Vice President, International Fuel Cycle Strategies

International Fuel Cycle Strategies (FC)

Expertise Iran, North Korea, Nuclear Energy, Nuclear Weapons Policy

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Corey Hinderstein serves as vice president of international fuel cycle strategies, returning to NTI after a three-year leave (January 2014 through November 2017), during which she was senior coordinator for nuclear security and nonproliferation policy affairs at the National Nuclear Security Administration, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Corey brings deep expertise in international nuclear fuel cycle policy, improving global nuclear security, as well as arms control and nonproliferation verification.

At DOE, Hinderstein led its Iran Task Force, responsible for the development and implementation of policy and activities related to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran. She also advised the Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation on other significant policy and communications initiatives. Hinderstein was the Department’s lead for the substantive and logistical preparations for the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit, including designing, implementing and explaining significant DOE contributions to the Summit process, and served as the DOE’s representative on the White House Summit (“Sherpa”) team.

From 2006 to 2015, Hinderstein served as vice president for international programs at NTI, working on global nuclear nonproliferation and security.

Hinderstein led the development and launch of the World Institute for Nuclear Security (WINS), an international organization based in Vienna, Austria and the first-ever international forum for those accountable for nuclear security to share and promote best security practices. In this role, she managed international consultations with government officials and experts in nuclear material management policy and physical security, concept development, strategic and budgetary planning and fundraising. She also played a significant role in NTI’s initiative to create an international low-enriched uranium bank at the International Atomic Energy Agency, a multi-year effort approved in 2010 and launched in 2017.

Hinderstein edited the book Cultivating Confidence: Verification, Monitoring, and Enforcement for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons (Nuclear Threat Initiative, 2010) and co-authored the Innovating Verification: New Tools and New Actors to Reduce Nuclear Risks report series. These publications explore the key issues associated with verifying, monitoring and enforcing the steps needed to move toward a world without nuclear weapons and offer possible solutions to these challenges.

Prior to joining NTI, Hinderstein was deputy director and senior analyst at the Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS). There, she managed projects designed to integrate technical, scientific and policy research, in order to build a foundation for addressing emerging proliferation challenges.

Hinderstein is a past president and Fellow of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM) and serves on the board of directors for WINS. She also serves on Idaho National Laboratory’s  Nuclear Science and Technology Strategic Advisory Committee and the Executive Advisory Group for Global Security at Sandia National Laboratories.



Ernest J. Moniz and Gov. Jerry Brown at Berkeley


Ernest J. Moniz and Gov. Jerry Brown at Berkeley

NTI CEO Ernest J. Moniz joined Board member Gov. Jerry Brown, NTI Vice President Corey Hinderstein, and Dr. Bethany Goldblum for a panel on, "How Close to Doomsday? Nuclear Dangers and Stopping a New Nuclear Arms Race."

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Fuel Cycle of the Future

Fuel Cycle of the Future

Building a safer, more secure, and more proliferation-resistant nuclear fuel cycle

Developing Spent Fuel Strategies

Developing Spent Fuel Strategies

To generate new solutions for spent fuel waste management and address broader fuel cycle concerns

International IAEA LEU Bank

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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