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A Day in the Life of an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Safeguards Analyst

Post, July 21, 2021 • Feb. 25, 2021, Ms. Zoe Gastelum Zoe Gastelum is Acting Manager of the International Safeguards & Engagements Department at Sandia National Laboratories, where she leads research and development efforts on advanced data analytics and human-algorithm performance in support of international safeguards verification. Prior to joining Sandia in 2015, Zoe worked...

An Update on India’s Nuclear Security and Governance

Post, November 16, 2022 • Oct. 20, 2021 at 8pm IST; 8:30am MT, Dr. Sitakanta Mishra and Happymon Jacob Dr. Sitakanta Mishra, former CMC Visiting Research Scholar and Associate Professor of International Relations in the School of Liberal Studies of Pandit Deendayal Energy University, and Happymon Jacob, Associate Professor at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, both...

Biodefense and the return to greatpower competition

Post, July 21, 2021 • Apr. 13, 2021, Dr. Gerald Epstein As part of the CMC Seminar Series’ in-depth look at biological and chemical security issues affecting the U.S. and our global partners in a post- COVID-19 world, the CMC hosts Dr. Gerald Epstein, a Distinguished Research Fellow at the National Defense University (NDU) Center...

CMC Global Climate Security Symposium

Post, November 16, 2022 • Oct. 6, 2021 Average global temperatures have increased 1.2 degrees Celsius since 1880, resulting in a climate crisis that has caused widespread impact to global ecosystems, human health and wellbeing, and national and international security. U.S. President Joe Biden has repeatedly emphasized combatting climate change as a top priority for...

Cooperative Border Security in South Asia

Post, July 21, 2021 • Mar. 31, 2021 A densely populous region with porous borders, recurring interstate crises, three growing nuclear weapon programs, and expansive regional connectivity projects, South Asia is critical to global considerations of border security. Panelists will discuss the regional threat landscape: major threat actors; key official stakeholders for interdiction; land/maritime/air pathways...

Cybersecurity Culture at Nuclear Facilities

Event • CMC Visiting Research Scholar Maheen Shafeeq presents her research on Cybersecurity Culture at Nuclear Facilities, which will include discussion of cybersecurity risk at nuclear facilities, the relationship between international, state, facility, and individual cybersecurity culture, and the relationship between humans, physical security, and cyber networks. This is a test.

Cybersecurity Culture at Nuclear Facilities

Post, November 16, 2022 • Nov. 16, 2021, Ms. Maheen Shafeeq CMC Visiting Research Scholar Maheen Shafeeq presents her research on Cybersecurity Culture at Nuclear Facilities and discusses cybersecurity risk at nuclear facilities, the relationship between international, state, facility, and individual cybersecurity culture, and the relationship between humans, physical security, and cyber networks. A recording...

Disarmament of Nuclear States: Applicability to Future Denuclearization of DPRK

Post, July 21, 2021 • Feb. 2, 2021, Mr. Robert Kelley Mr. Robert Kelley discusses his experience as an international disarmament inspector in South Africa, Iraq, and Libya. With more than 35 years of experience in the U.S. Department of Energy nuclear weapons complex, Robert Kelley started his career in research and engineering before turning...

Discussion of Current and Future Arctic Security Mission Requirements

Post, July 21, 2021 • Jan. 21, 2021, Major General Randy "Church" Kee, USAF (ret.) General Kee currently serves as Executive Director of the Arctic Domain Awareness Center (ADAC) at the University of Alaska and as US Arctic Research Commissioner. In his current position, General Kee leads a distributed team of Arctic-focused science and technology,...

Emerging Technologies & Strategic Stability in Southern Asia

Post, July 21, 2021 • Mar. 24, 2021 This Sandia CMC panel discussion covers the evolving crisis onset and escalation risks enabled by emerging technologies and military capabilities to assess their implications for strategic stability in the region. Technologies and capabilities under consideration include globally new developments, such as capabilities enabled by artificial intelligence, as...

IAEA Nuclear Security Programme

Post, July 21, 2021 • Mar. 4, 2021, Mr. Kristóf Horváth Kristóf Horváth, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Nuclear Material Security Unit, previously served as the IAEA Senior Nuclear Security Officer responsible for International Physical Protection Advisory Service (IPPAS) missions, regulation development, threat assessment, design basis threat, and nuclear security culture related...

India in the Evolving Space Security Domain (with panel discussion)

Post, July 21, 2021 • Mar. 11, 2021, Dr. Rajeswari Rajagopalan The first of a three-seminar series focused on strategic stability and cooperative security in South Asia. Dr. Rajagopalan, a leading Indian expert on space security, will discuss India’s evolving approach to space and its strategy to address the domain’s changing security dynamics. Ankit Panda from...

Pacific Forum: Finding a Better Way

Post, July 21, 2021 • Dec. 3, 2020, Dr David Santoro Dr. Santoro is Vice President and Director for Nuclear Policy at the Honolulu-based Pacific Forum, a foreign policy think tank. He specializes in strategic and deterrence issues as well as nonproliferation and nuclear security, focusing mostly on Asia. He is involved in many of...

Recruiter, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

Post, July 21, 2021 • Feb. 17, 2021, Mr. Steve Amundsen What is it like to work at the world’s foremost intergovernmental forum for scientific and technical co-operation in the nuclear field? The Cooperative Monitoring Center (CMC) Seminar Series welcomes Steve Amundsen, recruiter for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), who will discuss careers and...

Science at the OPCW – There’s Always Room for More

Post, July 21, 2021 • Apr. 28, 2021, Dr. Peter Hotchkiss Peter Hotchkiss, Senior Science Policy Officer at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), discusses current scientific themes and the role that science plays at the Organisation as part of the CMC Seminar Series’ in-depth look at chemical and biological security issues...

The Future of Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) in Turkey

Post, November 16, 2022 • Dec. 16, 2021 | A US/Turkey Dialogue Moderated by Sandia National Laboratories Sandia National Laboratories hosts a roundtable discussion between Turkish and American experts about the Future of Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) in Turkey. They discuss SMRs’ implications for Turkey’s energy independence, climate change mitigation, and safety, security, and nonproliferation....