International Security and Nonproliferation
The ISN is a concentration within the Master of International Policy degree. The concentration in International Security and Nonproliferation combines social science methods and practice from the field to analyze issues of nuclear, chemical, biological and radiological weapons and their proliferation.
The ISN provides advanced training for students pursuing non-academic careers in international governmental and non-governmental organizations; in the diplomatic corps and foundations; in federal agencies such as the Departments of State and Energy and the intelligence community; and in foreign policy making, strategic trade, and other international policy fields.
- Taught jointly by International Affairs faculty and Ph.D.-level practitioners from CITS
- Students gain comprehensive knowledge of nonproliferation and disarmament law and practice
- Students obtain training in foreign policy fields including strategic trade, defense policy, international security policy, arms control, nuclear security culture, economic and political development
- The ISN prepares students for careers in the public and private sectors, both in the U.S. and abroad
CITS Director speaks to Global Partnership in London
In June, CITS Director William W. Keller traveled to London to address the Chemical Security Working Group of the G8 Global Partnership Against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction. Keller highlighted the growing need to address chemical security globally as additional chemical production facilities are introduced into the developing world. He called for a High-Level Meeting on Chemical Security and Chemical Security Culture to take actions that would decrease the likelihood of one or more malicious chemical disasters. The full text of Keller’s speech can be found here.