Beijing

China

US-China New Relationship Colloquium

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Jakarta and Yogyakarta

Indonesia

CBRN security workshops

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Mon, January 26, 2015

CITS In 60 Seconds

  • The CITS Mission

    CITS works to limit the spread of chemical, biological, nuclear, and radiological weapons technology by informing and training policymakers, industry representatives, and enforcement officials around the world. The Center conducts training workshops, produces informative publications, and prepares students for careers in diplomacy and nonproliferation.

  • Training and Workshops

    CITS conducts nonproliferation training events several times a year. The core of the Center's training program is the two-week CITS Academy, which takes place twice a year in Athens, Georgia and hosts up to 60 officials at a time. Researchers also travel to other countries to provide tailored training that addresses concerns specific to the host country or region.

  • Publications

    Researchers at CITS promote nonproliferation through publications targeted to a variety of audiences. The 1540 Compass magazine educates stakeholders about the practical concerns of enforcement and legislation. Reports on specific topics cover the latest concerns and new ideas in the field. Books edited by our researchers address an academic audience, while articles and letters in mainstream magazines and newspapers educate the general public.

  • Student programs

    Through the Richard B. Russell Security Leadership Program and the Nonproliferation and International Security graduate focus, CITS is training the next generation of security officials and diplomats in the advancement of nonproliferation and disarmament. Our Norinco Student Ambassador program strengthens ties with our industry partners in China.

Honors and Awards

Former Professor Gary Bertsch to receive President’s Medal

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.

In the news

CITS hosts Chinese delegation

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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Up Close

  • Gahlaut, Seema

    Assistant Director, CITS

    Seema Gahlaut is the Assistant Director of the Center for International Trade and Security, specializing in nonproliferation and international security issues. Her current activities and interests include UN and multilateral initiatives regarding terrorism and proliferation; national implementation...

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    Jones, Scott

    Adjunct Academic Professional

    Scott Jones is the Executive Director of the Center for International Trade and Security, specializing in the nonproliferation and international security issues. His current activities and interests include security and defense policy; foreign direct investment and national security; and the...

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    Kutchesfahani, Sara Z.

    CITS Senior Research Associate

    Sara Z. Kutchesfahani came to CITS from the Nuclear Engineering and Nonproliferation Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory. She has worked on nuclear non-proliferation policy issues for most of the past decade holding research positions at the International Institute for Strategic Studies...

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  • Thompson, Julia

    Senior Research Associate

    Julia Thompson is a Senior Research Associate at the Center for International Trade and Security (CITS). Prior to joining CITS in 2014, she spent 15 years at Los Alamos National Laboratory where she worked on nonproliferation projects. She earned her Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry at Northwestern...

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    Merrell Wetterwik, Anne-Charlotte

    Senior Research Associate

    Anne-Charlotte Merrell Wetterwik is a Senior Research Associate at the Center for International Trade and Security where she specializes in questions related to international strategic trade management, nonproliferation and the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. She is a former Swedish Diplomat with...

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    Khripunov, Igor

    Adjunct Professor

    Igor Khripunov is a leading expert on nuclear security, security culture, and CBRN proliferation. He edits the 1540 Compass, and works closely with international organizations like the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs and the International Atomic Energy Agency on security assessment, training, and...

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Events

CITS Calendar
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Mar 3

Susette M. Talarico Lecture

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Mar 20

Speaker: Timothy Meyer

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Apr 10

SPIA Networking Night

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May 8

Spring 2015 Graduate Commencement

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May 8

Spring 2015 SPIA Convocation

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May 8

Spring 2015 Undergraduate Commencement

7:00 pm

Sanford Stadium

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Dec 18

Fall 2015 Undergraduate Commencement

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Dec 18

Fall 2015 Graduate Commencement