Dylan Plung
Project Manager
Next Generation Programs

[email protected]

NBR Summer Seminar 2023

Event Details
June 19–August 11, 2023
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. PT

Student Tuition: $1,000
Professional Tuition: $2,500

Registration Deadline: May 31, 2023



China poses an unprecedented challenge for the United States and the liberal international order. The challenge spans multiple dimensions from security, human rights, and technological leadership to global values and governance. To better understand China’s capabilities, strategic culture, international influence, global ambitions, strengths, and weaknesses, and to formulate effective policy, the United States needs to cultivate a new generation of experts and policymakers. NBR holds the annual Summer Seminar to help prepare this generation as well as augment the knowledge of more senior professionals.

The 2023 Summer Seminar is interdisciplinary. Its guest faculty include high-level military and government leaders, business entrepreneurs, and premier academics in the fields of foreign policy, international relations, history, economics, and foreign areas studies. Site visits will be conducted to military bases, consulates, and other policy hubs in the greater Seattle area and will allow participants to meet with practitioners and officials whose daily work affects policy toward Asia.

The NBR Summer Seminar offers a unique, comprehensive curriculum and unparalleled access to leading experts. The goal is to provide an understanding of the salient issues of strategic importance to the United States. Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to enhance your knowledge and network. Apply now!


Professionals as well as current or recent students are eligible to apply. Open to U.S. and Non-U.S. citizens. Space is limited.


NBR’s Seattle office (One Union Square, Suite 1012, 600 University St., Seattle, WA 98101)

Date & Time:

June 19–August 11, 2023 (Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays)

9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. PT


  • Student Track Tuition: $1,000
  • Professional Track Tuition: $2,500

If you have any questions about NBR Summer Seminar tuition or eligibility, please contact [email protected]

Registration Process & Deadlines:

To register, please fill out the online form by May 31, 2023. You will be required to submit the following:

  • Contact information
  • A brief statement of interest
  • A brief biographical statement
  • Your resume
  • Your application will be reviewed and selected participants will be informed in late May or early June. If you are selected to participate, you will be required to submit a 25% tuition deposit by Friday, June 9, 2023, and full tuition by the first class on June 19, 2023.

    If you have any questions about the NBR Summer Seminar application process or deadlines, please contact [email protected].

    Previous Speakers & Site Visits

    See lists of previous speakers and site visits here.