Failure, and LeadershipIraq, Military
02/11/2015LTG (Ret.) Michael Flynn, former director of the Defense Intelligence AgencyGlobal Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities
Admiral Michael Rogers, Commander of U.S. Cyber Command and Director of the NSA
Small Group Session with Students and FacultyCybersecurity, NSA
02/06/2015Jacques Hyman, Associate Professor of International RelationsSPC Workshop: Leaders' Emotion and Preferences for Nuclear Disarmament
01/27/2015Dr. John Nagl, author of Learning to Eat Soup with a Knife Modern War in Theory and in Practice
Mike Singh, fellow at Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Lunch with Students and FacultyForeign Policy, Middle East
01/22/2015Ambassador William Eacho, former US Ambassador to Austria AGS Dinner Series with Ambassador William Eacho
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 PolicyIran, State Department, President Barack Obama Administration
Stephen Hadley, former National Security Advisor to George Bush
American Foreign Policy in Challenging Times Foreign Policy, President George W. Bush Administration
11/20/2014Lisa Curtis, fellow from The Heritage Foundation, and Professor Jason Kirk from ElonUS - India Relations: Strategic Partner or Ambivalent FriendUS India Relations, Foreign Policy, Grand Strategy
11/19/2014General 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
11/12/2014Peter 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
11/12/2014Cynthia Buckley, Professor of Sociology at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Ethno-Social Divisions in Ukraine: Consistent, Conflicted, or Created? Conflict Resolution, Ukraine
11/05/2014Rob Litwak, Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University's School of Foreign ServiceProspects for a Nuclear Deal with Iran
11/04/2014Jim 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
10/29/2014Daniel Philpott, professor at University of Notre Dame Political Reconciliation: An Ethic for Contemporary Global Politics
10/27/2014Bruce Jentleson, Abdeslam Maghraoui, Omid Safi, and David SchanzerThe Middle East in Turmoil: A Public Conversation with Bruce Jentleson, Abdeslam Maghraoui, and David Schanzer National Security, Foreign Policy, Middle Eastern Affairs
10/24/2014-10/25/2015International Strategic Crisis Negotiations Exercise
John Horgan, Director of the Center for Terrorism and Security Studies at UMASS Lowell
Academic Visit to Duke Univeristy Terrorism
10/15/2014Rick Atkinson, author of "The Longest Day"Public talk with Rick Atkinson
10/09/2014Professor Peter Feaver and Paul Teller, Chief of Staff to Senator Ted Cruz International Relations and the Election Discussion International Relations, 2012 Election, Foreign Policy
10/03/2014Marc Trachtenberg, Professor of Political Science at UCLAThe Soviet Decline and Great Power Politics
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
Daniel Poneman, Deputy Secretary of U.S. Department of Energy
Energy Security in the Era of Climate Change Energy, Climate Change
General Raymond Odierno, U.S. Chief of Staff of the Army
A Conversation with Army Chief of Staff Raymond Odierno Military
04/02/2014- 04/05/2014AGS Trip to DC
03/31/2014William Inboden, former Senior Director for Strategic Planning on the National Security Council The Role of History in Grand Strategy Grand Strategy, Foreign Policy
03/27/2014AGS and AHS Upperclassmen: Public Sector Internships
03/27/2014Christopher deMuth, senior fellow at The Hudson Institute Debt, Demography, and Democracy National Security, Debt, Democratic Institutions
03/18/2014Daniel 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
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
02/24/2014Richard 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
Joel Kaplan, Vice President of U.S. Public Policy for Facebook
Policy-Making from the White House to Social Media Policy, Media, Social Media
02/14/2014Dr. 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
02/06/2014David Adesnik, Research Fellow at AEIChampions of Democracy: The Morality of Democracy Promotion in U.S.Foreign PolicyAmerican Foreign Policy, Grand Strategy Democratic Institutions
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
01/15/2014Michael 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- 01/31/2014Steve Biddle, Professor of Political Science at George Washington University SPC Workshop: How Do Nonstate Actors Fight? Explaining the Military Methods of Guerillas, Warlords, and MilitiamenNonstate Actors, Guerilla Warfare, Interstate Conflict
01/27/2014Francis Gavin, Chair of Nuclear Security Policy at University of Texas at AustinThe Nuclear Revolution and American Grand StrategyAmerican Grand Strategy, Nuclear Weapons, National Security, Nuclear Policy
01/17/2014Master Chief Britt Slabinski, former Navy SEALA 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
11/14/2013Erez Manela, professor of history at Harvard University A Conversation with Erez Manela US China Relations, History, FDR
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 AgeNational Security, Media
George Selim, Director of Community Partnerships and White House National Security Staff
