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The James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies combats the spread of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) by training the next generation of nonproliferation specialists and disseminating timely information and analysis. This collection includes guest lectures and seminars on topics ranging from small arms control, nuclear proliferation and terrorism studies, global security, and the threat of biological and chemical weapons.

James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

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The James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies combats the spread of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) by training the next generation of nonproliferation specialists and disseminating timely information and analysis. This collection includes guest lectures and seminars on topics ranging from small arms control, nuclear proliferation and terrorism studies, global security, and the threat of biological and chemical weapons.

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    Arms, Disarmament, and Influence: International Reactions to the 2010 US Nuclear Posture Review

    Arms, Disarmament, and Influence: International Reactions to the 2010 US Nuclear Posture Review

    Scott D. Sagan, The Caroline S.G. Munro Professor of Political Science and Co-Director, Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University, evaluates international response to the 2010 U.S. Nuclear Posture Review. The research was conducted by a team of distinguished social science researchers and was published in a special edition of the Nonproliferation Review. For more nonproliferation multimedia please visit CNS NukeTube at http://nuketube.tv. For more information on the Nonproliferation Review, please visit http://cns.miis.edu/npr/index.htm

    • 42 min
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    The Potential for Regulating Synthetic Biology as a Means to Curb Biological Weapons

    The Potential for Regulating Synthetic Biology as a Means to Curb Biological Weapons

    Dr. Alexander Kelle, Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, Director of Postgraduate Taught Programs at the University of Bath Claverton Down, talks about reasons why we should be worried about synthetic biology and what regulation or governance might look like at a luncheon seminar at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS). For more nonproliferation seminar videos visit http://nuketube.tv

    • 22 min
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    The Middle East: Why Safeguards May Not Be Enough

    The Middle East: Why Safeguards May Not Be Enough

    Dr. Patricia Lewis, Deputy Director and Scientist-in-Residence, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), was the keynote speaker at the International Nuclear Safeguards Policy and Information Analysis Course held May 23 -27, 2011 at the Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS). The course was sponsored by MIIS, CNS, the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). Dr . Lewis provides ideas for moving forward with the establishment of a nuclear weapon free zone in the Middle East by thinking beyond the limitations and seeing over the hurdles. She goes through the reasons why the Middle East is such a challenge in terms of verification and safeguards and offers some ideas for the ways forward on the verification regime. For more information on International Safeguards Policy and Information Analysis summer course, visit http://cns.miis.edu/edu/course_nucsafe.htm. For other nonproliferation seminars, visit CNS Nuke Tube at http://nuketube.tv

    • 1 hr 18 min
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    Facts and Myths of Radiation

    Facts and Myths of Radiation

    Ferenc Dalnoki-Veress, PhD, Research Scientist & Adjunct Professor, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS) reviews basic concepts of radiation, radioactivity, particles, etc. at the "Radiation and You: From Myths to Medical Facts" seminar, held at the Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS) on May 10, 2011. The seminar was presented by the Monterey County Health Education Consortium and made possible by the following organizations: California State University Monterey Bay, Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, Monterey County Health Department, Monterey County Medical Society, Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS), Natividad Medical Center, and Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System. The James Martin Center for Nonproliferation at MIIS is a member of the Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center (PERRC) and also conducts activities as part of the Centers for Public Health Preparedness (CPHP) program. For more information, please visit the Chemical & Biological Weapons Nonproliferation Program at http://cns.miis.edu/programs/cbwnp/index.htm

    • 30 min
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    Medical Effects of Radiation

    Medical Effects of Radiation

    Patrick Feehan, PhD, Radiation Oncologist at the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula lectures participants of the "Radiation and You: From Myths to Medical Facts" seminar, held at the Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS) on May 10, 2011, on the health effects that may happen in Japan and the United States after the Fukushima disaster. He also talks about radiation threshold doses for cancer, lessons learned from Chernobyl, and unexpected exposures to radiation. The seminar was presented by the Monterey County Health Education Consortium and made possible by the following organizations: California State University Monterey Bay, Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, Monterey County Health Department, Monterey County Medical Society, Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS), Natividad Medical Center, and Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System. The James Martin Center for Nonproliferation at MIIS is a member of the Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center (PERRC) and also conducts activities as part of the Centers for Public Health Preparedness (CPHP) program. For more information, please visit the Chemical & Biological Weapons Nonproliferation Program at http://cns.miis.edu/programs/cbwnp/index.htm

    • 31 min
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    Concerns about Medical Radiation Exposures to Healthcare Workers

    Concerns about Medical Radiation Exposures to Healthcare Workers

    Richard Rupp, MD Radiologist at the Natividad Medical Center addresses concerns about radiation exposure to healthcare workers at the "Radiation and You: From Myths to Medical Facts" seminar held on May 10, 2011 at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. The seminar was presented by the Monterey County Health Education Consortium and made possible by the following organizations: California State University Monterey Bay, Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, Monterey County Health Department, Monterey County Medical Society, Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS), Natividad Medical Center, and Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System. The James Martin Center for Nonproliferation at MIIS is a member of the Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center (PERRC) and also conducts activities as part of the Centers for Public Health Preparedness (CPHP) program. For more information, please visit the Chemical & Biological Weapons Nonproliferation Program at http://cns.miis.edu/programs/cbwnp/index.htm

    • 31 min

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