NSL Program 2017-07-28T12:47:09+00:00

The New Security Leaders program is a leadership development program for mid-career, high potential leaders from foreign policy, defense and security fields. Over the course of 4 days, NSL candidates will work with mentors – world leaders, global thinkers and experts – to discuss the pressing global security challenges. The NSL takes place in the margin of the Warsaw Security Forum, allowing accepted participants to participate in the forum and help shape the discussion.

2017 New Security Leaders Program

6th – 9th November 2017 

Shaping & Influencing the Discussion

NSL participants will play an active role in the Warsaw Security Forum, taking part in two-days of moderated discussions and simulations, followed by private meetings with VIP speakers in the margins of the 2017 Warsaw Security Forum. Accepted candidates will also have the chance to take part in networking receptions, working lunches, the WSF Gala Dinner and other valuable networking opportunities.


  • 26-40 years of age;

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience;

  • Open to participants from all NATO, EU, and European Neighborhood countries.

Registration Form

To apply for the 2017 New Security Leaders program, please fill out the online registration form and submit current CV and headshot photograph.

The deadline for registration is 31 August 2017

Candidates must also submit a Policy Brief* on one of the following topics (see registration form for details):

  • Countering the threat of information warfare

  • Development of cyberwarfare and cybersecurity strategies

  • Future of European security and NATO

  • Transatlantic relations in the age of Trump


*A special award will be presented at the closing ceremony of the Warsaw Security Forum to the best Policy Brief.

For questions regarding the New Security Leaders program, please contact Mr. Jason WORLLEDGE (jworlledge@pulaski.pl).