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.

Curtis served as under secretary, deputy secretary and acting secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy. 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. 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 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.


NTI President Charles Curtis Speaks at CNS’ 20th Anniversary Conference


NTI President Charles Curtis Speaks at CNS’ 20th Anniversary Conference

In his remarks celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Center for Nonproliferation Studies, NTI President Charles Curtis outlined the important role foundations, NGOs, and the media can play in educating the public about nuclear dangers.

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International IAEA LEU Bank
Past Project

International IAEA LEU Bank

An international bank to supply nations with low-enriched uranium (LEU) to operate nuclear power reactors in case of supply disruption.


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