About the Boot Camp


The Institute for International Science and Technology Policy (IISTP) is proud to announce the 2019 GW Boot Camp on Nuclear Security Policy.  This annual event is being conducted in partnership with UC Berkeley under the auspices of the Nuclear Science and Security Consortium.  Our effort is aimed to recruit and train students in relevant nuclear disciplines in preparation for research and leadership roles in government, policy, industry, and non-governmental roles. We aim to draw students and scholars together in unconventional ways, replacing the boundaries that separate disciplines with a more inclusive science-technology policy interface.


Our first intensive, two-week introduction to policy foundations and drivers in the nuclear area in 2018 drew a wide variety of graduate students (some with Masters’ degrees, some PhD students), post-docs and young professionals.  Some students come from universities that are affiliated with the Nuclear Science and Security Consortium, but the program is also open to students from non-affiliated universities. IISTP recommends that non-affiliated applicants should be pursuing or have obtained a higher-ed degree (Master’s or Ph.D) and/or have a strong background in science and nuclear policy.


The Boot Camp, which is 13 days long, provides opportunities to network in Washington, D.C. with nuclear policy professionals. Students will attend lectures on a variety of nuclear security topics and visit several important sites related to nuclear security.


Applications will continue to be considered on a case-by-case basis until March 20, 2019.

GW Nuclear Security Boot Camp 2019

The 2019 GW Boot Camp on Nuclear Security Policy conference will take place June 9-June 21, 2019. Please check back for more information.

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