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Wonk Tank

Wonk Tank is a competition for university students across the United States to showcase their ability to be America’s next great “foreign policy wonk.” A wonk is an individual student who has a keen interest in and aptitude for the details of public policy.  Future “wonks” are invited to pitch policy proposals addressing a specific international problem or challenge requiring attention, a nuanced solution, and next steps to consider. Three finalists are to Washington, D.C. to present their pitches to a panel of Department of State officials.

Application Deadline: TBD

Diplomacy Lab Fair

The Diplomacy Lab Fair is an all-day event that takes place each spring at the Department of State’s Diplomacy Lab. The morning session includes welcoming remarks from Diplomacy Lab senior staff; presentations by organizations, such as Young Professionals in Foreign Policy, No Lost Generation, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Peace Corps, and the Virtual Student Foreign Service program; and a panel with Diplomacy Lab coordinators. Past Diplomacy Lab university project teams are also invited to showcase their work at a project fair throughout the programming. The afternoon session focuses on the Wonk Tank competition.

Diplomacy Lab Fair: TBD

Location: Marshall Conference Center, U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C.

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