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)
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, Associate Director of Individual Giving, at (202) 695-8174 or