International Safeguards Policy and Information Analysis-Intensive Summer Course
The Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS), and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), in support of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), are pleased to announce the 2024 International Nuclear Safeguards Policy and Information Analysis Course, a one-week, tuition-free, intensive course in Monterey, California (or online due to COVID-19 restrictions), and up to six paid summer internships at LLNL.
The course will be held June 3–7, 2024, at MIIS. All nationalities may attend. Limited stipend support may be available (see “Applications” below). Attendees receive a certificate of completion.
This course will be facilitated by senior Monterey Institute staff and other nonproliferation policy analysts from the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies with presentations by experts from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory and other leading nonproliferation and safeguards specialists.
- The role of the IAEA and international safeguards in the nuclear nonproliferation regime
- Concepts, objectives, evolution and history of international nuclear safeguards
- State-level safeguards analysis
- Case-study analyses of safeguards challenges
- Introduction to safeguards inspection, material accounting, containment, and surveillance
- Open-source information collection and analysis
- Effectiveness and limitations of safeguards
- Future development of safeguards
Applications Procedure and Contacts
Applications for the course and internships share the same form, deadlines, and contacts.
Eligibility and Selection for the Course
Applicants must be a currently enrolled graduate student or a young professional in the nuclear nonproliferation field. We are especially interested in applicants who demonstrate how a deeper understanding of international safeguards policy will aid their professional pursuits.
Selection for the course will be on a competitive basis and based on the merit of the candidate. All applicants will be evaluated by a selection committee (MIIS/CNS faculty and representatives from LLNL and/or DOE).
Deadline: Friday, March 8, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time)
Submissions required for application:
- Complete the Application Form.
- Submit the following documents to Dr. George M. Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Academic transcript
- Current resumé
- One letter of recommendation
- A 500-word statement of purpose. The statement should explain past experience in nonproliferation and the relevance of the internship and/or course to professional goals.
- Stipend requests: Prospective students should submit a statement of needs if stipend support is requested.
- Send application submissions to Dr. George Moore at email@example.com.
James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies
460 Pierce Street
Monterey, CA 93940, USA
Tel. [cgv safeguards-course-contact-phone] • Fax +1 (831) 647-3519