Nonproliferation & Terrorism Studies

Tamara Patton

Program: Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies

Undergrad: University of Washington

Fast Fact: Tamara specializes in the use of satellite imagery and virtual 3D modeling for nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament research and analysis.

"The NPTS Honors Thesis program gave me both the support and the freedom to explore novel research areas in the field."

Tamara Patton decided early on in her undergraduate education that she wanted to pursue a degree and a career in nuclear nonproliferation.

Karen Hogue

Program: Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies

Undergrad: Texas A&M University (Nuclear Engineering)

Fast Fact: Karen taught reactor physics at the U.S. Navy's Nuclear Power School prior to becoming a student at MIIS.

“I'm passionate about this field because I feel like there is so much opportunity to make a global difference.”

Himayu Shiotani

Himayu Shiotani

Program: Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies

Undergrad: Earlham College (International Studies)

Fast Fact: Himayu enjoys talking passionately about disarmament, nonproliferation, arms control, political theory and international humanitarian law. 

“The reputation of MIIS and its program on disarmament, nonproliferation and arms control played a major role in my decision to attend MIIS."

Lovely Umayum

Program: Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies

Undergrad: Reed College (Political Science, International Relations)

Fast Fact:  Lovely is a published poet and has performed her poetry nationwide. 

“I want to take part in the policy implementation process and be an advocate for good and novel ideas in the nuclear policy world.”

Nonproliferation Students Intern, Conduct Research at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Three Monterey Institute students from the Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies master’s degree program spent the summer as interns at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory under the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Next Generation Safeguards Initiative. They had the amazing opportunity to research an aspect of international safeguards that is of personal interest to them with access to “an incredibly diverse field of experts.”

Brig. Gen. (ret.) Russell D. Howard Appointed Director of MIIS Terrorism Center

Special Forces veteran and terrorism expert Brigadier General (ret.) Russell D. Howard—also an alumnus of the Monterey Institute—has been appointed as the new director of the Monterey Terrorism Research and Education Program (MonTREP).

Experience MIIS Students’ Summer Fellowships and Internships through the MIIS Abroad Blog

The Monterey’s Institute’s commitment to immersive learning includes an emphasis on summer fellowship and internship opportunities all over the world. These placements put students on the ground using and further developing their skills while working on real-world issues in a professional capacity with organizations of all sizes and shapes, from UNESCO to frontier market entrepreneurs.

CNS Youth Science Program Cited as Example of US-Russia Cooperation

Following the June 18 meeting between President Obama and President Putin of Russia at the G-20 Summit in Mexico, the State Department issued a news release touting examples of U.S.-Russian cooperation, including a youth science program developed and implemented by the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS).

MIIS Students Featured as the “Best and the Brightest” in Nonproliferation Policy

The current issue of The Carnegie Reporter, a publication of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, features several students of the Monterey Institute’s Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies program in its spring publication.  The article is titled “Next Gen Nonproliferation” and portrays the Monterey Institute students as future leaders in the global effort to stop the spread of weapons of mass destruction. 

Critical Issues Forum Brings High School Students to Vienna for Nonproliferation Conference

Students from five U.S. high schools, five Russian high schools in closed nuclear cities, and one school from Bosnia & Herzegovina, along with nearly a dozen Austrian high school students, traveled to the Spring 2012 Student-Teacher Conference of the Critical Issues Forum (CIF) from April 30 through May 2 in Vienna. The CIF is an educational program funded by the US Department of Energy and managed by the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) at the Monterey Institute of International Studies.