Shaping the Future
Our new voices are curious explorers from all walks of life.
“New voices” does not necessarily refer to those in the early stages of their careers; it also includes those who are reconsidering their positions on strategic questions and bringing new approaches or disciplines to the broad field of national security.
Despite their differences, these individuals have a high tolerance for uncertainty and the ability to focus on shaping the future.
an embodiment of the Foundation’s values:
Curiosity: The desire to learn, discover, take risks, and experiment.
Courage: The fearlessness to challenge long-held views with logical and credible analysis.
Openness: The embrace of uncertainty with an eagerness to have one’s work challenged.
Contribution: The drive to mentor others and actively shape the future rather than react to it.
The Status Quo
Seeking New Insights Through Experiments
Our activities are experiments from which we seek insights into what best fulfills our mission, what can be improved, and what might change if we modify a particular factor. We constantly seek new ideas – new types of experiments and areas of analytical interest – that will help us find and foster new voices.
Defining National Security
We broadly define national security as the ability of a country to achieve its goals and protect its interests. We look for people who wish to expand the field of national security and challenge the orthodoxy, and so we refrain from scoping our efforts too narrowly.
We are a community committed to fostering people from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines who want to be actively engaged in discussions about U.S. national security.