Task Force

Task Forces consist of small groups of students, numbering between 12 and 20, who investigate a real-world policy issue and produce a final report and practical policy recommendations. These recommendations are then evaluated by a visiting outside expert – typically a serving or retired high-ranking U.S. diplomat, policymaker, NGO leader, or prominent think tank member. Below is a selection of previous Task Force reports.


Anti-racist Education Reform in Brazil

Task Force 2016

Anti-Racist Education Reform in Brazil

In 2003 and 2008, two federal laws were passed which require the teaching of Afro-Brazilian and indigenous history and culture in all primary and secondary schools in Brazil. Since then,

Evolving US Cybersecurity Policy

Task Force 2016

Evolving US Cybersecurity Policy: A Multi-Stakeholder Approach

As world events are increasingly tied to the Internet, the task of creating shared cybersecurity norms becomes pressing. With the growing interconnectedness of our societies, challenges ranging from identity theft

U.S. Policy at Asia’s Strategic Crossroads

Task Force 2016

US Policy at Asia's Strategic Crossroads

In an effort to rebalance U.S. influence in the Asia Pacific region, the Obama Administration has shifted its policy toward an “action-for-action” approach. Recent political changes in Burma have prompted

Balancing Cooperation and Competition

Task Force 2016

Balancing Cooperation and Competition

The emergence of China as a global power in multi-dimensional areas presents a variety of challenges to U.S. interests and foreign policy. Balancing cooperation and competition will be a pivotal

Putting the Arctic Back on the Map

Task Force 2016

Putting the Arctic Back on the Map

The Arctic Council is the leading intergovernmental forum that promotes cooperation in the Circumpolar North. A dynamic region, the Arctic experiences both the opportunities and difficulties associated with climate change.