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For Professors: Curriculum Based on NTI Index Now Available

March 18, 2014

This education module is designed to serve as a toolkit to support undergraduate or graduate courses in international relations, security studies, diplomacy, counter-terrorism, or nuclear sciences. It consists of lesson plans and additional resources, including a PowerPoint briefing.

It offers an introduction to nuclear materials security that would be covered in two class periods and includes a lecture outline with slides and a simulation exercise to develop students’ perspectives on nuclear materials security. During the two classes periods, students will consider technical questions, policy issues, and engage in a discussion of sovereign versus global responsibilities.

The module incorporates NTI’s Nuclear Materials Security Index, a first-of-its-kind public benchmarking project of nuclear materials security conditions on a country-by-country basis. The NTI Index, prepared with the Economist Intelligence Unit, was created to spark an international discussion about priorities required to strengthen security.

Download the PDF of the lesson plans

Download a PDF of the slides