In October 2022, the Cato Institute will host our fifth annual Junior Scholars Symposium (JSS), a paper workshop for graduate students on topics broadly related to international security and national security policy.
Junior Scholars Symposium provides participants a unique opportunity to receive feedback on their research in progress from other graduate students and Cato scholars.
Paper topics may include but are not limited to:
Papers that link national security to global health, trade, political economy, or immigration are also welcome.
Participants should produce an original paper of journal-article length.
The workshop will focus on paper presentations, discussion, and suggestions for improvement.
Moreover, the authors will go on to seek publication in external journals or build upon this research as they move toward the dissertation phase of their studies.
Participants are particularly expected to highlight the policy relevance of their work. In keeping with the Cato Institute’s commitment to moving U.S. foreign policy towards prudence and restraint, the policy implications of papers should be broadly compatible with a pragmatic realist approach to foreign policy.