AWC programs seek to build better trained security professionals at all levels. At the doctoral level, the Consortium provides a forum wherein rising academics may discuss openly a world order shaped and maintained by the United States and may concentrate on multidisciplinary, policy-relevant research. The AWC better prepares undergraduate and professional master’s students to compete effectively for careers of influence by providing opportunities to engage with today's leading thinkers and policymakers and to accept internships in government and the public sector.