Arms control and nonproliferation policy students met with State Department officials to discuss the latest U.S. arms control and cooperative security initiatives.
The Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) has awarded CISSM a $270,000 grant to investigate the role that nuclear material accounting can play in reducing the risks posed by the expanded global use of nuclear energy and in facilitating deep reductions in global nuclear weapons stockpiles.
CISSM hosted a workshop with students and faculty from area universities and MSPP on September 23, 2011 as part of its project on morality and security.
CISSM Director John Steinbruner and Research Director Nancy Gallagher each addressed a congressional seminar on nuclear weapons and nuclear security that was sponsored by the AAAS''s Center for Science, Technology, and Security Policy. Read Steinbruner''s and Gallagher''s remarks.
The Skoll Global Threats Fund awarded CISSM a $180,000 research grant to engage religious communities in addressing the threats posed by nuclear weapons policies, climate change, and poverty and to explore these threats’ moral implications.
Russian students from the Institute of U.S. and Canada Studies visited CISSM as part of the Collaborative Education and Cooperative Security project. Read the complete trip report.
The Carnegie Corporation of New York has awarded CISSM a $410,000 grant in support of its collaborative work with the Institute of U.S and Canada Studies to train the next generation of U.S. and Russian security experts.
CISSM hosted Jane Holl Lute, the deputy secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, for a special CISSM Forum in the Van Munching Hall atrium.
Visiting research assistant Anton Grishanov was interviewed [in Russian] by the Voice of America on November 22, 2010 about his views on NATO-Russia relations.
CISSM was awarded Pepsi Challenge Funding to host a screening and discussion of the acclaimed documentary film, Countdown to Zero, on campus.
CISSM sponsored a screening of the counterinsurgency classic, The Battle of Algiers, on October 26, in 1113 Van Munching Hall.
CISSM hosted a reading of "Dead Dogs: An American Tragedy," an 80-minute drama by playwright Greg Steinbruner. CISSM research fellow, Daniel Levine, led a post-performance discussion of the ethical issues raised by the play.
CISSM co-sponsored a September 29 lunch-time talk by Dwight Raymond of the Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute.
CISSM launched its fall 2010 film series with a September 21 showing of Nuclear Tipping Point at 7 pm in 1113 Van Munching Hall.
Russian students from the Institute of U.S. and Canada Studies visited CISSM as part of the Collaborative Education and Cooperative Security project. Read the full trip report.
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has awarded CISSM a $350,000 grant in support of its Advanced Methods of Cooperative Security Program.
Catherine Kelleher, a CISSM Senior Fellow and a College Park Professor, was recently appointed to the Euro-Atlantic Security Initiative (EASI), a high-level international commission sponsored by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, whose goal is to lay the intellectual foundation for an inclusive Euro-Atlantic security system for the twenty-first century....