Senior Fellow Membership Details


VGL Senior Fellows membership affords members the opportunity to interact with foreign policy experts and high profile thought leaders, primarily through exclusive programming and media partnerships


The VGL Senior Fellows program offers promising leaders in government, media, nongovernmental organizations, law, business, finance, and academia the opportunity to participate in a sustained conversation on international affairs and U.S. foreign policy. The program allows these members to interact with foreign policy experts and engage in a wide variety of events designed especially for their interests. Each year, a new class of VGL Senior Fellows will be selected into membership.


The VGL Senior Fellows can participate in an array of exclusive programming through Veterans in Global Leadership. Membership includes attending the 4-Day Flagship Summit at Georgetown University at the McDonough School of Business. These 4-days are an intensive array of workshops, roundtables and speaking engagements spearheaded by former U.S. Cabinet Secretaries, University Presidents, Flag Level Officers, Presidents of Think Tanks and private industry experts. The evenings are set aside for private networking events.

In addition to taking part in the 4-Day Flagship Summit, VGL Senior Fellows can participate in our Leadership Seminar Series throughout the year. These are usually a breakfast our lunch in NYC or DC with senior thought leaders. The Leadership Seminar Series has featured Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) Leadership Seminar with retired General David Petraeus, Hakluyt Leadership Seminar with former CIA Director John Brennan, and Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Leadership Seminar with former White House Chief of Staff Dennis McDonough.

Events and Panels

Our organization continues to bring together prominent and diverse stakeholders for cross-collaboration, partnerships, and diversified branding opportunities. Our panels and events have been hosted by Forbes, Center for a New American Security, Atlantic Council, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Columbia University, New York University, Fordham Law School and George Washington University’s Elliot School of International Affairs. VGL Senior Fellows have the opportunity to attend and be selected to speak at these events on behalf of our organization.


Being a thought leader in your respective field is extremely important to our organization. Each VGL Senior Fellows is a valued thought leader and will be given the support of our organization in continuing to promote your ideas and experiences. Each member will be provided a email address while maintaining active membership. Also, the opportunity to publish on our diverse media platforms and work with partner organizations such as Young Professionals in Foreign Policy.

How to Apply

Senior Fellow Membership Application

Annual MemberShip Dues

Washington, DC, Area

  Age                     Business        Non-business                                        

Under 40               $2,020                  $480

40 and over          $3,900                   $880

A Washington, DC, Area member is one whose residence or principal place of business is within fifty miles of the Capitol in the District of Columbia.

New York City Area

Age                     Business        Non-business                                        

Under 40               $1,710                  $410

40 and over          $3,320                 $740

A New York Area member is one whose residence or principal place of business is within fifty miles of

City Hall in the Borough of Manhattan, City of New York.


Age                     Business        Non-business                                        

Under 40               $1,090                 $280

40 and over          $2,110                   $480

Dues Categories:

Nonbusiness members are those who are “regular members of the faculty of any accredited educational institution, who are in the public service, who are on the staff of a voluntary organization, or who are accredited writers, commentators, journalists, or other media correspondents.”

Business members are “all other members, except for honorary members.”

General Dues Information:

Annual dues bill in July, the first month of VGL’s program year. All dues should be paid annually or semiannually in equal installments. Annual dues cover goods and services provided by VGL. They are NOT tax-deductible as a charitable contribution. By-Laws define a suspension of privileges of a member in default for more than thirty days.

Additional questions?

For questions regarding dues, please contact the membership team at