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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 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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Outreach

CITS meets New Relationship Colloquium stakeholders in Beijing

Center for International Trade and Security

May 2014

On May 12-13, CITS held a stakeholder meeting of the U.S.-China New Relationship Colloquium in Beijing. The Colloquium is an outcome of 18 months of continuous preparation, negotiation, and deliberation with support from the Ford Foundation’s Beijing Office. It will meet twice yearly to develop solutions and policy guidance on issues in U.S.-China relations. The Colloquium is a partnership among CITS, the Central University of Finance and Economics, and the China Reform Forum. A small group of experts, representing expertise in economics, trade, and security from both countries, spent two days discussing and conceptualizing the structure, activity, and future sustainability of the Colloquium. The overall objective is to build mutually beneficial relations between the peoples and business enterprises of the United States and China at the local and regional levels. The group produced a white paper on "The Way Forward in U.S.-China Relations" that will be released in the near future.

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Outreach

South African professors visit CITS

Center for International Trade and Security

May 2014

On 19-20 May, 2014, CITS hosted a nuclear security study workshop for two professors from South Africa (one from the School of Physics at the University of Johannesburg, one from the Center for Applied Radiation Science and Technology at North West University). The workshop offered an in-depth look at nuclear security from a policy perspective and provided guidance on finalizing their curricula on graduate nuclear security courses. The CITS team comprised Sara Kutchesfahani, Chris Tucker, Arthur Eyzaguirre, Julie Thompson, and MIP student Shea Cotton.

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Igor Khripunov writes on UN Resolution 1540 in Arms Control Today

School of Public and International Affairs

Center for International Trade and Security

May 2014

Dr. Igor Khripunov, a researcher at CITS, has published a 10th anniversary overview of UN Security Council Resolution 1540, which requires all UN member states to enact and enforce laws to curb the illegal spread of WMD technology. In his article, Khripunov compares expectations for UNSCR 1540 to the reality of its implementation around the world, and maps out a way forward for this process. As the editor in chief of the 1540 Compass, a magazine providing a global perspective on the resolution's impact, Khripunov provides an expert viewpoint few can match.

Arms Control Today