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Updated: Dec 17, 2012

CNS Applauds Creation of Two Nunn/Lugar Fellowship Positions by US Department of Defense

Both initial fellows will be recent CNS alumni & graduates of MIIS' MA Degree Program in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies.

December 17, 2012

The James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) at the Monterey Institute applauds the announcement on December 4, 2012 of the creation of two Nunn/Lugar fellowship positions by the US Department of Defense.

We are delighted that both of the initial fellowships will be held by recent CNS alumni and graduates of the Monterey Institute's MA Degree Program in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies—Anya Erokhina and Steven Anderle. They are exceptional young professionals and will contribute significantly to the efforts of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Weapon Defense to combat the spread of weapons of mass destruction.

Senator Richard Lugar, Anya Erokhina, former Senator Sam Nunn, and Assistant Secretary of Defense Andrew Weber
Senator Richard Lugar, Anya Erokhina, former Senator Sam Nunn, and
Assistant Secretary of Defense Andrew Weber
"The overarching mission of CNS is to train the next generation of nonproliferation experts. We are thrilled that Anya and Steve can share their considerable language and substantive skills with the US Government in its global nonproliferation work."
Dr. William Potter, CNS director and founder

The December 4, 2012 fellowship announcement coincided with an event keynoted by President Obama, who saluted the important contributions to nonproliferation and global threat reduction by Senator Richard Lugar and former Senator Sam Nunn. The event at the National Defense University, included presentations by Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Assistant Secretary of Defense Andrew C. Weber. During the symposium, Assistant Secretary Weber announced the establishment of the Nunn-Lugar fellowship program.

An article on the event can be found at http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=118704

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