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.