NextGen NatSec and New America are pleased to honor the contributions of diverse experts in U.S. national security and foreign policy. These lists feature experts currently serving in government, think tanks, academia, non-governmental organizations, and the media. Selection is based on excellence and leadership; their current work in national security or foreign policy; and their contributions to their issues of expertise through thought leadership.

NextGen NatSec convenes a committee of experts from the affinity/ethnic group represented by each list to collaborate with us. This committee of experts works with NextGen NatSec leadership to steer and support the outreach, review, and amplification of the experts included in the list. NextGen NatSec recognizes the importance of letting the community being represented lead the effort, control the narrative, and spearhead the outreach to ensure cultural alignment and sensitivity.

A big thank you to the experts that volunteer their time and talent to bring these list to life!!

2020 Latino American National Security and Foreign Policy Next Generation Leaders September 22, 2020

2020 Middle Eastern and North African American National Security & Foreign Policy Next Generation Leaders September 8, 2020

2020 Asian American and Pacific Islander National Security and Foreign Policy Next Generation Leaders May 20, 2019

2020 Black American National Security and Foreign Policy Next Generation Leaders  February 20, 2020

Latino American National Security and Foreign Policy Next Generation Leaders September 16, 2019

Asian American and Pacific Islander National Security and Foreign Policy Next Generation Leaders May 29, 2019

Black American National Security and Foreign Policy Next Generation Leaders December 13, 2018

Bringing More Diversity to the National Security Arena December 13, 2018