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Global Zero Student Summit at Yale University – 18/19 February 2012

By admin | dicembre 13, 2011

Seeking Applications for the Reaching Zero | Global Zero Student Summit at Yale University – 18/19 February 2012

Do you:

…then apply for Reaching Zero | Global Zero Student Summit at Yale University and become part of the Global Zero Student Network!

When: 18 – 19 February, 2012

Where: Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

Costs/Expenditures: Global Zero covers your travel costs and accommodation.

Reaching Zero | Global Zero Student Summit at Yale:

Global Zero will bring together more than 100 outstanding students from around the world for a special Global Zero event at Yale University, February 18-19, 2012. The student conference will serve as a springboard for a new group of Global Zero student organizers and will mark the launch of Global Zero’s 2012 campaign. Convening for two days, you as a Global Zero student representative will participate in intensive policy and campaign training and strategize on building the movement.

The program will include sessions with eminent leaders and experts on Global Zero’s goal of enlisting heads-of-government to hold a Nuclear Weapons Summit to launch the first in history multilateral nuclear arms negotiations; removal of tactical nuclear weapons from Europe; nuclear weapons and the French, Russian, and United States Presidential elections; and online and offline strategies to galvanize the campaign.

About Global Zero and the Student Network:

Global Zero is the international movement for the elimination of all nuclear weapons. Launched in December 2008, Global Zero has grown to include 300 political, military, business, and civic leaders and more than 400,000 citizens worldwide; developed a step-by-step policy plan to eliminate nuclear weapons in the next two decades; and built an international student movement with 90 campus activist groups in countries as United States of America, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Russia, Pakistan, India, Turkey and Canada.  After participating in Reaching Zero, you will return home and remain in touch with your fellow students to organize events and promote Global Zero locally at your university in concert with the global campaign. To do this you will have support from Global Zero staff around the world and access to a wide range of Global Zero resources. Furthermore, you will have the opportunity to participate in other Global Zero Events to be held in 2012.

Application Process/Deadline for Students from Europe and Russia:

Only a small group of applicants who have the potential to be strategic movement organizers will be selected.

Deadline: Applications are to be submitted via email before 12th of December. Applicants needing a visa to travel to the United States should submit their application by 5th of December. As applications will be considered on a rolling basis, we strongly recommend applying earlier.

Requirements:

  1. CV/Resume (1- 2 Pages)
  2. Letter of Interest: Explain briefly why you think the elimination of nuclear weapons is one of the most important issues of our century  and why you would like to join the Global Zero movement (600 words max.)
  3. Global Zero at your University: Explain briefly what kind of activities you would like to organize at your university to get people involved (600 words max)

Please email your complete application with the subject “Reaching Zero” to europe@globalzero.org

If you are studying outside Europe/Russia, please visit the following web page for application and  registration information: http://www.globalzero.org/en/reachingzero

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