Six Visiting Fellows Complete Nonproliferation Training

May 16, 2016

This spring semester, CNS hosted six visiting fellows from East Asia, South Asia, South America, and Africa. The group included specialists with diverse backgrounds, including three diplomats (Chile, China, and Egypt), two researchers from Pakistan, and a nuclear scientist (South Africa). In addition to the fellows, CNS also hosted a visiting scholar, Dr. Anastasiia Malygina, from St. Petersburg State University (Russia).

Throughout the semester, fellows participated in a rigorous nonproliferation training that included participating in a lecture series specifically tailored for the CNS Visiting Fellows Program as well as selected MIIS courses.

While at CNS, they had an opportunity to meet additional experts by visiting the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) at Stanford University and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

In addition to lectures and classes, the fellows worked on individual research projects under the mentorship and guidance from the CNS senior experts and MIIS professors. In the end of their training program, all fellows presented their research findings and received certificates of completion.


Ms. Gulshan Bibi, researcher, Islamabad Policy Research Institute, Islamabad, Pakistan

Presentation: “The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action: Implications for Nuclear Non-Proliferation Regime”

Mr. Gohar Altaf, PhD Candidate, School of Politics and International Relations, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan

Presentation: “Assessing Inclination of Terrorist Groups towards Nuclear-Radiological Terrorism: Case Study of ISIS.”

Lu Difan, Attaché, Arms Control Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, Beijing, China

Presentation: “China’s Recent National Nonproliferation Efforts and Possible Impacts on Its Relation with PSI”

Mr. Claudio Garrido, First Secretary, Permanent Mission of Chile to the United Nations, New York

Presentation: “HEU Free Zone in Latin America and the Caribbean”

Mr. El Sayed Eid Ghannam, First Secretary, Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cairo, Egypt

Presentation: “Israel Overt Nuclear Posture and Arms Control Efforts in the Middle East: A Proposed New Framework for Arms Control in the Middle East”

Ms. Jeaneth Kabini, scientist, South African Nuclear Energy Corporation, Pelindaba, South Africa

Presentation: “The Role of the South African Nuclear Security Support Center in Developing Nuclear Security Education and Training Capacities”



For more information about the CNS Visiting Fellows program, contact Margarita Sevcik.

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