High School Summer Institute on Global Security Offered at Westminster College 

High school students will have the rare opportunity to discover the world of national and international security at the Westminster Institute for National Security (WINS), which will be held July 8-11 on the Westminster College campus in Fulton, Missouri. 

“High school students who attend WINS will explore, confront and challenge global security issues facing our nation and the world today,” says Dr. Tobias Gibson, a recognized national and homeland science expert who teaches political science at Westminster and is the director of the institute. “The expert perspectives and knowledge these students will receive and the depth of discussion and analysis in the seminars are excellent preparation for college and a possible career in security studies.”

Seminar topics this year will include Torture in the 21st Century, Diplomatic Tools, Biological Crisis and Security, Health and Security, Intelligence Analysis (learning how to assess and analyze information to turn into intelligence), and Winston Churchill, Fulton, and the Cold War. 

The five-day residential academy is open to all incoming juniors and seniors in the 2018-19 school year. A $500 all-inclusive fee will be charged to cover food, housing and all activities and classes. 

Students who complete WINS can earn one hour of college credit in security studies for an additional $150 fee. 

“Westminster College has developed WINS in an effort to teach and train high school students who are interested in homeland, national and international security issues,” says Dr. Gibson. “Helping students build historical, political, ethical and cultural context within the security nexus is a key role in this Institute.” 

 For more information about WINS, contact Dr. Gibson at 573-592-5185 or email WINS@westminster-mo.edu.

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