Education Module Introduces Students to Nuclear Materials Security

A new education module provides a two-session curriculum on nuclear materials security for undergraduate or graduate courses in international relations, security studies, diplomacy, counter-terrorism, or nuclear sciences. It consists of lesson plans, talking points and a PowerPoint briefing for professors.

The module includes 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.  Students 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.

Download the overview and lesson plans (PDF).

Download the slides (PDF).

The 2016 NTI Nuclear Security Index is available here.  

March 21, 2014

A new education module for undergraduate and graduate college courses includes an introduction to nuclear materials security, a lecture outline and slides. The lesson plan includes a Model Nuclear Security Summit to develop students’ perspectives on nuclear materials security

Jessica Bufford
Jessica Bufford

Program Officer, Materials Risk Management