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Dr. Scott Jones Appointed as Director of CITS

School of Public and International Affairs

Center for International Trade and Security

Aug 2015

SPIA is very pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Scott Jones as Director of the Center for International Trade and Security beginning July 1, 2015. Dr. Scott Jones has been at the Center for International Trade and Security since 1995, most recently serving as Executive Director. His interests include nonproliferation and international security, security and defense policy, foreign direct investment and national security, and the security implications of evolving global supply chain logistics. Dr. Jones received his BA and Ph.D. in political science and philosophy at the University of Georgia and a MA at Lancaster University in the UK. He has worked at the Delegation of the Commission for the EU in Washington, as well as Los Alamos National Laboratory, where he worked on a Department of Energy/Los Alamos program that assisted the former Soviet Republics in export control development. He has received research and travel grants from the United States Institute of Peace, the National Research Council, the W. Alton Jones Foundation, among other foundations.

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Outreach

CITS conducts follow-up nuclear security curriculum development workshop

Center for International Trade and Security

Aug 2015

CITS hosted a training workshop for academics from Ukraine, Moldova, and Georgia on Nuclear Security Curriculum Development in Tbilisi, Georgia between August 3-4, 2015. The workshop was funded by the United States Department of State’s Partnership for Nuclear Security (PNS), with logistical support provided by CRDF Global.

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Faculty news

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

Center for International Trade and Security

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.

Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

Outreach

CITS hosts two workshops in Vietnam

Center for International Trade and Security

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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Outreach

CITS conducts nuclear security curriculum development

Center for International Trade and Security

May 2015

CITS hosted a training workshop for academics from Ukraine, Moldova, Azerbaijan, and Georgia on Nuclear Security Curriculum Development in Vienna, Austria between May 12-15, 2015. The workshop was funded by the United States Department of State’s Partnership for Nuclear Security (PNS), the Science & Technology Center in Ukraine (STCU), with logistical support provided by CRDF Global.

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Outreach

CITS conducts two outreach events in Indonesia

Center for International Trade and Security

May 2015

CITS/UGA organized two events designed to promote an effective nuclear security culture for Indonesia’s nuclear sector in April. On April 27-28, CITS held a two day workshop in partnership with Indonesia’s National Nuclear Administration (BATAN) to review lessons learned from a previous assessment of nuclear security culture at reactor facilities in Indonesia. On April 29-30, CITS organized a second “train the trainer” workshop that was aimed at building a cadre of experts who can train on nuclear security culture.

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Faculty News

CITS Senior Research Associate speaks at the UN

Center for International Trade and Security

Apr 2015

CITS Senior Research Associate Dr. Sara Kutchesfahani spoke at the UN at the Academic Symposium on the NPT. The academic symposium was convened at the sidelines of the 2015 NPT Review Conference. The symposium was sponsored by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with the UN's Office of Disarmament as host, and Harvard¹s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey were the academic co sponsors.

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Outreach

CITS engages industry in China

Center for International Trade and Security

Apr 2015

CITS held an “Industry Outreach and Engagement” workshop in Beijing on March 10-11 2015. It is the second workshop in a series designed to share best practices in the area of strategic trade control. Participants included officials from Chinese Ministry of Commerce, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Commerce, Korea Strategic Trade Institute (Seoul, Korea) and Center for Information on Security Trade Control (Tokyo, Japan). They shared experiences in working with industries from both policy and compliance angles. This workshop was co-organized with China Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation (CAITEC).

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Outreach

CITS training for Ukrainian nuclear professionals

Center for International Trade and Security

Apr 2015

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 "Addressing and Mitigating Insider Threat." in Sofia, Bulgaria between April 8-11. The workshop was funded by the United States Department of State’s Partnership for Nuclear Security (PNS) and the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA), with logistical support provided by CRDF Global .

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Outreach

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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