TISS Video Collection

2015    March 2   UNC-Campus   HON Michael Vickers, Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence:  A Discussion with Dr. Peter Feaver, TISS Director.   “Intelligence in a Complex Geospatial Era.”   TISS-IC CAE in Intelligence and Security.

2016 September 27 UNC-Campus A Conversation with the Director of National Intelligence, James R. Clapper. The link to the recording made of DNI Clapper’s talk in Chapel Hill Tuesday (September 27) is embedded. Please click here: James Clapper Talk at UNC

2020 NATO: Emerging Threats and Responses This video is recommended for students participating in the TISS Strategic Exercise on NATO. Please click here: VIDEO

2021 State Security Forces and Citizen Security. A TISS Roundtable Discussion. 17 September 2021. Webinar Recording.

Previous AGS Recorded Events
AGS Recorded Content With Distinguished Guests via Zoom: (Closed Captions now available) Check out the AGS Youtube playlist

Duke Communications interviewed AGS Professors Peter Feaver and Bruce Jentleson about the presidential transition in the wake of the 2020 election. Get their take on what’s going on: the good, the bad, and the ugly. (It currently begins at approximately the 1:30 mark). Watch the event.

Robert Zoellick, former President of the World Bank
Yossi Klein Halevi, Senior Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem
Career Panel with Kath Hicks, Kelly Magsamen & Kori Schake, professionals in the National Security/Foreign Policy Sector
Paul Teller, Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Strategic Initiatives for the Vice President    
Surveillance & Privacy Panel with Duke Security and Privacy Professors Jolynn Dellinger, David Hoffman, David Schanzer, and Shane Stansbury

Date, Guest(s), Title, Tags
Major General Ronald P. Clark, Chief of Staff for U.S. Indo-Pacific Command
A Perspective on Race, Diversity & Inclusion in the U.S. Army
Military, Army, equality, race relations, systemic racism, diversity, inclusion, diversity

Jolynn Dellinger, David Hoffman, David Schanzer, Shane Stansbury, Duke Security and Privacy Professors 
Surveillance and Security After the Lockdown: Lessons from the 9/11 Era
Contact tracing, private data collection, location data, public health, security, surveillance, technology, civil liberties, privacy

Paul Teller, Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Strategic Initiatives for the Vice President
The Covid-19 Crisis: The View from Inside the White House
Pandemic, Trump, Pence, White House, task force, deregulation, oversight, WHO, China, herd immunity

Kath Hicks, Kelly Magsamen & Kori Schake, professionals in the National Security/Foreign Policy Sector
AGS National Security/Foreign Policy Career Panel
Career, networking, internship, extracurricular, resume, interview, job, employment

Yossi Klein Halevi, Senior Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem
Israel, Politics & Middle East Security in a Time of Pandemic
Israel, Blue and White, Likud, Unity government, Netanyahu, Gantz

Robert Zoellick, former Deputy Secretary of State
The China Challenge in the Midst of a Global Pandemic
China, trade, security, World Bank

Sue Gordon, former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence
What is Happening in the U.S. Intelligence Community? Making Sense of the Behind-the-Scenes Upheaval
Intelligence, FBI, national security

Sara Vakhshouri, Founder and President of SVB Energy International
Energy Security and the New Geopolitics of Energy
Energy, renewable and alternative energy, politics, security, markets, investment

John Bolton, National Security Advisor (2018-19); US Ambassador to the UN (2005-06)
The National Security Challenge of 2020
Ukraine, impeachment, White House, censorship, Iran nuclear deal, Iraq, Russia

Gary Haugen, Founder and CEO of International Justice Mission
Human Rights and the Recovery of Moral Knowledge
Justice, human rights, poverty, injustice 

Liam Collins, Former Aide to General (ret.) Abizaid for Sec Def Mission as Senior Defense Advisor to Ukraine (2016-2018);
Retired Special Forces Colonel and former Director of the Modern War Institute at West Point
Why We should Care about Ukraine
Ukraine, Russia

Richard Fontaine, CEO, Center for New American Security
Does War Make Us Safer? Military Restraint vs. Intervention
War, military, restraint, intervention

Ambassador Rick Barton, Former Assistant Secretary of State for Conflict and Stabilization Operations
American Power and the Problem of Peace
Peace, war, foreign policy, military interventions, international conflict

Kristen Silverberg, Executive Vice President for Policy at Business Roundtable
Trade, Innovation and the Impact on National Security
Trade, national security, innovation, global commerce

Navruti Rai, Vice President & Country Head Intel India
India AI Strategy & Policy: A Model for Beneficial Societal Impact
AI, artificial intelligence, India, technology

Samantha Power, Former US Ambassador to the UN
The Education of an Idealist
UN, foreign policy, diplomacy

Samm Sacks, Cybersecurity Policy & China Digital Economy Fellow at New America
US-China Tech Competition: Data and the New “Cold War”
China, cyber, cybersecurity, data, technology

Joshua Bolten and Denis McDonough, former White House Chiefs of Staff
The Transition Challenge: Campaigning while Commander in Chief
Election, campaign, transition, politics

Petra Goedde, Professor at American University’s School of International Service
The Politics of Peace
Cold war, peace

Movie Night & Panel: THE REPORT, with Robin Kirk, Tim Nichols and David Schanzer
Based on the true story of the CIA Interrogation Program 
Interrogation, Guantanamo Bay

Audrey Kurth Cronin, Professor at American University’s School of International Service
Power to the People: How Open Technological Innovation is Arming Tomorrow’s Terrorists
Counterterrorism, terrorist, AI, technical innovation

Tzipi Livni, Former Foreign Minister of Israel
The Future of American-Israeli Relations

Peter Wehner, Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center
The Future of the Republican Party
Politics, republican, election

Timothy Sayle, Assistant Professor of History and Director of the International Relations Program at the University of Toronto
Enduring Alliance: A History of NATO and the Postwar Global Order

David E. Sanger, New York Times National Security Correspondent
The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage and Fear in the Cyber Age
Cyber, cybersecurity, global threat, war

Fredrik Logevall, Laurence D. Belfer Professor of International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School
JFK: Why He Matters Today
Kennedy, JFK, politics, diplomacy

William J. Burns, Former Deputy Secretary of State
The Back Channel: Reflections on a Career in Diplomacy
Diplomacy, global politics, career

Samantha Ravich, Defense & Intelligence Policy and Tech Entrepreneur
Start Up Nation: Cybersecurity and Israel’s strategic partnership with the United States
Cybersecurity, national security, Israel

Eric Lorber, Senior Director, Foundation for the Defense of Democracies and Former Senior Advisor to the Undersecretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence
Economic Statecraft: Utilizing US Financial Power for National Security
National security, economics

Farah Pandith, counterterrorism and violent extremism expert
How We Win: Countering Violent Extremism
Countering violent extremism, counterterrorism

Jim Steinberg, former Deputy Secretary of State 
The US-China Relationship: Rebalance, Reassurance and Resolve 

Lisa Disbrow, former Under Secretary of the US Air Force
Serving as a Civilian in the Pentagon
Air Force, Civil-military relations

Robert Satloff, Director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Analyzing the Israeli Elections of April 9th

Andrew McCabe, former Deputy Director of the FBI
The Threat, How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror & Trump
FBI, Threats to national security, Terror, Trump

Michèle Flournoy, former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
Rebuilding the Bipartisan Consensus on National Security
National security, Policy and political action

Michael Morgan, Associate Professor of History, UNC Chapel Hill
The Final Act, The Helsinki Accords and the Transformation of the Cold War
Helsinki Accords, Cold War, Human rights

Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland
Transatlantic Relations in an Age of Populism
US-European Union relations

General John Kelly, former White House Chief of Staff
Leading America in a Time of Global Turbulence
Civil-military relations, Chief of Staff

Madeleine Albright, former Secretary of State
The Future of Democracy at Home and Abroad
Democracy, fascism

Ambassador (ret.) Deborah McCarthy, LTG Sean McFarland, USA (ret.), Ambassador (ret.) Stuart Jones
The General & The Ambassador Podcast
Civil-military relations, Iraq

