Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSIs) for Scholars

Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSIs) for Scholars are intensive post-graduate level academic programs with integrated study tours whose purpose is to provide foreign university faculty and other scholars the opportunity to deepen their understanding of U.S. society, culture, values, and institutions.  The ultimate goal of these Institutes is to strengthen curricula and to enhance the quality of teaching about the United States in academic institutions abroad.  Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars will take place at various colleges, universities, and institutions throughout the United States over the course of six weeks.  Each Institute includes a four-week academic residency component and up to two weeks of an integrated study tour.  Prospective applicants are encouraged to visit our website page to obtain general information about the Institutes.  The website address is: http://exchanges.state.gov/susi

Those interested in applying for the seminar should contact the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy at cultural-exchange@state.gov to request an application form.

The Institute will take place from January 3-February 15, 2019 at the University of Delaware in Newark, DE.

Applications must be submitted to the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy at cultural-exchange@state.gov no later than Friday, October 5, 2018.

SEMINAR FACT SHEET

The Study of the U.S. Institute for U.S. National Security Policymaking

The SUSI for Scholars on U.S. National Security Policymaking will provide a group of 18 scholars and professionals with an opportunity to deepen their understanding of the foundations of U.S. national security policy and current threats facing the United States.  The Institute focuses on the formulation of U.S. foreign and national security policy and the role of the federal government, think-tanks, media, and public opinion in shaping that policy.  The Institute will be hosted by the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware.

The program will examine U.S. national security policy continuities and changes throughout different presidential administrations.  The Institute will encourage intellectual engagement, reflection, and interaction with U.S.-based experts to deepen scholar knowledge of the foundations and formulation of U.S. national security policy. The program focuses on four interconnected modules: 1) The U.S. view of the world and its place in the global system; 2) Terrorism and national security in the U.S. and abroad; 3) U.S. immigration and refugee policies; and 4) The search for the right balance between unilateralism and multilateralism.  Each week, scholars will participate in academic sessions, roundtable discussions with U.S. national security experts, and conversations with the broader Newark, Delaware community on key thematic topics. The Institute participants will also travel to San Antonio and Austin, Texas; New York City, New York; Washington, D.C.; and other regional locales.