Listen to the Podcast Episode Taped at Our Conference

Image: Heather Hurlburt and Emma Ashford speaking at the Society's conference.

If you missed our 2019 Student Leadership Conference, you can still catch one of its highlights: a live taping of the Cato foreign policy podcast Power Problems. Host Emma Ashford spoke with New America’s Heather Hurlburt about her recent Lawfare article “Making Sense of the Grand Strategy Debate.” The two dug into the growing discussion […]

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Looking back at our 2019 Student Leadership Conference

JQA Society student leaders on Capitol Hill.

Last week, more than forty students from campuses across the United States gathered in Washington for two and a half days of intensive learning, networking, and training. The John Quincy Adams Society’s annual conference is our premier event for developing the next generation of foreign policy leaders. Participants leave better prepared for careers in international […]

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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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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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Read along with our chapter leaders!

Rising leaders in the Society are gearing up for our first-ever summer leadership conference. They’ll come to Washington for two days to hear from top national-security thinkers, learn about career opportunities in foreign policy, network, and be trained in effective chapter leadership. To help them prepare for the conference, we’ve prepared a list of readings […]

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