Next Generation Programs

In keeping with one of its primary missions, CNAS sponsors several programs that educate and advance the next generation of national security experts.  These programs include:

The Shawn Brimley Next Generation National Security Leaders Fellowship

The Next Generation National Security Leaders Program is a central part of the Center for a New American Security’s mission to prepare and foster the next generation of nation...

1LT Andrew J. Bacevich Jr., USA Award

The Bacevich Fellowship was established in June 2007 in honor and memory of 1LT Andrew J. Bacevich Jr., USA, of Walpole, Mass., who died from wounds suffered during combat pat...

Robert M. Gates Fellowship

CNAS has established the fellowship in honor of Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, and his commitment to public service and bipartisan solutions to U.S. national security chal...

Make Room

A diverse and inclusive national security workforce is both a strategic and moral imperative. Greater diversity among national security professionals will lead to better natio...

The Pitch 2021: A Competition of New Ideas

Compete in the Center's second annual premier event to elevate emerging and diverse voices in national security....

Joseph S. Nye, Jr. National Security Internship and Mentoring Program