Ernest Moniz discusses nuclear threats at MIT, NTI hosts radiological workshop in California and more

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May 11, 2017 Incoming NTI CEO Ernest Moniz Discusses Nuclear Threats with Rep. Barbara Lee at MIT

Former Secretary of Energy and incoming NTI CEO Ernest Moniz discussed urgent nuclear risks with Rep. Barbara Lee (CA-13) at a conference on “ Reducing the Threat of Nuclear War ” held at MIT on May 6. “Frankly, the possibility of a nuclear bomb going off is higher today than 20 years ago,” said Dr. Moniz. “We must continue to put pressure on this president to give Congress a comprehensive strategy for deterring North Korea, that puts diplomacy and nonmilitary strategies at the forefront,” said Rep. Lee. Dr. Moniz also discussed achievements related to the Iran deal to date and the strength of its verification measures. READ MORE NTI resources on US-Russia Cooperation to Reduce Nuclear Risks As Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met with President Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson this week, the risk of nuclear miscalculation or accident between the world’s two biggest nuclear powers remains dangerously high. See NTI program officer Leon Ratz ’ recommendations for resources on U.S.-Russian relations . Find our Russia country profile , 3-D models of Russia’s missiles and other resources created for NTI by the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) here . READ MORE NTI and State of California Partner to Reduce Radiological “Dirty Bomb” Risks NTI, in cooperation with the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services and the California Department of Public Health, hosted a Radiological Security Workshop in Irvine, CA to explore ways to reduce the risks posed by radiological materials. The May 2-3, 2017 workshop included presentations from law enforcement officials, public health and hospital administrators, emergency response team leaders, and nuclear and radiological security experts. NTI Co-Chairman and CEO Sam Nunn , Senator Dianne Feinstein, and NTI board member Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. addressed the workshop by video. READ MORE Joint Simulation Encourages U.S.-Chinese Cooperation to Address Nuclear Crises NTI and the China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations (CICIR) on April 25 jointly organized a scenario-based, table-top simulation focused on how China and the United States could strengthen cooperation to address potential nuclear crises. Held in Washington, this event was co-chaired by NTI Co-Chairman and CEO Sam Nunn and CICIR Vice President Feng Zhongping. The scenario encouraged China and the United States to work together to address a growing crisis in South Asia. U.S. participants included former U.S. government officials such as Ernest Moniz ; Chinese participants included experts with security backgrounds. READ MORE

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- Ernest Moniz recently appeared on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” where he discussed nuclear terrorism, energy and the Iran Deal. Watch the full episode , listen to the full audio , or watch a clip of the Q+A portion . - WE’RE HIRING! NTI is looking for a program associate/officer for our scientific and technical affairs program. Apply here . - Sam Nunn recently received a Lifetime Achievement award at Emory Law School’s 100th Anniversary gala. Read about the event . - Get to know Beth Cameron , NTI’s new Senior Director for Global Biological Policy and Programs. Among other duties, Cameron will oversee the development of a Global Health Security Index , as well as work related to national security risks associated with emerging biotechnologies. - LAST CALL FOR EDUCATORS: Help shape NTI’s public education program and fill out our 3 minute survey .


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