Nuclear Materials Security Education Module

This education module is designed to serve as a toolkit to support undergraduate or graduate courses in international relations, security studies, diplomacy, counter-terrorism, or nuclear sciences. It consists of lesson plans and additional resources, including a PowerPoint briefing.

It offers an introduction to nuclear materials security that would be covered in two class periods and includes a lecture outline with slides and a simulation exercise to develop students’ perspectives on nuclear materials security. During the two classes periods, students will consider technical questions, policy issues, and engage in a discussion of sovereign versus global responsibilities.

The module incorporates NTI’s Nuclear Materials Security Index, a first-of-its-kind public benchmarking project of nuclear materials security conditions on a country-by-country basis. The NTI Index, prepared with the Economist Intelligence Unit, was created to spark an international discussion about priorities required to strengthen security.

 

March 18, 2014
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This module is designed to serve as a toolkit to support undergraduate or graduate courses in international relations, security studies, diplomacy, counter-terrorism, or nuclear sciences. It consists of lesson plans and additional resources, including a PowerPoint briefing.

Authors
Jessica Bufford
Jessica Bufford

Program Officer, Materials Risk Management

Page Stoutland, PhD
Page Stoutland, PhD

Vice President, Scientific and Technical Affairs