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CBRN security workshops in Indonesia

Center for International Trade and Security

Apr 2014

A CITS team headed by Dr. Igor Khripunov visited Indonesia on 7-11 April, 2014 to hold four workshops on nuclear and CBRN security and security culture in cooperation with Indonesia's National Nuclear Energy Agency (BATAN). The events took place in Jakarta, Yogyakarta, and at Gadjah Mada University, and were held in cooperation with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and funded by the U.S. State Department's Partnership for Nuclear Security and the Carnegie Cooperation of New York.

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Student news

Oak Ridge National Laboratory student trip

Center for International Trade and Security

Mar 2014

In March 2014, fifteen students from the Masters of International Policy and Doctorate in International Affairs programs, accompanied by the director and staff of the Center for International Trade and Security, traveled to Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee for two days of classes on nuclear security and hands-on exercises with radiation detectors. The students met with officials from the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management and ORNL, toured a graphite reactor that was built as part of the Manhattan Project, and visited the Y-12 National Security Complex.

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Research News

CITS releases report on radiological source security

Center for International Trade and Security

Globis

Mar 2014

CITS and Indonesia’s National Nuclear Energy Agency have released a report for the third Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague. The report provides practical advice for users of radioactive sources that can dramatically improve healthcare standards, contribute to economic development, and help stabilize food supplies, but are vulnerable to being diverted for malicious purposes.

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International events

CITS director calls for Chemical Leadership Forum

Center for International Trade and Security

Globis

Feb 2014

In an address to the G8 Global Partnership against the Spread of Materials and Weapons of Mass Destruction on 25 February 2014, CITS director William W. Keller described the global spread of dangerous chemical technologies and facilities to critical countries. He argued for the creation of a chemical security summit to stop highly toxic chemicals and new chemical weapons from falling into the hands of substate actors and groups with malicious intentions. His speech is available online.

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Research News

CITS staff to discuss Cold War threats at exhibit

Center for International Trade and Security

Feb 2014

On March 6th, CITS researchers will join colleagues from UGA’s School of Public and International Affairs for a panel discussion of the Cold War mentality toward nuclear culture, linking it to the state of current nuclear threats.

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Faculty News

CITS Director Keller connects 1540 and security culture at Rome roundtable and workshop

Center for International Trade and Security

Nov 2013

CITS Director William W. Keller attended the Third NNSA & IWG-LNCV Workshop and Roundtable on “S&T Collaboration to Support CBRN Security in Rome,” November 18-19, 2013.

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Research News

CITS researcher provides context in Financial Times

Center for International Trade and Security

Nov 2013

In a recent issue of the Financial Times, CITS researcher Sara Kutchesfahani published a response to an earlier article, presenting a historical context absent in the original piece.

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Workshop News

Asian Fellows in Athens

Center for International Trade and Security

Nov 2013

On November 2-16, 2013, CITS hosted a series of training workshops for visiting scholars from China and Pakistan who were awarded fellowships to attend.

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Outreach

Indonesian engineering faculty attend CITS event

Center for International Trade and Security

Oct 2013

On October 24-25, 2013, CITS hosted a nuclear security culture study workshop for six lecturers from the Department of Engineering Physics at Gadjah Mada University in Indonesia.

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Outreach

CITS visits nuclear power plant in Bulgaria with IAEA

Center for International Trade and Security

Oct 2013

At the request of Bulgaria's Nuclear Regulatory Agency, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) sent a group including CITS staff to visit Kozloduy nuclear power plant.

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