May 30, 2013
To build the conservative movement, The Heritage Foundation focuses considerable attention on educating and training rising young leaders.
For example, we have identified more than two dozen promising young professionals working on Capitol Hill or in other public policy roles for a workshop this week on foreign policy and national security. The program—developed, organized and run by our very own young professionals here at Heritage—aims not only to educate participants on policy but to teach the next generation how to lead, motivate, and influence their peers.
Organizing this event are Heritage’s own young professionals from our Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies.
The workshop begins with a discussion about instruments of American foreign policy with John Lenczowski of the Institute of World Politics and Daniel Goure of the Lexington Institute.
Following the discussion, participants will break off into working groups to discuss:
- The importance of strategic partnerships;
- Meeting the challenges and opportunity in the developing world,
- Engaging with America’s global competitors; and
- Influencing closed societies.
Programs like this one allow young conservatives to develop critical skills they can use to advance principled solutions now and in the future. Equally importantly, these programs allow young conservatives to connect and build important relationships.
How else do you think we can build the conservative movement among young people?