Michelle Nalabandian from NTI | bio joined government officials and experts from around the world in Geneva, Switzerland last week for the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) 2018 Meeting of States Parties (MSP) and the first annual Global Forum on Scientific Advances Important to the BWC. NTI joined more than 40 individuals and leading non-governmental organizations and institutions to endorse the Joint NGO Statement to the BWC 2018 MSP.
Laura Holgate, Vice President for Materials Risk Management at the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI), recognized four models for sustainable radiological security at the NTI-hosted reception at the IAEA’s International Conference on the Security of Radioactive Material.
Sustainable Security of Radioactive Sources in Central Asia, released at the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) International Conference on the Security of Radioactive Material, is the culmination of a two-year joint effort by NTI and CENESS to improve regional coordination on the security of radioactive sources and to prevent illicit trafficking of these sources in Central Asia.
NTI | bio, partnering with the Oxford University Future of Humanity Institute (FHI) and the Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security (JHU CHS) convened an international group of senior policy leaders and scientific and technical experts at Wilton Park from Nov. 7-9 to assess the impact of advances in technology on global catastrophic biological risks and brainstorm new ideas to address them.
Dr. Page Stoutland, NTI’s Vice President of Scientific and Technical Affairs, was recently granted the lifetime honor of being an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Dr. Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall has joined the Board of Directors of the Nuclear Threat Initiative. In addition, Lynn Rusten, former Senior Director for Arms Control and Nonproliferation on the White House National Security Council staff, has accepted the position of Vice President, Global Nuclear Policy Program at NTI.
NTI joined more than 60 leading global health security organizations and experts to advocate for robust funding of programs that counter biological threats in the Trump Administration’s fiscal year (FY) 2020 budget request to Congress.
Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) Co-Chair and CEO Ernest J. Moniz announced today that NTI will participate in Gender Champions in Nuclear Policy. The new initiative brings together the heads of organizations working in nuclear policy who are committed to breaking down gender barriers and making gender equality a working reality in their spheres of influence. Joan Rohlfing, NTI president, joins Moniz as a Gender Champion.
The Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) named Jill Hruby, former director of Sandia National Laboratories, as the first Sam Nunn Distinguished Fellow, a new NTI position designed to seed innovation in threat reduction. Her work will focus on the intersection of technology and security. Sam Nunn is the co-founder and co-chair of NTI and served as chief executive officer from 2001 to 2017.