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2019 Great Powers Summer Training Course Application for Professionals

The Geo-Economic and Geostrategic Dimensions of Great Power Competition in the 21st Century

August 12–16, 2019

Great power strategic competition has returned to the global stage and the consequences for international peace, stability, and prosperity will be profound. What are the geo-economic and geostrategic contours, dynamics, and characteristics of this new rivalry? Who are the main contestants and what are the main areas of competition?

The University of California San Diego will hold a five-day training workshop in August 2019 to explore the origins, nature, external and domestic sources, and long-term prospects and implications of this competition.

Topics covered will include:

  • great power competition and cooperation in economics, technology, and defense;
  • economic strategic rivalry;
  • international dynamics and domestic politics of great power security competition; and
  • regional design and production networks.

Leading academic experts from the fields of international political economy, strategic studies, international relations, regional studies, political science, technology and innovation studies, economics, and business studies will offer wide-ranging and multi-faceted perspectives.

To Apply

  • Use the web form below.
  • Before you start the form, read the instructions.
  • Have your attachments ready before you start. Attachments must be pdfs. 
  • All applicants need a current CV and personal statement. You can upload as one pdf or two. 
  • NOTE: You must start and finish your application in one session. You will not be able to come back and make changes. Contact technical help if you need to make changes to a submitted application.