New Short Course on Nuclear Arms Control to Take Place in Washington, DC

Gaukhar Mukhatzhanova
June 2, 2014

The Pentagon, US Department of Defense, WikiMedia Commons

The Pentagon, US Department of Defense, WikiMedia Commons

Course Details

Dates: July 14-18, 2014
Location: CNS Office in Washington DC

The James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) announces the fourth course in its new series designed for practitioners in the field of arms control and nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction. The courses are being offered to US Government personnel, including fellows working at US government agencies. Officials from a number of foreign embassies will also be invited. The courses are being offered free of charge to qualified applicants.

The course on Nuclear Weapons Policy and Arms Control is intended for professionals with previous experience in the field of nuclear weapons issues and is also open to applicants who have completed previous courses in this series.

Course Topics and Structure

  • An overview of existing nuclear weapons arsenals and doctrines;
  • Evolution of nuclear strategy of the United States, Soviet Union/Russia, and other countries possessing nuclear weapons;
  • The history, status, and next steps in the US-Russian strategic arms control;
  • Modernization of nuclear arsenals, including delivery vehicles, and associated challenges;
  • The future of nuclear arms control and prospects for a multilateral process;
  • Extended deterrence and reassurance;
  • Issues in arms control and disarmament verification;
  • International perspectives on arms control and disarmament and recent initiatives.

The course will include a mix of lectures, panel discussions, and brief exercises, with ample opportunity for interaction with the instructors.  It will be taught by senior CNS staff members and expert guest speakers. Classes will run from 9 AM to 5 PM daily, with a one-hour break for lunch. Participants will receive a certificate of completion at the conclusion of the course.

Application Procedure

To apply, interested individuals should send the following materials to [email protected]:

  • A short bio/resume/CV;
  • a letter of nomination from their organization; and
  • one paragraph describing their past experience in the field and explaining how the course would support their professional duties and development.

Application deadline: Friday, June 20, 2014.
Successful applicants will be notified shortly thereafter.

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