- NBR - The National Bureau of Asian Research

Next Generation Leaders Program

NBR is grateful to have the support and cooperation of the Korea Foundation on this program.

NextGen Leaders is an educational program designed for emerging and established policy leaders in the United States to visit the Republic of Korea (ROK), develop a rich understanding of U.S.-Korea policy issues, and form close and continuing ties with each other and the Korean policymaking community. The program aims to deepen U.S.-ROK ties through ongoing dialogue between current and future leaders across the policy field.


Alison Szalwinski
Assistant Director,
Political and Security Affairs

2016 Program Participants

Nathan Beauchamp-Mustafaga
RAND Corporation

Kent Boydston
Peterson Institute for International Economics

Jessica Brandt
The Brookings Institution

Rachael Burton
The Project 2049 Institute

Harry Krejsa
Center for a New American Security

Edward Linczer
American Enterprise Institute

Satori Shimizu
Center for Advanced Defense Studies

David Thompson
Center for Advanced Defense Studies

Maeve Whelan-Wuest
The Brookings Institution

2016 NextGen Leaders Trip to Seoul

A delegation of NextGen Leaders, comprised of nine up-and-coming thinkers on East Asia policy issues from an array of Washington-based think tanks, made a week-long trip to Seoul, South Korea in December 2016.

2016 NextGen Participants

Read full bios for the nine 2016 NextGen program participants.

Next Generation Leaders Program Components

NextGen delegates represent the promising bright minds in the Asia policy field who are likely to work on these issues and shape U.S. policy in years to come. Learn more about the program components, including delegation trips, pre-trip informational meetings, and alumni networking activities.