Our Purpose

The Critical Issues Forum (CIF) is a unique program of project-based education facilitated by the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies in Monterey, California. The CIF program is designed to promote awareness of nonproliferation and disarmament issues as well as develop critical thinking skills among high school students from around the world, including the United States, Japan and Russia, through educational outreach activities. CIF develops appreciation and understanding of different national and cultural perspectives on complex but vital international security issues.

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UPCOMING PROJECT: 

The upcoming Critical Issues Forum (CIF) Student Conference has been scheduled to take place from Friday, March 27th, 2020 to Saturday, March 28th, 2020 at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, CA.  For more information, feel free to contact us !

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WE HAVE CONCLUDED OUR 2020 TEACHERS’ WORKSHOP! 

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RECENT PROJECT: 

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This year’s Critical Issues Forum is supported by the SAGA Foundation, and the Tom and Sarah Pattison Fund. The Project was also supported by the United States – Japan Foundation between 2012 and 2018.

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