June 24, 2020

The Pitch: A Competition of New Ideas

By Richard Fontaine, Michèle Flournoy, Michael J. Zak, Loren DeJonge Schulman, Shai Korman, Carrie Cordero, Kristine Lee, David Zikusoka and Cole Stevens

On June 17, 2020, the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) hosted its premier event to elevate emerging and diverse voices in national security. Sixteen applicants made their pitch for innovative policy ideas to renew American competitiveness in front of a distinguished panel of judges and live virtual audience.

Winner, Best in Show

Grace Kim

Heat Winners

Alan McQuinn
Grace Kim
Khyle Eastin
Luke Chen

Winner, People's Choice Award

Tina Huang

Watch:

  • Video
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    Richard Fontaine and Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian Discuss America and the Post-Pandemic World

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    By Richard Fontaine & Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian

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  • Commentary
    • June 10, 2020
    A Message to the CNAS Community

    Dear Members of the CNAS Community, The protests that have swept across all 50 states call for change that is both modest and monumental. Modest, by condemning the killing of ...

    By Richard Fontaine

  • Reports
    • April 5, 2017
    From College to Cabinet

    On January 20, 2017, a new administration took the helm in the United States. The new president faces a vast set of threats to U.S. national security, including potential chal...

    By Katherine Kidder, Amy Schafer, Phillip Carter & Andrew Swick

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