February 18, 2021

CNAS Launches ‘Make Room’ Newsletter

Washington, February 18, 2021—The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) today announced the launch of the Make Room newsletter. Every month, the Make Room newsletter will share upcoming events and opportunities, spotlight the work of peers in the national security community, and elevate diverse voices in its featured section Around the Table, a brief interview series with experienced and early-career professionals alike on their areas of expertise and personal experiences in the field.

Furthering CNAS’ longstanding commitment to elevating the next generation of national security leaders, the Make Room initiative focuses on empowering those from communities underrepresented in national security, building a network of emerging leaders, and providing a platform to share expert perspectives.

The Make Room initiative builds on CNAS’ robust commitment to training and 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.

Make Room is an inclusive, multifaceted community where the inherent value of all people is recognized and celebrated and where those underrepresented in the national security field are empowered and equipped to pursue and develop their professional goals and leadership skills.

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