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SUBJ/SEMINAR XXI CLASS OF ACADEMIC YEAR (AY) 2018-2019 CALL FOR
RMKS/1. This is a call for applications for the Academic Year 2018-2019
(AY18-19) Massachusetts Institute of Technology Seminar XXI: Foreign
Politics, International Relations, and the National Interest. This CNO-
sponsored education program is managed by OPNAV N3/N5. 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, NGO's, and private companies. The overriding 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 downtown Washington, D.C. and
for three weekend sessions in Warrenton, VA. during the 2018-2019 academic
year, beginning September 2018 and ending May 2019.
4. Eligibility. Navy Seminar XXI fellows will be senior Navy officers (O-5
and above) and civilians with clear promotion potential who will have the
opportunity to apply these skills in their respective fields in the Navy.
This application process applies only for individuals currently serving in
Navy staff organizations within the Washington, D.C. area. Those Navy
personnel in OSD, Defense Agencies, or the Joint Staff have separate paths
for application through their parent organizations.
5. Program specifics. Thirteen Navy officers and civilians will be selected
for the AY18-19 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.
6. Admission process: For academic year 2018-2019, MIT plans to select a
total of 75 personnel across the entire Federal Government. Of these, 13 will
be Washington, D.C.-area Navy staff 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 is 16 March 2018. OPNAV N3/N5 will forward a list of
13 finalists to the MIT Seminar XXI Admissions Board NLT 13 April 2018.
Accepted Fellows will be notified by mid-June 2018.
8. Application forms and OPNAV N3/N5 POCs: Application forms will be
available after 1 February 2018. Send requests for forms to the OPNAV N3/N5
a. LCDR Kori Levy-Minzie (N515); DSN 260-4781 or COMM 571-256-4781;
b. David Loneman (N515): DSN 225-5461 or COMM 703-695-5461;
9. Released by VADM A. L. Lewis, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for
Operations, Plans and Strategy (N3/N5)//