As the US “sous-Sherpa” or “Sherpa” for all four Nuclear Security Summits, Amb Holgate was responsible for designing the format, content, and process for the Summits, and for leading and/or representing the US in negotiations over the Summits’ outcomes. She will share insights into the unique multilateral forum represented by the Summits, and the various approaches and tools that were utilized in seeking tangible, meaningful nuclear security commitments and behavior from Summit participants.
The “Nuclear Security in the Second Nuclear Age Conference” aims to understand the emergence of Asia as the epicenter of the “second nuclear age” with India and Pakistan developing arsenals of surprising scale and scope. The panels in this conference will focus on: nuclear modernization and the future of the nonproliferation regime, technological changes and the future of deterrence stability, the nature of the nuclear competition in Asia during the second nuclear age, and the dueling significance of terrorism versus insider threats to the safety of nuclear arsenals.
Openings for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent bachelor’s or master’s level graduates within one year of degree, to engage in practical research experience to further their educational goals. Relevant fields of research may include nuclear engineering, computational sciences, materials science and engineering, cyber security, interactive data mining, political science, international relations and related fields.
The section below provides a comprehensive list of all the major publications produced by CSSS Staff since 2010 in this area. These range from academic journal articles and conference papers focused on pedagogical aspects of nuclear security training and education, to handbooks containing original case studies on insider threats and security culture, and nuclear security briefing books, which were provided to delegates ahead of the 2014 and 2016 Nuclear Security Summits. In 2014, the Centre has also compiled a specific handbook for nuclear security educators that presents a model around which to organise professional development courses and provides guidance on curriculum development. CSSS encourages interested nuclear security educators and trainers to use the material listed below to support their nuclear security development efforts.
Postdoctoral Research Associate Reference: THW/17/059639/001565 Salary Details: £33,518 to £39,992 per annum Allowances: Plus £2,923 London Allowance Contract Type: Temporary/Fixed term Contract Term: Full time The Centre for Science and Security Studies (CSSS) seeks to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Associate who will be required to undertake and support original research at the intersection of nuclear security and emerging technologies. The Read More
The Intelligence Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs will host a seminar with Ronald Lehman on “Rethinking Nuclear Deterrence, Again” on Thursday, November 2nd from 12:15-1:30pm in the Belfer Center Library (L369). Rolf Mowatt-Larrsen, Director of the Intelligence Project, will moderate.
The Trump administration has repeatedly affirmed the role of U.S. leadership in countering the proliferation of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction. On November 14 at 2 pm, Hudson Institute will host a discussion with Dr. Christopher Ford, a former Hudson senior fellow who currently serves as Special Assistant to the President and National Security Council Senior Director for Weapons of Mass Destruction and Counterproliferation. Dr. Ford will discuss the Trump administration’s integrated strategy and policies to counter WMD terrorism, avert nuclear proliferation, and enhance global nuclear security.
The nuclear industry is experiencing many dynamic changes. Economic challenges are forcing premature reactor shutdowns in some countries such as the US, while Russia and China are making lucrative deals in energy-starved developing countries. A general expansion in all aspects of nuclear development, such as next gen reactor technologies, is clouded by an evolving security landscape including emerging cyber vulnerabilities. Meanwhile, nuclear security is out of the spotlight since the end of the Nuclear Security Summit series. What is the future of nuclear development and how can industry, civil society, and international organizations facilitate the outstanding Security Summit commitments?
A series of websites from the Nuclear Threat Initiative devoted to the individual treaties and regimes that impact CBRN nonproliferation and arms control.
A report examining the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction programs in the former Soviet Union, including Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan.