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Executive Education

International Development

The Duke Center for International Development in the Sanford School offers short-term executive education programs designed to meet the needs of mid-career public policy professionals in government agencies, international institutions, the non-governmental community and the private sector.

These programs give professionals the opportunity to learn from and share best practices with our faculty and other experienced international development practitioners from around the world.

DCID offers five open-enrollment public policy and finance programs every year:

Custom Programs at Duke and Abroad

In addition to these regularly offered programs, DCID offers customized programs that are tailored to the needs of requesting governments and organizations.

Learn more about DCID's custom programs.

National Security

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  • Photo of Army Chief of Staff Raymond Odierno with 2014 Fellows

    Top Army Leader Visits Sanford

    Before giving a public lecture at the Sanford School in April 2014, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno, center, met with Counterterrorism Fellows, from left, Neal S. Mitsuyoshi and Lt. Col. Paul T. Darling, both with the U.S. Army National Guard, and Col. Ronald P. Clark, U.S. Army.

The Duke University Fellowship in Counterterrorism and Public Policy, launched in 2012, is designed to provide professionals in the national security and counterterrorism fields with an intensive educational experience that will enhance their understanding of the American policymaking process, empower them to operate more effectively at higher level leadership and staff positions, and deepen their understanding of and familiarity with the counterterrorism and national security issues they will likely confront in their careers. The nine-month program offered by the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security accepts three to five Fellows each year.

The fellowship provides foundational instruction in national security studies and the policymaking process, as well as more directed courses in areas such as intelligence, national security and counterterrorism policy, and regional studies. The fellowship fulfills the Senior Service Education (SSE) requirements for military officers and other U.S. national security professionals.

Read the FAQ and learn how to apply.

Read about the experiences of the 2016-2017 fellows. 

Global Value Chains and Development

In this era of global integration, we need leaders who can implement new development strategies that utilize the economic potential of global value chains. International competitiveness is no longer defined by new markets or cost-reducing factors, but tools that predict change of global production over time.

The Duke University Forum on Global Value Chains and Development provides intensive professional training seminars for individuals seeking to develop practical tools for implementing the global value chains (GVC) framework on topics related to public-private partnerships, workforce development, the environment, food security, and inclusive global economic policy.

The GVCD Executive Education Series is a collaboration between three of Duke’s leading entities on issues related to GVC’s, development, and policy: The Duke Center for Globalization Governance & Competitiveness, the Duke Center for International Development, and the Duke Program on Global Policy and Governance. 

Contact us for more information.


Inside the Fellowship in Counterterrorism and Public Policy