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Apply for the 2015 Nuclear History Boot Camp

Aimed at building a new generation of experts on the international history of nuclear weapons, the fifth-annual Nuclear History Boot Camp will be hosted by the University of Roma Tre and the Machiavelli Center for Cold War Studies (CIMA) in the village of Allumiere near Rome, Italy from 12-22 June 2015.

Apply for the 2015 Nuclear History Boot Camp

Aimed at building a new generation of experts on the international history of nuclear weapons, the fifth-annual Nuclear History Boot Camp is an initiative of the Nuclear Proliferation International History Project (NPIHP). The continued proliferation of nuclear weapons is one of the most pressing security issues of our time, yet the empirically-based study of international nuclear history remains in its infancy! NPIHP’s Nuclear History Boot Camp is an intensive, ten-day immersion in the history of nuclear matters ranging from the evolution of nuclear technology to the origins and development of deterrence theory and nuclear strategy through the historical roots of today’s global nuclear landscape.

Thematic seminars led by world-class historians and leading experts will:

  • fully immerse participants in the world of nuclear history research,
  • explore the international history behind today’s nuclear challenges,
  • foster discussions of the presentations that each participant will offer based on his/her current research.

Details

NPIHP’s summer 2015 Nuclear History Boot Camp will be hosted by the University of Roma Tre and the Machiavelli Center for Cold War Studies (CIMA) at a former ACE HIGH NATO communications relay site in the village of Allumiere near Rome, Italy for ten days, June 12 - 22, 2015.

Participants will receive full tuition and round-trip airfare to Rome as well as accommodations and meals during the boot camp.

Eligibility

Specifically targeted at building a new generation of experts on the international history of nuclear weapons, the summer 2015 Nuclear History Boot Camp is open to:

• Students enrolled in or who have been accepted to a Ph.D. program in international relations, history, political science and related fields,

• especially students who are working towards or considering a thesis on nuclear matters.

• Applicants who have completed their M.A. degree and are considering a Ph.D. in any of the above fields will also be considered.

Application Instructions

Applications are due no later than Sunday, 30 November 2014

Required application materials include:

  • A brief resume or CV (maximum 2 pages).
  • A letter of recommendation from a professor, supervisor or senior professional colleague who knows you well.
  • A brief abstract (maximum 200 words) of your current academic research.
  • A statement of purpose (approximately 1 page or 400-600 words in length) describing how participating in the Nuclear History Boot Camp would contribute to the achievement of your personal, professional or academic goals.
  • A completed application cover sheet.

All application materials must be in English. Please submit each required document as a separate PDF file.

All completed applications and letters of recommendation and questions should be addressed to nuclearbootcamp@uniroma3.it

Successful applicants will be contacted by 15 February 2015.

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