AGS Alumni Panel
With Adam Lemon, Chloe Rockow Madsen and Nick Setterberg

Leo MacKay, Senior Vice President, Ethics and Enterprise Assurance at Lockheed Martin
Career choices between the defense industry and policy jobs

Rick Atkinson, Pulitzer Prize winning author and historian
D-Day at 75: The Rise of American Character
D-Day, American Values, War

James M. Lindsay, leading authority on the American foreign policymaking process and the domestic politics of American foreign policy
The Empty Throne
Foreign Policy, Donald Trump, U.S. Leadership

Josh Shifrinson, Associate Professor of International Relations at Boston University
Rising Titans, Falling Giants
China, Great Powers, Declining States

Brett McGurk, former Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL
Assessing the Fight Against ISIS
ISIS, Terrorism, Syria, Middle East, Turkey

General Stanley McChrystal, retired Commander of U.S. and International Security Assistance Forces in Afghanistan
17 Years at War
General McChrystal, Afghanistan, Donald Trump, Military

Daniel Blumenthal, Director of Asian Studies at the American Enterprise Institute
An American Strategy for Asia
Asia, AEI, China, Intellectual Property, Technology Transfers, Belt and Road, South China Sea

David Priess, writer and speaker on the presidency, national security, and intelligence.
How to Get Rid of a President
25th Amendment, Intelligence, Impeachment

Artur Mas, former President of Catalonia
Catalonia, Spain, and the EU:
The Challenge of Leadership in Fractious Nation States
Catalonia, Spain, Populism, Nationalism, Self-determination

General Joseph F. Dunford, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
The U.S. Military in a Time of Geopolitical Strain
Military, Threat, Geopolitics, NATO, Civil-Military Gap

Peter Singer, a political scientist specializing in international relations and modern warfare
LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media
Social Media, Cyberwarfare, Misinformation

Stephanie O’Sullivan, the former second-in-command at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Innovation & Diversity: How America Can Compete in Cyber
Cyber, Innovation, Diversity

Michael Wear, leader of faith outreach for President Obama’s election, and Farr Curlin, a Duke Josiah C. Trent professor of medical humanities
Road of Hope? The Challenge of Faith in Politics
Religion, Politics

Sarah Snyder, historian of U.S. foreign relations specializing in human rights and the Cold War
From Selma to Moscow: How Human Rights Activists Transformed U.S. Foreign Policy
Human Rights, Foreign Policy

Ambassador Thomas Pickering, former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs and Ambassador to the United Nations, the Russian Federation, India, Israel, and Jordan
America’s 21st Century Foreign Policy: Reflections of an Eminent Diplomat
Ambassador Pickering, Foreign Policy

Michael McFaul, former US Ambassador to Russia
From Cold War to Hot Peace 
Ambassador McFaul, Russia

Condoleezza Rice, 66th Secretary of State, & Amy Zegart, Senior Fellow at FSI
Political Risk: How Businesses and Organizations Can Anticipate Global Insecurity 
Secretary Rice, Political Risk, North Korea, Iran Nuclear Deal, Business

Nikki Haley, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations
Confronting Today’s Global Governance Challenges
Ambassador Haley, United Nations, Foreign Policy, Governance

Brian Hook, Senior Policy Advisor to the Secretary of State; Director of Policy Planning
President Trump’s Foreign Policy Vision and the Role of Diplomacy in Fulfilling It
Foreign policy, diplomacy, Trump

General Lori Robinson, Commander, USNORTHCOM & NORAD
Wearing Two Hats: Managing Threats and Relationships Across Two Commands
General Robinson, USNORTHCOM, NORAD, National Security, International Relations, Military, Nuclear Arsenal

Elliot Abrams, former Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Advisor
Realistic & Principled: Argument for America’s Support of Democracy & Human Rights in the Middle East
Human Rights, Middle East, Democracy, Council on Foreign Relations

Jennifer Bryson & Ismail Royer
Insights Into Extremism: Experiences From a Former Guantanamo Bay Interrogator and a Convicted Jihadist
Terrorism, Extremism, Jihad, Reform, Perspectives 

General Martin Dempsey, Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Cyber and National Security | A discussion over dinner with General Dempsey
General Dempsey, Cyber, National Security, Military

