New Security Leaders

Październik 23, 2016

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 6 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.

The New Security Leaders program is co-organized by European Academy of Diplomacy and the Casimir Pulaski Foundation with the generous support of Nouveau Corp.

Shaping & Influencing the Discussion

NSL nominees will play an active role in the Warsaw Security Forum, taking part in three-days of moderated discussions and simulations, followed by private meetings with VIP speakers in the margins of 2016WSF. Accepted nominees will also have the chance to take part in networking receptions, working lunches and the WSF Gala Dinner, where President of Estonia, H.E. Toomas Ilves will receive the Casimir Pulaski Foundation’s Knight of Freedom award.

Download the 2016 New Security Leaders Program.


  • 26-40 years of age;
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience;
  • Open to participants from all NATO, EU, and European Neighborhood countries.

Nomination Form

To apply for the 2016 New Security Leaders program, please fill out the online nomination form and submit current CV and headshot photograph.

The Deadline for nominations is 14 September 2016

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

  • Refugee and migrant crisis in the EU and EU Neighborhood
  • NATO 2030 – Where does NATO go?
  • Countering the illiberal democratic wave
  • New Security Threats

*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 (