Office of Federal Relations

The Office of Government Relations represents the interests of the University's faculty, students and staff on matters of legislation and regulations before the federal government in Washington, D.C. By drawing upon the wealth of expertise and resources within the Duke community, we seek to inform and impact the conversation within the Washington, D.C. community. The diversity of the issues affecting the University is as diverse as our community and academic endeavors. The Office of Government Relations tracks legislation regarding issues as wide-ranging as federal student aid programs; funding for scientific research; immigration policies; and technology transfer and intellectual property law. The staff serves as a resource to both the communities on campus and in Washington, D.C. Should you require any assistance or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office.

Capitol Connections Blog

Cadets on Campus: The Life of an ROTC Student at Duke

November 07, 2018

by Amy Kramer, T’18 There’s something special about the bond you forge with your peers while doing pushups in the rain at 5:50 a.m. It’s akin to walking through the Pentagon and being stopped by every Duke alum wanting to Read More...

Five Questions with Tommy Sowers

November 02, 2018

Duke University’s growing connection with the military comes through its student body, faculty and staff and can be found in the classroom and in research. With the establishment of a regional office for MD5, the Pentagon’s national security technology accelerator, Read More...

Duke's Newest 'Defensive' Line

October 22, 2018

  Duke’s ‘Defensive’ Line       Duke’s relationship with the military is broad and committed. From programs specifically for veterans and military-affiliated personnel to studies of the aerodynamic properties of meta-materials in vehicle antenna, Duke understands that real relationships with the Read More...


Research Spotlight

Human-Computer Interactions - Drones

Missy Cummings, Associate Professor, Duke University Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, the Duke Institute of Brain Sciences, and the Duke Electrical and Computer Engineering Department