Marc Sageman, Former CIA Case Officer
Small group meeting with Marc Sageman
CIA, Espionage, Intelligence, Foreign Affairs, State Department

Peter Wittig, German Ambassador to the U.S.
The Need for a Strong Transatlantic Partnership in a Globalized World
European Union, Germany, Diplomacy, Globalization, Trade, Europe, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, State Department

Victor Cha, Former NCS Director of Asian Affairs
Powerplay: The Origins of the American Alliance System in Asia
Asia, National Security, North Korea, China, Ambassador 

Reince Priebus, Former Chief of Staff to President Trump
Ambassador Dave and Kay Phillips International Family Lectureship Series, Part 2 | One Year Later: America’s Role One Year After the Election That Shook the World
Donald Trump, Campaign, American Leadership

John Podesta, Chair of Hillary for America
Ambassador Dave and Kay Phillips International Family Lectureship Series, Part 1 | One Year Later: America’s Role One Year After the Election That Shook the World
Hillary Clinton, Campaign, American Leadership

Jeff Engel, Director of the Center for Presidential History
When the World Seemed New: George H.W. Bush and the End of the Cold War
Presidents, George H.W. Bush, History, Simon Miles, Cold War, Democracy

László 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

Adam Schiff , U.S. Representative 
Challenges to Our National Security and Democracy
Democracy, Hacking, Russia, Mueller, Trump, National Security, Congress, House, Legislative

Paul 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 

Os Guinness, Prolific Writer and Social Critic
The Reformation at 500: The Forgotten Key to America’s Crisis in Freedom
Freedom, Constitution, Christianity, Jewish Law, Covenant, Liberty

Avril 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

Lisa Monaco, former US Homeland Security Advisor
Counter-Terrorism in the Trump Era
Counter-Terrorism, National Security Advisor, Women in national security

Graham 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

Jim 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

General (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

Dr. 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 

AGS 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 

Admiral 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

Gettysburg Staff Ride
Gettysburg Staff Ride

Charlie Hill, professor at Yale University
Small group meeting with Charlie Hill
American Grand Strategy

Jared Cohen, President of Jigsaw
Cyberpowers in the New World Disorder
National Security, Google, Counterterrorism, Cybersecurity 

David 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

Kori Schake, Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution, author of “Warriors and Citizens: American Views of Our Military”
Lunch with Kori Schake
Military, National Security, Civil Military Relations

Rosa 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

Will 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 Affairs
Coffee & Office Hours with William H. Tobey
Department of Energy, National Security, Nuclear Non-Proliferation

Christopher Kirchhoff, Former Director For Strategic Planning at the National Security Council, Partner at the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx)
Where the Pentagon Meets Silicon Valley
National Security, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Department of Defense, Foreign Policy

Paul 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 America
National Security, Foreign Policy, Politics

Colin 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

Iraq Surge Conference
Iraq 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-Brexit
NATO, 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 Election
Election, Politics, Campaign, Ambassador Dave and Kay Phillips Family International Lecture

Ambassador 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 Debate
Foreign Policy, Election

Michael Green, Senior Vice President for Asia and Japan Chair at CSIS
Grand Strategy and American Power in the Asia Pacific Since 1783
Asia Pacific

Dina Powell, Goldman Sachs
Small Group Meeting
Impact Investment, Business 

Jeh C. Johnson, Former Secretary of Homeland Security 
Combating Threats at Home and Abroad
Homeland 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 Lunch
Public 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

Jon Rosenwasser,Minority Budget Director of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
Office Hours with Jon Rosenwasser 

Deborah James, Secretary of the Air Force, and Sue Gordon, Deputy Director of the NGA
Women in National Security Panel
National Security

Jonathon Fox, professor of Political Science at Bar- Ilan University in Ramat Gan, Israel 
The Unfree Exercise of Religion
Religion, 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 Dinner
National Security, President George W. Bush Administration

David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times
An Obama Scorecard: Cyber, Nuclear Proliferation and Geopolitical Instability
Cybersecurity, 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 Giles
National Security & AGS Alumni Career Panel
Department of State

