Links to Training Programs and Courses
Center for Strategic & International Studies
Project on Nuclear Issues – The Nuclear Scholars Initiative
The Nuclear Scholars Initiative aims to provide top graduate students and young professionals from around the country with a unique venue to interact and dialogue with senior experts on nuclear weapons issues.
The program brings together a select group of roughly 20 individuals with a demonstrated interest and/or experience in nuclear issues to attend monthly workshops hosted by CSIS. During these sessions, experts from across the nuclear enterprise share their insights and engage the class of Scholars on a variety of nuclear issues. Over the course of this six-month program, each Scholar prepares a research paper that they will present to a panel of experts and later publish in a journal produced by CSIS.
The Nuclear Scholars Initiative is a great way for up-and-comers in the field to add depth and breadth to their understanding of nuclear weapons issues and to publish their original work.
Contact Stephanie Spies
University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation
Public Policy and Nuclear Threats Summer Bootcamp
The summer workshop in residence at UC San Diego, known as the PPNT boot camp, aims to give participants the knowledge and analytic tools to contribute to the debate on future U.S. nuclear policy.
The boot camp features lectures, discussions, debates, policy simulations, and on-site visits to nuclear facilities. Participants attend talks by distinguished researchers, academics, policy officials, and operational specialists from the University of California system and other leading universities, the Los Alamos and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories, the International Atomic Energy Agency, and federal government agencies dealing with nuclear policy, threat, detection, and safeguard issues.
Contact Laura Martin
George Mason University Summer Program in International Security
The George Mason University Summer Program in International Security, features two professional education short courses: Pandemics, Bioterrorism, and International Security and Terrorism Analysis: Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methodologies and Tools.
Pandemics, Bioterrorism, and International Security (July 22-24) introduces participants to the most important issues at the intersection of health and security today. Terrorism Analysis: Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methodologies and Tools (July 25-26) delves deeper into cutting-edge methodologies used to study terrorism, including the threat of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) weapons.
Both courses are designed for policy-makers, analysts, practitioners and academics in industry, international affairs, emergency management, homeland security, law enforcement, national security, media, public health, and the life sciences who have responsibilities for predicting, preventing, preparing for, and/or responding to mass casualty threats such as pandemics and catastrophic terrorism.
J3OP-US651 Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction Online Course
The main objective of this course is to provide training that prepares U.S. forces for operations across the full spectrum of Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) mission areas. It is based on the latest policy presented in the National Military Strategy to Combat Weapons of Mass Destruction and various joint publications.
Specifically, the focus of this course is to develop an appreciation of the three pillars of our national strategy to combat WMD and be able to integrate and synchronize the military element of national power with other governmental and international agencies. Further, it fully incorporates the tools of nonproliferation, counterproliferation, and consequence management. Finally this course will help develop an understanding of how WMD have been used in the past and the most likely possibilities for future use.
The overall classification of this course is UNCLASSIFIED. Please go to http://jko.jfcom.mil to register and access the course.
CWO5 Mike Chaney (Michael.email@example.com) can be contacted with any questions.
National Defense University’s Program for Emerging Leaders, Washington, DC
The Program for Emerging Leaders (PEL) is proudly sponsored by National Defense University’s Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD Center). PEL’s goal is to foster a community of rising U.S. government leaders with the awareness and skill-set to respond to the dangers posed by WMD. Its members are early to mid-career professionals drawn from across the government — both civilian and military — whose work responsibilities are related to national security and who want to learn more about WMD. Competitively selected for their leadership potential from a large number of applicants, PEL members promise to be leaders in their respective organizations.
Through a variety of activities the Program for Emerging Leaders aims to help its members understand WMD threats to national security and the full range of means, processes, and organizations for addressing them. It also seeks to create relationships of trust between future leaders who may someday need to call upon each other to address WMD-related issues.
APPLICANTS MUST HAVE A U.S. CITIZENSHIP.
If you have any further questions, you may emailPEL@ndu.edu or call me at 202-433-4919.
Postdoctoral/Sabbatical Fellowship, Vienna, Austria
The Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP), an international non-governmental organization based in Vienna, Austria, was opened in spring 2011. Its mission is to facilitate result-oriented dialogue among national governments, international organizations, and civil society on nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation and to conduct research, education and training programs on these issues. The VCDNP is managed by the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) at the Monterey Institute of International Studies (a graduate school of Middlebury College), USA.
The VCDNP invites applications for its postdoctoral/sabbatical fellowship program (unpaid). During his/her year in residence, the fellow will be expected to: (1) conduct research and publish/prepare for publication a significant work in the field of nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation or related field and (2) contribute to ongoing research and programmatic activities at VCDNP.
To apply, please upload a resume or C.V., cover letter, a 3-5 page research project proposal, three letters of recommendations, writing samples, and other supporting documents you wish to include. Please note that application materials must be sent electronically to: firstname.lastname@example.org
International Safeguards Policy and Information Analysis Course, Monterey, CA
James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), in support of the U.S. Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration’s Next Generation Safeguards Initiative, are pleased to announce an intensive one-week course on international nuclear safeguards policy in June 2013. The course will provide the background knowledge and introduce tools needed for careers in nuclear safeguards with an emphasis on policy and information analysis.
This course will be facilitated by senior Monterey Institute staff and other nonproliferation policy analysts from the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies with presentations by experts from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory and other leading nonproliferation and safeguards specialists. The course will provide the background knowledge and introduce tools needed for careers in nuclear safeguards with an emphasis on policy and information analysis.
For further information please contact:
Tel. +1 (831) 647-6531