The Security Leadership Program (SLP) is a year-long nonproliferation and national-security focused fellowship. In SLP, students take part in weekly discussions and workshops devoted to a wide range of academic and policy topics. Students are trained in open-source research methods, making effective PowerPoint presentations, and the basics of writing grant proposals in addition to hearing talks on different issues in international relations. The first semester of SLP is spent in an intensive research-oriented course taught by Center researchers alongside guest lecturers who are members of the policymaking and academic national security community. The goal of the first semester of the program is to train outstanding undergraduates to work with Center researchers in the second semester on projects ranging from country assessment reports to international workshops and training seminars held for strategic trade control practitioners.
Security Leadership Program participants have gone on to positions in the United States government, the United Nations, the International Atomic Energy Agency, trade-oriented consulting firms, large high-technology manufacturers, and academic institutions around the globe.
Each semester of the Security Leadership Program comes with 3 hours of academic credit. The program is highly competitive and solicits applications in November and April for the subsequent semester. For more information on participation in CITS student programs, please email Christopher Tucker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nonproliferation and International Security is a concentration within the Master of International Policy degree. The concentration combines social science methods and practice from the field to analyze issues of nuclear, chemical, biological and radiological weapons and their proliferation.
The NIS provides advanced training for students pursuing non-academic careers in international governmental and non-governmental organizations; in the diplomatic corps and foundations; in federal agencies such as the Departments of State and Energy and the intelligence community; and in foreign policy making, strategic trade, and other international policy fields.
- Taught jointly by International Affairs faculty and Ph.D.-level practitioners from the Center for International Trade & Security at UGA
- Students gain comprehensive knowledge of international nonproliferation and disarmament law and practice
- Students obtain training in foreign policy fields including strategic trade, defense policy, international security policy, arms control, nuclear security culture, economic and political development
- The NIS prepares students for applied careers in the public and private sectors, both in the United States and abroad
The Student Ambassador Program is a strictly volunteer program in which students develop powerpoint presentations based on an international affairs topic of their choosing and present their research to local high school students throughout the state of Georgia.