Ambassador Jack Matlock, Ambassador Aldona Wos
Putin vs. Obama: Are We in a Second Cold War?
International Relations, Diplomacy, Russia, Estonia

https://sites.duke.edu/agsp/2016/10/13/american-foreign-policy-in-a-new-era-of-geopolitical-competition-walter-russel-mead/Walter Russell Mead , Editor- at- Large of The American Interest magazine
American Foreign Policy in a New Era of Geopolitical Competition

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 Quarter
Defense Policy, National Security, Strategy, President Barack Obama Administration

Young Turks Civil- Military Conference
Young 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

Stephen Brooks, Professor at Darmouth College
SPC Workshop: The Political Economy of International Security 

Dr. Richard Betts, Professor at Columbia University
Does 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 Leadership
Iraq, Military

LTG (Ret.) Michael Flynn, former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency
Global Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities

Admiral Michael Rogers, Commander of U.S. Cyber Command and Director of the NSA 
Small Group Session with Students and Faculty
Cybersecurity, NSA

Jacques Hyman, Associate Professor of International Relations
SPC Workshop: Leaders’ Emotion and Preferences for Nuclear Disarmament 

Dr. 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 Faculty
Foreign Policy, Middle East

Ambassador 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 Policy
Iran, 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

Lisa Curtis, fellow from The Heritage Foundation, and Professor Jason Kirk from Elon
US – India Relations: Strategic Partner or Ambivalent Friend
US India Relations, Foreign Policy, Grand Strategy 

General 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 

Peter 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 

Cynthia Buckley, Professor of Sociology at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Ethno-Social Divisions in Ukraine: Consistent, Conflicted, or Created? 
Conflict Resolution, Ukraine

Rob Litwak, Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service
Prospects for a Nuclear Deal with Iran 

Jim 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

Daniel Philpott, professor at University of Notre Dame 
Political Reconciliation: An Ethic for Contemporary Global Politics

Bruce Jentleson, Abdeslam Maghraoui, Omid Safi, and David Schanzer 
The Middle East in Turmoil: A Public Conversation with Bruce Jentleson, Abdeslam Maghraoui, and David Schanzer
National Security, Foreign Policy, Middle Eastern Affairs 


International Strategic Crisis Negotiations Exercise 

John Horgan, Director of the Center for Terrorism and Security Studies at UMASS Lowell
Academic Visit to Duke Univeristy 

Rick Atkinson, author of “The Longest Day”
Public talk with Rick Atkinson

Professor Peter Feaver and Paul Teller, Chief of Staff to Senator Ted Cruz
International Relations and the Election Discussion 
International Relations, 2012 Election, Foreign Policy

Marc Trachtenberg, Professor of Political Science at UCLA
The 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

04/02/2014- 04/05/2014

AGS Trip to DC

William Inboden , former Senior Director for Strategic Planning on the National Security Council
The Role of History in Grand Strategy
Grand Strategy, Foreign Policy 


AGS and AHS Upperclassmen: Public Sector Internships

Christopher deMuth , senior fellow at The Hudson Institute 
Debt, Demography, and Democracy
National Security, Debt, Democratic Institutions

Daniel 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

Richard 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

Dr. 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

David Adesnik, Research Fellow at AEI
Champions of Democracy: The Morality of Democracy Promotion in U.S.Foreign Policy
American 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 

Michael 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- 01/31/2014
Steve Biddle, Professor of Political Science at George Washington University 
SPC Workshop: How Do Nonstate Actors Fight? Explaining the Military Methods of Guerillas, Warlords, and Militiamen
Nonstate Actors, Guerilla Warfare, Interstate Conflict

Francis Gavin, Chair of Nuclear Security Policy at University of Texas at Austin
The Nuclear Revolution and American Grand Strategy
American Grand Strategy, Nuclear Weapons, National Security, Nuclear Policy

Master Chief Britt Slabinski, former Navy SEAL
A Lunch Discussion with Master Chief Britt Slabinski about Operation Anaconda 
Special Forces, Global War on Terror,Afghan War 

Operation Anaconda Virtual Staff Ride
Operation Anaconda Virtual Staff Ride 

Erez 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 Age
National Security, Media

