Nonproliferation & Terrorism Studies

Security Issues in Syria, Iran and North Korea Draw Media to CNS Experts

The world-class experts at the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) are in high demand in national and international media whenever there is breaking news related to matters of security and weapons of mass destruction. On December 14, 2012, Reuters, the Washington Post, National Public Radio (NPR) and the Inter Press Agency each published stories featuring a CNS expert:

Ten-Year Anniversary of IPSS

Alumni of the International Professional Service Semester (IPSS) program shared their experience and reflected on the deep effect it has had on their careers and lives, at the 10-year anniversary celebration of the program on November 29.  The program was the brainchild of Professor Ed Laurance, who ten years ago recognized the value of combining real-life work experience with rigorous academic training to prepare graduate

Monterey Institute Announces New Veterans Scholarship Fund

Veterans bring a wide range of experiences to their studies at the Monterey Institute where they are encouraged to build on their skills and expertise to prepare for a new stage in their careers. The Monterey Institute’s diverse degree programs from international policy studies, management and nonproliferation and terrorism studies to various language programs are perfectly suited for veterans dedicated to continue to make a difference.

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.