Students in James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies Director William Potter’s Monterey classroom aren’t just studying current events; they’re experiencing them with an unmatched level of realism. Even as Obama Administration officials work to negotiate a renewal of the START treaty with their Russian counterparts, students at the Monterey Institute are working through a semester-long simulation of the same negotiations, guided by Dr. Potter and Dr.
On November 11, the ongoing Monterey/Middlebury Speaker Series will bring Middlebury College Professor Rich Wolfson to Monterey to present “Nuclear Power: One Environmentalist’s Perspective.” Professor Wolfson is Benjamin F. Wissler Professor of Physics at Middlebury and also teaches in Middlebury’s Environmental Studies Program. His lecture will center on the argument that for an environmentalist, nuclear power is too complex for a simple “pro” or “anti” stance.
On Friday, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies Director Dr. William Potter was a featured speaker at the American Political Science Association’s conference on international security issues in Monterey. Dr. Potter’s remarks on nuclear nonproliferation, arms control, and international diplomacy were extensively quoted in a page two article in Saturday’s Monterey County Herald.
Further expanding the scope of two unique and highly regarded programs, the Monterey Institute of International Studies today announced the approval of a new master’s degree program in nonproliferation and terrorism studies for the fall 2010 semester.
A Bloomberg News article assessing the timing and prospects for the proposed successor agreement to the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty between the United States and Russia quotes William Potter, director of the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies. Potter comments on the importance of verification and transparency provisions in the article, which was authored by Middlebury alumna Janine Zacharia.
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