Economics in National Security
In this course, participants will learn about the range of economic policy tools available to U.S. policymakers, how these tools are used in support of broader strategic and economic objectives, and the implications for the private sector and other economic actors.
At a Glance
April 17 – 19, 2023
March 27, 2023
The rise of China has drawn growing attention in Washington to the role of economics in national security. In fact, U.S. policymakers have long used instruments of economic statecraft -- both coercive tools like sanctions and inducements such as development assistance -- to shape other countries' behavior and advance U.S. prosperity and security. In this course, participants will learn about the range of economic policy tools available to U.S. policymakers, how these tools are used in support of broader strategic and economic objectives, and the implications for the private sector and other economic actors.
The Economics in National Security course features interactive seminars with CSIS scholars and guests, including former senior trade officials, innovation policy thinkers, and experts on economic sanctions. Participants will examine a wide range of strategic, policy, and technical issues at the intersection of U.S. international economic policy and national security. Course topics include:
- Economic Sanctions
- Technology Control Policies
- Securing Cyberspace
- Development Assistance
- Trade Policy
- Global Infrastructure Policy
- Currency & Other Macroeconomic Policies
- Industrial Policy
- Exploring Global Semiconductor Supply Chains
- Crisis Simulation
CSIS is seeking a professionally diverse cohort of mid-career practitioners from across the military, government, private sector, and academic communities interested in increasing their knowledge about the intersection of economics and national security and how the U.S. uses economic tools to achieve its foreign policy goals.
How to Register
The online application includes a short entry form, statement of interest, brief bio, and resume. Entries will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please note that spaces are limited and the course may fill before the deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Select past participants include representatives from:
Banca d’Italia, Embassy of the Netherlands, EXIM, Government of Nigeria, Government of Japan, Harvard University, JBIC, Mitsubishi, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Office of the United States Trade Representative, USAID, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of the Treasury