**Please note the location change to Sanford 223, Rhodes Conference Room**Please join AGS, Duke Robotics, the Department of Political Science, and the Triangle Institute for Security Studies in welcoming Christopher Kirchhoff for a talk titled, "When the Pentagon Meets Silicon Valley." Dr. Kirchhoff is currently a partner at the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx). He previously served as the director for strategic planning at the National Security Council (NSC) and was the NSC's lead technology strategist. Dr. Kirchhoff ran the Strategic Planning Small Group, which advises the President on trends in technology, economics, and geopolitics. He worked as a senior advisor in the White House Chief of Staff's office and as special assistant to Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. He also authored the White House report on Big Data & Privacy, the Special Inspector General's report on the Iraq Reconstruction experience, Hard Lessons, and edited the final report of the Space Shuttle Columbia Accident Investigation. Dr. Kirchhoff is a graduate of Harvard University and holds a doctorate in politics from Cambridge University.Reception with light hors d'oeuvres and desserts to follow in the Sanford Lobby.This event is free and open to the public. Parking may be found in the Bryan Center pay lot.