Public Lectures Seminar
Adam ChandlerMonday, February 19, 2018 -
Majoring in math opens more doors than you think. For some, it will lead to graduate study, a faculty position, research, and teaching. For others, it will lead to industry and finance. But for Adam Chandler (T'06), it has led all over the place, from the National Security Agency to a Rhodes Scholarship to Yale Law School, from the U.S. Department of Justice to the White House. Along the way, he has argued appeals in federal court, vetted dozens of presidential nominees, written hundreds of speeches for two Attorneys General, and published his own commentary widely. So how does someone go from the Duke Physics Building to Forbes's list of "30 Under 30 in Law & Policy"? It's certainly not a straight line, and math can figure in in unexpected ways.