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


Nuclear Nonproliferation, Safeguards, and Security

in the 21st Century


Organization for Positions and Careers in Nuclear Nonproliferation, Safeguards, and Security

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Located in Vienna, Austria, the IAEA is the international organization charged with nuclear safeguards verification. Two of the coordinators of the course served as staff members of the IAEA.

U.S. Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE NNSA)
Located in Washington, D.C., DOE NNSA supports many programs that foster nuclear nonproliferation worldwide, giving policy direction and budgetary support. Its Office of Nonproliferation & International Security is the sponsor of the course.

The U.S. Department of State, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Department of Defense, and Agencies of the Intelligence Community all play a role in nuclear nonproliferation. Two of the coordinators of the course served as staff members of the Department of State.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security
DHS has programs to improve the capability of the U.S. to detect and report unauthorized attempts to use nuclear or radiological material against the U.S.

U.S. DOE National Laboratories
Many DOE national laboratories pursue research and development in nuclear energy and its applications and in nonproliferation and safeguards. These national laboratories include Argonne, Brookhaven, Idaho, Lawrence Livermore, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, Sandia and Savannah River.

Many universities with nuclear engineering departments, with graduate programs in international relations, or with specialized institutes focusing on the interaction of science and public policy have professors who follow nonproliferation and safeguards issues and contribute to policy formulation and debate.

Non-Government Organizations (NGOs)
Located primarily in Washington, D.C., several NGOs specialize in nonproliferation and safeguards or have staff members who work in these areas as do university professors. Notable are the Nuclear Threat Initiative, the Arms Control Association, and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

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Last Modified: December 2, 2010
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