Promoting Global Perspectives in Foreign Policy
Network 20/20 is an independent organization that builds foreign policy understanding in young and mid-career leaders. We provide briefings by leading foreign policy experts in intimate settings, conduct on-the-ground research trips in countries where there is a need for deeper understanding, and encourage networking among the group and with counterparts abroad. With its diverse, multinational membership and access to leading experts, Network 20/20 provides a forum for an informed understanding of foreign policy.
Through its Entrepreneurial Diplomacy program, Network 20/20 interviews dozens of local representatives from diverse groups in countries of strategic interest. The resulting reports that Network 20/20 writes illuminate realities in those countries, often identifying new foreign policy opportunities. We are internationally recognized for gaining unique access and listening to local leaders abroad and reporting their views back to policymakers in the United States.
Network 20/20’s Foreign Policy Briefings include off-the-record talks by experts on international affairs, conversations with seasoned analysts, and breakfasts and dinners with diplomats and public officials. Our salon-like settings, often in the homes of members and supporters, allow for group discussion not often found in a lecture environment.
Network 20/20 members are a talented, diverse, and multilingual group. They come from different professions: business, law, the media, the arts, NGOs, think-tanks, governments, and academia. Two-thirds have advanced degrees. All are "thinking", motivated individuals who are furthering America's positive engagement with the world.
Network 20/20's mission is to develop foreign policy fluency in rising and established leaders from diverse backgrounds by:
- Providing intimate briefings by leading foreign policy experts including journalists, diplomats, and academics.
- Conducting on-the-ground research in countries where there is a need for deeper understanding, and disseminating reports to opinion leaders and policy makers.
- Encouraging networking among the group and with counterparts abroad to activate responsible global citizenship.