New Security Leaders Program in Warsaw

The New Security Leaders program of the Warsaw Security Forum is an initiative of the Casimir Pulaski Foundation, European Academy of Diplomacy and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, which aims to connect high potential, future leaders from think-tanks, Ministries of Defense and National Security establishments with leading experts in the fields of international security and relations.

The 5-day program (17 – 21 November, 2014 in Warsaw, Poland) aims to share the Polish and European perspective on key security challenges in the region and discuss three primary topics: Future of NATO and the Eastern Partnership, cyber-warfare and energy security. Participants will also undergo Crisis Management & Leadership training component that will help and enable future leaders in decision making during complex periods of crises.

The New Secutiry Leaders program is open to all NATO, EU and European Neighborhood country members (Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan) with more than 3 years of relevant experience in a security related profession. All selected participants will receive a full scholarship.

Candidates will be required to submit online-application and an essay (up to 1000 words) on one of the following topics:

  1. "Future of NATO-Russia Relations: End of the story of a new opening?"
  2. "Shale Gas Revolution and Energy Security: Towards a new energy paradigm"
  3. "The Role of Critical Infrastructure in the Cybersecurity System of a State".

Deadline - the 5th of October, 2014. Selected participants will receive confirmation no later than 13 October 2014 and will receive full board and accommodation (double occupancy) and entrance into the 2014 Warsaw Security Forum. For more information, please, contact Ms. Katarzyna Waksmundzka (e-mail: and visit the web-site.