University Programs

University Visits

The Abshire-Inamori Leadership Academy works closely with educational institutions to help foster the next generation of foreign policy thinkers and to give students the skills and knowledge necessary for career success in the global arena. To do so, CSIS offers introductory visits that provide insights into the world of think tanks and CSIS’s contribution in generating global policy solutions.

For more intensive seminars and active learning where students put their ideas and knowledge to the test, the Abshire-Inamori Leadership Academy offers foreign policy and leadership seminars. These range from one to multiple days and are an action-based learning experience that enables students to develop a nuanced understanding of global trends and regional issues. Students learn real-world skills required for successful careers in foreign policy and walk away with a new sense of their leadership potential.

Our customizable approach ensures programs fit the context of each student group and meets the academic objectives of the university. To ensure active engagement throughout the program, CSIS closely coordinates the agenda with associated faculty and assigns readings and background materials to the students. This transfers some content knowledge to students prior to their arrival, and empowers them to openly ask questions and debate issues throughout the seminar.

For a closer look at how students view these programs, listen to Southeast Missouri State University students share the highlights of their experience participating in a four-day leadership seminar in the nation’s capital.

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Previous university partners include the Georgia Institute of Technology Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Southeast Missouri State University, Yale University, and many more.

Executive Master’s in International Relations: CSIS and the Maxwell School

CSIS enjoys a unique partnership with the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University that focuses on developing joint programs and initiatives. The flagship program is the Executive Master’s in International Relations. The first advanced degree in international relations offered by a major research university in cooperation with a leading global think tank.

Journalism Bootcamp

The CSIS Journalism Bootcamp is an initiative that connects rising journalists with policy experts and multimedia producers to tell pressing stories from around the globe. Each year, five universities are invited to bring a select group of students to the nation’s capital to complete an intensive week of workshops that allow them to gain a meaningful understanding of global issues and the nuances of international reporting in an evolving media landscape.

The CSIS Policy Fellowship: Enriching the Future of National Security

The CSIS Policy Fellowship is dedicated to bringing new voices and diverse perspectives into the foreign policy community. Fellows will learn from renowned foreign policy experts and practitioners and participate in a mutual exchange of ideas that fosters professional growth, builds connections, and accelerates success.

We value student engagement at CSIS and encourage you to reach out if your school or organization is interested in visiting CSIS for one of the following programs.