NBR Summer Seminar 2024

Event Details
June 17 –August 9, 2024
(Mondays, Wednesdays, and select Fridays)
9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. PT*

The National Bureau of Asian Research
600 University St., Suite 1012
Seattle, WA 98101



Learn more and register to attend the session.

The NBR Summer Seminar 2024: The China Challenge is an intensive, interdisciplinary eight-week seminar (June 17 to August 9, 2024) at NBR’s Seattle office. The program is open to current students and professionals interested in issues of strategic importance to the United States in Asia.

Participants spend a summer in-person at NBR’s Seattle office participating in roundtable discussions featuring high-level speakers from NBR’s network of experts, attending regional site visits to consulates, policy hubs, and military bases, joining relevant NBR events, and having the opportunity to present their research to NBR staff and select guests from the policy, academic, and business communities.

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. Register now!

Learn more about the program here.

*NOTE: Dates and times are subject to change

Registration Deadline

June 2, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. PT


$800 (current students)
$2,400 (professionals)



Professionals as well as current or recent students are eligible to apply. Those accepted must be able to relocate to Seattle, or already residing there, for the entire program (June 17 through August 9, 2024). Open to U.S. and non-U.S. citizens. Space is limited.

Required Materials

To be considered for this opportunity, applicants must submit the following through the application portal:

  • Necessary contact information and answers to supplemental questions.
  • A current résume or CV (2 pages maximum).
  • A brief biography (200 words maximum).

Registration Process

All registration materials are due by June 2, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. PT.


If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact [email protected].

If selected, you will be contacted by NBR staff and will be required to pay a 25% tuition deposit. Full tuition is due by June 28, 2024. Please note that NBR does not provide travel or accommodations for Seminar participants, but our staff would be happy to provide additional information on nearby housing and sublet opportunities.

Previous Speakers and Site Visits

See lists of previous speakers and site visits here.