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South African professors visit CITS

May 2014 | Outreach

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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Sara Z. Kutchesfahani

Center for International Trade and Security

Executive Director, CITSMIP Program Director, IA

Sara Z. Kutchesfahani is the CITS Executive Director and the Director for the Master of International Policy (MIP) Program. She works on nuclear security-related projects and nuclear non-proliferation policy issues, and teaches graduate courses on nuclear non-proliferation history and the global nuclear order. She has held research positions at Los Alamos National Laboratory, the RAND Corporation, the European Union Institute for Security Studies in Paris, and the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London. She is currently writing a text book on global nuclear order, due to be published by Routledge in late 2018.

Christopher Tucker

Center for International Trade and Security

SLP ManagerResearch Associate

Christopher Tucker has researched a number of strategic trade control systems around the world and organized a variety of training programs covering strategic trade topics and CBRN security. He also directs and acts as the primary instructor for the Richard B. Russell Security Leadership scholarship, the flagship undergraduate program of the Center for International Trade & Security.