Security and Strategy Seminar


Cohosted with the Hertog Foundation and the The Public Interest Fellowship, the 2019-2020 Security and Strategy Seminar (SSS) is an in-depth look at the new era of strategic competition between the United States and China, consisting of 15 sessions from September 2019 to June 2020 in Washington, DC. 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. Sessions will cover the history of U.S.-China relations from 1784-present, the nature of the PRC including party ideology, systems of control, and the economy, China’s grand strategy, and competition with the U.S. in military, political, regional, and functional theaters. In the end, they will consider a question policymakers are asking themselves today: what is the right American stance toward strategy with respect to China?

Drawing from a competitive pool of applicants, our 22 incoming fellows are rising leaders in foreign policy and national security who hail from think tanks, the private sector, and various government agencies. Fellows are responsible for approximately thirty pages of reading per class and two short writing assignments throughout the course.

2019-2020 Fellowship Cohort

Captain T.S. Allen , U.S. Army

Captain T.S. Allen, U.S. Army

Ryan Berg , American Enterprise Institute

Ryan Berg, American Enterprise Institute

Jack Bianchi , Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments

Jack Bianchi, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments

Ryan Boone , U.S. Department of Defense

Ryan Boone, U.S. Department of Defense

James Cunningham , The Hoover Institution

James Cunningham, The Hoover Institution

Jordan Hirsch,  Covington & Burling, LLP

Jordan Hirsch, Covington & Burling, LLP

Ben Kutler,  U.S. Department of Defense

Ben Kutler, U.S. Department of Defense

David Plumlee,  Deloitte

David Plumlee, Deloitte

 
William Ensor , The White House

William Ensor, The White House

Hannah Hummelberg , U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Hannah Hummelberg, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Drake Long,  Georgetown University

Drake Long, Georgetown University

Blake Seitz,  Office of Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR)

Blake Seitz, Office of Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR)

Cheryl Yu , Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation

Cheryl Yu, Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation

Emily Estelle , American Enterprise Institute

Emily Estelle, American Enterprise Institute

Grace Kim , Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments

Grace Kim, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments

Lindsay Markle Ratliff,  Office of Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN)

Lindsay Markle Ratliff, Office of Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN)

Martha Simms,  U.S. Department of State

Martha Simms, U.S. Department of State

Linda Zhang,  American Enterprise Institute

Linda Zhang, American Enterprise Institute

Andrew Gabel , Foundation for Defense of Democracies

Andrew Gabel, Foundation for Defense of Democracies

Peter Kunze , U.S. Department of the Treasury

Peter Kunze, U.S. Department of the Treasury

Whitney McNamara , Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments

Whitney McNamara, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments

Kathryn Waldron,  R Street Institute

Kathryn Waldron, R Street Institute

 
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