Applications Are Open for the 2019-2020 Security and Strategy Seminar!

Along with the Hertog Foundation and the Public Interest Fellowship, we are pleased to announce that beginning in September, our three organizations will be hosting the Security and Strategy Seminar (SSS): an in-depth look at the new era of strategic competition between the United States and China.

The seminar will consist of 15 sessions on Thursday evenings from September 2019 to June 2020. Over the course of these sessions, taught by guest instructors from top universities and public policy think tanks, fellows will gain a deeper understanding of the history of America’s relationship with China and the challenges we face today as competition with China intensifies in military, political, economic and technological arenas.

Fellows will be responsible for approximately thirty pages of reading per class and two short writing assignments throughout the course. In the end, they will consider a question policymakers are today asking themselves: What is the right American stance toward and strategy with respect to China?

Ideal candidates are 25 to 35-year old professionals working in national security and foreign policy institutions and organizations, such as government, academia, think-tanks, media, defense and intelligence communities, etc. If you are interested in applying, please submit:

  • A current resumé

  • Names and contact information for two references

  • A statement of interest of no more than 500 words that addresses the following questions: What is your interest in US-China relations? What is your background on the US-China relationship? Finally, given its current status, what path would you suggest for the two countries’ relationship moving forward?

Applications may be submitted to

Qualified applicants will be contacted to participate in an in-person interview. Applications are due no later than Tuesday, June 25. You can read more about the 2019-2020 Security and Strategy Seminar here.