Make Room

Renewing American competitiveness will require a strong, skilled, and diverse national security workforce. Now more than ever we need to empower and equip the next generation of national security and foreign policy professionals. It’s time to make room for diversity across the national security space—on the Hill, in the Situation Room, and at think tanks.

Make Room aims to empower communities underrepresented in national security, educate the next generation of leaders, and provide a platform to share their expert perspectives.

Make Room is a key element of CNAS’ commitment to elevating the next generation of U.S. national security leaders. Other CNAS efforts include The Pitch competition, the Shawn Brimley Next Generation Leaders Fellowship, the 1LT Andrew J. Bacevich, Jr. Award, the Robert M. Gates and Leon E. Panetta Fellowships, and the Joseph S. Nye, Jr. Internship Program. Make Room builds upon the CNAS Women in National Security project, which aimed to bring the discussion of gender and inclusivity to national security audiences.

If you are interested in learning more about or participating in the initiative, contact makeroom@cnas.org.

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