Join the CNAS Council
The CNAS Council enriches the Center’s intellectual agenda by offering its members a vehicle to express their views and critical support and serves as a powerful link between the public and private sectors. Members are invited to participate in an array of private discussions with national security leaders around the country.
Prospective members are invited to join the Council by current members, Council Chairs, or by CNAS board members.
CNAS is the only national security organization led by a Democrat and a Republican and that embraces both perspectives to advance America’s security.
CNAS prepares the next generation of national security leaders and launches them into public service.
Transatlantic Security | Technology & National Security | Energy & Economics | Military, Veterans, & Society | Defense Strategies & Assessments | Asia | 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
- CNAS Annual Conference
- National Security Forum
- Distinguished National Security Award Gala
- Private seminars in New York, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco with national security leaders
Exclusive Geopolitical Analysis
- Monthly conference calls
- In-depth country reporting
- Private, issue-specific briefings
Prominent acknowledgment in the CNAS Honor Roll of Contributors
CNAS Council Support Levels
|Ambassador's Circle ($10,000+)||Commander's Circle ($5,000 to $9,999)||Leadership Circle ($2,500 to $4,999)|
|Invitation to join one CNAS Next Generation trip abroad as a special guest1||⬛|
|Chair a CNAS Regional Council and be involved in building out regional programming2||⬛|
|One private briefing with CNAS experts during the year3||⬛|
|Invitation to the annual Zak Grand Strategy Lecture in the spring in Washington. The lecture convenes new and different perspectives to the discussion around American national security strategy.||⬛||⬛|
|Participate in periodic briefings and meetings with CNAS experts||⬛||⬛|
|Invitation to join the Bay Area Council, New York Council, or Washington, D.C. Council||⬛||⬛||⬛|
|Access to country-specific geopolitical analysis (approximately 8–10 per year)||⬛||⬛||⬛|
|Invitation to Annual National Security Conference, including VIP events reserved only for CNAS Council members||⬛||⬛||⬛|
|Invitation to monthly conference calls with Center experts (approximately 6–8 calls per year)||⬛||⬛||⬛|
|Recommend one candidate for the Center’s Shawn Brimley Next Generation National Security Leaders Fellowship||⬛||⬛||⬛|
|Access to the Center’s bi-weekly email newsletter, which can include embargoed study releases, special engagements and invitations, and research announcements||⬛||⬛||⬛|
|Prominent acknowledgment in the CNAS Honor Roll of Contributors||⬛||⬛||⬛|
1. Participants incur all airline flights and additional programming costs.
2. Regional Councils are in Washington, D.C., New York, and San Francisco, and include private programs with national security leaders.
3. Meetings with CNAS experts are based on availability.
To join the CNAS Council, please contact Kayvan Chinichian, Deputy Director of Development, at (202) 695-8174 or firstname.lastname@example.org.