Security Clearance Guide for Students

 Many college students are eager to serve the United States in positions that require security clearances, but find the process mysterious and intimidating. JQA Society Executive Director John Allen Gay breaks down the process, what investigations look for, and how you can prepare to make it as easy as possible. Whether you’re interested in […]

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To Dare More Boldly – at JQAS chapters across the country

The political risk industry has become a major force in how leaders and businesses navigate a complicated, changing world. How did the industry emerge – and how can leaders learn to distinguish sound analysis of risk from bunkum? John Hulsman, head of a political risk firm and veteran of Washington’s sharp-elbowed foreign policy debates, has […]

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Introducing the Winners of our 2018 Student Foreign Policy Essay Contest

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The winners of the Society’s annual student foreign policy essay contest with The National Interest have been published. This year’s contest prompt was simple: Where can America do less? Or, more precisely, “In what area of the world could the United States reduce its military involvement? Explain your reasoning.” First place went to Tom Zolot of the […]

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Chapter leaders attend Mattis dinner

Leaders of six JQA Society chapters attended a gala dinner in Washington Wednesday night featuring a speech by Secretary of Defense James Mattis. The dinner, hosted by the realist think tank Center for the National Interest, also featured remarks by Harvard’s Graham Allison and a number of other dignitaries. […]

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Chapters come together for first ever Student Leadership Conference

“I believe it was a great success and helped lay a strong foundation for the society’s future. Being in D.C. with other chapter leaders helped me realize our potential.  It has become clear to me that this is not simply a discussion group educating college students.  JQA offers a platform for individual growth in one’s […]

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