One of the Art of Future Warfare project’s main goals is to make the case that artists can contribute unconventional and imaginative ideas to the study and professional conduct of diplomacy, defense policy and military operations.
To that end, the Atlantic Council’s Millennium Fellowship is now accepting applications for a two-year program that will build a global network of peers, engage with world leaders at high-profile international events, develop key professional skills, and collaborate together for direct impact.
According to the announcement, ideal applicants will bring an entrepreneurial spirit, character to lead and inspire, positive vision for the future, and passion for shaping the world. Sound familiar? It should. It sounds a lot like the qualities of great artists.
The fellowship is open to individuals from all over the world who are age 35-and-under, which holds the potential to develop an enduring global cohort among the fellows. Some of the program’s highlights will be joining the Council for the Distinguished Leadership Awards dinner in Washington, DC in April and the Istanbul Energy and Economic Summit in Turkey in November. In addition to these marquee events, there will be high-level meetings alongside the gatherings that the fellows are invited to.
Being offered such an entry to what for many people will be terra incognita is a unique chance to better understand some of the world’s most complex, difficult and important global challenges. It is a passport for inspiration.
Applications are due March 1.