Jeffrey LewisCNS/LLNL Safeguards Course

So, my employer — the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) — runs a nifty little safeguards course with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL).  I’ve heard really good things about it, so I can heartily recommend it.

Also, it’s here in Monterey which is better known as Paradise.  (The photograph above was taken by our friend and colleague, Joe Cirincione.  There is a nice shot of him strolling along the beach at the bottom of the post.)

Deadline Extended for application to Monterey Institute Safeguards Course

The James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), in support of the U.S. Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration’s Next Generation Safeguards Initiative, are pleased to announce an intensive one-week course on international nuclear safeguards policy June 3-7, 2013. The course will provide the background knowledge and introduce tools needed for careers in nuclear safeguards with an emphasis on policy and information analysis

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.

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.

The course is tuition free for selected participants and a few small stipends may be available to non-local students to partially offset transportation and housing costs. Enrollment and the number of stipends are limited.

Application Deadline: March 22, 2013

To apply for the course or for more information, please go to or contact Edith Bursac at


  1. krepon (History)

    the opposite of deterrence is envy.

  2. Joe Cirincione (History)

    Good luck with your course and thanks for posting these great photos. If that doesn’t boost enrollment, I don’t know what will!