Council for Emerging National Security Affairs

Founding Year: 1999

Staff: 26


Matthew R. Ryan (Executive Director)

CENSA is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization striving to contribute to “the national security policy dialogue through formal discussion events, monthly teleconferences, and collaborative research projects.” It offers a membership to a “diverse, international group of public sector foreign policy specialists, military officers, private sector professionals, and accomplished academics.” This cohesive network of trained and talented mid-career professionals across various sectors is meant to produce insightful research that would enhance the security of the U.S. as well as that of its allies.


  • Provide a Unified Platform for Interdisciplinary Midcareer Input
  • Develop a cadre of highly networked leaders with strong ties across sectors and disciplines
  • Provide ongoing situation-based training and development opportunities



Council for Emerging National Security Affairs contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals

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