Strategy and Statecraft Fellowship
The United States is confronting crises across multiple domains: from geopolitical competition to economic, climate, health, and supply chain security. At the same time, the domestic and international institutions that upheld American engagement and global order are under increasing duress. The nation requires a new generation of leaders capable of strategic planning and execution who are experts in their own field, but also able to connect with leaders in other fields to build coalitions and networks to solve tomorrow’s pressing challenges. Yet professional success increasingly rewards narrower and deeper knowledge rather than versatility across fields in pursuit of national objectives.
In response to these challenges, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is proud to launch the inaugural year of its Strategy and Statecraft Fellowship. This exclusive, world-class program will convene a small, diverse cohort of approximately 15 emerging leaders from the private and non-profit sectors, universities, media, and other organizations to build a group of leaders capable of forging new strategic insights that connect across traditional fields of expertise. This year will focus on U.S. competition with China.
The Strategy and Statecraft Fellowship will comprise monthly dinners on key topics in foreign policy, national security, and strategic thought. Dinners will feature participation from current and former senior government officials as well as experts representing diverse perspectives and backgrounds.
The program will conclude with the Strategy and Statecraft Summit in January 2023 at a venue outside of Washington, D.C. The summit will be an intensive multi-day experience, combining an extended war game or simulation, scenario-based discussions, and lectures to tie together the program’s themes and provide Fellows an opportunity to apply the program’s lessons in a professionally relevant manner.
Eligibility and How to Apply
- Applicants are required to submit an application consisting of the following to be considered for the Fellowship:
- Brief professional resume or CV
- Personal statement (2 pages or less) responding to the following prompt:
Increasingly, United States government policy has focused on China not only as a competitor but as a potential threat. What are the critical questions that need to be addressed in order to assess whether the old policies and strategy need to be continued, revised, or replaced?
- 3 professional references, including name, title, phone, and email information for each reference.
- Each applicant should have ten years of experience in their chosen career field.
- Applications are due on February 14 at 6:00pm, Eastern Time.
- Applicants to the program should ideally have some experience with strategic, corporate, or policy planning.
- Applicants should be interested in national and international policy but need not have deep backgrounds in national security or foreign policy.
- Fellows must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and must either be based in the Washington D.C. area or able to travel to Washington, D.C. for monthly dinners.
For further information, please contact John Schaus at firstname.lastname@example.org
The launch of the Strategy and Statecraft Seminar was made possible by support from Dr. M.J. Chung, in honor of Dr. Henry Kissinger. Dr. Chung has shared with us an essay about Dr. Kissinger, which can be seen here.