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McCain Institute National Security Fellowship Seeks Five Eyes Applicants

Click HERE to apply online before Sunday, July 24, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The non-partisan McCain Institute at Arizona State University (ASU) is now accepting applications for the third cohort of its National Security & Counterterrorism Fellowship. This fellowship is aimed at mid-career national security professionals from the Five Eyes intelligence partnership nations (FVEY): Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States.

As a part of the McCain Institute’s mission to advance freedom, prosperity, security and human dignity for the benefit of all Americans and the world, the National Security & Counterterrorism Fellowship brings together the most promising rising leaders engaged in national security and counterterrorism, giving them the opportunity to learn from top national security experts around the world and develop international relationships.

“After engaging with this year’s cohort during their London module I was struck by what an impressive group of individuals the fellowship attracts,” said McCain Institute Executive Director Dr. Evelyn Farkas. “This is a vital program for preparing the next set of national security leaders and I urge anyone interested in tackling some of the world’s most pressing national security challenges to apply.”

The fellowship, now in it’s third year is designed and developed by former director of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) from 2014-2017 and senior White House national security official under Presidents George Bush and Barack Obama Nicholas Rasmussen.

“The state of the world today demands us to make sure that the leaders and practitioners of tomorrow’s national security are prepared today,” said Rasmussen, who serves as a non-resident senior fellow at the McCain Institute. “Having now led two previous cohorts through the National Security & Counterterrorism Fellowship curriculum, I continue to be impressed by the future leaders of the Five Eyes intelligence partnership, and I look forward to continuing to work with the next generation’s leaders and decision makers.”

Executed in partnership with the National Security College of the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra, the 2022-2023 program will feature meetings with senior leaders at key government agencies, engagements with top scholars and journalists focused on national security and counterterrorism, as well as participation in innovative leadership training with premier scholars and national security practitioners.

The 2021-2022 cohort of 12 fellows hailed from a variety of public sector organizations and agencies, including the FBI, U.S. State Department, the U.K.’s Home Office, the Australian Office of National Intelligence, Public Safety Canada and more.

Programming for the upcoming cohort will include in-person engagements in Washington, London and Canberra.

For more information, or to apply, click HERE. The application deadline is Sunday, July 24, 2022.


About the McCain Institute at Arizona State University
Inspired by Senator John McCain and his family’s legacy, the McCain Institute at Arizona State University is non-partisan and fights to secure democracy and alliances, defend human rights, protect the vulnerable and advance character-driven leadership in all  communities and around the world.

About Arizona State University
Arizona State University has developed a new model for the American research university, creating an institution that is committed to access, excellence and impact. ASU measures itself by those it includes, not by those it excludes. As the prototype for a New American University, ASU pursues research that contributes to the public good, and ASU assumes major responsibility for the economic, social and cultural vitality of the communities that surround it.

Publish Date
June 9, 2022