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

Challenges to European Unity

Task Force 2017

Challenges to European Unity

AS THE FIRST TASK FORCE ABROAD, THE PROGRAM IN ROME ADDRESSES THE KEY ISSUES THAT POSE THE GREATEST THREATS TO EUROPEAN UNITY. IT OFFERS CRITICAL U.S. POLICY RECOMMENDATONS TO ADDRESS

Maritime Security in the Asia-Pacific

Task Force 2017

Maritime Security in the Asia Pacific Task Force report 2017

MARITIME SECURITY IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC ENTAILS “TRADITIONAL” SECURITY CONCERNS OVER NAVAL POWER, AND “NON-TRADITIONAL” SECURITY ISSUES LIKE PIRACY, CLIMATE CHANGE AND FISHERIES DEPLETION. THIS TASK FORCE EVALUATES POLICY OPTIONS FOR

Cycle of Violence

Task Force 2017

The Cycle of Violence Task Force 2017 report

AS SHOWN WITH EL RESCATE’S INTAKE FORMS FROM 2013-2016, MIGRANTS FROM THE NORTHERN TRIANGLE ARE SUBJECTED TO A DEEPENING CYCLE OF ABUSES IN THE COUNTRIES OF ORIGIN, TRANSIT, AND DESTINATION

Ippen Dron/ All of Us Together

Task Force 2017

Ippen Dron/ All of us Together Task Force 2017 report

Between 1946 and 1958, the United States conducted 67 nuclear tests in the Republic of the Marshall Islands with direct and lasting health, social, and environmental consequences. Under the terms