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).

Nuclear Summit in Washington Fuels Global Media Interest in CNS Experts

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:

MIIS, CNS Experts in Demand as Terrorism, Nuclear Strategy Make the Headlines

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.

NY Times, ABC News and International News Agencies Quote MIIS Experts on START Follow-On Treaty

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).

Time, Washington Post, Huffington Post Quote MIIS, CNS Experts

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.

Monterey Institute and American University in Cairo Sign MOU Promoting Exchanges, Collaboration

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. 

CNS Deputy Director Quoted in South Korean Press

 

Six MIIS Students Selected for Prestigious Nonproliferation Fellowship Program

Talking about the global reputation of the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies is one thing; having it convincingly demonstrated is quite another. As of June 2010, MIIS/CNS students will occupy almost a full quarter of the total number of positions in one of the nation’s most prestigious government-sponsored nonproliferation fellowship program.

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CNS Experts Quoted in AP Story on Iran’s Nuclear Imports

Two experts from the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) are quoted in an Associated Press article about Iran’s acquisition of sensitive nuclear equipment that is being syndicated across the globe. The story traces the sale of pressure transducers – vital for uranium enrichment – by a Swiss manufacturer to a company in Taiwan, which resold them to a counterpart in China, which then sold them to an industrial manufacturing firm in Iran.