Global Impact of MIIS Highlighted in Over One Hundred Stories

The MIIS Around the World stories campaign started a year ago as an attempt to collect first-person narratives from members the MIIS community that illustrate the global impact of the Institute.  One hundred and twenty students, alumni, faculty and staff members have already submitted their stories.  The submissions range from tales about international experiences that brought students to MIIS, to funny anecdotes about attempts to communicate in a new language, to the sharing of life-changing moments.

U.S. Senate Ratification of “New START" Treaty Spurs Flurry of National Media Quotes from CNS Experts

The United States Senate voted to ratify the “New START Treaty,”  a nuclear arms reduction agreement between Russia and the U.S. on December 22.  On that day, Miles Pomper, senior research associate at the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) was interviewed on the popular afternoon NPR show All Things Considered.

Arms Control Negotiation Class Meets with “New START” Chief US Negotiator


The arms control negotiation simulation class taught by Dr. William Potter, director of the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, has always been one of the most highly regarded and talked about classes offered at the school, and an overview of this semester’s activities in “IPOL 8586: US-Russian START Follow-on

Arms Control Simulation” should serve as a reminder of why.

Winter Commencement: 102 Students from 21 Countries Celebrate Degrees

Winter Commencement at the Monterey Institute of International Studies was held at the historic Golden State Theater on Saturday, December 11th. Friends and family of the 102 graduates from 21 countries celebrated on a gorgeous sunny day in Monterey.

CNS & MIIS Awarded $475,000 Grant to Support Nonproliferation Education and Training

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.

Washington Post, NY Times Cite Center for Nonproliferation Studies on Belarus Uranium

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.

CNS Experts Quoted on NPR and in the Boston Globe

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.

NY Times Praises CNS Researcher’s New Book on Israel’s Nuclear Policy

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.”

Int’l Herald Tribune, NY Times Publish Op-Ed by CNS Experts

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.