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NDC - News- 4th Edition of the Early-Career Nuclear Strategists’ Workshop<br>6-8 July 2022<br>Call for Applications

4th Edition of the Early-Career Nuclear Strategists’ Workshop
6-8 July 2022
Call for Applications

  • 11 Feb. 2022
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  • Last updated: 11 Feb. 2022 11:55

The NATO Defense College (NDC), in cooperation with NATO’s Nuclear Policy Directorate, is opening a Call for Applications for its fourth edition of the Early-Career Nuclear Strategists Workshop (ECNSW), which will take place from 6 to 8 July 2022 in Rome.

Call for Applications 4th Edition of the Early-Career Nuclear Strategists’ Workshop
-  6-8 July 2022

Objectives

The workshop aims to:

  • Promote awareness and expertise on nuclear issues and deterrence among the younger generation of scholars
  • Feature the research of young scholars on nuclear issues and deterrence
  • Facilitate dialogue between the academic and policy-making worlds
  • Establish a network of scholars and policy-makers working on nuclear issues and deterrence.

Format


The workshop will:

  • Enable participants to present their own research
  • Provide a technical introduction to nuclear weapons (from the physics of nuclear explosion to sensing and counter-sensing technologies)
  • Combine lectures by senior scholars on major nuclear topics (i.e. nuclear doctrine, strategy, arms control or non-proliferation) and presentations by early-career scholars
  • Role-play a nuclear-related crisis simulation.

Deliverable

  • The NDC Research Division will publish the best papers presented at the workshop.

Application Process

Applicants must be nationals of a NATO country.

Applicants can apply for one of the three categories of participants:

  1. Early-Career Scholars presenting their research
  2. Junior scholars below the age of 35 and who hold a MA degree, are PhD candidates, or hold a PhD in a relevant discipline, can apply by sending a draft paper of 2,000-2,500 words that, if selected, will be presented at the Workshop and published by the NDC; together with a one-page CV and a cover letter.
    The draft paper must be analytical and deal with nuclear- or deterrence-related issues, such as nuclear strategy, nuclear deterrence, arms control, proliferation, WMD.
    All documents must be sent to ecnsw@ndc.nato.int by May 27, 2022.

  3. Participants (non-presenting their work)
  4. Students, researchers and scholars below the age of 35, who are interested in participating, physically or remotely, can apply by sending a one-page CV and a cover letter to ecnsw@ndc.nato.int by May 27, 2022.

  5. Government officials

    Government officials/military officers (no age limit) working in a relevant area can apply by sending a one-page CV and a cover letter to ecnsw@ndc.nato.int by May 27, 2022.

NB. Participants to previous online editions are eligible to apply.

The NATO Defense College will cover travel and accommodation costs for junior scholars presenting their papers.



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