Study of the U.S. Institute on U.S. National Security Policymaking
The Embassy of the United States of America and the Hungarian Fulbright Commission are pleased to invite applications for the February 2013 Study of the United States Institute on U.S. National Security Policymaking
Institute Description: The institute is a rigorous post-graduate-level academic seminar with an integrated study tour that will provide a group of 18 scholars and professionals an opportunity to deepen their understanding of the foundations of U.S. national security policy and current threats facing the United States. 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 twenty-first century defense requirements, counter terrorism strategies, energy security, economic stability, cyber-security, chemical and biological weapons, nuclear weapons, and infectious diseases. The program will also focus on regional security concerns in Africa, Europe, South Asia, the Western Hemisphere, East Asia, and the Middle East. The program will be supplemented by a simulation exercise, a group project, and a study tour to another region of the United States.
The program’s ultimate goal is to promote the development and improvement of courses and teaching about the United States at universities and other educational, training, and research institutions abroad.
The host institution for this program will be the Institute for Training and Development (ITD) in Amherst, Massachusetts.
Other Essential Program Information:
Grant coverage: All expenses, including housing, meal, health benefits and travel costs will be covered by the Departments of State.
Program Requirements and Restrictions: Participants are expected to participate fully in the program. They are expected to attend all lectures and organized activities, and complete assigned readings. Family members and/or friends cannot accompany participants on any part of the program. Please note that teaching methodology and pedagogical methods will not be addressed formally in the institute. Candidates should be made aware that the institute is very intensive and that there will be little time for personal pursuits unrelated to the program. The institute should not be viewed as a research program.
Candidate Description and Qualifications:
Candidates should be mid-career, typically between the ages of 30-50, highly-motivated and experienced university-level faculty or national security professionals from institutions of higher education, or national security policymaking institutions, including national military academies, government ministries, and think-tanks.
The ideal candidate will be a specialist in international relations or a related field, and/or an experienced professional with little or no prior experience in the United States, whose home institution is seeking to introduce aspects of U.S. studies into its curricula, to develop new courses in the subject of the institute, to enhance and update existing courses on the United States, or to offer specialized seminars/workshops for professionals in U.S. studies areas related to the program theme. While the nominee’s scholarly and professional credentials are an important consideration, an equally important factor is how participation in the institute will enhance course offerings in U.S. studies at the nominee’s home institution.
Candidates should be willing and able to participate fully in an intensive post-graduate level academic program and study tour.
English Language Ability: It is imperative that all candidates demonstrate English language fluency. The seminar is a rigorous and demanding program; participants will be expected to handle substantial reading assignments in English and to be full and active participants in all seminar and panel discussions. English fluency is vital to a successful experience in the Institute.
Application Deadline: November 1st, 2012
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