James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies

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About Us

The James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) strives to combat the spread of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) by training the next generation of nonproliferation specialists and disseminating timely information and analysis. CNS at the Monterey Institute of International Studies is the largest nongovernmental organization in the United States devoted exclusively to research and training on nonproliferation issues. Today, CNS has a full-time staff of more than 40 specialists and over 40 graduate student research assistants located in offices in Monterey, Washington, DC, and Almaty, Kazakhstan. CNS is organized into five research programs: the Chemical and Biological Weapons Program, the East Asia Nonproliferation Program, the International Organization and Nonproliferation Program, the Weapons of Mass Destruction Terrorism Research Program, and the Newly Independent States Nonproliferation Program. Each program supports the Center’s mission by training graduate students, building a worldwide community of nonproliferation experts, publishing both on-line and print resources on all aspects of WMD, providing background material to the media, and creating seminars and on-line tutorials to be used by high school and college instructors and the general public.

CNS offers internships in the summer for undergraduates in Monterey, and internships throughout the year in Washington, D.C. for college graduates.