The Nuclear Security Summit in South Korea prompted several major national and international news services, including Reuters and USA Today, to seek out experts at the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies for comments.
Nonproliferation & Terrorism Studies
Experts at the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies were in high demand this week as reporters from the Los Angeles Times, the New Yorker and World Politics Review sought comments on Iran’s nuclear weapons program.
The Monterey Institute will mark the one-year anniversary of the devastating natural disaster that took the lives of 16,000 people in Japan with a memorial event on March 11 and a panel discussion on March 13.
Students will be working with international organizations around the world as part of the IPSS program.
“The Worst-Kept Secret: Israel’s Bargain with the Bomb” by Monterey Institute professor Avner Cohen is featured in the Newsweek/Daily Beast writers’ list of the best books of 2011.
Bilal Saab, a visiting fellow in the Washington, D.C. office of the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, was interviewed by BBC News during a Dec. 7 story on the Assad regime’s crackdown in Syria.
The Herald’s December 6 front-page story on Monterey Institute student Tamara Patton (MANPTS ’12) highlights the impact that Patton’s research on geospatial analysis is already having on the work of nuclear nonproliferation professionals around the world.
In an op-ed piece in Israeli newspaper Haaretz, Monterey Institute Professor Avner Cohen argues for an informed public debate in Israel about the nuclear threat from Iran and suggests that Defense Minister Ehud Barak tone down his rhetoric.
Stories about botched plots to create weapons of mass destruction, supercomputers, the Fukushima disaster, and the new IAEA report on Iran’s nuclear program all led news reporters to seek comment from the experts at the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies.
The Monterey Institute and its James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies has been awarded grants totaling $1.2 million from Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to support efforts to educate next generation of nonproliferation specialists.