Upcoming Events

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies Issues

Explore complex and controversial issues through expert guest speaker discussions and other Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies (NPTS) events.

Fall 2014 Events

A Seminar: “Do Russia and Ukraine Need Each Other?”

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
12:15 PM - 1:50 PM
499 Pierce Street
McCone Building (Irvine Auditorium)

Sponsored by MIIS and The Russian Studies Program

By Dr. Oxana Gaman-Golutvina, Chair of the Department of Comparative Politics, MGIMO-University, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, and Chairman of the Scientific Council. Professor Gaman-Golutvina specializes in comparative studies of political elites and teaches courses in comparative politics, Russian politics, the political transformations in post-communist countries, as well as political and administrative governance. In 2010, Professor Gaman-Golutvina was elected President of the Russian Political Science Association. In 2009, at the Congress of International Political Science Association (IPSA), she was elected to member of the Executive Board of Research Committee 2 “Political Elites.”

CNS Visiting Fellows’ Presentations on Their Home Institutes 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
12:15 PM - 1:50 PM
499 Van Buren Street
CNS Building (Seminar Room)

Sponsored by The James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies


Ms. Eka Dian Pusfitasari
Research Center for Chemistry, LIPI Kompleks, Bandung Indonesia
“The Overview of Research Center for Chemistry – LIPI”

Ms. Farhat Konain Shujahi
PhD Candidate, School of Politics and International Relations, Quaid-I-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan
“Quaid-I-Azam University”

Dr. Mohamed A. Hashim
Assistant Professor for Environmental Pollution And Pesticides Analysis, Sana'a University, Faculty of Agriculture, Member of Pesticides Registration Committee, Scientific Consultant of Yemen National Authority
"Sana'a University: A Journey from the 70s"

Mr. Sufian Ullah
Research Fellow, South Asian Strategic Stability Institute, Islamabad, Pakistan

The Strategy of Strategic Trade Controls: Balancing Economics, Security, and Politics

Thursday, October 9, 2014
12:15 PM – 2:00 PM
499 Van Buren Street
CNS Building (Seminar Room)

Sponsored by The James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies

By Crystal Pryor, Political Science Ph.D. Candidate, University of Washington, She focuses on International Relations/Security Studies. Her dissertation is on multilateral nonproliferation regimes and the practice of export controls on sensitive goods and dual-use technologies in countries like Japan and the United States.

"The Real Price of Intelligence" Symposium

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Morse B104

In the last several years, the extent of the United States’ intelligence gathering apparatus, both foreign and domestic, has been laid bare before the world. As future policy professionals dealing with both conventional and non-conventional security issues; we seek to examine our roles and responsibilities in maintaining our society’s balance between security and liberty.The Symposium will focus on the ethical considerations that intelligence gathering entities and policymakers alike face on a daily basis. Symposiums are designed to engage both panelists and the audience in straightforward, candid conversation that draws upon central questions: Can a safe society be a free society? Can consent of the governed be reconciled with often necessary secrecy?

Laungage Applications in Cyber by Lingua Brava

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
McGowan MG102

This is a MCySec Speaker Series event.

Please join MCySec for a presentation on Language Applications in Cyber presented by Mr. Shawn Kumagai and Mr. Raul Mejorado of Lingua Brava. Lingua Brava has been involved in language training and education for over 25 years, providing services for various stakeholders, including: U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. National Security Agency, U.S. Cyber Command, Central Intelligence Agency, U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Department of Education and nonprofit organizations. Lingua Brava addresses the unique needs of Active Duty and Reserve program managers and language learners in the cryptologic and cyber operational settings.

National Security Agency Information Session

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
12:10 PM - 1:50 PM
Morse B104

This is a Careers in International Security Series Event.

Are you interested in a career with the NSA? Join John Burkhardt for an informational session regarding Linguist and Analyst positions with the National Security Agency.

The National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS) is home to America's codemakers and codebreakers, and provides information to the Department of Defense, the Intelligence Community, government agencies, industry partners, and select allies and coalition partners. In addition, they deliver critical strategic and tactical information to war planners and war fighters. If you are interested in learning more about an internship and/or career with the NSA, please join us for this information session!

A Vision of the Inter-Korea Relatons and the U.S. Korea Alliance

Thursday, October 2, 2014
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Irvine Auditorium

Sponsored by The Center for East Asian Studies, The Monterey Institute of International Studies, and The Gentrain Society of Monterey Peninsula College

By Mr. Han Dong-man, Consul General, Republic of Korea in San Francisco. He has been there since May 2013. Consul General Han received his Bachelor's at Yonsei University in Korea and his Master's in International Organization Law at the Pantheon-Sorbonne University in Paris, France. He joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1985 and has held Secretary posts in Algeria, the United Kingdom, and Australia as well as in the Office of the Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and as Consul at the Korean Consulate General in New York. He also served as the Ministry Counsellor at the Korean Embassy in Washington, D.C. Prior to his post in San Francisco, he served as the Director-General of the International Economic Affairs Bureau of the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2011-2013). Consul General Han received the Order of the Service Medal in 2012 and he has written four books, including The Next Ten Years of Korea, an insightful look at the future of Korea on the international stage for the next decade to come. He is married and has two sons.

MIIS Students' Experience as Summer Interns at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
12:15 PM - 2:00 PM
499 Van Buren Street
CNS Building (Seminar Room)

Sponsored by The Monterey Institute of International Studies and The James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies

Come hear MIIS students describe their project work at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) this summer. After attending the one week International Safeguards Policy Course the students spent ten weeks working at LLNL.

