Asia-Pacific Nuclear History Institute

Seoul, Korea

March 4–10, 2018

Applications are due no later than October 15th, 2017at 23:59 EST.

The continued proliferation of nuclear weapons is one of the most pressing security issues of our time. A deeper knowledge of the past can improve how we approach the nuclear challenges of today and tomorrow.

The Asia-Pacific Nuclear History Institute (APNHI) is an intensive, one-week immersion course in the international history of nuclear weapons in the Asia-Pacific region. This course, led by world-class historians and leading experts, will provide in-depth instruction and discussion on the evolution of nuclear technology, the origins and development of deterrence and extended deterrence theory, regional nonproliferation issues, and nuclear strategy.

The Asia-Pacific Nuclear History Institute is an initiative of the Nuclear Proliferation International History Project (NPIHP), 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.

Details

The 2018 Asia-Pacific Nuclear History Institute is jointly organized by the Wilson Center and Kyungnam University. It will be hosted in Seoul, Korea, from March 4–10, 2018. All instruction will be in English.

Participants will receive full tuition, round trip transportation to Seoul, as well as accommodations and meals during the Nuclear History Institute. Seminars led by world-class historians and leading experts will:

  • Provide a crash course on the history of nuclear weapons;
  • Discuss nuclear proliferation case studies in the Asia-Pacific region;
  • Immerse participants in the world of nuclear history research;
  • Deliver instruction on how to conduct archival research on nuclear history;
  • Train students to brief historical research to non-academic policymaker audiences.

Eligibility

The Asia-Pacific Nuclear History Institute aims to train the next generation of experts on the international history of nuclear weapons in the Asia-Pacific. Successful applications will demonstrate experience or interest writing or researching nuclear history and nuclear security topics relating to the Asia-Pacific region.

Applications will be accepted from:

  • Persons enrolled in or who have been accepted to a Ph.D. program in international relations, history, political science, or an allied field, who are working towards or considering a thesis on nuclear issues
  • Persons who have completed an M.A. degree in international relations, history, political science, or an allied field, who are considering a Ph.D. in one of the above fields.
  • Persons who have completed a Ph.D. program in international relations, history, political science, or an allied field within the past two years, who have specialized on a topic related to nuclear proliferation.

Applications from young scholars living and studying in the Asia-Pacific region are especially encouraged.

How to Apply

Applications are due no later than October 15th at 23:59 EST.

Required application materials include:

  1. A brief resume or CV (maximum 2 pages);
  2. An applicant reference form from a professor, supervisor, or senior professional colleague who knows you well. Completed forms should be submitted by the evaluator directly to npihp@wilsoncenter.org;
  3. A brief abstract (maximum 200 words) of your current academic research;
  4. A statement of purpose (approximately 1 page or 400-600 words in length) describing how participating in the Asia-Pacific Nuclear History Institute would contribute to the achievement of your personal, professional, or academic goals;
  5. A completed application cover sheet.

All application materials must be in English. Please submit each required document as a separate PDF file. Completed applications, evaluations, and questions should be emailed to npihp@wilsoncenter.org.