2022 CNAS The Pitch: A Competition of Ideas
Company: Center For A New American Security
Posted on: January 26, 2023
The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) is hosting its
third annual premier event to elevate emerging and diverse voices
in national security: The Pitch: A Competition of New Ideas.
Selected applicants will make their pitch for innovative policy
ideas to meet new challenges in U.S. national security policy in
front of a distinguished panel of judges.
This year, the Pitch will take place in two rounds. The first round
will take place virtually on May 4, 2022. The grand finale will
occur during a virtual session of the 2022 CNAS National Security
Conference, which will take place between June 14-16. (The exact
date and time of the final is to be determined.) Competitors in
both rounds will also have their ideas featured in official CNAS
products and social media.
Applicants should make their pitch for a new U.S. national security
or foreign policy idea responding to one of the following
- Sharpening America's Innovation Toolkit: What new ideas in U.S.
technology policy or economic statecraft can address growing
national security challenges for the United States and strengthen
the safety and prosperity of the American people?
- Reimagining Global Alliances: What new approaches should the
United States pursue with regional partners to address specific
foreign policy and security challenges?
- Safeguarding Against Threats to Democracy: What new approaches
could the United States take to protect the country from threats -
including cyber, disinformation, and violent extremism - aiming to
undermine and destabilize American democracy and threaten the
- Military Modernization: What new ideas, strategies, or reforms
could the U.S. Department of Defense implement (across personnel,
hardware, institutions, or processes) to better meet the challenges
of the future?
To be eligible, applicants must:
- Be between 25 and 35 years old, as of June 16, 2022.
- Be available to present their pitch virtually at the first
round on May 4, 2022, and on June 14-16 for the final round, should
they be selected.
- Be at least one of the following: a U.S. citizen, OR enrolled
in a U.S. educational institution, OR reside in the United
Complete applications include:
- A rsum
- A 280-character (including spaces) summary of your idea
- A 30-second video pitch of why your idea should be selected
- Please note that your application will be judged on the quality
of your idea, not the video's production quality. Videos do not
need to be high quality and should be shot on a camera phone or
comparable recorder. Please see our example videos from a past
competition for reference.
If you have any questions about the application process, please see
the FAQs or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, April
3, 2022. Decisions will be conveyed via email to all applicants in
If a prospective applicant is unable to submit the required video
due to disability, please contact email@example.com at CNAS to
obtain a reasonable accommodation.
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