Defense and Dual-Use Export Controls
Executive Education Seminar

September 23 - September 27, 2019
University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland
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The Seminar
The Strategic Trade Research Institute, in co-sponsorship with the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy, will hold an executive education seminar for government, diplomatic, research, and industry personnel on defense and dual-use export controls from September 23-27, 2019. The seminar enhances the skills and expertise of participants on defense and dual-use export control policy, issues, and challenges. Participants come away with a deeper knowledge of export controls, nonproliferation -- how and why policy is made -- and can apply that understanding in their own work.

The course will cover international, regional, and national defense and dual-use trade legal and enforcement frameworks and mechanisms. It will equip participants with the ability to apply knowledge and tools to specific situations and increase their mastery of the skills essential to successful strategic trade management and nonproliferation. Students will leave equipped with in-demand skills that can be applied in a variety of professional areas. An applied research component of the course will allow for the further development of analytic and practical skills.

A second week of further research training is available for interested participants.

Course Overview

Participants will gain a holistic, contextual, and global understanding of defense and strategic trade management, focusing on the use of defense and dual-use trade controls to manage modern security threats through readings, case studies, practical exercises, expert guest lectures, site visits. Seminar lectures will be conducted by high-level experts and leaders from both the public and private sector. Individualized attention will be given to each participant to ensure success.

The seminar will cover the following topics:

Export Controls in Geopolitical Context

Export Control Regimes

U.S. Export Controls

European Union Export Controls

International, Regional, and National Sanctions Regimes

Case Studies: Export Control Violations and Illicit Trade Networks

Export Controls in Practice

Defense Export Controls

Defense and Dual-Use Licensing

Export Control Enforcement

Trade Compliance

Export Controls and Research

Defense and Strategic Trade Management: Emerging Technologies

Location and Registration

The seminar will be held at the University of Maryland's College Park Campus. To apply for the seminar, please fill out the registration form. Enrollment is open to both U.S. and non-U.S. participants.



$2250 - Early Bird (before August 1)
$2500 - Regular

Tuition assistance is available. Group rates for participants from the same agency are also available. To inquire about reduced tuition or group rates, please contact

Two Week Option

A two week research course option is available for interested participants. Week two, taking place from September 30-October 4, builds on course lectures and activities from the first week by providing participants with an opportunity for applied research and individualized attention to a selected research area. Week two is structured around close individualized attention to participants’ applied research.
For further information about joining week two, please contact

About STRI Training

STRI provides executive education and training in strategic trade management and compliance. The Strategic Trade Research Institute is globally recognized for the expertise and network-building it brings to the trade control community. You can rely on STRI's reputation as the leader in publishing peer reviewed strategic trade literature through the Strategic Trade Review, experience training export control stakeholders worldwide, and broad global network of academic and practitioner experts.

STRI provides tailored training to meet your organization's objectives and needs:

  • Tailor-made distance training: Tailor-made tutoring is available for individuals seeking private education in defense and strategic trade management. STRI staff work to develop a curriculum that matches your professional objectives and time constraints.
  • On-site courses: STRI offers on-site courses open to professionals seeking training on awareness-level as well as expert training in defense and strategic trade management. These courses can be tailored based on your organization's objectives.
  • University education: STRI provides Master's level university education in Strategic Trade Controls at George Mason University. The most recent course syllabus can be found here.

For more information on training opportunities and enrollment, contact