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

Defense Spending at Duke: So Much More than Meets the Eye

March 20, 2018

Generals may fight the last war, but researchers fight the next. In 2017, Duke performed close to $60 million dollars in research sponsored by the Department of Defense and Defense-related agencies to investigate the future of conflict and the avenues Read More...

Clear and Fair Visa Policies

February 26, 2018

American prosperity¬†deserves the brightest individuals supported by a fair visa system that encourages them to contribute to the country. We want the best minds working on such grand challenges as cures for cancer and developing quantum computers. Having the world’s Read More...

Immigration Debate and Visas at Duke

February 13, 2018

Duke is deeply vested in the outcome of the immigration debate beginning this week in Congress. Not limited to our support for a positive outcome for DACA recipients, Duke is a global university committed to bringing outstanding students, researchers and 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