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Common Sense Society Fellowships

Exploring liberty, prosperity, and beauty with the next generation of leaders.

Liberty. Prosperity. Beauty.

These ideas change lives everywhere.

Fellows at the 2021 Britannia Fellowship.

What is Common Sense Society?

Common Sense Society is an international network that promotes liberty, prosperity, and beauty—aspirational ideas that are indispensable to human flourishing and happiness.

With a community-focused model across North America and Europe, we educate 21st-century generations and inform public discourse. Our fellowship programs, curriculum resources, publications, events, civic initiatives, and targeted national media campaigns illuminate the enduring ideas that have transformed the course of human history for the better. Ideas have consequences.

We are cultivating a future that draws on the best of the past—a future that is free, flourishing, thoughtful, and full of enduring meaning.

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Common Sense Society was founded as a debating forum in 2009 by a group of American and European university students. They aimed to explore the ideas that have shaped our history and will greatly influence our future. In doing so, CSS became a celebration of the moral, social, political, and cultural inheritance which has formed our common civilization.

Today, Common Sense Society has spread across Europe and North America. Our National Branches offer different resources and programming, but our mission is the same: Advance the ideas of liberty, prosperity, and a culture that fosters human happiness—aspirations that all people, in all places, can achieve.

Fellowships

Each Common Sense Society Fellowship offers the opportunity to study with leading thinkers in social, thoughtful atmospheres and to strengthen their professional relationships.

Coming in 2023

The Founders’ Foreign Policy Fellowship is a five-day-long intensive series of seminars that examines the distinctive moral and political principles of U.S. statecraft as understood by its Founders.

Intended for recent college graduates and early-to-mid career professionals with an interest in foreign policy broadly understood, its purpose is to provide participants with an understanding of what the Founding Fathers envisioned as the role of America in the world, and to connect that timeless vision to the contemporary national security, commercial, and human rights policy issues we face today.

Coming in 2023

The Carolina Fellowship is a six-day-long intensive series of seminars that explore the foundational principles of the United States in the context of Western civilization.

Intended for recent graduates, graduate students, and young professionals from North America who have demonstrated leadership potential, its purpose is to ground future leaders in the ideals of responsible liberty at an early stage of their academic and professional development.

Coming in 2023

The Europa Fellowship is a six-day-long intensive series of seminars that explore the foundational principles of liberty, prosperity, and beauty within the context of European culture and our shared civilization.

Intended for recent graduates, graduate students, and young professionals who have demonstrated their leadership potential, the Europa Fellowship focuses on grounding future leaders in the early stages of their academic and professional development in the ideals of responsible liberty.

Coming in 2023

The Britannia Fellowship is a six-day-long intensive series of seminars that explore the foundational principles of European culture and a free society.

Intended for recent graduates, graduate students, and young professionals from the United Kingdom, Europe, and North America who have demonstrated achievement in their profession or field of study, the Britannia Fellowship focuses on grounding future leaders in the early stages of their academic and professional development in the ideals of responsible liberty.

Coming in 2023

Common Sense Society's John Quincy Adams Fellowship is a nine-month-long program that examines the fundamentals of American grand strategy, the realities of great power competition across multiple theaters of conflict, and the asymmetrical foreign threats to freedom and prosperity.

Issues explored include isolationism and alliances, foreign commerce and economic warfare, political development and human rights, public diplomacy and strategic influence, as well as means and ends in land, sea, air, cyber, and space.

Coming in 2023

Common Sense Society's Caledonia Fellowship is a six-day long intensive seminar series that explores the foundational principles of Western civilization and culture, with a special emphasis on the thinkers and ideas of the Scottish Enlightenment.

Intended for recent graduates, graduate students, and young professionals from the United Kingdom (particularly those from Scotland), Europe, and North America who have demonstrated their leadership potential, the Caledonia Fellowship focuses on grounding future leaders in the early stages of their intellectual, academic, and professional development in the ideals of responsible liberty.

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Fellows at the 2021 Britannia Fellowship.

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Founders’ Foreign Policy Fellowship
Coming in 2023

The Founders’ Foreign Policy Fellowship is a five-day-long intensive series of seminars that examines the distinctive moral and political principles of U.S. statecraft as understood by its Founders.

Intended for recent college graduates and early-to-mid career professionals with an interest in foreign policy broadly understood, its purpose is to provide participants with an understanding of what the Founding Fathers envisioned as the role of America in the world, and to connect that timeless vision to the contemporary national security, commercial, and human rights policy issues we face today.

Carolina Fellowship
Coming in 2023

The Carolina Fellowship is a six-day-long intensive series of seminars that explore the foundational principles of the United States in the context of Western civilization.

Intended for recent graduates, graduate students, and young professionals from North America who have demonstrated leadership potential, its purpose is to ground future leaders in the ideals of responsible liberty at an early stage of their academic and professional development.

Europa Fellowship
Coming in 2023

The Europa Fellowship is a six-day-long intensive series of seminars that explore the foundational principles of liberty, prosperity, and beauty within the context of European culture and our shared civilization.

Intended for recent graduates, graduate students, and young professionals who have demonstrated their leadership potential, the Europa Fellowship focuses on grounding future leaders in the early stages of their academic and professional development in the ideals of responsible liberty.

Britannia Fellowship
Coming in 2023

The Britannia Fellowship is a six-day-long intensive series of seminars that explore the foundational principles of European culture and a free society.

Intended for recent graduates, graduate students, and young professionals from the United Kingdom, Europe, and North America who have demonstrated achievement in their profession or field of study, the Britannia Fellowship focuses on grounding future leaders in the early stages of their academic and professional development in the ideals of responsible liberty.

John Quincy Adams Fellowship
Coming in 2023

Common Sense Society's John Quincy Adams Fellowship is a nine-month-long program that examines the fundamentals of American grand strategy, the realities of great power competition across multiple theaters of conflict, and the asymmetrical foreign threats to freedom and prosperity.

Issues explored include isolationism and alliances, foreign commerce and economic warfare, political development and human rights, public diplomacy and strategic influence, as well as means and ends in land, sea, air, cyber, and space.

Caledonia Fellowship
Coming in 2023

Common Sense Society's Caledonia Fellowship is a six-day long intensive seminar series that explores the foundational principles of Western civilization and culture, with a special emphasis on the thinkers and ideas of the Scottish Enlightenment.

Intended for recent graduates, graduate students, and young professionals from the United Kingdom (particularly those from Scotland), Europe, and North America who have demonstrated their leadership potential, the Caledonia Fellowship focuses on grounding future leaders in the early stages of their intellectual, academic, and professional development in the ideals of responsible liberty.