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.
Nonproliferation & Terrorism 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.
Second-year NPTS student Tamara Patton’s research on geospatial analysis was cited by Assistant Secretary of State Rose Gottemoeller as an example of innovative new arms control verification techniques.
Former Egyptian Ambassador to the United States Nabil Fahmy led a weekend workshop at the Monterey Institute on negotiations toward creating a nuclear-free zone in the Middle East.
Professor Peter Grothe’s annual all-day cross-cultural retreat in Big Sur attracted 41 students from 17 countries and four continents this year, many from his popular intercultural communication course.
Experts at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies were quoted in the national media this week offering their insights on security issues ranging from nuclear material accountability to a Chinese bid to sell arms to Muammar Qaddafi.
The Monterey Institute recently launched the MIIS International Friendship Program, matching interested international students with enthusiastic local families, and opening up the world for all involved.
The Monterey Institute will host a September 9 panel discussion titled “Ten Years after 9/11: Reflections on the Global Jihad,” featuring faculty experts from the Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies program and the Monterey Terrorism Education and Research Program (MonTREP).
According to researchers at the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), there are potentially as many as five chemical weapons production facilities in Syria, a nation currently experiencing widespread civil unrest.
Thirty-two local businesses and student service providers participated in the second annual Student Information Fair, which drew a large crowd on a sunny afternoon at the Monterey Institute’s downtown campus.