CNAS Corporate Partnership Program

The Center for a New American Securty (CNAS) develops bold, pragmatic, and principled ideas to shape and elevate the national security debate during a period of great change and consequence. The Center brings together the current and next generations of national security professionals - Democrats and Republicans, civilian and military - to reforge a bipartisan consensus around America’s approach to national security challenges. CNAS relies on critical general operating support from private sector partners to advance its robust research agenda.

The Annual Conference and the Michael J. Zak Grand Strategy Lecture Series are CNAS signature events that highlight our bipartisan nature and bring together policymakers, practitioners, and analysts from government, the private sector, and academia for a day of engaging discussions.

Why CNAS?

Genuinely Bipartisan

CNAS is the only national security organization led by a Democrat and a Republican and that embraces both perspectives to advance America’s security.

Next Generation

CNAS prepares the next generation of national security leaders and launches them into public service.

CNAS Expertise

Transatlantic Security | Technology & National Security | Energy & Economics | Military, Veterans, & Society | Defense | Asia-Pacific | Middle East

Veterans as a Component of National Security

CNAS remains the only think tank that views challenges facing America’s service members, veterans, and military families as an issue of national security.

Join the Conversation

Invitations to Flagship and Private Events

Exclusive Geopolitical Analysis

Learn more about the CNAS Corporate Partnership Program

Corporate Partnership Support Levels

As a CNAS corporate partner, you will have access to our expert network, shape strategic policy conversations, and affiliate with our nation's leading defense and security policy institute.

Bold Level ($120,000)Innovative Level ($60,000)Bipartisan Level ($30,000)
Invitation to three Board Dinners per membership year with national security principals and other leading thinkers
Opportunity to request six private briefings total during one membership year with CNAS experts, either in-person or by phone (based on expert availability). Includes the the option for two of those briefings to include a CNAS executive team member (CEO Richard Fontaine and Executive Vice President Ely Ratner)
Opportunity to request four private briefings with CNAS experts during one membership year, either in-person or by phone (based on expert availability). Includes the option for one of those briefings to include a CNAS executive team member (CEO Richard Fontaine and Executive Vice President Ely Ratner)
Participate as an observer in select CNAS roundtable discussions
Invitation to the annual Zak Grand Strategy Lecture, including VIP events reserved only for CNAS corporate members. The lecture convenes new and different perspectives to the discussion around American national security strategy
Invitation to over 200 special events with thought leaders, policy makers, and business executives
Receive and have access to copies of select CNAS reports and policy briefs upon request, including embargoed study releases; country-specific geopolitical analysis by CNAS experts (approximately 8–10 per year); and CNAS’ exclusive biweekly email newsletter, as well as the Weekend Reads email newsletter
Opportunity to recommend candidates for the Shawn Brimley Next Generation National Security Fellowship
Invitation to CNAS’ Annual National Security Conference, including VIP events reserved only for CNAS Corporate members
Opportunity to participate in conference call briefings hosted by CNAS experts (6-8 calls per year)
Opportunity to request two private briefings with CNAS experts during one membership year, either in-person or by phone (based on expert availability
Prominent acknowledgment in the CNAS Honor Roll of Contributors

To join the CNAS Council, please contact Anna Saito Carson, Vice President of Development, at (202) 457-9403 or asaito@cnas.org.