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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

Faculty News

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

Faculty news

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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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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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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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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