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.

CNS Around the World: Recent Presentations, Publications, Media Quotes

Highlights of recent activities by the faculty and staff of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies include the folliowing:

CNS Faculty Referenced in Botox as a Bio-weapon Article

Monterey Institute faculty members Kenneth Coleman and Raymond Zilinskas of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies were recently referenced in an article about Botox as a bio-weapon.

CNS Fellow Quoted in Article about Iraq’s “Chemical Ali”

Jonathan Tucker, a senior fellow at the Washington, D.C. location of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, was quoted in an Associated Press article about the execution of “Chemical Ali,” or Ali Hassan al-Majid, a cousin and close cohort of Saddam Hussein who used chemical weapons to kill thousands of civilians during the dictator’s regime.

1/15: CNS Director To Testify Before House Foreign Affairs Committee

 

Dr. William C. Potter, director of the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), will testify before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs this Friday at a special hearing addressing “The Impact of U.S. Export Controls on National Security, Science and Technological Leadership.”

CNS Expert Quoted on Continuing U.S.-Russian Arms Control Talks

Senior research Associate Miles Pomper of the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies was quoted by two publications this week commenting on the prospects for a successful near-term conclusion of the much-delayed START treaty renewal talks between the United States and Russia.