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NNSS Course
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Bldg. 197C
PO Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973


Looking down a research reactor core of the Research Reactor of Cen La Reina, Santiago, Chile.

Photo Courtesy:
Kristie Hanson/IAEA

Course Date: June 9-June 27, 2014

This summer course is designed to give students a sound understanding of the framework created by the international community to address the threats of nuclear proliferation and nuclear terrorism.  The focus is on the central element of this regime, the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and its verification mechanism, the IAEA safeguards system.

The course presents students with critical assessments of current nonproliferation issues, confronts them with the hard choices needed to address them, and provides in-depth analysis of the technical and legal framework needed to assess policy options. Exercises and demonstrations introduce students to the techniques and technologies of international safeguards and the challenges faced by international inspectors in the field. Above all, the course aims to give participants the knowledge, analytic tools, and the motivation to contribute to the improvement of the nonproliferation regime.

Course Information

  • Detailed Course Schedule for 2014 - TBA
  • View the course brochure - PDF
  • View the course flyer - PDF
  • Applicants must be in or entering graduate school, or have recently completed graduate school.
  • Housing during the course will be provided to all accepted participants.  A stipend of $1000 is available based on a demonstration of need.
  • Application Form (revision of 12 January 2014)     Word  PDF

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Last Modified: January 27, 2014
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