Beijing

China

US-China New Relationship Colloquium

Athens, Georgia

USA

Security and Strategic Trade Management Academy

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Hong Kong

China

5th International Symposium on Biosafety and Biosecurity

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Oak Ridge, TN

USA

Oak Ridge National Laboratory student trip

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Wed, April 16, 2014

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.

Student news

Oak Ridge National Laboratory student trip

Mar 2014 In March 2014, fifteen students from the Masters of International Policy and Doctorate in International Affairs programs, accompanied by the director and staff of the Center for International Trade and Security, traveled to Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee for two days of classes on nuclear security and hands-on exercises with radiation detectors. The students met with officials from the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management and ORNL, toured a graphite reactor that was built as part of the Manhattan Project, and visited the Y-12 National Security Complex.

Research News

CITS releases report on radiological source security

Mar 2014 CITS and Indonesia’s National Nuclear Energy Agency have released a report for the third Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague. The report provides practical advice for users of radioactive sources that can dramatically improve healthcare standards, contribute to economic development, and help stabilize food supplies, but are vulnerable to being diverted for malicious purposes.

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Up Close

  • Liu, Rongrong

    Research Associate

    Rongrong Liu has organized a series of nongovernmental exchange programs between the U.S. and China on nonproliferation and strategic trade control issues, and is leading an effort to create a U.S.-China New Relation Colloquium (NRC) at CITS. She works with international businesses to improve their...

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    Keller, William W.

    Professor of International Affairs

    The director of the Center for International Trade and Security, William Keller focuses on internal security, terrorism, WMD proliferation, and the arms trade; East Asia economic and security issues; and the political economy of multinational corporations....

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    Kutchesfahani, Sara Z.

    Senior Research Associate, CITS

    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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  • 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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    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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    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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May 26

Memorial Day

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Memorial Day

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Fourth of July Holiday

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Fourth of July Holiday