CNAS Council Benefits

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.

CNAS Council Support Levels

Ambassador's Circle ($10,000+)Commander's Circle ($5,000 to $9,999)Leadership Circle ($2,500 to $4,999)
Chair a CNAS Regional Council and be involved in building out regional programming
One private briefing with CNAS experts during the year1
Participate in periodic briefings and meetings with CNAS experts
Invitation to join periodic virtual and in-person convenings with other CNAS Council members and national security leaders
Access to country-specific geopolitical analysis
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 as CNAS supporter

1. Meetings with CNAS experts are based on availability.

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