George Selim, Director of Community Partnerships and White House National Security Staff
Meeting with Students
Department of Homeland Security 


AGS Career Night


AHS Event with Kori Schake, Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution

Robert Gallucci , Chief U.S. Negotiator during North Korean Nuclear Crisis of 1994
Hard Choices: Strategy, Leverage, Impact and Risk

Melvyn Leffler, Professor of History at University of Virginia
A Conversation with Melvyn Leffler
History, American Grand Strategy

Tom Nides, Former Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources
A Conversation with Tom Nides

General (Ret.) David H. Petraeus, former Director of the CIA
America and the World
CIA, Ambassador Dave and Kay Phillips Family International Lecture

Farah Pandith , Special Representative to Muslim Communities for the U.S. State Department
Lunch and meeting with students
State Department, Islam


Breakfast With AGS Alumnus


AGS Gettysburg Staff Ride

Major General Anthony Cucolo, former Army Chief of Public Affairs 
U.S. Army War College International Strategic Crisis Negotiations Exercise Welcome
Military Strategy, Simulation

LTG H.R. McMaster, Commanding General, U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence
A Conversation with LTG H.R. McMaster

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 Advisor
Military, 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

Senator Richard Lugar, Former Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
A Conversation with Richard Lugar 

Thomas Lehrman, Partner at Haystack Partners
Dinner with a Duke University Alum

Ashton Carter, Secretary of Defense
Public lecture
Von 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 


AGS Career Night

John Zogby, founder of The World Famous Zogby Poll
The Anatomy of a Re-election 
Election, Politics 

Election Night Event with Peter Feaver and Bruce Jentleson 
Election Night Event 

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 


Campaign Class Debate with Dr. Feaver

Thom 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 Zionism
Israel, 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

Dr. Condoleezza Rice, former United States Secretary of State 
A Conversation with Dr. Condoleezza Rice, Former National Security Advisor and Secretary of State
President George W. Bush Administration, Department of State, Ambassador Dave and Kay Phillips International Lecture


AGS Trip to Washington D.C.
White House, Pentagon, State Department, and Directorate of National Intelligence

R. James Woolsey, former Director of the CIA 
R. James Woolsey, Former CIA Director, Visit to Duke University

Ambassador John Negroponte,Former U.S. Ambassador to Honduras, Mexico, the Philippines, the United Nations, and Iraq
Visit of Ambassador John Negroponte

General Martin Dempsey, 18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
A Conversation with General Martin Dempsey, 18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Military, Ambassador Dave and Kay Phillips Family International Lecture

Dan Blumenthal, Director of Asian Studies at the American Enterprise Institute
American Grand Strategy and China
China, Asia, Public Policy Research


AGS Career Night


AGS Staff Ride, The Battle of Fredericksburg
Staff Ride, Civil War

Dr. 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


AGS Reunion in Washington DC 

Dr. Anne-Marie Slaughter, Former Director of Policy Planning for the U.S. State Department
Grand Strategy for the 21st Century 
State Department, Public Policy 

LTG (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

Janet Napolitano, former Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security
A Conversation with the Honorable Janet Napolitano, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Secretary
Terry Sanford Distinguished Lecture, DHS

Azru Kibris, Associate Professor in Political Science and Conflict Studies 
SPC Workshop with Azru Kibris

Juan 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 

Bin Laden Panel 
Bin Laden Panel 

LENS Panel on National Security Since 9/11
LENS Panel on National Security Since 9/11

Major Mike Holmes
A Conversation with Major Mike Holmes

TISS Energy Conference
TISS Energy Conference

Dan Reiter, Professor of Political Science at Emory University
SPC Workshop with Dan Reiter

James Steinberg, former Deputy Secretary of State
A Conversation with James Steinberg, Deputy Secretary of State (2009-2011) 
Department of State, Von der Heyden Fellows Program Endowment Fund Lecture


A Conversation with the Former US Ambassador to Yemen 

Peter Baker, White House Correspondent for The New York Times
A Conversation with Peter Baker 
Media, President Barack Obama Administration 

Charles Kupchan, Former Director for European Affairs on the National Security Council
How Enemies Become Friends: The Sources of Stable Peace
Foreign Affairs, Diplomacy, President Bill Clinton Administration 

