US-China New Relationship Colloquium

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Jakarta and Yogyakarta


CBRN security workshops

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Thu, July 30, 2015

CITS In 60 Seconds

  • 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.

  • Publications

    Researchers at CITS promote nonproliferation through publications targeted to a variety of audiences. The 1540 Compass magazine educates stakeholders about the practical concerns of enforcement and legislation. Reports on specific topics cover the latest concerns and new ideas in the field. Books edited by our researchers address an academic audience, while articles and letters in mainstream magazines and newspapers educate the general public.

  • 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.

Faculty news

Dr. Khripunov publishes op-ed in Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Jun 2015 CITS Distinguished Fellow and SPIA adjunct professor Dr. Igor Khripunov published an op-ed in the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists entitled "A culture of security: Focus for the next Nuclear Security Summit?" The article focuses on the evolving debate on nuclear security culture and the role of nuclear security culture in the discussions at the Nuclear Security Summits.


CITS hosts two workshops in Vietnam

Jun 2015 CITS hosted a pair of workshops in Hanoi, Vietnam focused on training nuclear safety professionals and developing legal and regulatory frameworks for CBRN security, respectively. The workshops, hosted from June 8 - 11, brought together a wide array of Vietnamese stakeholders in the two issue areas and were generously supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

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Up Close

  • Cruz, Karen

    Assistant Director for Finance and Administration

    Karen Cruz is an Assistant Director of the Center for International Trade and Security. She is responsible for the finance, administration and overall business management of the Center. Karen also coordinates and participates in the logistical management of Center functions in Athens, GA and...

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    Merrell Wetterwik, Anne-Charlotte

    Senior Research Associate

    Anne-Charlotte Merrell Wetterwik is a Senior Research Associate at the Center for International Trade and Security where she specializes in questions related to international strategic trade management, nonproliferation and the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. She is a former Swedish Diplomat with...

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    Jones, Scott

    Adjunct Academic Professional

    Scott Jones is the Executive 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...

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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

    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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