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Counterterrorism and Public Policy Fellowship Program

An intensive educational experience, the Counterterrorism and Public Policy Fellowship is designed to enhance Fellows’ understanding of national security issues and the American policymaking process, and empower them to operate more effectively at high-level leadership positions.

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Learn from the Best, Among the Best

Duke University's CTPP Fellowship Program provides opportunities to engage in small group sessions with senior military and government leaders as well as receive top tier instruction at a world renowned university.

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What You Can Expect at Duke



We assist fellows in all aspects of the program, from orientation to course selection and individual project mentoring. We are here to help you succeed.


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Courses are tailored specifically for fellows.




Fellows frequently enjoy private access to high-profile national security practitioners.


Jamie CogbillThe fellowship at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy has been an extremely rewarding and fulfilling life experience. I mostly appreciated the opportunity to delve deeper into a wide range of national security topics through my coursework and through personal interaction with an outstanding range of top-tier national security officials who visited Duke and shared their experiences with us—often in small-group settings. In addition, I chose a Fellows Strategy Research Paper topic focused on Morocco’s counterterrorism program which tied together many aspects of my academic year. For example, during the fall semester I took courses on Africa and Middle East politics; my Middle East Politics professor was from Morocco and served as my faculty advisor; I discussed my project with Duke’s Representative for Muslim Affairs, Abdullah Antepli; and—best of all—I participated in the American Grand Strategy Program’s Operation Torch Staff Ride to Morocco where, in addition to meaningful interaction with fellow Duke students, faculty, and alumni, I met with U.S. Embassy staff in Rabat. In sum, the fellowship at Duke equipped me with a rich and deep understanding of national security issues that will serve me well as a strategic leader in the U.S. Army and beyond."

COL Jamie Cogbill, 2018-2019