SEMINAR XXI CLASS OF ACADEMIC YEAR 2019-2020 CALL FOR APPLICATIONS:
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SUBJ/SEMINAR XXI CLASS OF ACADEMIC YEAR 2019-2020 CALL FOR APPLICATIONS//
Rmks/1. This is the call for applications for the Academic Year
2019-2020 (AY 19-20) 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 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 2019-2020 academic year, beginning September 2019 and ending May
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 currently serving in
Navy organizations within the National Capitol Region.
Navy personnel in OSD, Defense Agencies, or the Joint Staff have separate
paths for application through their parent organizations and are not eligible
to apply through this process.
5. Program Specifics. Thirteen Navy officers and Civilians will be selected
for the AY 19-20 Seminar XXI fellowships. Applicants must be able to 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 meetings.
6. Admission Process. For academic year 2019-2020, MIT plans to select a
total of 75 personnel across the entire Federal Government.
Of these, 13 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.
Deadline for application submission to OPNAV N3/N5 is 8 March 2019. OPNAV
N3/N5 will forward a list of the 13 Navy finalists to the MIT Seminar XXI
Admissions Board. Accepted Fellows will be notifed by mid-June 2019.
8. Application Forms and OPNAV N3/N5 POCs. Application forms will be
available after 1 February 2019. Send requests for forms to the OPNAV N3/N5
a. LCDR Stewart Latwin (N5I6); DSN 260-4781 or COMM 571-256-4781; Email:
b. David Loneman (N5I6): DSN 225-5461 or COMM 703-695-5461;
9. Released by RADM S. B. Munsch, Assistant Deputy Chief of Naval Operations
for Operations, Plans and Strategy (N3/N5B).//