Duke Faculty, Aspen Institute Experts To Brief D.C. Policy Community

Virtual sessions will be streamed live online for the public

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As our new and returning elected officials get to work, Duke experts are outlining their top considerations for Congress and the next administration on the chief policy issues facing the United States. In a new briefing series, you will hear Duke faculty and Aspen Institute experts discuss the current policy environment and what to expect from the executive and legislative branches in 2021. 

This series of three conversations are part of Duke in DC's Beyond Talking Points series exposing government officials, policy staff at think tanks, NGOs, media, and others in the federal policy community on Capitol Hill and the administration to in-depth discussions on critical issues facing America and the world.

Those interested can watch the series on YouTube Live here and learn more on the Duke in DC website.

The three-part series will run weekly on Friday mornings at 10 a.m. ET. So, grab a cup of coffee and join us to go beyond the headlines into the heart of the policy debates in our nation’s capital.

Beyond Talking Points: What's in Store for the New Administration and Congress

2/19 at 10 a.m. ET - Rebuilding National Security Infrastructure & Improving Civ-Mil Relations

  • Peter Feaver, Director of the Duke Program in American Grand Strategy and Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, Duke University
  • David Forscey, Managing Director of the Cybersecurity Group, Aspen Institute
  • Susan Gordon, Former U.S. Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence and Rubenstein Fellow, Duke University


2/26 at 10 a.m. ET - Health Inequalities and Racial Injustice During COVID-19

  • Keisha Bentley-Edwards, Director of Health Equity Working Group, Samuel W. DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity and Assistant Professor, Duke University School of Medicine
  • Tiffany Day, Systems Change & Policy Analyst at Ascend, Aspen Institute
  • Anna Gassman-Pines, Associate Professor, Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy and Affiliate of the Center for Child and Family Policy


3/5 at 10 a.m. ET - Energy & Utilities

  • Greg Gershuny, Executive Director of the Energy and Environment Program, Aspen Institute
  • Kate Konschnik, Director of the Climate and Energy Program, Duke University Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions
  • Brian Murray, Director of the Duke University Energy Initiative