Call for Applications, Kiel International Sea Power – Kiel, Germany
It is our great pleasure to announce that YATA will be partnering with the Institute for Security Policy at Kiel University for the Kiel International Seapower Symposium on June 20 2017.
The Kiel International Seapower Symposium 2017 discusses maritime security challenges in the Eastern Mediterranean. It aims to shed light on current political and military developments in the region as well as their broader geopolitical implications. Consequently, the conference will discuss to what degree both regional and non-regional actors utilise sea power in order to secure their interests in this part of the world. Thereby a multitude of aspects need to be considered. These range from sea control, power projection capabilities, and the control of straits, to the security of SLOCs, maritime and economic infrastructure, anti-access/area denial networks, and littoral warfare – all of which have a significant bearing on the future developments in the region and beyond.
YATA has reserved three slots at the conference for highly motivated young professionals and/or students interest in maritime security questions related to the Mediterranean sea. In order to qualify for one of these slots, applications must send in an application related to one of the four panels organised at KISS.
1. Cradle of civilisation and critical junction
2. Great powers – great stakes
3. Regional stakeholders – competing interests
4. The long view – prospects for the region
Please refer to the official website for each panel’s description:
Note that we may not be able to accommodate your preferred panel, and you may be asked to cover a different panel instead.
Based on the panel they are assigned to, and their interaction during the conference, participants are required to write an essay related to the topic of their interest. The essay will be published in the Atlantic Voices Magazine and on the website of YATA International.
In addition to the essay, participants are required to aid in the promotion of the event and the live covering of the conference via social media.
We are looking for knowledgeable and skillful young professionals or students with an interest in maritime security. Selected candidates are preferably already experienced in handling social media tools and are motivated to launch an awareness raising campaign about the Kiel International Seapower Symposium.
The selection criteria is as follows:
- age between 18 and 35,
- member of YATA Chapter or ATA/YATA Partner Organization,
- experienced with social media tools, primarily Facebook and Twitter,
- knowledgeable about maritime security (proven by a draft proposal for their essay)
- able to attend on June 19 and June 20.
- remain active in follow-up activities.
In addition to these criteria a selection will be based on geographic, gender and occupation spread in order to achieve a healthy representation of the YATA network.
The ISPK has arranged accommodation in style, participants will stay two nights on board of a small yacht. In addition, it will provide up to 200 EUR of travel reimbursement. Transportation from the accommodation to the conference venue is provided in the morning and at night. Coffee breaks, lunch and reception are also covered.
All potential candidates are required to send:
– their Curriculum Vitae (no longer than two pages);
– a motivation letter;
– their facebook and twitter handles;
– a short essay draft proposal (no longer than 300 words) and;
– five questions to be asked during KISS 2017.
Please send your application to [email protected] no later than May 26, using the following format: Last Name_Kiel International Seapower Symposium_Name of the panel in the subject of your email. Recommendations from YATA Chapter and ATA/YATA Partner Organizations are also welcome, but are not required.