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About the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS)

The James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) at the Monterey Institute of International Studies seeks to combat the spread of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) by training the next generation of nonproliferation specialists and disseminating timely information and analysis. [Overview]

Welcome from CNS Director Dr. William Potter

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Middlebury College and Monterey Institute of International Studies Mourn Passing of Philanthropist James Martin
The James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies mourns the loss of our namesake: James Martin, a Pulitzer-nominated author, systems innovator, and impassioned philanthropist—October 19, 1933—June 24, 2013.
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CNS and NTI Launch Global Video Library: 3D models enhance nonproliferation understanding
20 videos, released over the year, will feature original 3D models of selected nuclear, chemical, biological, and missile facilities profiled on the NTI website.
In Memorial: Gordon Paul Smith
The staff and board of CNS at MIIS were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former board member and benefactor Gordon Paul Smith on April 30, 2013.
View story [ Image: CNS PrepCom Page ] Comprehensive Resources for the NPT PrepCom
Features daily reports from the PrepCom, visuals on nuclear nonproliferation, analysis, articles, and documents. Includes:
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Critical Issues Forum (CIF) International High School Conference: Nuclear Disarmament
High school students from Hiroshima, Nagasaki and Russia to join US students from differing states to discuss nuclear disarmament, April 19-20, 2013.
View story [ Image: UN Office at Geneva, NPT PrepCom location ]
CNS Participation at the 2013 NPT PrepCom in Geneva
A number of CNS experts and students will attend the second session of the PrepCom for the 2015 RevCon of the Parties to the NPT as observers.
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Former CNS intern Naomi Egel is attending the 3rd RevCon of the CWC
Follow her live civil society updates and analysis from the Third Review Conference of the Chemical Weapons Convention on twitter @naomiegel and blog.
ISA Conference
Presidential Theme Roundtable
IAEA Director General Amano and CNS Director Dr. Potter Address a Presidential Theme Roundtable at ISA Annual Convention
The International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Convention in San Francisco hosted Presidential Theme Roundtable entitled "The Nonproliferation Regime: Firewall Against Nuclearization?"
VCDNP Course
March 2013 Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Short Course: Invitation to Apply for Participation
A one-week intensive course for diplomats and other practitioners focused on nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament policy issues.
View story [ Image: Recording of the VSC Online Conference ]
Second Virtual Science Challenge for Youth Interactive Online Conference
CNS's innovative conference offers lessons to US and Russian high school students tackling nuclear spent fuel management from experts world-wide.
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State Dept. Awards Website Where Nukes Meet Pop Culture
CNS Graduate Student Lovely Umayam's featured in Global Security Newswire.
Ward Wilson
Book Launch
Event Report: 5 Myths About Nuclear Weapons
Includes audio recording of the event.
United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs hosted a book launch for author Ward Wilson, CNS Senior Fellow, with opening remarks by Angela Kane, and guest speakers William T. Eliason, Christine Wing, and Ray Acheson.
VCDNP Panel Discussion
Governance After Fukushima: A Discussion with the US-Japan Nuclear Working Group
VCDNP will host a panel discussion on the impact of the disaster, Japan's nuclear energy activities, and US-Japan nuclear collaboration.
Guest Speaker | Live Stream
Nonproliferation Challenges of Old and New
Joseph Cirincione, President, Ploughshares Fund
IAB Meeting
International Advisory Board Meeting
Senator Sam Nunn (Ret.) hosted the CNS meeting, Senator Richard Lugar gave a luncheon address to the group, with introductory remarks presented by Dr. Ashton Carter, Deputy Secretary of Defense.
Angela Kane
Dialogue on Nuclear Disarmament
CNS and the Permanent Mission of Indonesia to the UN recently held a brainstorming workshop with over a dozen states.
View story [ Image: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon ]
UN Secretary-General Delivers Major Address at MIIS
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon lauds the role played by the Monterey Institute in promoting Disarmament and Nonproliferation Education.
View story [ Image: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon ]
UN Secretary-General to Deliver Major Address at MIIS, January 18th
On January 18th, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will deliver a major address titled "Advancing the Disarmament and Nonproliferation Agenda: Seeking Peace in an Over-armed World," and conclude with a Q&A session. The event was live-streamed.
Workshop participants
CIF Workshop
Japanese & American High School Teachers Discuss the Possibility of a World Without Nuclear Weapons
High school teachers from Japan and the United States discuss nuclear disarmament at the Critical Issues Forum's teachers' training workshop.
VCDNP Meeting
POSSE Meeting A POSSE of Global Young Scholars Re-Think Strategic Stability
The Project on Strategic Stability Evaluation is building a global network of leading young scholars moving beyond traditional concepts about nuclear weapons.
Douglas Shaw and Emily Landau
NPR Breakfast Briefing
Challenges to Creating a Middle East WMD-Free Zone
A briefing featuring presentations by Nonproliferation Review authors Douglas Shaw and Emily Landau was held on November 29, 2012 in Washington, DC.
VCDNP Seminar
Thomas Schelling Thomas Schelling and Other Prominent Experts Discuss Global Zero
VCDNP hosted a seminar to explore the feasability of nuclear weapons abolition, featuring Nobel Laureate Thomas Schelling.
Roundtable Discussion
Participants The Road to 2015: The 2013 PrepCom
On October 27, 2012, CNS and the Permanent Mission of Indonesia to the United Nations co-hosted a roundtable discussion.
VCDNP Seminar
Seminar speakers Preventing Nuclear Terrorism: Policy and Technology Solutions
Anne Harrington and Simon G. Limage discussed U.S. policy and programs in the area of nuclear security, and highlighted the innovative work on technologies that the United States is doing in this area.

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