Next Generation National Security Leaders Program

Now in its seventh year, the Center for a New American Security has selected a bipartisan group of 20 emerging analysts and practitioners from a host of backgrounds, including the military, Department of State, Department of Defense, media, Executive Office of the President, Capitol Hill, academia, private sector, and NGO community. Through these discussions, the Next Gen Fellows will be able to learn and benefit from the lessons and experiences of those who led before them. Last year’s dinner guests included General Stanley McChrystal, Admiral Mike Mullen, Josh Bolten, Secretary Madeleine Albright, Nate Fick, among others. The bipartisan group of emerging analysts and practitioners will work to develop a deeper understanding of U.S. national security interests and policies as well as leadership principles and best practices.
 
 
In addition to monthly dinners, CNAS Next Generation fellows will have the opportunity to contribute to collaborative writing projects with CNAS experts as well as with their fellow classmates and will be invited to participate in many of the small, invitation-only meetings CNAS hosts throughout the year. Additionally the Next Gen fellows will be invited to take part in an exclusive week-long international study tour and several local visits and meetings throughout the year. 
 
Unless otherwise stated, all events will take place at CNAS in Washington. There is no cost to participate in the program, though individuals are responsible for the cost of travel to CNAS for the monthly sessions.
 

Click below to see the current and past Next Generation National Security Leaders Program participants:

2016 Class
2015 Class

2014 Class

2012-2013 Class
2011-2012 Class
2010-2011 Class
2009-2010 Class