The U.S. Embassy in Warsaw is pleased to invite candidate nominations for the Winter 2011 Study of the United States Institutes (SUSI) for University U.S. National Security Policymaking. The institute is a rigorous post-graduate-level academic seminar with integrated study tours which 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 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 Africa, 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. Click here for more details about the program. Please note that space in the institute is very limited. To be competitive, candidates must have excellent proficiency in English and outstanding qualifications.

Application Deadline: September 15, 2010.

How to apply:

1. Complete the application form. NOTE: Your personal statement should not exceed one page.

2. Send your application form and your CV to: susi-poland@state.gov.

3. Wait patiently to hear whether you have been chosen for an interview. Interviews will be conducted in Warsaw the week of September 20, 2010.