The world is facing new global security threats. Great power and regional tensions are on the rise. The post-World War II security architecture is disintegrating. In this crucial moment of history, six institutions from the U.S, Russia, and Europe join forces and ask the next generation of arms control negotiators to meet the security challenges of our time.
What is ACONA?
The Arms Control Negotiation Academy (ACONA) is a 12-month, high-level professional development program for a competitively selected cohort of rising international security experts and practitioners. The ambitious training curriculum addresses critical historical case studies, technological know-how, and advanced negotiation skills in the realm of arms control. Participants will earn a Certificate in Arms Control Negotiation and become part of ACONA’s network of next-generation arms control negotiators.
ACONA Fellows are required to
ACONA Fellowship Term: July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021
ACONA welcomes applications by highly qualified candidates who demonstrate 3-5 years of advanced professional or research experience in in one of the following broad fields: (1) arms control and nuclear issues, (2) negotiation and mediation, (3) international peace, security, and global affairs, particularly U.S.-Russia-China-EU relations. International experience, advanced degree(s), and public recognition of achievements desirable.
To apply, please send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 26, 2020:
ACONA is a collaborative effort of Höfði Reykjavík Peace Centre at the University of Iceland, the Negotiation Task Force of Harvard University’s Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, the History and Public Policy Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow State Institute of International Relations, and Peace Research Institute Frankfurt.
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COVID-19 update (03/17/20): ACONA applications can be submitted online. Fellows are not expected to meet in person until August 2020. Any changes to the program will be communicated directly to the selected Fellows. Please visit our website for more information or email us at email@example.com.