2/08/2010

Study of the United States Institute on U.S. National Security Policymaking


Applications are being accepted for the Study of the United States Institute on U.S. National Security Policymaking

The United States Embassy in Sofia is pleased to begin accepting applications for the Study of the United States Institute on U.S. National Security Policymaking to be organized from early January through late February 2011 for university-level faculty or professionals from institutions of higher education, national security policymaking institutions, including national military academies, government ministries, and think-tanks.

The Study of the United States Institute on U.S. national security is a rigorous post-graduate-level academic seminar with integrated study tours that will provide a group of 18 educators and professionals from different countries an opportunity to deepen their understanding of the foundations of U.S. national security policy and current threats facing the U.S.  The Institute focuses on the formulation of U.S. foreign and national security policy and the role of the federal government, think-tanks, media, and public opinion in shaping that policy. The program will examine specific security issues such as energy policy, economic stability, cyber security, chemical and biological weapons, nuclear weapons, and infectious diseases.  The program will also focus on regional security concerns in Europe, South Asia, the Western Hemisphere, East Asia, and the Middle East. Finally, the program will cover the fight against terrorism, the impact of globalization, and U.S. global leadership.  The program will be supplemented by a simulation exercise, a group project, and a study tour. 

The program's ultimate goal is to promote the development and improvement of courses and teaching about the U.S. at universities and other educational, training, and research institutions abroad.

All participant costs will be covered.

Applications are due by August 27, 2010.  Further information about the selection criteria and the application format can be found on the U.S. Embassy web site: http://bulgaria.usembassy.gov/

* For more accurate details, concerning the application procedure and criteria, see:

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