The John Quincy Adams Society and The National Interest's 2019 Essay Contest

Are the United States and China on a path to conflict?

The John Quincy Adams Society and The National Interest are pleased to announce their 2019 essay contest for college students. The winner will be published in The National Interest, will receive $1,000, and will have a seat at the Society’s 2019 student leadership conference in Washington, D.C. Several runners up and honorable mentions will also be recognized.

Essays are due by the end of the day on Sunday, March 24, 2019, and must be between 900 and 1200 words in length.

Full details, rules, and submission instructions are available here:

The John Quincy Adams Society is a national network of students and professionals focused on the intellectual and career advancement of a new generation of leaders working for a more careful, realistic, and peaceful foreign policy. The National Interest, established in 1985, is one of America’s leading foreign policy magazines.

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Representatives from leading professional schools of international affairs and public policy will be available to connect with prospective students. Students can learn about masters and PhD programs around the world.


Thursday,  November 15, 2018

11:00-13:15 ET

If you’re studying abroad...


Tuesday, November 6, 2018

17:00 – 19:30

IE Campus, 105 Calle de Serrano


Wednesday, November 7, 2018

18:00 – 20:00

Sciences Po, 27 Rue Saint-Guillaume


Thursday, November 8, 2018

18:00 – 20:00

Faraday House, 48-51 Old Gloucester St

Fall 2018 CFR Academic Conference Call

Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (ET)


Reuben E. Brigety II, dean of George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs and adjunct senior fellow for African peace and security issues at CFR, will discuss Africa’s new strategic partnerships and implications for U.S. approaches toward African countries.

Please call Ameerah Siddiqi at (212) 434 - 9678, and you will be sent the toll-free dial-in number and password in advance.  

Background Materials:

1) Reuben E. Brigety II, “A Post-American Africa: The U.S. Is Falling Behind,”, August 28, 2018.

2) Michelle D. Gavin, “Peace and Security in Africa: A Shared Transatlantic Goal,” Strength Through Peace, Blog, Council on Foreign Relations, August 8, 2018.

3) Landry Signé, “How Africa Is Bucking the Isolationist Trend: The Continent Is Promoting Free Trade and Free Movement,”, May 23, 2018.

4) Reuben E. Brigety II, “U.S. Interests in Africa,” Statement Before House Foreign Affairs Committee, May 18, 2017.

5) Africa in Transition, Blog, Council on Foreign Relations.

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