Nonproliferation & Terrorism Studies

Haaretz Publishes Provocative Op-Ed on Israel-Iran Situation by MIIS Professor Avner Cohen

In an op-ed piece published in Israeli newspaper Haaretz on December 2, Monterey Institute Professor Avner Cohen pointedly argues for restraint and informed debate regarding possible responses to Iran’s nuclear ambitions in an opinion column titled “Israel’s Iran Dilemma.”

CNS Experts Quoted on Developments in Iran, Japan, Syria and the U.S.

November has been another busy month for the experts of the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), who were sought out by members of the news media from all over the world for their comments about global security challenges in the news.

MIIS and CNS Receive $1.2 Million to Support Nonproliferation Education and Training

The Monterey Institute and its James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) today announced they have received grant awards totaling approximately $1.2 million from Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The grants will support efforts to educate the next generation of nonproliferation specialists, both through the Institute’s Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies degree program, and through CNS’s ongoing education and training activities.

MIIS Student’s Geospatial Analysis Work Cited by Assistant Secretary of State

In a speech delivered at Stanford University on October 27, Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Verification and Compliance Rose Gottemoeller cited the geospatial analysis research of Monterey Institute of International Studies student Tamara Patton (NPTS ’12) as an example of innovative work being done in the area of arms control verification.

Ambassador Nabil Fahmy Offers Workshop Students “Priceless Experience”

The opportunity to learn from a true master is a “priceless experience” – and precisely the words used by students lucky enough to participate in the recent weekend workshop on the Nuclear Weapons Free Zone in the Middle East taught by the world-renowned expert Ambassador Nabil Fahmy.

41 Students from 17 Countries Attend Annual Cross-Cultural Retreat

It’s hard to think of a more inspiring setting for a day of structured intercultural activities than the natural beauty of Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park in the fall. Every year Professor Peter Grothe invites students in his popular course in intercultural communication—as well as students from all degree programs at MIIS—for an all-day retreat in Big Sur.

NY Times, AP, Wired Quote CNS Experts on Security Issues

It was another banner—or rather, headline—week for experts at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), as they were quoted in multiple different national media outlets while offering their insights on a wide variety of security issues.

New “International Friendship Program” Has Successful Launch

The Monterey Institute of International Studies has launched the MIIS International Friendship Program, matching incoming international students from various degree programs with enthusiastic local families. The program provides a unique opportunity for students and local families to share their cultures and backgrounds with one another and learn something new. The local families are not expected to provide students with a place to stay, but rather to invite students to explore life outside of the campus.

MIIS to Mark 10th Anniversary of 9/11 with Public Discussion with Faculty Experts

The Monterey Institute of International Studies will host a public panel titled “Ten Years After 9/11: Reflections on the Global Jihad” on Friday, September 9 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. in the Irvine Auditorium inside the McCone Building at 499 Pierce Street in downtown Monterey.

Foreign Policy, Wall St. Journal & Others Quote CNS Expert on Syria Chemical Weapons Concerns

“According to researchers at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), open sources indicate that there are at least four, and potentially five, chemical weapons production facilities in Syria,” says CNS Deputy Director Leonard Spector in his recent article “Assad’s Chemical Romance” published on the Foreign Policy Web site.