CNS Appoints New International Organizations Program Director

Gaukhar MukhatzhanovaThe James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) announces the appointment of Ms. Gaukhar Mukhatzhanova as the new director of the International Organizations and Nonproliferation Program (IONP). Ms. Mukhatzhanova previously served as senior research associate in the CNS office in Washington, DC.  She is a widely published scholar on nuclear proliferation issues, including the co-authored Adelphi Book, Nuclear Politics and the Non-Aligned Movement. She has extensive experience as a delegate and a nongovernmental representative to international fora, including meetings of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and the International Atomic Energy Agency. She has also served as lead instructor for many CNS intensive short courses for practitioners.

The IONP is one of the Center’s oldest and most successful programs. It promotes and assists the implementation of international treaties and measures aimed at the nonproliferation and elimination of weapons of mass destruction. Through the IONP, CNS engages international organizations and the diplomatic community on disarmament and nonproliferation issues, provides analysis, and facilitates dialogue among key actors. Training and education are also an integral part of IONP work.

CNS Director William Potter referred to Ms. Mukhatzhanova as one of the leading young talents in the field and a nonproliferation expert equally familiar with both theory and practice. “I am delighted that Gaukhar will continue her stellar career as part of CNS leading our IONP efforts.”

“I am honored to lead a program with such an important mission and will work to ensure that the Center continues to provide high-quality analysis and policy advice and facilitates diplomatic dialogue,” Ms. Mukhatzhanova said.

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