The John Quincy Adams Society is holding a two-part summer conference you won’t want to miss. Join us just outside Washington, D.C. this July 17-21. This is your chance to learn, grow, and connect – and to prepare yourself to make change in the world of U.S. foreign policy.

You can participate in both programs or just one.

If you aren’t in Washington, we can provide hotel and travel costs for many participants. There are no fees to participate in either of these programs.

Morgenthau Grand Strategy Seminar

Are you a student or early career professional looking to deepen your knowledge of grand strategy this summer? The Morgenthau Grand Strategy Seminar (MGSS) is for you. From July 17-19 you’ll take part in small, intensive seminars led by rising grand strategy scholars. Choose your path through a wide selection of topics within grand strategy, dig into pre-readings that set the stage, and engage in a rich dialogue with peers who share your interest in thinking big about the future of American foreign policy. This program, held in conjunction with the Notre Dame International Security Center, is in its third year.

You are eligible to apply for MGSS if you are a student at a U.S. university or are in the first two years of your U.S. foreign policy career.

The Foreign Policy Leadership Development Program

Learn from the minds reshaping today’s debates about U.S. foreign policy. Discover career paths that could help you make the tough transition from studying foreign policy to working in foreign policy. Learn how to build the track record as a leader on campus that can strengthen your resume. Meet peers from around the country who share your interests and your desire for a smarter U.S. foreign policy. Join us July 19-21.

The Foreign Policy Leadership Development Program (FPLDP) is the John Quincy Adams Society’s summer conference for undergraduate students. You are eligible to apply for the FPLDP if you will be a student at a U.S. university in Fall 2023. Students involved with chapters of the John Quincy Adams Society will have priority. This program is in its sixth year.