DATES
90 Minute weekly sessions
Thursday, June 2, 2022 - Thursday, July 21, 2022

LOCATION
TBD

Special Event

The Cato Institute's Congressional Fellowship in International Studies

This summer, the Cato Institute will offer its first-ever Congressional Fellowship in International Studies—an eight-week program for congressional policy staff who are interested in exploring a libertarian worldview and understanding an American foreign policy of peace, commerce, and honest friendship, as described in President Thomas Jefferson’s first inaugural address. Through readings, lectures, and discussions, participants will have an opportunity to engage with some of the nation’s top subject-matter experts and their congressional colleagues on issues including global development, international institutions, armed forces, and international trade and migration, among others. Discussions will be collegial, nonpartisan, and off the record.

Sessions will be held on Thursdays at a restaurant adjacent to Capitol Hill from 6:00–7:30 p.m., from June 2 through July 21. Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

Tentative Schedule

THURSDAY, JUNE 2

6:00-7:30 PM

THURSDAY, JUNE 9

6:00-7:30 PM

Trends In Global Freedom
Reception and discussion

THURSDAY, JUNE 16

6:00-7:30 PM

THURSDAY, JUNE 23

6:00-7:30 PM

Economic Diplomacy: The Benefits of Free Trade
Reception and discussion

THURSDAY, JUNE 30

6:00-7:30 PM

THURSDAY, JULY 7

6:00-7:30 PM

Building a Modern Military: The Force Meets Geopolitical Realities
Reception and discussion

THURSDAY, JULY 14

6:00-7:30 PM

Global Migration
Reception and discussion

THURSDAY, JULY 21

6:00-8:00 PM

A Grand Strategy of Restraint
Concluding reception and discussion

To express interest in the Fellowship, please click on the button below and fill out the short form no later than May 6.

We will respond within two weeks of your expression of interest. Preference will be given to early submissions, and participants must commit to attending no fewer than six of the eight sessions.

*The Cato Institute's Congressional Fellowships have been designed to conform with House and Senate ethics rules.

**Please note that still images and general descriptions of the Fellowship may be used in future promotional materials.

***Given the ongoing public health situation, participation will be limited to those who attest that they are fully vaccinated by the date of the first session. Any additional COVID-19 health precautions taken will be disclosed at a later date.

International Studies

Cato scholars seek to promote a better understanding around the world of the benefits of market-liberal policies and institutions, openness and engagement in the global economy, and a principled and restrained foreign policy. Those benefits include notable improvements in human well-being as countries increase their levels of economic, civil, and personal freedoms. The United States should thus engage the world, trade freely, and work with other countries on common concerns, but avoid trying to dominate the globe militarily.