CNAS Council Benefits

The CNAS Council enriches the Center’s intellectual agenda by offering its members a vehicle to express their views and provide critical support to the Center’s work. The Council also 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 in New York; San Francisco; Silicon Valley; and Washington, D.C. (these events are being held virtually during the Covid-19 pandemic).

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CNAS Council Support Levels

Ambassador's Circle ($10,000+)Commander's Circle ($5,000 to $9,999)Leadership Circle ($2,500 to $4,999)
Opportunity to request one private briefing with a CNAS expert, held virtually until further notice and based on expert availability.1
Invitation to join private virtual and in-person convenings with other CNAS Council members, supporters, and national security leaders.
Opportunity to participate as an observer in select research program roundtable discussions.
Opportunity to recommend candidates for the Shawn Brimley Next Generation National Security Fellowship.
Invitation to over 200 center-wide events, held virtually until further notice, with thought leaders, policymakers, and business executives.
Invitation to CNAS’ annual National Security Conference, including VIP events reserved only for CNAS Council members.
Opportunity to participate in Close Calls, CNAS’ private conference call briefing series hosted by CNAS experts (8–10 calls per year).
Receive and have access to copies of select CNAS reports and policy briefs upon request; and exclusive email newsletters, including the biweekly donor newsletter, Weekend Reads, Sharper, and other research program newsletters.
Prominent acknowledgment on the CNAS List of Supporters.

1. Meetings with CNAS experts are based on availability.

To join the CNAS Council, please contact Anna Saito Carson, Vice President of Development, at