US-China New Relationship Colloquium

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Jakarta and Yogyakarta


CBRN security workshops

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Sun, April 19, 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.


CITS training for Ukrainian nuclear professionals

Apr 2015 The Center for International Trade and Security, in partnership with Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant, Bulgaria, hosted a training workshop for a group of high-level Ukrainian nuclear professionals on "Addressing and Mitigating Insider Threat." in Sofia, Bulgaria between April 8-11. The workshop was funded by the United States Department of State’s Partnership for Nuclear Security (PNS) and the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA), with logistical support provided by CRDF Global .


CITS formalizes relationship with Chulalongkorn University

Jan 2015 On January 27, 2015, as part of a CBRN Stakeholders’ Conference, CITS faculty and researchers delivered a memorandum of understanding between the University of Georgia and the Faculty of Engineering at Chulalongkorn University. CITS delivered the comprehensive memorandum of understanding to the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand.

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  • Kutchesfahani, Sara Z.

    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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    Cruz, Karen

    Assistant Director for Finance and Administration

    Karen Cruz is an Assistant Director of the Center for International Trade and Security. She is responsible for the finance, administration and overall business management of the Center. Karen also coordinates and participates in the logistical management of Center functions in Athens, GA and...

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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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  • 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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    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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    Liu, Rongrong

    Major: International Relations

    Rongrong is a full time staff at the Center for International Trade and Security of the University of Georgia while pursuing her doctorate degree in International Relations....

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CITS Calendar
May 8

Spring 2015 Graduate Commencement

May 8

Spring 2015 SPIA Convocation

May 8

Spring 2015 Undergraduate Commencement

7:00 pm

Sanford Stadium

Dec 18

Fall 2015 Undergraduate Commencement

Dec 18

Fall 2015 Graduate Commencement