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.


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

Finding Common Ground in the Puget Sound

Task Force 2017

Finding Common Ground in the Puget Sound Task Force report 2017

The Puget Sound is in critical condition as crucial salmon habitat is disappearing at an alarming rate. Sovereign tribes increasingly work with state and federal government agencies and the public

Syrian Women and Children

Task Force 2017

Syrian Women and Children Task Force report 2017

THE SYRIAN CIVIL WAR HAS NOW LASTED OVER FIVE YEARS, CLAIMING THE LIVES OF MORE THAN 400,000 SYRIANS AND DISPLACING 13 MILLION PEOPLE. HOWEVER, THE TOLL FROM THE CRISIS IS

Extremist Use of Social Media

Task Force 2017

Extremist Use of Social Media - Task Force report 2017

Because the realm of cybersecurity is constantly changing, there is a disconnection today between government and industry on the issues of privacy and national security. Industry and government must balance

A New Nuclear Era

Task Force 2017

A New Nuclear Task Force 2017 report

For 50 years, the U.S. has been the global leader in peaceful nuclear energy and non-proliferation diplomacy. Its sharing of technology and best practices have made nuclear power the largest

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