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Applications for CITS GRA positions are now open

Center for International Trade and Security

May 2016

CITS offers graduate research assistantships (GRA) to two outstanding MIP graduate students interested in international trade and security issues. The GRA offers a stipend and tuition waiver. However, students are liable for their graduate fees. All MIP ISN students are encouraged to apply for the two available CITS GRA positions. Applications for Fall 2016 intake are due by 5:00PM on May 27, 2016.

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CITS hosts training for Chinese nuclear security center

Center for International Trade and Security

Apr 2016

CITS hosted a two week training program for a delegation from the China State Nuclear Security Technology Center (SNSTC), led by Deputy Director General Mr. LI, Sen from April 4 – 15, 2016 in Athens, Georgia. CITS and SNSTC enjoy a continuous collaboration in nuclear trade compliance and nuclear security culture. This exchange is part of a two-year program designed to provide capacity building and an innovative approach for the newly established Center of Excellence (CoE) in China. The project is generously supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York (CCNY)

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CITS/UGA cooperation heralded by Indonesia at Nuclear Security Summit

Center for International Trade and Security

Apr 2016

The ongoing cooperation between the Center for International Trade & Security and the Indonesia National Nuclear Energy Agency (BATAN) was heralded at the recent Nuclear Security Summit in Washington DC. One expert and longtime partner from BATAN, Mr. Khairul, also participated in the parallel Nuclear Industry Summit. CITS Distinguished Fellow Dr. Igor Khripunov has worked with BATAN over the past decade to help establish a proactive base of nuclear security culture knowledge in Indonesia, conducting wide outreach to the region as a whole on nuclear security and nuclear security culture

National Nuclear Energy Agency of Indonesia

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CITS Director meets with China Controlled Chemicals Association in Beijing

Center for International Trade and Security

Mar 2016

CITS Director, Dr. Scott Jones,recently met with Mr. YI, Guojun, the Secretary General of China Controlled Chemicals Association (CCCA) in Beijing. CCCA was established in April 1996 to assist industry with CWC compliance. It provides professional services to members in treaty compliance and inspection. The meeting was an initial engagement in a partnership with CCCA to organize industry outreach training for the chemical industry in Nanjing, China in May 2016.

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CITS conducts nuclear security culture training in Morocco

Center for International Trade and Security

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).

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CITS nuclear security event heralded in Moroccan press

Center for International Trade and Security

Jan 2016

The Moroccan Maghreb Daily newspaper published an article announcing a nuclear security culture workshop being held in Rabat, Morocco by CITS in cooperation with the University of Ibn Tofail, Morocco. The workshop, taking place January 25 - 27, will provide training in three distinct themes of nuclear security, namely the concept and importance of nuclear security culture, the IAEA methodology on nuclear security culture, and improvement and sustainability of nuclear security culture.

The Maghreb Daily

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CITS Director presents at JumpStart 2016

Center for International Trade and Security

Jan 2016

CITS Director Dr. Scott Jones is giving a talk on "Off-shoring: U.S. – Asia Trade" at the 2016 Jump Start Logistics Technology Summit in Atlanta. The talk will cover how the flow of low-end manufacturing away from China is reshaping trade routes throughout Asia, a change partly driven by Chinese wage growth. Even though China continues to invest in its high-tech manufacturing base, a sign of a mature exporting power, their economic growth is still slower today in comparison to other countries in Southeast Asia. What does this mean for domestic importing and what does the US – Asia relationship look like in the future? Our thought leader will break down the evolving face of U.S. – Asia trade

Jump Start 2016

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Dr. Seema Gahlaut publishes on chemical security

Center for International Trade and 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.

Chemical News

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CITS participates in chemical workshop in China

Center for International Trade and Security

Nov 2015

CITS Director Dr. Scott Jones was invited to speak at a training workshop in Beijing on November 18, 2015 organized by the National CWC Implementation Office within the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. This workshop was well attended by Chinese regional government officials and chemical industry representatives. It was designed to raise the awareness of chemical proliferation risks and responsibility of CWC implementation.

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CITS engages nuclear agencies in Indonesia

Center for International Trade and Security

Sep 2015

CITS hosted a roundtable on the Development of National Regulatory Guidance for Nuclear Security Culture in Serpong, Indonesia on September 29-30, 2015. The roundtable brought together the key nuclear agencies of Indonesia (BAPETEN AND BATAN) to outline regulatory guidelines on nuclear security culture self-assessment and enhancement.

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