Our nation’s foreign policy is on the wrong track. It’s up to us, the next generation of leaders, to chart a new, more careful path, shaped by humility and prudence and defined by self-restraint, diplomacy, deterrence, and peace. Together, we can work toward a brighter future, one in which American ideals spread by the power of our example, not the force of our arms, and in which American decisionmakers enjoy the fruits of a robust and well-informed foreign-policy debate.

The John Quincy Adams Society is a nonpartisan, national organization that aims to identify and educate the next generation of foreign policy leaders, to network them with one another and with leading figures in our field, and to empower them to advance in their careers. We build chapters on university campuses, reaching both undergraduate and graduate students. Our chapters serve as centers for learning and debate that challenges the national security status quo. Chapters host exciting activities like guest speakers, documentary screenings, and discussions of current international events.

Members learn about opportunities to get jobs and internships in the foreign policy arena, developing connections and skills that can accelerate their careers. And they join a national network of students on more than twenty campuses that share their desire to serve the public good via an impactful and successful foreign policy career.

Membership is free. Apply below. (Click here if the form doesn’t load.) Faculty members who would like a chapter on their campus should email the Society’s executive director, John Gay, at john.gay@jqas.org.