Earlier this week, incoming Grand Strategy program students gathered for a meet-and-greet with faculty and students from the previous cohort.

Twenty-three Yale students have been accepted into the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy, part of the Yale Jackson School of Global Affairs.

The newest cohort comes from diverse backgrounds and life experiences, representing Yale College, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and Yale Law School.

Current Yale students apply for the year-long program in the fall and begin the course, “Studies in Grand Strategy,” in the spring semester, conduct a research project over the summer, and complete the program in the fall semester.

The course encourages understanding of historical and contemporary global and domestic challenges, while developing students’ capacity for strategic thinking and effective leadership in a variety of fields. It examines the relevance of grand strategy to a variety of issues including political stability, racial justice, economic development, immigration, health, climate sustainability, human rights, and technological advancement.

Students in the program also participate in a number of special events and private dinners with practitioners, including diplomats, politicians, military personnel, journalists and media experts, and social activists.

“We are pleased to announce the students admitted to the 2024 Grand Strategy class,” said Michael Brenes, co-director of the Grand Strategy program.

“They represent the next generation of leaders dedicated to tackling the pressing issues confronting the United States and the world today.”

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