As renewed rivalries set in among great powers and instability grows around the world, it is more difficult than ever to predict the nature of future conflicts. How will future wars between states be fought? How likely is great power conflict? How does growing violence within states impact the international system? And how does the potent combination of new technologies, resurgent authoritarianism and populism, and the changing role of international organizations affect these dynamics? 

Join us for a conference that will bring together experts and young professionals to discuss the future of conflict. This conference is geared toward young professionals. Interested attendees should fill out the application form below. Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on May 5, 2019. The conference will take place on June 12, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided, and a reception will follow.  

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Sessions include:

The Future of Great Power War

As rivalry reemerges between the United States, Russia, and China, how likely are military conflicts involving the great powers? What pressure points might erupt into conflict, and how might potential hostilities play out? 

Thinking Beyond Borders: Understanding Intrastate Conflict

Most violence in the world now happens within state borders. What do we need to know to understand and tackle this last frontier of violence? 

Small Group Breakout Sessions

Small groups of conference participants will discuss which future conflicts will be most pressing for the next generation of policymakers, and how young professionals begin to address these global challenges.

Careers Panel

Is a PhD important for policy work? Do I need to work on Capitol Hill to be taken seriously in DC? Is a consulting job worth the long hours? A panel of mid-career experts will share their advice on how to start a career in foreign policy on the right track.