Take Point Veterans Foreign Policy Challenge – They Pitch, You Vote, We Invest

The 2015 Take Point Fellows

The Atlantic Council invites you to hear three post-9/11 generation veterans present innovative policy projects and help us invest $20,000 in funding to support their work at the inaugural Take Point Veterans Foreign Policy Challenge on Friday, October 23, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. As fellows in the Council’s Take Point Initiative, each veteran presenter has developed a project that explores key policy issues such as veteran reintegration, conflict refugee resettlement, and unconventional warfare from the perspectives of soldiers who served on the front lines of US foreign policy. The projects range from combat novels to miniseries to research monographs.

As a challenge voter, you will have the opportunity to participate in an interactive Q&A with the presenters and vote for the project you believe will have the greatest impact on the foreign policy discourse. The Atlantic Council will award a total of $20,000 in grant funding to support the winning project.

Take Point translates the military experience of post 9/11 veterans into thought leadership opportunities in the foreign policy space, and offers exceptional young veterans a platform to launch policy focused projects with the support of the Atlantic Council. Launched in 2014 with support from the Bob Woodruff Foundation, and Chaired by former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Take Point will award $100,000 to veteran run projects in 2015. Former fellows include representatives form high-impact veteran organizations such as Team Rubicon and Service-to-School, and the Founders and CEO’s of innovative veteran-run nonprofit startups such as theDefense Entrepreneurs Forum,VetImpact, and No One Left Behind, among many others. Biographies for this year’s fellows, including those presenting in October, can be found here.

We invite you to participate in this exciting opportunity and take an active role supporting veterans in foreign policy through the Take Point Initiative.

DATE:             Friday, October 23, 2015

TIME:             10:00 am – 12:00 pm 

LOCATION:     Atlantic Council
                      1030 15th St. NW, 12th Floor
                      Washington, DC 20005

This project is funded by the Bob Woodruff Foundation.