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:
On April 7 Stephen I. Schwartz of the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) was quoted by TIME in an article about President Obama’s Nuclear Strategy: What’s Changed, What Hasn’t.
Today the New York Times turned to former Russian arms control negotiator and current Monterey Institute research associate Nikolai Sokov, to put the START follow-on treaty into perspective for its readers. Dr. Sokov participated in the START I and START II negotiations on behalf of Russia and is now a senior research associate at the Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS).
The Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS) and the Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) have been in the mainstream media eye three times over the past eight days:
-- A March 14 Washington Post story reporting on a new written account by infamous Pakistani nuclear scientist A.Q. Khan of Iran’s attempts to acquire nuclear weapons technology quotes CNS Deputy Director Leonard Spector on Khan’s dealings.
President Sunder Ramaswamy signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the American University in Cairo yesterday designed to expand ties and exchanges between the two schools. The agreement calls for the two institutions to cultivate academic and educational cooperation, support collaborative research, professional internships and technical cooperation, and promote sustainable partnerships that may include exchanges of graduate students, faculty, academic materials, and publications.