Cervando Banuelos "Nuclear Archeology: Applications and Policy Implications of Minor Uranium Isotopes in Enrichment Trails"

Joseph Brazda "Implementation of Integrated Safeguards at the State Level: How the IAEA Could Demonstrate its Claim of Increased Efficiency and Effectiveness"

Grecia Cosio Flores "Resolving Outstanding Questions Possible Military Dimensions (PMD) of Iran's Nuclear Program: An Analysis of Views on what would Constitute Adequate Disclosure"

CNS Visiting Fellows from Eurasia (Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Russia) Present Their Home Institutes

Thursday, September 25, 2014
12:15 PM - 1:50 PM
499 Van Buren Street
CNS Building (Seminar Room)

Sponsored by The James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies

Ksneniia Ilchenko "ICSU World Data Center for Geoinformatics and Sustainable Development Strengths and Opportunities"

Research Associate of Laboratory for Computed Modeling and INtelligent Data Analysis. World Date Center for Geoinformatics and Sustainable Development, National Technical University of Ukraine (Kyiv Polytechnic Institute)

Kanat Dukenbayev "Nazarbayev University: A New Academic and Research Leadership in Kazakhstan"

Academic Secretary, Nazarbayev University, Research and Innovation System

Viacheslav Romanychev "National Research Nuclear University 'MEPhI' in Moscow: The Aspect of Nuclear University from the International Perspective"

Department of Economics and Management of High Technologies Institute of International Relations National Research Nuclear University (MEPhI)

Russia's Cocept of Honor and Relations with the West

Tuesday, September 18, 2014
12:15 PM - 1:50 PM
499 Van Buren Street
CNS Building (Videoconference Room)

Sponsored by The Russion Studies Program

By Dr. Andrei P. Tsygankov, Professor at the departments of Political Science and International Relations, San Francisco State University. A Russian native, Dr. Tsygankov is a graduate of Moscow State University (Candidate of Sciences 1991) and University of Southern California (Ph.D., 2000). He published several books in English and Russian including Anti-Russian Lobby and American Foreign Policy (2009), Russia and the West from Alexander to Putin (2012), and The Strong State in Russia (2014), as well as many journal articles.

Mass Murderers: Mental Status of Suicide Bombers and Rampage Shooters

Thursday, September 11, 2014
12:15 PM – 1:45 PM
McGowan 100

Sponsored by MonTREP

By Thomas Reidy, PhD, ABPP, clinical & forensic psychologist in Monterey, California. He is Board Certified in Forensic Psychology by the American Board of Forensic Psychology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology. Dr. Reidy conducts forensic evaluations nationwide for federal and state courts, attorneys, military services, and law enforcement agencies. His numerous professional publications are related to criminal behavior and violence in prison. He was a recipient of the Nelson Butters Award from the National Academy of Neuropsychology for clinical research contributions to the field.

Careers in International Security Speaker Series

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Casa Fuente 452

Sponsored by the Center for Career and Advising Services

By Craig C. Healy, Director, US Department of Homeland Security's Federal Export Enforcement Coordination Center (E2C2). He will be joining us to talk about careers with the Center and with law enforcement generally. Mr. Healy will provide an overview of the Center's work, including case studies of several criminal invesigations. He will also discuss trens within this programmatic enforcement area.

The Export Enforcement Coordination Center and Its Role in Countering WMD Proliferation

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
12:15 PM -2:00 PM
499 Van Buren Street
CNS Building (Videoconference Room)

Sponsored by The Monterey Institute of International Studies and The James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies

Craig C. Healy, is Director of the Federal Export Enforcement Coordination Center (E2C2), established in 2010 under the President’s Export Control Reform Initiative. Mr. Healy also serves as the Deputy Assistant Director, Homeland Security Investigations, Counter Proliferation Investigations program.

Dr. Timothy Gildea is a researcher with Northeastern University’s Institute for Security and Public Policy. Prior to joining Northeastern University, Dr. Gildea served as a Supervisory Special Agent with Homeland Security Investigations, Counter Proliferation Investigations program.

Afghanistan, Pakistan and the United States: Relationships in 2014 and Beyond

Monday, September 8, 2014
12:15 PM – 1:45 PM
V499 Seminar Room

Sponsored by MonTREP and Global Majority

By Mr. Faiysal AliKhan is co-founder and CEO of FIDA, a non-profit organisation working in rural and tribal areas of Pakistan with an emphasis on southern KPK. Mr. AliKhan is currently serving on the board of the Rural Support Programmes Network, which is largest development network of Pakistan, with an outreach to over 35 million rural Pakistanis.

He is an active member of a number of their steering committees. Faiysal AliKhan is a Director of the PESCO Group & Ariba Celcom, which are involved in trading, critical communications, security, transportation and contract logistics. Currently he is consulting for business houses on strategies to restructure distribution networks & optimize resources to respond to the evolving political & economic trends in the Middle East and North Africa region.

He is a member of the Pakistan International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and has chaired their Customs and Trade Regulation Commission and continues to remain involved in trade facilitation in the region. He has served on the Boards of SHV Energy and DHL Pakistan.

He has spoken on issues of national security, development, governance & trade at a number of think tanks, organisations and government offices. He has also facilitated workshops at the Center for Reconstruction and Stabilization Studies at the Naval Postgraduate School and was part of an Indo-Pak dialogue arranged by the New America Foundation.

He is currently undertaking a year-long fellowship at the New America Foundation in Washington, DC, researching, writing and lecturing on the current state of Afghanistan and Pakistan and their relations with the United States.