Meeting with StudentsDepartment of Homeland Security
11/04/2013AGS Career Night
10/29/2013AHS Event with Kori Schake, Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution
10/23/2013Robert Gallucci, Chief U.S. Negotiator during North Korean Nuclear Crisis of 1994 Hard Choices: Strategy, Leverage, Impact and Risk
10/21/2013Melvyn Leffler, Professor of History at University of VirginiaA Conversation with Melvyn LefflerHistory, American Grand Strategy
09/25/2013Tom Nides, Former Deputy Secretary of State for Management and ResourcesA Conversation with Tom Nides
General (Ret.) David H. Petraeus, former Director of the CIA
America and the WorldCIA, Ambassador Dave and Kay Phillips Family International Lecture
Farah Pandith, Special Representative to Muslim Communities for the U.S. State DepartmentLunch and meeting with students State Department, Islam
04/26/2013Breakfast With AGS Alumnus
04/12/2013AGS Gettysburg Staff Ride
04/04/2013Major General Anthony Cucolo, former Army Chief of Public Affairs
U.S. Army War College International Strategic Crisis Negotiations Exercise WelcomeMilitary Strategy, Simulation
LTG H.R. McMaster, Commanding General, U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence
A Conversation with LTG H.R. McMasterMilitary
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 AdvisorMilitary, National Security, Von der Heyden Fellows Program Endowed Lecture Series
Rebiya Kadeer, President of the World Uyghur Congress Why American Grand Strategy Should Care Abouth the Uyghurs International Relations, Muslim Uyguhur, China
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
02/12/2013Senator Richard Lugar, Former Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee A Conversation with Richard Lugar
Thomas Lehrman, Partner at Haystack PartnersDinner with a Duke University AlumFinance
Ashton Carter, Secretary of Defense
Public lectureVon der Heyden Fellows Program Endowed Lecture Series, Department of Defense
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
11/15/2012AGS Career Night
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
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
10/09/2012Campaign Class Debate with Dr. Feaver
10/4/2012-10/6/2012Thom Shanker, Correspondent for the Pentagon and National Security for the New York Times
Security Studies in a Time of Transition
National Security, Pentagon, Media
Michele Flournoy, UnderSecretary of Defense for Policy
A Conversation with Michele Flournoy National Security, Department of Defense
Peter Beinart, former editor of The New Republic
The Crisis of ZionismIsrael, Journalism
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
04/10/2012Dr. Condoleezza Rice, former United States Secretary of State A Conversation with Dr. Condoleezza Rice, Former National Security Advisor and Secretary of StatePresident George W. Bush Administration, Department of State, Ambassador Dave and Kay Phillips International Lecture
03/2012AGS Trip to Washington D.C.White House, Pentagon, State Department, and Directorate of National Intelligence
03/13/2012R. James Woolsey, former Director of the CIA R. James Woolsey, Former CIA Director, Visit to Duke UniversityCIA
01/17/2012Ambassador John Negroponte,Former U.S. Ambassador to Honduras, Mexico, the Philippines, the United Nations, and IraqVisit of Ambassador John NegroponteDiplomacy
01/12/2012General Martin Dempsey, 18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff A Conversation with General Martin Dempsey, 18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of StaffMilitary, Ambassador Dave and Kay Phillips Family International Lecture
12/7/2011Dan Blumenthal, Director of Asian Studies at the American Enterprise InstituteAmerican Grand Strategy and ChinaChina, Asia, Public Policy Research
12/01/2011AGS Career Night
11/2011AGS Staff Ride, The Battle of FredericksburgStaff Ride, Civil War
11/14/2011Dr. 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
11/09/2011AGS Reunion in Washington DC
11/01/2011Dr. Anne-Marie Slaughter, Former Director of Policy Planning for the U.S. State Department Grand Strategy for the 21st Century State Department, Public Policy
10/26/2011LTG (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
10/20/2011Janet Napolitano, former Secretary of the Department of Homeland SecurityA Conversation with the Honorable Janet Napolitano, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security SecretaryTerry Sanford Distinguished Lecture, DHS
09/23/2011Azru Kibris, Associate Professor in Political Science and Conflict Studies SPC Workshop with Azru Kibris
09/08/2011Juan 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
04/15/2011LENS Panel on National Security Since 9/11
03/31/2011A Conversation with Major Mike Holmes
03/04/2011TISS Energy Conference
03/02/2011Dan Reiter, Professor of Political Science at Emory UniversitySPC Workshop with Dan Reiter
02/28/2011James Steinberg, former Deputy Secretary of StateA Conversation with James Steinberg, Deputy Secretary of State (2009-2011) Department of State, Von der Heyden Fellows Program Endowment Fund Lecture
