Deterrence and Assurance Summer Institute
May 6-10, 2019
Our Summer Institute is open to:
- Currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students (priority given to students attending Deterrence and Assurance Academic Alliance institutions)
- Government/Industry professionals
- Junior faculty
*Non-American citizens are not eligible for this program, unless special circumstances and criteria have been met.
Deadline for application is TBD.
To apply, read the instructions and prepare the following required documents:
1. Resume or CV (with your current GPA)
2. Personal statement – no more than 300 words, double spaced and typed – discussing your academic preparation, work experience, and interest in national security and deterrence studies.3. List with at least 2 references (Name, Title, Address, Email, Phone and Relationship). Applicants currently attending Deterrence and Assurance Academic Alliance Member Institutions must obtain at least one of those reference from a faculty member affiliated with the Alliance.
Please send all required documents to: firstname.lastname@example.org
TBD - Deadline for Application
TBD – Notification of acceptance emailed
TBD - Registration and non-refundable deposit (35%) due
TBD – Balance due
USSTRATCOM/Government Employees: $1,500.00
Students/Professionals with housing: $2,500.00
Students/Professionals without housing: $2,000.00
- Study of deterrence theory and the history of weapons of mass destruction development and proliferation, and types and effects of the various delivery systems and nuclear arms, such as intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) and submarine-launched ballistic missile
- Application of traditional deterrence in new, non-conventional war domains such as cyber and space
- Examination of traditional challenges, new adversaries and new war technologies through research and writing
- Examination of U.S. defense structures and the underlying legal framework in national security agencies and institutions
- Development of critical writing and analytical skills to tackle strategic problems defined by the military to produce shared knowledge that benefits the students and national security audiences
Sessions that introduce basic and advanced concepts on deterrence and assurance such as nuclear, space, cyber, violent extremist organization, policy challenges, assurance, and case studies of failed or successful deterrence operations.
Critical Thinking and Writing Skills Workshop
Sessions that focus on collecting and researching data for defense projects, as well as writing and presenting national security briefs.
Student Research Workshop and Projects
Sessions that focus on direct engagement with USSTRATCOM mentor and research, and writing of the final group project for USSTRATCOM.
* Government/defense industry and faculty participants are not required to participate in the research workshop and projects sessions of the Institute.
Out-of-town participants will reside on campus in four-bedroom apartments, each with two bathrooms, a shared kitchen, and living room area. Housing is within easy walking distance to all campus facilities, including the dining hall and program classrooms. University ID cards will provide access to UNO facilities such as computer labs, and the library, which includes the archives of former Senator and US Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, a native Nebraskan and UNO alumni.
UNO is centrally located in Omaha, a city of distinction with a metro area population of over 820,000 residents representing diverse cultures, races, ethnicities, and religious affiliations. Omaha is warm and friendly, a place where persons from around the globe feel welcome and at home. Many visitors return again and again, or choose to stay. Omaha is rated in the top 25 cities in the United States for livability and working conditions and is one of the safest cities in the nation.
As one of the four universities in the Nebraska University System, UNO has all the advantages and services of a state university, such as an excellent library with study rooms and computer labs, a large recreations and fitness center, recently built resident halls, and all the necessary technology to enhance learning. UNO has over 15,000 student on campus, is currently home to more than 2,000 international students and scholars from over 117 countries, and offers nationally recognized programs in business, public administration, criminal justice, information technology, service learning, and international studies. UNO is among 10 universities to receive national recognition for its International Studies Program, and is a member of the American Council on Education (ACE) Internationalization Collaborative - a coalition of member institutions that are recognized for their “promising practices.”