Farah Pandith, Special Representative to Muslim Communities
Muslim Engagement in the 21st Century
Islamic Studies, Diplomacy, Department of State

Dinner with Ambassador Aldona Vos 
Dinner with Ambassador Aldona Vos 

Shireen 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 

Scholarly Colloquium
Retrenchment and/or Renewal: Grand Strategy in Times of Fiscal Restraint

Bob Woodward, Best-selling Author and Washington Post Reporter 
Obama’s Wars 
Media, Von der Heyden Fellows Program Endowment Fund Lecture

Robert Gates , Secretary of Defense
Public Speech
Department of Defense, Ambassador Dave and Kay Family International Lectureship

Robert Jervis, Professor of International Politics at Columbia University
Why Intelligence Fails: Lessons from the Iranian Revolution and the Iraq War 
Intelligence, Iraq War, Iran

Richard Danzig, Former Secretary of the U.S. Navy 
Since We Can’t See the Future, What Do We Do? 

Sir Nigel Sheinwald, UK Ambassador to the United States
U.K. Perceptions of Foreign Policy Challenges with the British Ambassador to the United States


AGS Staff Ride to Cowpens National Battlefield
Staff Ride, Civil War, South Carolina 

Dr. Joseph Nye, Jr., Former Assistant Secretary of State
Soft Power and Obama’s Grand Strategy
Department of State, Administration of Bill Clinton

Elliott Abrams, Former Deputy National Security Advisor 
The Freedom Agenda and the Middle East 
Middle East, Administration of President George W. Bush

William Burns, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs
Foreign Policy in a New Era 
Foreign Policy, Politics, Department of State 

Mahmood Mamdani, Columbia University
Obama and Middle Eastern Policy
Foreign Policy, Middle East


AGS Trip to Ft. Bragg

Stephen Stedman, Former Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations 
Building International Order in an Era of Transnational Threats
United Nations, International Relations


Workshop on Strategic Implications of Persistent Surveillance 

Fareed 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

Meghan 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

Douglas Feith, Former Undersecretary of Defense
Setting the Record Straight: The Legal and Strategic Thoughts on the War on Terrorism 
Department of State, Terrorism

Alumni Recent Graduates from Duke University and UNC-CH
Careers in Security Studies Panel 
Alumni, Career Event

John Bolton, Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations
Obama’s New International Order 
Diplomacy, United Nations, President George W. Bush Administration

Brigadier General H.R. McMaster, TRADOC
Counterinsurgency and the War in Afghanistan
Afghanistan, Counterinsurgency, Military 

John Hillen, Former Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs
Grand Strategy and National Security Making
Department of State, President George W. Bush Administration 

John Gaddis, Cold War Historian
What is Grand Strategy? 
Cold War, American Grand Strategy 

Paul Kennedy , Grand Strategy Historian
American Power in Today’s World
Grand Strategy, International Relations, Foreign Policy

Stephen Hadley, former National Security Advisor
A Conversation with Stephen Hadley 
National Security, Bush White House, Foreign Policy, Iraq War

Panel on Closing Guantanamo Bay
Panel on Closing Guantanamo Bay 
National Security, Foreign Policy, Guantanamo Bay, Homeland Security, Counterterrorism

01/14/2009- 01/16/2009
Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and Michael Doran, senior fellow at the Hudson Institute 
Public Conversation on Iran

Juan Zarate, former deputy assistant to the president and deputy national security adviser for combating terrorism 
A Conversation with Juan Zarate
National Security, Foreign Policy, Counterterrorism, Bush Administration 

Jeremy Black, British Historian and Professor of History at the University of Exeter
AGS Breakfast Meeting
International Relations, Foreign Policy 

Kurt Campbell, former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs
Small Group Meeting
Foreign Policy, Asia, Department of State, Obama White House

Derek Chollet, former special assistant to the president and senior director for strategic planning on the National Security Council
Small group meeting with Duke Democrats
National security, foreign policy, Obama White House 

Peter Wehner, former Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Office of Strategic Initiative 
Small group meeting with College Republicans
Foreign Policy, Strategic Planning, Bush Administration

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