In 2016, the Duke University Center for International and Global Studies (DUCIGS) launched the Challenges of Global Governance Series - a new initiative, which brings global governance leaders and experts to Duke.
Admiral James Stavridis, former supreme allied commander of NATO and former commander of the U.S. Southern Command, launched the series with a lecture on the future of NATO and its role in global stability. At this first event in the series, more than 200 Duke students, faculty, staff, and community members gathered as Stavridis discussed the security challenges the United States faces in a post-9/11 world.
Recent events related to global governance, diplomacy, and current events organized by DUCIGS and its affiliates include:
- Central American Realities: A Conversation with President Luis Guillermo Solís
- Buckle Up: Global Foreign Policy Trends and American Diplomacy
- The Emergence of Terrorism: A New Paradigm
- Staying Ahead of the Curve: Securing a Nation Amid Change
- Europe at a Crossroads: Brexit, Upcoming Elections, and the Future of the EU
- The UK in the World/the World in the UK
- Trump/Putin: U.S.-Russian Relations in the New Administration- A lecture by Ambassador Jack F. Matlock
- The World Today: Is Diplomacy Enough?
- Turkey, the EU and the US - Disaster Looming?
- The Future of NATO as a Force for Global Stability: post-Turkish Coup and post-Brexit