A May 25 post by Los Angeles Times health blogger Rosie Mestel cited the findings of a recent study by researchers at the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies regarding the potential for commercially-available counterfeit botox to be used as a bio-weapon.
On Monday May 17, Iran agreed to a deal that appears likely to stave off for the moment threats of international sanctions aimed at its nuclear program. The deal involves complicated technological terms regarding different levels of uranium enrichment.
In a report titled “Iran Draws Western Criticism at Opening of U.N. Nuclear Talks,” PBS Newshour featured commentary from Leonard S. Spector, deputy director of the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies. The Newshour, hosted by Jim Lehrer, is one of the nation’s most respected national news broadcasts, featuring in-depth reporting on current political and economic developments.
A segment on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition this morning featured comments from Leonard S. Spector, deputy director of the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, regarding the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference getting underway in New York today.
Dr. William Potter, the founding director of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Monterey Institute is in high demand to speak about the status of nuclear nonproliferation and the road ahead. This issue has once again become the hot topic in international security and few people are more knowledgeable than Dr. Potter.
The final communique of the recent Nuclear Security Summit convened by President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C. stressed the importance of nonproliferation education to train the next generation of nonproliferation experts. In an essay published by leading journal Foreign Policy, Dr. William Potter, founding director of the Monterey Institute's James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), argues that what is required is nothing less than a global commitment to nonproliferation education.
The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs recently awarded Senior Fellow Ward Wilson of the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) a $392,000 grant to support his ground-breaking research and writing on the changing nature of the international debate about nuclear weapons, and emerging notions that they are costly, dangerous, but not very useful.
Ambassador Yukiya Amano, the newly-elected director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, visited the Monterey Institute last week after participating in the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington DC. A former diplomat-in-residence at the Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), Director General Amano spoke to a large group of Monterey Institute students on April 16 in a class conducted by Ms. Gaukhar Mukhatzhanova on nuclear proliferation trends and trigger events.
4/22-23: U.S., Russian High School Students Present Views on Nuclear Disarmament Issues at Monterey Forum
The annual Critical Issues Forum conference culminates a year-long program designed to increase high school students’ awareness of nonproliferation and disarmament issues and enhance critical thinking skills by giving students from both the U.S. and Russia the opportunity to work with nonproliferation experts from the Monterey Institute of International Studies’ James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS).
Nonproliferation experts from the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) have been quoted in major media around the globe in recent days on nuclear disarmament related issues: