Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe To Speak At Duke April 9

Free tickets required for talk in Page Auditorium

Andrew McCabe, the former deputy director of the FBI, will speak at Duke University’s Page Auditorium on Tuesday, April 9.

The 5:30 p.m. event will focus on topics from McCabe’s newly released book, “The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump."

The Duke Program in American Grand Strategy’s lecture is free and open to the public. However, tickets are required and are available either in person at the Duke Box Office or online at

Parking is available in the Bryan Center Parking Deck for an hourly rate.

McCabe, a 1990 Duke graduate who started as a street agent in the FBI's New York field office, led the investigations of major attacks on American soil, including the Boston Marathon bombing, a plot to bomb the New York subways, and several narrowly averted bombings of aircraft. He was also deeply involved in the controversial investigations of the Benghazi attack, the Clinton Foundation's activities, and Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server when she was secretary of state.

From May 9, 2017, to Aug. 2, 2017, McCabe served as the acting director of the FBI following James Comey's dismissal by President Donald Trump.

Peter Feaver, director of American Grand Strategy and professor of political science and public policy at Duke, will interview McCabe.

“Few civil servants have been closer to the center of the storm of our era than Andrew McCabe,” Feaver said. “This is an extraordinary opportunity to hear firsthand from someone who has played a pivotal role in the events that continue to dominate the news to this day.”

Copies of McCabe’s book will be available for purchase before and after the event.