On December 8, 2010, the Monterey Institute of International Studies and its James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) announced that the MacArthur Foundation has awarded a $475,000 grant in support of CNS’s education and training programs in the areas of nuclear nonproliferation and terrorism. The two-year grant will run through October 31, 2012.
On December 1, Belarus announced its commitment to eliminate large stockpiles of highly-enriched Uranium at a meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in Kazakhstan. The international news agency Associated Press and national U.S.
On November 16, NPR sought out Leonard Spector, deputy director of the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) to help explain the tricky issue of securing the largest stockpile of weapons grade material outside of a nuclear weapons state. Spector, a former US Energy Department official, first became aware of the nuclear plant in the Kazakh city of Aktau in the 1990s.
Monterey Institute’s CNS Chosen to Manage and Operate Austrian Government’s New Vienna Center for Disarmament and Nonproliferation
The Austrian Foreign Ministry for European and International Affairs today announced the selection of the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) as its partner institution in the establishment of the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Nonproliferation. The new center will serve as an international hub for discussions among representatives of civil society, national governments, and international organizations regarding nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament issues.
In a New York Times review published Wednesday, October 13, reviewer Ethan Bronner offered strong praise for “The Worst-Kept Secret: Israel’s Bargain with the Bomb,” the new book from Avner Cohen of the Monterey Institute of International Studies’ James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies. Dr. Cohen is a senior research associate affiliated with the Center’s Washington, D.C. office. Bronner described “The Worst-Kept Secret” as “thoughtful, measured and deep, and very much worthy of wide consideration.”
Dr. William Potter, Director of the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, and adjunct professor Gaukhar Mukhazthanova co-authored an op-ed piece (“Nuclear Phobia”) that was published by the International Herald Tribune and reprinted by the New York Times today.
The current edition of TIME magazine quotes Dr. William Potter, director of the Monterey Institute´s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies in the article “Turning Russian Nukes into U.S. Energy” by Eben Harrell.
Over the past few weeks, faculty and staff from the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) have been quoted in a variety of national and international media contexts regarding nonproliferation and bioterrorism issues:
The Monterey Institute was recently named one of the Top Military Friendly Schools in the country according to the Web site G.I. Jobs, earning its spot for, among other things, scholarships for veterans, participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program and flexibility of academic programs to accommodate veteran and current service members and their spouses.
New York Times, Foreign Affairs Feature CNS Expert’s Call for Israel to Admit Having Nuclear Weapons
On August 25 Dr.