Office of the Secretary of Defense and Young Professionals in Foreign Policy
Joshua J. Marcuse is the founder and chairman of Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP), a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization committed to fostering the next generation of foreign policy leaders. He advises individuals and institutions on how to engage young professionals in the foreign policy community, and frequently speaks to students and recent graduates about careers in international affairs, leadership, management, entrepreneurship and civic participation. Marcuse chairs the YPFP Board of Directors and oversees an all-volunteer staff of more than 150 emerging leaders around the world who manage YPFP’s communications, finances, global operations, membership, programming, public service and technology.
Marcuse is a senior consultant in the Modeling, Simulation, Wargaming & Analysis division of Booz Allen Hamilton, a management and technology consulting firm. He currently works in the Pentagon supporting clients in the Office of the Secretary of Defense with the development of strategies for working with international and interagency partners to address shared national security challenges. Previously, he worked as a research associate at the Council on Foreign Relations.
Marcuse serves on the Board of Advisers of Next America, a project of the Center for Strategic & International Studies, is a Truman Security Fellow of the Truman National Security Project, a Next America Fellow, and a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies. Marcuse was an Aspen Scholar at the 2009 Aspen Ideas Festival and is a member of the Aspen Socrates Society.
Marcuse graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College with honors in government. His thesis, The Arsenal of Democracy in the Age of Terror: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Military Assistance as a Counterterrorism Strategy, received the Chase Peace Prize.
After national security, his true passion is cooking. Marcuse is from New York City.