Alex Bednarek

Program Assistant, Fuel Cycle Strategies

Alex Bednarek joined NTI in September 2016 and currently serves as a program assistant with the International Fuel Cycle Strategies team, having previously served as an intern and research assistant with NTI’s Material Risk Management team.

His prior experience includes internships with the Center for Global Security Research at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the Subcommittee for Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade under the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee. In addition, he has served in positions related to political consulting, territorial conflict and resolution, and international aid.

Bednarek holds a master's degree in Security Policy Studies from The George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs, where he focused on transnational security and non-state actors. He also holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

 

Analysis

California's Radiological Threat Reduction Initiative

This paper, submitted to the 59th annual meeting of the Institute for Nuclear Materials Management (INMM) by Program Assistant Alex Bednarek and Senior Consultant Ioanna Iliopulos, outlines efforts between California and NTI to reduce radiological risks.

Re-Examining the State of Radiological Source Security in Russia

This paper explores the potential for a radiological attack, as well as the possible outcomes of such an event. It presents an overview of the state of radiological material security and disposal in Russia and highlights progress made, both domestically and internationally, in securing these materials.

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Projects

Spent Fuel Pool San Onofre

Developing Spent Fuel Strategies

In 2013, NTI launched the Developing Spent Fuel Strategies project with generous funding from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation (as well as the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation during 2013 and 2014. Drawing on three international workshops (Paris 2013, Taipei 2014, Singapore 2015), NTI’s work to strengthen global approaches to nuclear materials management, the work of the NTI-CSIS expert group New Approaches to the Nuclear Fuel Cycle, and recommendations from the Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future (BRC), the project has created a network of nuclear fuel cycle experts in the Pacific Rim to develop solutions to shared spent fuel management problems and explore ways to address broader fuel cycle concerns.
IPNDV Group

International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification

A public-private partnership to build global capacity and increase understanding of future monitoring and verification challenges.