Education Program (EDU)

Training the next generation of policy experts, and promoting substantive dialogue between policy makers and think tank experts on nonproliferation, disarmament and arms control.
Updated: Feb 13, 2013


The Education Program (EDU) supports the mission of the Center by developing and delivering training programs on nonproliferation and disarmament issues.

The program also provides support and resources for nonproliferation educators at the graduate, undergraduate, and high school levels. In addition, the EDU Program at CNS designs and delivers courses on nuclear security, export controls, and nonproliferation education, as well as English-language courses focused on nonproliferation, biosafety and biosecurity, export controls, and cross-cultural communication. Furthermore, it recruits graduate students in the International Policy Studies masters program at MIIS for the Nonproliferation Certificate Program.

Program staff and project managers also engage in research on disarmament and nonproliferation education, combating the spread of weapons of mass destruction, and regional security issues.

Training and Education Programs


  • Nonproliferation Education Survey, an ongoing effort to characterize the instructional activities of U.S. institutions of higher learning regarding the threats posed by weapons of mass destruction (chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons - WMD) and efforts to combat their proliferation and use.
  • Nonproliferation Education Portal, resources for students, educators, and professionals in WMD-related fields.
  • Nonproliferation course development, a variety of short courses on core nonproliferation issues
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