Young Professionals Program

Jamestown is pleased to announce its Young Professionals Program, a seasonal lecture series that provides young professionals interested in international security with the opportunity to engage with current and former top U.S. policy makers, diplomats and Jamestown analysts. Each series will be dedicated to a particular policy issue or region that is important to U.S. strategic interests, giving participants the chance to gain the insight of subject matter experts and seasoned practitioners while also connecting with peers.

Fall 2017: Intelligence and Statecraft

The fall 2017 lecture series will focus on issues related to intelligence and statecraft. Discussions will explore how and why U.S. policy responses are formed and how to better contextualize analysis of global security developments in terms of their implications for the United States. Speakers for this series will include General John Allen (ret.), Ambassador Daniel Fried, former coordinator for sanctions policy, General Michael Hayden (ret.), former Director of the CIA, Dr. Bruce Hoffman, Director of the Center for Security Studies at Georgetown University, and Dr. Michael Vickers, former Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence.

Eligibility to Participate

This program is open to anyone from the age of 21 to 35 who is currently a graduate student or has two years of work experience in a related field. The group will convene on a monthly to bimonthly basis for evening discussions, and all prospective participants must be committed to making every effort to attend all of the meetings (to be held in downtown D.C.).

How to Apply

All prospective participants are asked to submit a CV/ resume, and a 1 to 2 page cover letter outlining their interest in the series topic and how it is relevant to their work. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, September 20, 2017. To apply for this opening, please email with your resume and a cover letter, and use the e-mail subject heading Fall 2017 Young Professionals Program.