Upcoming Events

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon delivers a major address on disarmament and nonproliferation.

Explore complex and controversial issues through expert guest speaker discussions and other events.

Fall 2014 Events


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

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

A Public Lecture by Mr. Han Dong-man: "A Vision of the Inter-Korea Relatons and the U.S. Korea Alliance"

Mr. Han Dong-man has been has been serving as Consul General of the Republic of Korea in San Francisco 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.  

Thursday, September 30, 2014, 12:15 - 2:00pm, 499 Van Buren Street CNS Building Seminar Room

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

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

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.

Featured speakers: Cervando Banuelos Nuclear Archeology: Applications and Policy Implications of Minor Uranium Isotopes in Enrichment TrailsJoseph Brazda Implementation of Integrated Safeguards at the State Level: How the IAEA Could Demonstrate its Claim of Increased Efficiency and Effectiveness, and 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

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

Sponsored by The Russion Studies Program.  

A Seminar by Dr. Andrei P. Tsygankov: "Russia's Cocept of Honor and Relations with the West"

Dr. Andrei P. Tsygankov is Professor at the departments of Political Science and International Relations at 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.  For further information please visit: http://online.sfsu.edu/andrei/biogr.htm

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

Sponsored by MonTREP.

Seminar by Thomas Reidy: "Mass murderers: Mental status of suicide bombers and rampage shooters"

Thomas Reidy, PhD, ABPP is a clinical and 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.

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

Sponsored by the Center for Career and Advising Services.

Careers in International Security Speaker Series

The Director of the US Department of Homeland Security's Federal Export Enforcement Coordination Center (E2C2), Craig C. Healy, 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.

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

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

A Seminar by Mr. Craig C. Healy and Dr. Timothy Gildea: “The Export Enforcement Coordination Center and its Role in Countering WMD Proliferation”

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.

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

Sponsored by MonTREP and Global Majority.

Faiysal AliKhan Guest Lecture

The Monterey Terrorism and Research Program (MonTREP) and Global Majority will host a guest lecture by Faisal AliKhan titled "Afghanistan, Pakistan and the United States: Relationships in 2014 and Beyond". Mr. Faiysal AliKhan is co-founder and CEO of FIDA (www.fidapk.org), 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 (www.rspn.org), 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&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.