International intensive short-term education and training course of nuclear nonproliferation for undergraduate and graduate students

Overseas Internship and Training

Nuclear Nonproliferation Education and Research Center

NPLI PATH Fellowship (Pilot Program)

NPLI PATH Fellowship (파일럿 프로그램)

NPLI (Nuclear Policy Leadership Initiative)
  • Proposed by Partnership for Global Security and USKI at SAIS in 2015
  • Aims at developing strong ties and a common knowledge base among Korean and U.S. government officials, diplomats, think tank experts, and academics
  • Partnering with KAIST NEREC and Korean Nuclear Policy Society
NPLI PATH(Policy and Technology) Fellowship
  • A short intensive education and training program of nuclear policy for master or PhD students in Korea to enhance research capabilities in the field and to build networks with policy experts in the U.S.
  • Newly established in 2016
  • Co-hosted by KAIST NEREC, Partnership for Global Security and US-Korea Institute at SAIS
  • Period: Jan 11 to Feb 5, 2016 (4 weeks)
  • Place: Washington D.C.
  • Program: Lectures/Seminars, Debate, Role Play, Site Visits and Group Presentation
  • Participants: 10 from Korea including 9 students and 1 program manager
Week Theme Lectures and Other Activities
1st International Framework for Peaceful Nuclear Energy Int’l Cooperation, Governance and Diplomacy
Events that Triggered Nuclear Governance Evolutions
Int’l Organizations: Structure, Roles and Responsibilities
History and Future Trajectory of Arms Control
The Non-Proliferation Regime
Nuclear Safety: Int’l Frameworks
Nuclear Security Summit: Processes, Impact and System
Site Visit to NYC: The UN 1540 Committee, ASME
2nd Regional and BilateralCooperation & Nuclear Fuel Cycle Regional Non-Proliferation: Agreements and Approaches
Discussion on Pyro-Processing from Korean Side
The Role of the IAEA in Nuclear Safeguards, Safety and Security
Impact of DPRK on Regional Nuclear Cooperation
Discussion on Pyro-Processing from US side
The Iran Case: Challenges and Opportunities
Managing the Fuel Cycle
Bilateral Nuclear Cooperation Agreement and the Negotiation Process for the 123 Agreement
3rd Policy in Practice Role of the State Department in US Nuclear Policy
Developing Nuclear Security Cooperation
Policy Debate on UN Security Council and Pyro-processing
Role of DOE/NNSA in US Nuclear Policy
Overview of House Science Committee’s Nuclear R&D Agenda
Export Control Systems
Site Visit to the NRC(Emergency Operation Center)
4th Increased Use of Nuclear Energy An Expanded Nuclear Sector: Future Challenges and Risks
Disaster Management and Emergency Response
Role of NRC and the National Laboratories in US Nuclear Policy
Site Visits: NEI, Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant
Film Screening – ‘Pandora’s Promise’
Public Perceptions of Nuclear Energy and Communication Strategies
Informal Lunch with Dewey Square Group
Role Play: Communication with the Public on Nuclear Energy: Roleplay Meeting btw Company and Locals Regarding Siting
Transportation of Nuclear Materials
Final Presentations
The List of Participants
No Name University/Affiliation Major Degree
1 Jieun JOO KAIST Nuclear Engineering M.S. Candidate
2 Viet Phuong NGUYEN KAIST Nuclear Engineering Ph.D. Candidate
3 Jeemin HA KAIST (graduated) Nuclear Engineering M.S.
4 Sung Yoon PARK KAIST Science and Technology Policy M.S. Candidate
5 Hyoim KIM KAIST NEREC Nuclear Engineering Bachelor
6 Seung Yeon LEE University of North Korean Studies East Asian Studies M.A. Candidate
7 ChaeEun CHO Seoul national University Political Science and Int’l Relations M.A. Candidate
8 Bitna Lee KAIST Science and Technology Policy M.A. Candidate
9 Jae Young BYON KAIST Science and Technology Policy M.A. Candidate
10 Yunhwa CHOI KAIST NEREC (program manager) International Security M.A.

* 9 Koreans and 1 Vietnamese mainly from KAIST
* Majors: Nuclear engineering, S&T policy and International relations

The List of Speakers

Over 30 nuclear experts, either policy or technology side, from various sectors including government, national laboratory, university, think-tank and nuclear industry

No Sector Expert Affiliation Title
1 Academia Frank Von Hippel Princeton University Co-director
2 Government Michael Butera DOS Presidential Management Fellow
3 Government Andrew Hood NNSA Director
4 Government Joseph Rivers NRC Senior Level Advisor on Security
5 Government Aaron Weston US House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Counsel
6 Government Mark Holt Congressional Research Service Specialist in Energy Policy
7 Industry Jack Edlow Edlow Int’l Company President
8 Industry Robert Kidwell Enercon Services Senior Technical Specialist
9 Industry Everett Redmond NEI Senior Director
10 Industry Susan Perkins-Grew NEI Senior Director
11 Industry William Fork Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittmann LLP Senior Lawyer
12 Industry Steven Casazza Sierra Nevada Corporation Manager
13 Industry Terrence Reis Talisman Int’l Director
14 Industry John Bendo ASME Manager
15 National Lab Warren Stern Brookhaven NL Senior Advisor
16 National Lab Benn Tannenbaum Sandia NL Head
17 National Lab Jae Soo Ryu KAERI Head and Principal Researcher
18 NGO Kingston Rief Arms Control Association Director
19 NGO Kelsey Davenport Arms Control Association Director
20 NGO Daryl Kimbell Arms Control Association Executive Director
21 NGO Andrew Newman NTI Senior Program Officer
22 NGO Jenny Town US-Korea Institute at SAIS Assistant Director
23 NGO Ken Luongo Partnership for Global Security President
24 NGO Anita Nilsson A&N Associates President
25 NGO Caroline Jorant SDRI Consulting President
26 NGO John Bernhard Former Denish Amb. to the IAEA Consultant 
27 INGO UN 1540 Committee    


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