SEMINAR XXI CLASS OF ACADEMIC YEAR 2020-2021 CALL FOR APPLICATIONS:
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SUBJ/SEMINAR XXI CLASS OF ACADEMIC YEAR 2020-2021 CALL FOR APPLICATIONS//
Rmks/1. This is the call for applications for the Academic Year 2020-2021
(AY 20-21) Massachusetts Institute of Technology Seminar XXI - Foreign
Politics, International Relations and the National Interest. Seminar XXI
represents a unique opportunity for future policy leaders to share
perspectives while cultivating their understanding of the intricate
relationships among economy, society, and culture in the international
environment. Seminar XXI Fellows develop broad perspectives and analytical
skills that enable them to evaluate and formulate national policy.
2. Seminar XXI is an educational program for current and future leaders in
the U.S. national security and foreign policy communities. Administered by
MIT's Center for International Studies, the program is intended for
professionals with significant potential to move into key decision-making
roles in the next 5-10 years. Program participants, known as Fellows, come
from a wide range of sponsoring organizations including the armed forces,
Federal agencies, non-governmental organizations and private companies. The
goal of Seminar XXI is to equip rising military officials and civilian
executives with the multidimensional analytic skills needed to understand
foreign relations and shape effective policy options for the United States.
3. Course Schedule. Participants will meet after core working hours once a
month for a total of five evening sessions in Washington, D.C. and for three
weekend sessions in Warrenton, VA. during the 2020-2021 academic year,
beginning September 2020 and ending May 2021.
4. Eligibility. Navy Seminar XXI fellows will be Navy officers (O-5 and
above) and Civilians (GS-14 and above or equivalent) with clear promotion
potential, and opportunity to apply these skills in their future assignments
in the Navy. This application process is open only to individuals serving in
Navy organizations or in the Office of the Secretary of Defense within the
National Capitol Region for the entire period of September 2020 through May
2021. Navy personnel in Defense Agencies and the Joint Staff must apply
through their parent organizations. If your specific agency is not
participating in the AY20-21 MIT Seminar XXI selection process, please
contact the OPNAV N7 POCs listed in this NAVADMIN.
5. Program Specifics. Thirteen Navy officers and Civilians will be selected
for the AY 20-21 Seminar XXI fellowships. Selectees must commit to attending
every class with the full support of their command. There is no cost to the
participants or their commands for tuition. Participants are responsible for
their travel to Seminar XXI meetings.
6. Admission Process. For academic year 2020-2021, MIT will select a total
of 75 personnel across the entire Federal Government. Of these, thirteen
will be National Capitol Region Navy nominees. Navy's screening and selection
process will choose those individuals with the best combination of
experience, accomplishments and clear potential for significant future
advancement and leadership positions.
7. Nomination Package. Each nomination package must include the following:
Seminar XXI application form (Adobe); Sponsor endorsement form from the
individual's reporting senior (Adobe); and a Curriculum Vitae (CV) form
(Word). All forms will be forwarded to the applicant by email upon request.
Deadline for application submission to OPNAV N7 POCs is 6 March 2020.
OPNAV N7 will forward a list of the thirteen Navy finalists to the MIT
Seminar XXI Admissions Board. Navy nominees accepted by MIT will be notifed
by mid-June 2020.
8. Application Forms and OPNAV N7 POCs. Application forms will be available
after 1 February 2020. Send requests for forms to the OPNAV N7 POCs:
a. Mr. Edward Fay (N712B); DSN 260-4782 or COMM 571-256-4782; Email:
b. David Loneman (N712 Contract Support): DSN 225-5461 or COMM 703-695-
5461; Email: email@example.com
9. Released by VADM S. B. Munsch, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for
Warfighting Development (N7).//