02/15/2011A Conversation with the Former US Ambassador to Yemen
02/03/2011Peter Baker,White House Correspondent for The New York TimesA Conversation with Peter Baker Media, President Barack Obama Administration
01/25/2011Charles Kupchan, Former Director for European Affairs on the National Security CouncilHow Enemies Become Friends: The Sources of Stable PeaceForeign Affairs, Diplomacy, President Bill Clinton Administration
01/18/2011Farah Pandith, Special Representative to Muslim Communities Muslim Engagement in the 21st CenturyIslamic Studies, Diplomacy, Department of State
01/17/2011Dinner with Ambassador Aldona Vos
12/01/2010Shireen 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 ColloquiumRetrenchment and/or Renewal: Grand Strategy in Times of Fiscal Restraint
10/27/2010Bob Woodward, Best-selling Author and Washington Post Reporter Obama’s Wars Media, Von der Heyden Fellows Program Endowment Fund Lecture
09/29/2010Robert Gates, Secretary of DefensePublic Speech Department of Defense, Ambassador Dave and Kay Family International Lectureship
09/23/2010Robert Jervis, Professor of International Politics at Columbia University Why Intelligence Fails: Lessons from the Iranian Revolution and the Iraq War Intelligence, Iraq War, Iran
09/7/2010Richard Danzig, Former Secretary of the U.S. Navy Since We Can’t See the Future, What Do We Do? Military
04/27/2010Sir Nigel Sheinwald, UK Ambassador to the United StatesU.K. Perceptions of Foreign Policy Challenges with the British Ambassador to the United States
04/17/2010AGS Staff Ride to Cowpens National BattlefieldStaff Ride, Civil War, South Carolina
03/23/2010Dr. Joseph Nye, Jr., Former Assistant Secretary of StateSoft Power and Obama's Grand StrategyDepartment of State, Administration of Bill Clinton
03/16/2010Elliott Abrams, Former Deputy National Security Advisor The Freedom Agenda and the Middle East Middle East, Administration of President George W. Bush
02/22/2010William Burns, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Foreign Policy in a New Era Foreign Policy, Politics, Department of State
02/11/2010Mahmood Mamdani, Columbia UniversityObama and Middle Eastern PolicyForeign Policy, Middle East
01/26/2010AGS Trip to Ft. Bragg
01/25/2010Stephen Stedman, Former Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations Building International Order in an Era of Transnational ThreatsUnited Nations, International Relations
01/07/2010Workshop on Strategic Implications of Persistent Surveillance
11/09/2009Fareed 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
10/29/2009Meghan 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
10/27/2009Douglas Feith, Former Undersecretary of Defense Setting the Record Straight: The Legal and Strategic Thoughts on the War on Terrorism Department of State, Terrorism
10/13/2009Alumni Recent Graduates from Duke University and UNC-CHCareers in Security Studies Panel Alumni, Career Event
10/01/2009John Bolton, Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations Obama's New International Order Diplomacy, United Nations, President George W. Bush Administration
09/20/2009Brigadier General H.R. McMaster, TRADOC Counterinsurgency and the War in AfghanistanAfghanistan, Counterinsurgency, Military
09/10/2009John Hillen, Former Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs Grand Strategy and National Security MakingDepartment of State, President George W. Bush Administration
03/02/2009John Gaddis, Cold War Historian What is Grand Strategy? Cold War, American Grand Strategy
03/05/2009Paul Kennedy, Grand Strategy Historian
American Power in Today's World
Grand Strategy, International Relations, Foreign Policy
03/26/2009Stephen Hadley, former National Security Advisor A Conversation with Stephen Hadley National Security, Bush White House, Foreign Policy, Iraq War
01/22/2009Panel on Closing Guantanamo Bay Panel on Closing Guantanamo Bay National Security, Foreign Policy, Guantanamo Bay, Homeland Security, Counterterrorism
01/14/2009- 01/16/2009Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and Michael Doran, senior fellow at the Hudson Institute Public Conversation on Iran
11/13/2008Juan Zarate, former deputy assistant to the president and deputy national security adviser for combating terrorism A Conversation with Juan ZarateNational Security, Foreign Policy, Counterterrorism, Bush Administration
11/07/2008Jeremy Black, British Historian and Professor of History at the University of ExeterAGS Breakfast MeetingInternational Relations, Foreign Policy
11/06/2008Kurt Campbell, former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific AffairsSmall Group MeetingForeign Policy, Asia, Department of State, Obama White House
10/07/2008Derek Chollet, former special assistant to the president and senior director for strategic planning on the National Security CouncilSmall group meeting with Duke DemocratsNational security, foreign policy, Obama White House
10/2008Peter Wehner, former Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Office of Strategic Initiative Small group meeting with College RepublicansForeign 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