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The Future of Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) in Turkey

Post • 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...

A Discussion on US-China Collaboration and Competition in Science and Technology Policy

Post • February 17, 2022 | 1pm-2pm MT Dr. Peter Cowhey - Dr. Peter Cowhey chairs the Working Group on U.S.-China Science and Technology Relations, organized by the UC San Diego 21st Century China Center, and served as a lead author for...

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,...

A discussion of China’s perspective on arms control verification

Event • CMC Visiting Research Scholar Tong Zhao discusses China’s perspective on arms control verification as part of a CMC Speaker Series event THIS IS ANOTHER TEST

A discussion of China’s perspective on arms control verification (12/7)

Post • Dec. 7, 2021 | 8-9 am MT, Mr. Tong Zhao CMC Visiting Research Scholar Tong Zhao discusses China’s perspective on arms control verification as part of a CMC Speaker Series event.

Cybersecurity Culture at Nuclear Facilities

Post • 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...

CMC Global Climate Security Symposium

Post • 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...

An Update on India’s Nuclear Security and Governance

Post • 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...

Best Practices for Nuclear Security of Spent Nuclear Fuel and Spent Nuclear Fuel Management

Post • Sep. 30, 2021, Fadime Özge Özkan CMC Visiting Research Scholar Fadime Özge Özkan currently serves as a research assistant in the Nuclear Research Division of the Energy Institute at Istanbul Technical University, where she is also pursuing her Ph.D. Ms....

Science in Service of Diplomacy: Fostering Connections

Post • Jan. 25, 2021, Laura S. H. Holgate Laura S. H. Holgate, former U.S. Ambassador to the Vienna Office of the United Nations and the International Atomic Energy Agency and current Vice President for Materials Risk Management at the Nuclear Threat...

NNSA Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation

Post • Nov. 19, 2020, Dr. Brent K. Park Dr. Park discusses the importance of technical expertise and scientific collaboration to the future of nuclear nonproliferation. A recording of Dr. Park's talk can be viewed here.

From the Russell-Einstein Manifesto to Beyond New START

Post • Jul. 28, 2020, Rose Gottemoeller Rose Gottemoeller discusses the value of international scientific cooperation in the national security field. Her talk considers history from the 1950s to the current day, from the early scientists’ groups such as Pugwash, to the...

Arms Control and Disarmament: Adjusting to a New Era

Post • May. 20, 2020, Dr. Christopher Ford With more than 20 years working in public service, Dr. Christopher Ford previously served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Weapons of Mass Destruction and Counterproliferation at the National Security...

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

Post • 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...

Biodefense and the return to greatpower competition

Post • 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...

Cooperative Border Security in South Asia

Post • 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:...

Emerging Technologies & Strategic Stability in Southern Asia

Post • 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...

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

Post • 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...

IAEA Nuclear Security Programme

Post • 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,...

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

Post • 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...

Recruiter, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

Post • 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...

Leader of Strategic Planning for the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Department of Safeguards

Post • Feb. 9, 2021, Ms. Jenni Rissanen The CMC welcomes Jenni Rissanen, leader of strategic planning for the IAEA Department of Safeguards, the group responsible for nuclear verification activities for more than 180 Member States. Since 2007, Ms. Rissanen has been...

Disarmament of Nuclear States: Applicability to Future Denuclearization of DPRK

Post • 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...

Discussion of Current and Future Arctic Security Mission Requirements

Post • 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...

Pacific Forum: Finding a Better Way

Post • 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,...

Interdependency of the Water-Oil-Nuclear Industries in the Persian/Arabian Gulf: Understanding Risk and Improving Prevention and Preparation of Disasters

Post • Nov. 4, 2020, Dr Ghena Alhanaee Dr. Alhanaee highlights her work to develop a data-driven framework to help the Persian/Arabian Gulf region better mitigate the risks of an oil spill or nuclear accident. Dr. Alhanaee received her PhD from the...

The Middle East Scientific Institute for Security’s Activities and Approach to Regional Capacity Building in the Mideast

Post • Sep. 30, 2020, Al-Sharif Nasser Bin Nasser Managing Director of the Middle East Scientific Institute for Security (MESIS), Al-Sharif Nasser Bin Nasser will speak on building sustainable capacity in the Middle East. This discussion will be a general overview of...