Nonproliferation & Terrorism Studies

MIIS Alumnus Aaron Stein Named a Top Young Foreign Policy Leader by Diplomatic Courier

Monterey Institute alumnus Aaron Stein (MAIPS ’10) has been named one of the “2013 Top 99 Foreign Policy Leaders Under 33,” an international list recognizing the most influential foreign policy leaders under the age of 33. The list is published by Diplomatic Courier magazine and co-sponsored by Young Professionals in Foreign Policy.

Center for Nonproliferation Studies Receives $2 Million Grant from Carnegie Corporation

The Monterey Institute of International Studies and its James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) learned recently that CNS will receive a $2,000,000, four-year, matching challenge grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York (CCNY). The grant was provided to enable the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP) to sustain and expand its work on various initiatives to improve international governance on issues related to nonproliferation and nuclear security.

Monterey Institute Campus Grows with New CNS Headquarters on Van Buren Street

The James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) formally celebrated the opening of its new headquarters at 499 Van Buren Street in Monterey at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 14. The 10,500 square-foot building was acquired by Middlebury College on behalf of the Monterey Institute from the law firm of Horan, Lloyd, Karachale, Dyer, Schwartz, Law and Cook, and has undergone significant renovations.

U.S. Institute for Peace Awards $119,000 Grant to Support Project Co-Directed by MIIS Professor Avner Cohen

The Monterey Institute of International Studies and its James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) were pleased to learn recently that the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) has awarded a grant of $118,900 to support a research project on “Nuclear Norms in Global Governance” to be co-led by Professor Avner Cohen of the Institute’s Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies program faculty and Professor Maria Rost Rublee, a senior lecturer at the Australian Nati

Monterey Institute Experts, Including a Student, in the Spotlight After Boston Bombings, Ricin Letters

When the world woke up Friday morning to the news that the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings were from Chechnya, reporters were sent scrambling for experts on both terrorism and the Caucasus region. And that search quickly led them to the experts—and students—associated with Monterey Institute’s unique Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies (NPTS) program.

International Security Expert & MonTREP Director Russ Howard in High Demand

Monterey Terrorism Research and Education Program (MonTREP) Director Russ Howard has been in high demand recently as a public speaker and national media expert for his wide-ranging expertise on current international security threats.

MIIS Student Wins National Innovation in Arms Control Challenge

Lovely Umayam (MANPTS '13 and Gard 'n' Wall Scholar) won first prize and was awarded $5,000 in the Innovation in Arms Control Challenge sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance. Members of the public were invited to submit innovative approaches to using commonly available technologies to support arms control policy efforts, and the competition drew more than 500 submissions.

2/22: Terrorism Expert Rohan Gunaratna to Headline MonTREP Conference

Exploring the possible links between terrorism and international criminal cartels is the focus of a conference hosted by the Monterey Terrorism Research & Education Program (MonTREP) at the Monterey Institute of International Studies on February 22.

In Address at MIIS, UN Secretary-General Urges Support for Nonproliferation Education

In a major policy address delivered at the Monterey Institute of International Studies on January 18, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spoke passionately about his vision of a more peaceful future and lauded the role played by the Institute in promoting disarmament and nonproliferation education. He gave special recognition to the innovative and effective teaching methods of Dr.

UN Secretary-General to Deliver Major Address on Disarmament & Nonproliferation at MIIS Jan. 18

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will deliver a major address on disarmament and nonproliferation at the Monterey Institute of International Studies on Friday, January 18. The event is being co-hosted by the Institute and its James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), the world’s leading research center focused on preventing the spread of weapons of mass destruction.