On December 8, 2010, the Monterey Institute of International Studies and its James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) announced that the MacArthur Foundation has awarded a $475,000 grant in support of CNS’s education and training programs in the areas of nuclear nonproliferation and terrorism. The two-year grant will run through October 31, 2012.
Monterey Institute’s CNS Chosen to Manage and Operate Austrian Government’s New Vienna Center for Disarmament and Nonproliferation
The Austrian Foreign Ministry for European and International Affairs today announced the selection of the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) as its partner institution in the establishment of the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Nonproliferation. The new center will serve as an international hub for discussions among representatives of civil society, national governments, and international organizations regarding nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament issues.
Over the past few weeks, faculty and staff from the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) have been quoted in a variety of national and international media contexts regarding nonproliferation and bioterrorism issues:
The Monterey Institute was recently named one of the Top Military Friendly Schools in the country according to the Web site G.I. Jobs, earning its spot for, among other things, scholarships for veterans, participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program and flexibility of academic programs to accommodate veteran and current service members and their spouses.
They arrived from Kazakhstan and Jamaica, Ecuador and Senegal, France and Japan, Ukraine and Australia. They lived, worked or studied previously in Russia and China, Brazil and Bangladesh, Rwanda and Norway, Dubai and Indonesia. Among their number are cancer survivors, Iraq War veterans, recent college graduates and parents with children.
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On July 29, the Reuters news agency published a special analysis (“Russia’s Dagestan now most violent in Caucasus”) highlighting a new report written by Monterey Institute Professor Gordon Hahn, senior researcher at the Monterey Terrorism Research and Education Program.
On July 6, as news headlines focused on tensions in the relationship between the US and Israel, and President Obama obliquely referenced Israel’s nuclear weapons program, nuclear expert Dr. Avner Cohen was interviewed on the popular NPR news show All Things Considered. Dr.
On June 28 NPR’s Marketplace Morning Report broadcast a story about the troubling information in a recent Wall Street Journal article claiming billions of dollars in official US aid were in fact being flown out of Afghanistan and into the bank accounts of corrupt officials in Dubai. Professor Moyara Ruehsen teaches classes on money-laundering and the financing of terrorism at the Monterey Institute and spoke to NPR about the problems US officials are confronted with while trying to support local businesses.
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