The first-annual Nuclear Boot Camp is an initiative of the Nuclear Proliferation International History Project (NPIHP) aimed at building a new generation of experts on the international history of nuclear weapons.
Thematic seminars team-taught by world-class historians and leading experts will fully immerse participants in the world of nuclear history research, providing them with a deeper understanding of today’s nuclear challenges as well as with the knowledge and research skills necessary to begin their own exploration of international nuclear history.
NPIHP’s summer 2011 Nuclear Boot Camp will be hosted by the University of Roma Tre and the Machiavelli Center for Cold War Studies (CIMA) at a former Italian Air Force base in the village of Allumiere near Rome, Italy for ten days between 23 May and 6 June 2011.
Participants will receive full tuition and round-trip airfare to Rome as well as accommodations and meals during the boot camp.
Specifically targeted at building a new generation of experts on the international history of nuclear weapons, the summer 2011 Nuclear Boot Camp is open to:
* students of international relations, history, political science and related fields who are enrolled in or have been accepted to an M.A. program,
* individuals who have recently completed their M.A. in history, international relations, political science or a related field,
* Ph.D. candidates in one of the fields listed above who are working towards or considering a thesis on nuclear matters,
* junior-level professionals who work on nuclear issues.
Applications are due no later than 1 March 2011
Required application materials include:
* a resume or CV,
* one letter of recommendation from a professor, supervisor or senior professional colleague who knows you well,
* a statement of purpose (approximately 1 page or 400-600 words in length) describing how participating in the Nuclear Boot Camp would contribute to the achievement of your personal, professional or academic goals.
All application materials must be in English.
Please address all completed applications and letters of recommendation as well as any questions to NPIHP@wilsoncenter.org.
For more information, visit our website, wilsoncenter.org/npihp.
Successful applicants will be contacted by Friday April 1, 2011.
The Nuclear Proliferation International History Project
NPIHP is a global network of individuals and institutions engaged in the study of international nuclear history through archival documents, oral history interviews and other empirical sources. Recognizing that today’s toughest nuclear challenges have deep roots in the past, NPIHP seeks to transcend the East vs. West paradigm to assemble an integrated international history of nuclear proliferation. NPIHP’s research aims to fill in the blank and blurry pages of nuclear history in order to contribute to robust scholarship and effective policy decisions.
Nuclear Proliferation International History Project
Woodrow Wilson Center
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20004-3027
Tel: 202/691-4110 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit the website at http://www.wilsoncenter.org/NPIHP
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