2016-2017 Teachers’ Workshop Lectures and Presentations

*As of December 5th, 2016 at 5:00pm PST*

Topic: Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty and its Role for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons.

Zoom Meeting URL: https://middpilot.zoom.us/j/130155405

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All listed dates and times are US Pacific Standard Time (PST) unless noted otherwise. For local time conversion, use this site. http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html 

Disclaimer: Lecture videos will be uploaded to youtube and linked to this site as soon as possible after they occur



Tuesday, November 15th

2:30 PM-3:00 PM
Welcome Remark, Ms. Elena Sokova, Deputy Director, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies

3:00 PM-3:30 PM
Overview of the CIF Project and Teachers Workshop, Masako Toki, Project Manager, Nonproliferation Education Program and CNS Research Associate

3:30 PM-5:00 PM
What are nuclear weapons, and effect of the use: Scientific Perspectives: Part 1, Ferenc Dalnoki-Veress, Adjunct Professor & Scientist in Residence


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Short Introduction


Thursday, November 17th

11:00 AM-12:30 PM (8:00 PM -9:30 PM in Vienna Austria)
Recent International Initiatives in Nuclear Disarmament, Ms. Gaukhar Mukhatzhanova Director, International Organizations and Nonproliferation Program. Remote presenter.

(from Vienna, Austria)


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2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Nuclear Weapons in Today’s World: Where Are We, How Did We Get Here, and the Future, Dr. Jeffrey Knopf, Program Chair, Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies, MIIS


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Monday, November 28th

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM 
Introduction to the Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament Regimes, Joe Brazda, Senior Research Associate, International Organizations and Nonproliferation Program



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Tuesday, November 29th

3:00 PM-4:30 PM 
What are nuclear weapons, and effect of the use: Scientific Perspectives: Part 2, Ferenc Dalnoki-Veress, Adjunct Professor & Scientist in Residence


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Wednesday, November 30th

2:00 PM -5:00 PM 
Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) lecture by Mr. Jean duPreez, Former Chief, External Relations and International Cooperation Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO)

CTBT Lecture Overview

1: History of Nuclear Testing, Nuclear Testing and the Cold War 
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2. CTBT Negotiating History, and the Creation of the CTBTO – Begins at 51:19 
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3. Technical dimensions of CTBT: International Monitoring System (IMS), International Data Centre (IDC), and On-Site Inspections (OSI) Begins at 1:17:37 
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4. The role of the CTBT in the Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament Regime. Current Challenges and Future Prospects. Begins at 2:02:50 
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5. Educational resources to train the next generation of CTBT experts Begins at 2:32:40 
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Full Lecture Slides. Please note: These are the lecture slides for all four lectures by Jean duPreez

Thursday, December 1st

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
North Korea’s Nuclear Weapons Program by Melissa Hanham, Senior Research Associate, East Asia Nonproliferation Program.


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Language workshop by Marie Butcher, English Instructor, MIIS
4:15 PM -5:00 PM
Research Methodology


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5:10 PM-6:00 PM
Citing sources accurately

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Friday, December 2nd

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM
CTBT Youth Initiative by Sarah Bidgood, CNS Graduate Research Assistant and  Sylvia Mishra, CNS fall 2016 Visiting Fellow
The views expressed in this presentation are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of the CTBTO.


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4:00 pm- 5:00 pm
Introduction of 2016-2017 Mini-Projects, Expectation and outcome, Masako Toki

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Monday, December 5th

Language workshop by Marie Butcher, English Instructor, MIIS
2:00 PM-2:45 PM
Focusing Your Message


2:50 PM – 3:30 PM
Making Effective Presentations


3:45 PM- 4:15 PM
Introducing useful resources, Masako Toki


4:15 PM -5:00 PM
Wrap Up Session and discussion for the Spring Conference in Nagasaki, Masako Toki