| ABOUT THE NSL PROGRAM |
The New Security Leaders program is a leadership and mentoring program for mid-career, high potential leaders from foreign policy, defense, security, and political fields. Over the course of the program, NSL participants work with the Mentors – world leaders, global thinkers and experts – to discuss the most pressing global security challenges.
NSL take place jointly and in parallel with The Warsaw Security Forum, allowing accepted participants to share their ideas at the forum and help shape the discussion. The New Security Leaders program is organized by the Casimir Pulaski Foundation in cooperation with the European Academy of Diplomacy.
The integral part of the NSL Program are Leadership Talks, held in a format of coffee break meetings with the VIP speakers from the WSF.
The idea behind the Leadership Talks modus operandi is to provide a strategic insight, highlight the main points, discuss operational or tactical remarks, that could be augmented by the NSL participants. It is an immense opportunity to share and discuss valuable points of view on defense issues, security policy and world politics.
| 2019 MENTORS | 2020 MENTORS TBA |
| PARTICIPANTS |
The ideal New Security Leader is a young professional 26-40 years of age, with a minimum of 5 years of experience in fields of international politics, defense strategy, security policy or other security-related issues such as disinformation threats and cyber space, energy security etc. and is a citizen of a NATO, EU or European Neighborhood country. NSL participants play an active role in the Warsaw Security Forum, taking part in two-days of moderated discussions and simulations. WSF also offers private meetings with VIP speakers and Honorable Guests in the margins of the Forum. Accepted candidates are invited to join the networking receptions, working lunches, WSF Gala Dinner and other valuable networking opportunities.
| NSL ALUMNI 2019 |
| FAQ |
The New Security Leaders Program is organized in parallel with the Warsaw Security Forum. Applicants accepted into the NSL Program will have most of the expenses associated with the NSL Program and Warsaw Security Forum participation covered as part of the program grant. See the details regarding program logistics below.
A strong determining factor for your NSL application is the essay. The application form includes suggested topics. Applicants MAY submit an essay using a different topic as long as it is applicable to diplomacy, security, and relevant to the Euro-Atlantic alliance.
Essays must be your original work product and should be written as a serious opinion piece (typically 800 to 1,000 words), or as a graduate school or white paper (1,500 to 3,000 words). Sources are helpful but not required. The committee is looking for clearly communicated concepts that demonstrate your ability to bring relevant ideas to the program. All essays will be reviewed for external publication.
What logistics are provided by NSL?
Lodging – Yes, (Check-in: Sunday, 15 November 2020 – Check-out: Saturday, 21 November 2020, Double Occupancy with a participant of the same gender. (see Single Supplement notes in the What is not covered section)
Meals – Yes, most meals (about 75%) are covered either as preplanned set meals or by cash allowance.
What are the Program Dates?
Expected day of arrival – Sunday, 15 November 2020 (Welcome Dinner at 7 PM)
Expected day of departure – Friday, 20 November or Saturday, 21 November 2020
(additional room nights, before or after the program will be at the participant’s expense)
What is not covered by NSL?
Transportation – Transportation is not covered. All participants are responsible for their own travel to and from the event.
Airport Transfers: UBER and Taxify are available at Chopin Intl and Modlin Airports, rates vary based on demand and time of day. Generally speaking, UBER rates from Chopin to the city center are $10 USD or less, there is also a train under the airport that is operated by the public transit system. Uber rates from Modlin are significantly higher because of additional distance (about $35 USD), but an express bus runs from the Modlin Airport to the Palace of Culture for approximately $10 USD. It is also possible to take a train.