Study of the United States Institute on National Security Policymaking

The Study of the United States Institute on U.S. National Security is a rigorous post-graduate-level academic seminar with integrated study tours that will provide a group of 18 educators and professionals an opportunity to deepen their understanding of the foundations of U.S. national security policy and current threats facing the U.S. The Institute focuses on the formulation of U.S. foreign and national security policy and the role of the federal government, think-tanks, media, and public opinion in shaping that policy. The program will examine specific security issues such as twenty-first century defense requirements, counter terrorism strategies, energy policy, economic stability, cyber security, chemical and biological weapons, nuclear weapons, and infectious diseases. The program will also focus on regional security concerns in Africa, Europe, South Asia, the Western Hemisphere, East Asia, and the Middle East. The program will be supplemented by a simulation exercise, a group project, and a study tour to another region of the United States.

The program’s ultimate goal is to promote the development and improvement of courses and teaching about the U.S. at universities and other educational, training and research institutions abroad.

The host institution for this program will be the Institute for Training and Development in Amherst, Massachusetts. An overview of the 2013 program will be posted on the website below. Prospective applicants are encouraged to visit the website below to obtain general information about the previous year’s institute at:

This letter solicits candidate nominations from Nigerian Universities for a Winter FY-13 Study of the United States Institute on National Security Policymaking. Pending ECA grant approval, the institute will take place at the Institute for Training and Development (ITD) in Amherst, Massachusetts from early February through late March 2013. The strict deadline for candidate nominations to be received is COB Friday, October 19, 2012. The subject line must read 2013 National Security Policymaking SUSI nomination. Please send your nominations to or depending on your location