Emerging Scholars in Grand Strategy


Emerging Scholars


The three-day conference will consist of 6 workshops, one for each successful nominee. Each workshop will include a research presentation by the Emerging Scholar, a response by a senior scholar in the field, and a general discussion. Each year, the Notre Dame International Security Center (NDISC) selects outstanding candidates (advanced ABD students or pre/post doctoral fellows) to present their work at the Emerging Scholars in Grand Strategy Conference.

By grand strategy, we mean some aspect of where, when, and how states (as well as armed groups) consider using military force among other instruments of statecraft to achieve foreign policy goals, broadly defined.

We select nominees whose work applies the very best scholarship to the most pressing issues facing the United States in the 21st Century and does so in a way that broadens the intellectual and practical discussion of these issues in innovative ways. In addition to having first-rate scholarly credentials, the ideal nominee will also have an interest in applying their scholarly work to some aspect of the formulation and implementation of foreign policy goals.