MIT Seminar XXI
Currently a rear admiral in the United States Navy, Rear Admiral Rick Williams has served for more than 20 years in a variety of military positions. Rear Admiral Rick Williams has also received military training at the MIT Strategic Security Seminar XXI Fellowship in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
The MIT Seminar XXI is designed to help educate national security leaders in policymaking and analyzing complex security issues. The MIT Center for International Studies administers the seminar and a variety of organizations, including the Government Accountability Office, the Congressional Budget Office, and the National Defense University, all contribute to the program.
The MIT Seminar XXI meets between September and May, once each month. Sessions are held in the evening and on weekends in Washington D.C. and Warrenton, Virginia. To attend the MIT Seminar XXI, candidates have to be nominated and sponsored by recognized organizations before they can apply. The admissions board reviews all applications in early June to decide who will be invited to attend.