The Program in Arms Control, Disarmament, and International Security (ACDIS) at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana announces the 4th annual workshop in international security. This one-week workshop is targeted at rising sophomores or advanced undergraduates from colleges and universities across the country. Dates: June 7-12, 2015.
The workshop has several, interdependent aims:
1. to inform students about key security issues and equip them with the analytic tools to evaluate global policy proposals to address them;
2. to develop a self-sustaining network of students with competence and interest in security studies; and
3. to introduce students to careers in security policy-making in private and public sectors by meeting informally with security experts.
Presentations will be given by the following noted individuals:
Stephen P Cohen, Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution
Anthony H. Cordesman, Arleigh A. Burke Chair in Strategy, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Conrad C. Crane, Chief of Historical Services, Army Heritage and Education Center
Paul Diehl, Henning Larsen Professor Emeritus of Political Science, UIUC
James Hentz, Professor, International Studies and Political Science, Virginia Military Institute
Feisal Amin Rasoul Istrabadi, Director, Center for the Study of the Middle East, Indiana University
Edward A Kolodziej, Director of ACDIS and the Center for Global Studies, UIUC
Fred Lamb, Fortner Endowed Chair in Theoretical Astrophysics (Emeritus), UIUC
Jacquelyn Schneider, Major, United States Air Force
Jennifer Sims, Senior Fellow, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Brenda Anne Wilson, Professor of Microbiology, UIUC
Students completing the workshop will be awarded a Certificate in International Security Studies and will receive one hour of college credit.
Students from underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply. Limited scholarships are available for applicants with financial need.