Jeffrey LewisChinese-English Nuclear Security Glossary

The National Academies is having a release party (ok, release event) for the English-Chinese, Chinese-English Nuclear Security Glossary.

I saw Ben Rusek and Wu Jun give a joint talk on the subject in Qingdao.

Be there or B 2 Sorry, math joke.

The Committee on International Security and Arms Control (CISAC) of the U.S. National Academies, with its partner the Chinese Scientists Group on Arms Control (CSGAC) of the Chinese People’s Association for Peace and Disarmament, recently completed an English-Chinese Chinese – English Glossary of Nuclear Security Terms. This glossary of approximately 1000 terms is built on 20 years of CISAC CSGAC Track II discussions on nuclear arms control, nuclear nonproliferation, nuclear energy, and regional security issues and is intended to facilitate progress in diplomatic, academic, scientific, or other activities where unambiguous understanding is essential.


Ming-Shih Lu, Committee Chair, Brookhaven National Laboratory (retired)
Richard L. Garwin, CISAC China Dialogue Chair, Thomas J. Watson Research Center, IBM Corporation (emeritus)
Raymond Jeanloz, CISAC Chair, University of California, Berkeley
Benjamin J. Rusek staff officer, CISAC

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

2:00PM – 4:00PM

Room 204, National Academy of Sciences Keck Building

500 5th Street, NW Washington, DC, 20001

Please RSVP for building security

Please RSVP by Fax: 202-334-1730 Phone: 202-334-2811 or Email: ybutt[at]

The event is free and open to the public. Users who are unable to attend can access an on-line version of the glossary designed for English and Chinese speakers, and instructions on how to comment on the contents of the glossary at: For additional information please contact: Ben Rusek at cisac[at] or by phone at 202-334-2811