US-China New Relationship Colloquium

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Jakarta and Yogyakarta


CBRN security workshops

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Sat, July 30, 2016

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.

  • 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.

In the News

CITS conducts strategic trade control outreach in Chile

Jul 2016 The Center for International Trade and Security organized a series of briefings from June 28-30 for the government of Chile and Chile’s main industry association, SOFOFA, in support of Chile’s efforts to strengthen and modernize its strategic trade control system.

In The News

CITS holds event for China’s chemical industry

May 2016 CITS is partnered with the China Controlled Chemicals Association (CCCA) to hold a successful chemical industry workshop in Nanjing, China from May 18-19, 2016. This event marked the first collaboration of the new partnership between these two organizations. The workshop was designed to help Chinese chemical firms understand the proliferation risks of sensitive chemicals and equipment as well as international compliance management practices.

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Up Close

  • Kutchesfahani, Sara Z.

    Senior Research Associate; MIP Program Director - IA

    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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    Jones, Scott

    Director, CITS

    Scott Jones is the 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 security...

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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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    Beck, Michael

    Senior Research Associate

    Michael Beck has over 20 years of experience working on nonproliferation and export control issues. He helped develop a methodology for assessing export controls and border security systems for the U.S. Department of State and has directed several projects assessing and responding to WMD...

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    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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Sep 16

Constitution Day

Sponsor: SPIA, Law School, and The American Founding Group

2:00 pm