US-China New Relationship Colloquium

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Jakarta and Yogyakarta


CBRN security workshops

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Tue, February 9, 2016

CITS In 60 Seconds

  • Call for Applications: MIP

    The Master’s in International Policy (MIP) at the University of Georgia (UGA) offers advanced training for students who wish to pursue non-academic careers in a variety of arenas, including international, governmental, and non-governmental organizations; the diplomatic corps; federal agencies, such as the foreign service and the intelligence community; and foreign policy making, strategic trade, and other international policy fields. Deadline is March 1st. Brochure

  • The CITS Mission

    CITS works to limit the spread of chemical, biological, nuclear, and radiological weapons technology by informing and training policymakers, industry representatives, and enforcement officials around the world. The Center conducts training workshops, produces informative publications, and prepares students for careers in diplomacy and nonproliferation.

  • Training and Workshops

    CITS conducts nonproliferation training events several times a year. The core of the Center's training program is the two-week CITS Academy, which takes place twice a year in Athens, Georgia and hosts up to 60 officials at a time. Researchers also travel to other countries to provide tailored training that addresses concerns specific to the host country or region.

  • Student programs

    Through the Richard B. Russell Security Leadership Program and the Nonproliferation and International Security graduate focus, CITS is training the next generation of security officials and diplomats in the advancement of nonproliferation and disarmament. Our Norinco Student Ambassador program strengthens ties with our industry partners in China.

In the news

CITS conducts nuclear security culture training in Morocco

Jan 2016 CITS hosted a training workshop for over 20 academics and nuclear regulators and operators from Algeria, Brazil, Jordan, Morocco, Nigeria, and South Africa on Nuclear Security Culture: Achieving Effectiveness and Sustainability in Morocco, Rabat between January 25-27, 2016. . The workshop was co-hosted by CITS and the University of Ibn Tofail (Morocco), and was funded by the United States Department of State’s Partnership for Nuclear Security (PNS).

Faculty news

Dr. Seema Gahlaut publishes on chemical security

Jan 2016 Dr. Seema Gahlaut co-authored a piece in the Indian Chemical Council Magazine entitled "Towards Effective Management of Dangerous Chemicals - Promoting Safety and Security in the Indian Chemical Industry." The article is aimed at providing awareness and outreach on the issue of chemical security within industry.

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  • Khripunov, Igor

    Adjunct Professor

    Igor Khripunov is a leading expert on nuclear security, security culture, and CBRN proliferation. He edits the 1540 Compass, and works closely with international organizations like the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs and the International Atomic Energy Agency on security assessment, training, and...

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    Thompson, Julia

    Senior Research Associate

    Julia Thompson is a Senior Research Associate at the Center for International Trade and Security (CITS). Prior to joining CITS in 2014, she spent 15 years at Los Alamos National Laboratory where she worked on nonproliferation projects. She earned her Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry at Northwestern...

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    Kutchesfahani, Sara Z.

    Senior Research Associate; MIP Program Director - IA

    Sara Z. Kutchesfahani came to CITS from the Nuclear Engineering and Nonproliferation Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory. She has worked on nuclear non-proliferation policy issues for most of the past decade holding research positions at the International Institute for Strategic Studies...

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  • Beck, Michael

    Senior Research Associate

    Michael Beck has over 20 years of experience working on nonproliferation and export control issues. He helped develop a methodology for assessing export controls and border security systems for the U.S. Department of State and has directed several projects assessing and responding to WMD...

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    Gahlaut, Seema

    Assistant Director, CITS

    Seema Gahlaut is the Assistant Director of the Center for International Trade and Security, specializing in nonproliferation and international security issues. Her current activities and interests include UN and multilateral initiatives regarding terrorism and proliferation; national implementation...

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    Jones, Scott

    Director, CITS

    Scott Jones is the Director of the Center for International Trade and Security, specializing in the nonproliferation and international security issues. His current activities and interests include security and defense policy; foreign direct investment and national security; and the security...

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CITS Calendar
Feb 11

Go Government Webinar: Maximizing Your Summer Opportunities

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

214 Candler Hall

Apr 26

Charter Lecture with Senator Sam Nunn and Secretary William Perry

Apr 29

SPIA Networking Night

May 13

UGA Graduate Commencement

May 13

SPIA Undergraduate Convocation

May 13

UGA Undergraduate Commencement

7:00 pm

Sanford Stadium