CIF Project History

 

2019-2020

Topic: Toward a World Free of Nuclear Weapons: The Role of Youth as Change Agents

2017-2018
Topic: Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons: Achievements, Aspirations and Challenges Ahead

2016-2017
Topic: Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty: Its Roles for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons

2015-2016
Topic: Global Nuclear Vulnerability: Lessons for a More Secure and Peaceful World

2014-2015
Topic: Nuclear Disarmament: Humanitarian Approach

2013-2014
Topic: Nuclear Nonproliferation: Global Opportunities and Regional Challenges

2012-2013
Topic: Toward a World without Nuclear Weapons; Progress, Prospects and Challenges

2011-2012
Topic: Nuclear Safety and Security

2010-2011
Topic: Nuclear Energy and Nuclear Weapons in the Middle East

2009-2010
Topic: Nuclear Nonproliferation: Global Opportunities and Regional Challenges

2008-2009
Topic: 
Nuclear Disarmament: Challenges, Opportunities and Next Steps
CIF schools are from California, Hawaii, Texas, and Wisconsin with ten schools from Russia plus speakers from the US Department of Energy.

2007-2008
Topic: 
Nuclear Renaissance: Benefits and Risks
CIF schools are from California, Texas and New York with ten schools from Russia plus speakers from the US Department of Energy.

2006-2007
Topic: 
Outer Space: Next Frontier for Proliferation or Forum for Cooperation?
CIF schools are from California and Texas with ten schools from Russia plus observers from Wisconsin, and speakers from NASA.

2005-2006
Topic: 
Nuclear Weapons and Nonproliferation
CIF schools are from California and Texas with ten schools from Russia plus observers from Wisconsin, Japan and the U.S. Department of Energy.

2004-2005
Topic: 
Peaceful and terrorist uses of radioactive materials
CIF schools are from California, Georgia, Indiana, New Mexico, Texas and Washington with eleven schools from Russia plus an observer from Japan.

2003-2004
Topic: 
Nuclear Issues in Northeast Asia
CIF schools are from California, Georgia, Indiana, Maryland, New Mexico, Texas, Washington and ten schools in Russia.

2002-2003
Topic: 
Weapons of Mass Destruction in the Middle East and South Asia
CIF schools are from California, Georgia, Maryland, New Mexico, Texas, Washington, six schools in Russia and one in the U.K.

2001-2002
Topic: 
Missiles and Missile Defense
CIF schools are from California, Georgia, New Mexico, Ohio, Texas, Vermont, Washington and a new international contingent from Russia.

2000-2001
Topic: 
Chemical and Biological Weapons
CNS trained CIF teachers from schools in California, New Mexico, Texas, and Washington.

1999-2000 
Topic: 
The Disposition of Nuclear Materials
CNS became the project leader of the Critical Issues Forum (CIF). The CIF program expanded to schools in Colorado and Texas.

1998-1999 
Topic: 
Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons
CNS joined the project by providing lectures at summer workshop and sponsoring winter workshop. The CIF program was expanded to more schools in California, Oregon, and Washington State.

1997-1998
Topic: 
Terrorism in the Nuclear World
The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) began collaboration with LANL on the CIF program. LLNL sponsored the participation of three high schools.