Charles B. Curtis

NTI President Emeritus and Emeritus Board Member

Charles B. Curtis is NTI president emeritus, an emeritus board member and senior adviser to the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Before his nine years of service at NTI, Curtis served as the executive vice president and chief operating officer of the United Nations Foundation and was a partner in Hogan & Hartson, a Washington DC based law firm with domestic and international offices.

Curtis served as under secretary and, later, as deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy from February 1994 to May 1997. He was chief operating officer of the Department and among other duties, had direct programmatic responsibility for all of the Department’s energy, science, technology and national security programs.

Curtis is a lawyer with more than 15 years’ practice experience and more than 18 years in government service. He was a founding partner of the Washington law firm Van Ness Feldman. Curtis served as chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission from 1977 to 1981 and has held positions on the staff of the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Treasury Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission. He is a current member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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Projects

The Vinca nuclear research reactor, where NTI acted to catalyze the removal of two and a half bombs’ worth of HEU.

Project Vinca

Project Vinca, a collaborative effort between governments, NTI, and the private sector, successfully removed 100 pounds of vulnerable highly enriched uranium from a poorly secured research reactor outside of Belgrade.
Fuel Bank Signing

International IAEA LEU Bank

NTI, with advisor Warren Buffett’s backing, committed $50 million for an international bank for storing low-enriched uranium to address nuclear proliferation risks
The audience gathers for the official launch of WINS in Vienna, Austria.

World Institute for Nuclear Security (WINS)

To ensure the security of nuclear materials and facilities, NTI launched WINS to instigate the sharing and implementation of best practices to reduce the amount of vulnerable nuclear material and to prevent nuclear terrorism.