NTI Experts Available for the Nuclear Security Summit

More than 50 world leaders will gather in the Hague March 24-25 for the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit. Since the first summit in Washington in 2010, there has been measurable progress toward the goal of reducing and securing the materials needed to build a nuclear bomb, but there is more work to be done. At the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit, states should commit to working toward consensus on the key principles of a global nuclear security system and to establishing the architecture for implementing them. "If we can get agreement at the 30,000 foot-level on the need for a global system to secure nuclear materials at the 2014 summit, it'll be a huge win," said NTI President Joan Rohlfing.

Read NTI's agenda for the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit, here.

NTI has experts available for media covering the summit:

Joan Rohlfing is President of NTI. She plays strategic roles in all NTI programs, including the NTI Nuclear Materials Security Index, a unique public assessment of nuclear security conditions globally. She also co-leads an international, cross-sector dialogue on priorities for global nuclear security.  Ahead of the official 2012 Nuclear Security Summit, she moderated a panel discussion at the Nuclear Industry Summit in Seoul, and in a Hill op-ed, she called on Congress to pass legislation that would complete the ratification of two critical international treaties to prevent nuclear terrorism. Earlier, she held senior positions with the U.S. Department of Energy, as advisor to the U.S. ambassador to India on nuclear security issues, on the staff of the U.S. House Armed Services Committee and at the U.S. Department of Defense.

Deepti Choubey is NTI's Senior Director for Nuclear and Bio-Security. In support of the summit, she co-leads NTI's Global Dialogue on Nuclear Security Priorities, a cross-sector dialogue among leading officials, experts, and practitioners on priorities and actions needed to strengthen the global nuclear security system. She co-led the development of the 2012 edition and was instrumental in developing the 2014 edition of the NTI Nuclear Materials Security Index, a unique public assessment of nuclear security conditions around the world. Prior to joining NTI, she was the deputy director of the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and was director of the Ploughshares Fund's Peace and Security Initiative.

Corey Hinderstein is NTI's Vice President, International Program. She led the development and launching 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. Her areas of focus include the global use of nuclear materials (including minimizing uses of highly enriched uranium), management and verification of nuclear fuel cycle activities internationally, improving nuclear security and other nuclear risk reduction efforts. Prior to joining NTI, she was deputy director and senior analyst at the Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS).

Page Stoutland is NTI's Vice President, Nuclear Materials Security. He is the co-leader of the NTI Nuclear Materials Security Index, a major NTI effort that assesses security conditions across 176 countries. He will give an NTI Index briefing to experts at the 2014 Nuclear Knowledge Summit, ahead of the official March 24-25 summit in the Hague. Prior to joining NTI, he held a number of senior positions at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory where he was instrumental in developing and leading LLNL's programs in support of the post-9/11 homeland security effort. He has also held positions with the U.S. Department of Energy and at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

To reach these experts, contact: Cathy Gwin, [email protected], +1-202-454-7706, 202-270-5942 (mobile)

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