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

Health Care & the Humanities During the Coronavirus Pandemic

June 23, 2020

The humanities and health care disciplines are not typically considered compliments, however, an emerging field of inquiry merges both health and humanities together to solve complex problems in health care. On June 18, Duke in DC co-hosted a virtual congressional Read More...

COIVD-19's Lasting Impact on Child and Family Policy in North Carolina

June 16, 2020

Duke in DC in partnership with Duke State Relations, the Sanford School of Public Policy and the Duke Center for Child and Family Policy hosted a virtual briefing, “COVID-19’s Lasting Impact on Child and Family Policy in North Carolina,” on Read More...

Dave Hansen Testifies to Congress on the DMCA

June 09, 2020

On June 2, 2020, Duke Libraries’ David Hansen testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property during a hearing on Section 512 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) on a panel that also featured music legend 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