This four-day conference (June 13 - 16, 2005) will offer briefings on defense policy with government officials, think tanks analysts, and other experts in Washington DC. Students will travel to Norfolk, Virginia to visit Allied Command - Transformation (ACT) and learn about new directions in military capabilities and doctrine and how these will affect NATO and its operations.
This project originates at the Atlantic Treaty Association’s 50th Anniversary celebration in Rome, Italy, in December 2004. The Atlantic Council of the U.S. is working with Allied Command Transformation’s Department of Strategic Vision to coordinate this event. ACT is the Alliance command structure tasked to lead the continuous improvement of Alliance capabilities to uphold nato's global security interests by transforming NATO's military capabilities; preparing, supporting and sustaining Alliance operations; implementing NATO Response Force and other deployable capabilities; and, assisting in the transformation of partner capabilities.
Applicants must submit a resume, one letter of recommendation, and brief (2-3 pages) essay: “Transformation for the 21st Century: Do the capabilities meet the missions?” Students will be evaluated on their ability to discuss the political and military obstacles to meeting 21st century needs and to analyze the effectiveness of the changes underway within the Alliance.
Materials should be submitted to ACT Seminar Committee, Atlantic Council of the United States, 1101 15th Street, NW, 11th Floor, Washington DC 20005 by 5pm EST on April 18, 2005.
A conference fee of $225 will be assessed for each selected participant to cover accommodations, meals, and local travel. This fee must paid no later than May 1, 2005.
Students residing in the United States, but not U.S. citizens should contact their national associations affiliated with the ata. For contact information, please see www.ata.atlant.dk.
Ms. Carmen K. Iezzi
Office of Education and the Successor Generations
Atlantic Council of the United States
1101 15th Street, NW, 11th Floor
Washington DC 20005
202-778-4954 Fax: 202-463-7241
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