On July 17th, NTI | bio of the Nuclear Threat Initiative and partners brought together congressional staff across committees to highlight the challenges of detecting and responding to an outbreak caused by a novel pathogen.
The annual Global Incidents and Trafficking Database, produced for NTI by the Center for Nonproliferation Studies, identified more than 170 incidents involving nuclear and other radioactive material outside of regulatory control across 14 countries in 2017.
NTI Vice President Corey Hinderstein and other NTI leaders and staff are playing a key role as the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM) hosts its 59th annual meeting this week in Baltimore, MD.
Presidents Trump and Putin are scheduled to meet in Helsinki, Finland on Monday,
July 16. Nuclear issues are expected to be on the agenda, and despite controversy over the summit, there is hope that the meeting is the start of a sustained dialogue between the United States and Russia on issues that are in both nations’ security interests. In addition to former Senator Sam Nunn and former Sec. Ernest J. Moniz, NTI has experts available for media covering the summit.
Thanks to a generous new grant of $3.56 million from the Open Philanthropy Project, NTI | bio will create a Global Health Security (GHS) Index to serve as a national-level assessment of all countries’ capabilities to prevent, detect, and respond to high consequence biological events.
As Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin prepare to meet in Helsinki, NTI offers a host of resources on the U.S. and Russian nuclear programs and recommendations for how the presidents can and must work to prevent nuclear confrontation and pursue dialogue to reduce nuclear risks.
NTI | bio partnered with Wellcome Trust and the World Economic Forum to convene leading experts in the fields of synthetic biology, virology, genomics, bioethics, security, public health, and risk to identify and develop novel approaches to advance technical innovations to reduce biological risks associated with advances in technology.
The 50th anniversary of the NPT opening for signature should remind all nations why we have a stake in preserving, sustaining, and strengthening the NPT regime to prevent proliferation, ensure cooperation on peaceful use of nuclear energy, and end the threat posed by nuclear weapons as we ultimately move toward a world without nuclear weapons.
NTI | bio held its inaugural Global Biosecurity Dialogue this week in London, bringing together more than 60 government officials, experts, civil society leaders, and international organizations across the fields of foreign affairs, public health, defense, agriculture, and law enforcement, to identify practical solutions for strengthening biosecurity and biosafety globally.