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CITS formalizes relationship with Chulalongkorn University

Center for International Trade and Security

Jan 2015

On January 27, 2015, as part of a CBRN Stakeholders’ Conference, CITS faculty and researchers delivered a memorandum of understanding between the University of Georgia and the Faculty of Engineering at Chulalongkorn University. CITS delivered the comprehensive memorandum of understanding to the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand.

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CITS co-hosts CBRN Stakeholder Conference in Thailand

Center for International Trade and Security

Jan 2015

CITS co-hosted and co-organized a CBRN Security Stakeholder Conference with the Faculty of Engineering at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand from January 26-27, 2015. The conference, which invited CBRN experts and government officials from throughout the ASEAN region, brings together a number of perspectives on the development of CBRN Security in SE Asia.

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Honors and Awards

Former Professor Gary Bertsch to receive President’s Medal

School of Public and International Affairs

Center for International Trade and Security

Jan 2015

Retired University of Georgia professor Gary Bertsch will receive the 2015 UGA President’s Medal during Founders Day activities in January. The President’s Medal recognizes extraordinary contributions of former employees who have supported students and academic programs, advanced research and inspired community leaders to enhance Georgians’ quality of life. Bertsch served on the UGA faculty from 1969-2010. After serving as an undergraduate adviser in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and undergraduate director and graduate director in the political science department, he became the founding director in 1987 of the Center for International Trade and Security, a UGA-based program conducting international research, teaching and outreach to promote economic prosperity, international peace and security. CITS is recognized worldwide and has generated more than $30 million in external funding.

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CITS hosts Chinese delegation

Center for International Trade and Security

Dec 2014

CITS recently hosted a Chinese delegation led by Secretary General Mr. Chen, Kai from the Chinese Arms Control and Disarmament Association (CACDA). The group shared their thoughts and opinions on CBRN Security and CBRN Security Culture with CITS staff. CITS and CACDA are long-time partners in the areas of nonproliferation and strategic trade control. As part of this discussion, CACDA and CITS expanded their collaboration to include future work on chemical security.

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CITS trains Ukrainian nuclear professionals

Center for International Trade and Security

Dec 2014

The Center for International Trade and Security, in partnership with Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant, Bulgaria, hosted a training workshop for a group of high-level Ukrainian nuclear professionals on "Nuclear Security Culture: Theory and Practice" in Sofia, Bulgaria between November 24-27. The workshop was funded by the United States Department of State’s Partnership for Nuclear Security (PNS), UN Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA), the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM), and the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change.

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CITS in China

CITS engages with Chinese partners

Center for International Trade and Security

Nov 2014

The Center for International Trade and Security recently expanded its engagement with China through a series of exchanges of training. In late September, CITS jointly hosted an export control workshop with the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) in Beijing, China. In early October, a delegation of multiple corporation corporations and academics traveled to Athens, Georgia to participate in the Security & Strategic Trade Management Academy as well as receive a separate training workshop focused on strategic trade control, compliance, and supply chain management.

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Promoting Security Culture in Southeast Asia

Center for International Trade and Security

Nov 2014

The Center for International Trade and Security, in partnership with the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs, the International Atomic Energy Agency, and the Partnership for Nuclear Security (U.S. Department of State), hosted a conference on “Promoting Security Culture in Southeast Asia” held September 29 – October 1, 2014, in Serpong, Indonesia. The event marked the inauguration of BATAN’s Center for Security Culture and Assessment – the first center of its kind in the world devoted to the promotion of nuclear security culture.

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Lecture News

Discussion on Nuclear Policy to Feature Under Secretary, Retired General

School of Public and International Affairs

Center for International Trade and Security

Sep 2014

A public policy dialogue on "Nuclear Policy in the 21st Century" was held Sept. 29 in the University of Georgia Chapel. The event featured Rose Gottemoeller, under secretary for arms control and international security, and retired Air Force Gen. Eugene Habiger. This free event aimed to educate the UGA community and the general public on international nuclear policy. The dialogue was moderated by William W. Keller, director of the Center for International Trade and Security at the UGA School of Public and International Affairs.

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CITS holds NATO-sponsored Institute on CBRN Security Culture in Yerevan, Armenia

Center for International Trade and Security

Jul 2014

The Center for International Trade and Security, in partnership with the Non-Proliferation Center of Armenia, organized a NATO Advanced Study Institute on CBRN Security Culture held June 9-13 in Yerevan, Armenia. The event was one of a series organized by CITS under its multi-year Strategic Plan for the Promotion of CBRN Security Culture.

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Outreach

CITS hosts training for Chinese nuclear industry delegation

Department of International Affairs

Center for International Trade and Security

Jun 2014

The Center for International Trade and Security (CITS) hosted a delegation from the Chinese State Nuclear Security Technology Center (SNSTC) from June 16-20, 2014 in Athens, Georgia. CITS experts provided training to the delegation on subjects including nuclear nonproliferation, nuclear security, and nuclear security culture. This event demonstrates CITS's (1) continuous efforts within its active programs in China and (2) great expertise in nuclear security and nuclear security culture issue areas.

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