Kelsey Hartigan

Senior Program Officer, Material Security and Minimization

Kelsey Hartigan is currently on a 24-month assignment to the U.S. Department of Defense. Until her departure in January 2016, she served as a senior program officer for material security and minimization and the Nuclear Security Project. She also worked with the United States Institute of Peace and assisted with USIP’s course on 21st Century Issues in Strategic Arms Control and Nonproliferation. Hartigan has held positions with the International Security and Nuclear Weapons program at the Henry L. Stimson Center and the U.S. Department of State’s Delegation to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva, Switzerland.

She is a member of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management, the International Network of Emerging Nuclear Specialists and Women in International Security. Hartigan is a graduate of Purdue University.

Analysis

A New Approach to the Nuclear Fuel Cycle: Best Practices

In the past decade, a resurgence of enthusiasm for nuclear power has rekindled interest in efforts to manage the fuel cycle. The 2011 accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plants in Japan and current proliferation crises in North Korea and Iran raise this question: Is the current approach on the fuel cycle—leaving uranium enrichment and spent fuel reprocessing capabilities in the hands of national governments—too risky on proliferation grounds? New approaches to the nuclear fuel cycle with the objective of mitigating proliferation risks can also help improve nuclear governance, making nuclear energy safer and more sustainable.

Innovating Verification Overview

The Innovating Verification Overview includes a foreword by NTI Co-Chairman and CEO Sam Nunn and key project findings and recommendations.

The Opportunities and Limits of Societal Verification

This paper builds on NTI's 2012 INMM submission and the work of NTI's Societal Verification Working Group, detailing new case studies which retroactively track the social media footprint of past incidents, and further analyzes key questions surrounding societal verification tools and processes.

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