John Quincy Adams Society Overview
CGS sponsors the Texas A&M chapter of the John Quincy Adams Society. JQAS seeks to bring in speakers, host roundtables, sponsor reading groups, and cultivate professional development opportunities for students who believe in the society’s mission.
The John Quincy Adams Society (JQAS) is a national network of student groups focused on U.S. foreign policy, with centering visions of realism and restraint. Its chapters aim to help students advance, both intellectually and professionally, while promoting a broader and more strategic conversation about America’s approach to international affairs. It is a nonpartisan and nonpolitical organization: it works in the world of ideas, not on activism or elections, and it seeks to engage every corner of the political spectrum.
If you are interested in joining the chapter, please email bushschoolCGS@tamu.edu.
John Quincy Adams Society Essay Series
The John Quincy Adams Society runs a foreign policy essay contest that we encourage all students to participate in. The essay contest is meant to encourage students to write about pressing issues in U.S. foreign policy. You can find out more about the essay contest on the JQAS website. Please note that official entries must be submitted through the JQAS submission form.
The Albritton Center for Grand Strategy will promote entries to the JQAS essay contest that are written by Bush School students. If you would like to have your essay promoted by CGS, please submit it to our CGS online form.
Standing All-American and Fast and Furious: Why the U.S. cannot afford to tiptoe around the issue of a Chinese invasion of Taiwan
April 29, 2022 – By Aristote Atata: U.S. primacy and national security depend on vital interests. Instinctively, such national interests guide our foreign policy. The latter along with American values are somehow interlinked, and this interdependence guides the way policymakers craft U.S. foreign policy.
- April 18, 2022 – By Benjamin Giltner: U.S. National Interests in Ukraine
- Feb. 11, 2022 – By David Winter: Should the United States be willing to go to war with China over Taiwan?