Grantee Profile

Middlebury College Monterey Institute of International Studies

Grants to Middlebury College Monterey Institute of International Studies

  • $500,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Duration 2 years)

    International Peace & Security

    MIDDLEBURY, VERMONT — The James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) at the Monterey Institute of International Studies is a nongovernmental organization devoted to reducing nuclear proliferation by research, training nonproliferation specialists, and disseminating information and analysis. As one of MacArthur's five nuclear security education and training grantees CNS will use this renewal grant to train the next generation of nuclear security experts. CNS provides advanced interdisciplinary training for Monterey Institute students and foreign government officials that employs cutting edge pedagogical tools, and hosts visiting fellows. This will produce a highly qualified international group of policy experts.

  • $125,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Duration 1 year)

    International Peace & Security

    MIDDLEBURY, VERMONT — The James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) at the Monterey Institute of International Studies is a nongovernmental organization devoted to reducing nuclear proliferation by research, training nonproliferation specialists, and disseminating information and analysis. This renewal grant would provide one final year of funding for CNS to capitalize on the success of its Eminent Persons Group, a group of high-level leaders from Japan and the United States that addresses the practice of nuclear fuel reprocessing. Reprocessing is controversial because it creates additional material that could be used for nuclear weapons, but Japan is a strong proponent of reprocessing as a means to reduce its stockpiles of nuclear fuel waste. The Group and has stimulated a strong debate about the security costs of reprocessing in Japan, and this grant intends to translate its work into two specific policy proposals that integrate security concerns into decisions on reprocessing in Japan.

  • $465,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Duration 2 years)

    International Peace & Security

    MIDDLEBURY, VERMONT — The James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) is a nongovernmental organization located at Middlebury College's graduate school, The Monterey Institute for International Studies (MIIS). CNS is devoted to reducing nuclear proliferation by research, training nonproliferation specialists, and disseminating information and analysis. This grant renews a grant that examined illicit nuclear trafficking networks and industry's role in preventing proliferation. It will also examine the extent and nature of the on-going use of illicitly procured nuclear-relevant goods and explore the possibility of creating an enhanced international framework to address this quandary.

  • $200,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    International Peace & Security

    MIDDLEBURY, VERMONT — The James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) is a nongovernmental organization devoted to reducing nuclear proliferation by research, training nonproliferation specialists, and disseminating information and analysis. This project would focus on leadership in Japan and the U.S. concerning security risks related to the spread of civilian reprocessing in Northeast Asia. It would address MacArthur's strategy to prevent nuclear terrorism, by denying terrorist access to fissile materials and promoting sound nuclear energy policies.

  • $500,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    International Peace & Security

    MIDDLEBURY, VERMONT — The James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) is a nongovernmental organization at the Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS) devoted to reducing nuclear proliferation through research, training nonproliferation specialists, and disseminating analysis. This grant will train the next generation of nuclear security experts at MIIS. CNS will provide advanced interdisciplinary training in the areas of nuclear security and nonproliferation, expand course offerings for its Master's Degree Program in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies, particularly focusing on science and technology, and provide on-the-job training for its students. Funds will be used for partial staff salaries, student scholarships, and curriculum development.

  • $400,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    International Peace & Security

    MIDDLEBURY, VERMONT — The James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies is a nongovernmental organization devoted to reducing nuclear proliferation by research, training nonproliferation specialists and disseminating information and analysis. CNS proposes three projects to strengthen nuclear security: Stopping Nuclear Equipment and Technology Black-Market Networks; Industry Awareness of Procurement Networks; and Controlling the Further Spread of Reprocessing Capabilities in Northeast Asia. Funds would be used for staff salaries, travel, workshops, and publications. These projects would address MacArthur's goals to deny terrorist access to fissile materials, and provide new insights and approaches to security challenges arising from national efforts to acquire nuclear weapons.

  • $475,000Active Strategy

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    International Peace & Security

    MIDDLEBURY, VERMONT — To support the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies program of education and training in the areas of nuclear nonproliferation and terrorism (over two years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Middlebury College Monterey Institute of International Studies $2,665,000 between 2002 and 2015.

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