Members of NTI’s team joined more than 100 experts from 24 countries and the European Union met in London in early December 2018 for the sixth plenary meeting of the International Partnership for Nuclear Disarmament Verification (IPNDV).
Thanks to a generous new grant of $1.9 million from the Open Philanthropy Project, NTI | bio will expand its efforts to counter global catastrophic biological risks over the next three years. Dr. Jaime Yassif will join the NTI | bio team as a Senior Fellow to implement new projects funded by this grant.
“Are negotiations with North Korea collapsing?” CNS expert Jeffrey Lewis poses this direct question in a new article, and corresponding interactive coloring book, on NTI’s website about U.S. and North Korean relations.
NTI | bio is asking U.S. and international decision makers this tough question in a new interactive infographic that explores the vulnerabilities that exist in any country, examines global risk factors, and highlights the potentially staggering consequences of a biological event.
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.