Abshire-Inamori Leadership Academy

Abshire-Inamori Leadership Academy

Providing training in leadership, ethics, and foreign policy

Inspired by the vision of David M. Abshire, cofounder of CSIS, and Dr. Kazuo Inamori, founder of the Kyocera Corporation, the Abshire-Inamori Leadership Academy (AILA) provides rising global leaders with training opportunities in leadership, ethics, and foreign policy. AILA aims to empower both CSIS’s young professionals and external audiences to make a positive contribution to their community and the world at large. 

AILA’s training sessions enhance participants’ leadership skills by providing them with a nuanced and ethical understanding of the interconnected and complex world in which we live. By imparting the founders’ ideals of humility, diligence, and forward thinking, AILA’s training programs create leaders who are prepared to navigate global challenges and serve as a positive force on the world stage.

  • AILA offers a wide range of internal and external programming that allows participants to explore key concepts in leadership, ethics, and foreign policy.


  • Program Manager and Research Assistant, Abshire-Inamori Leadership Academy
    (202) 741-3873

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