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For Professors: Updated Curriculum Based on NTI Index Now Available

November 2, 2016

An updated education module based on the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit is now available. The module provides a two-session curriculum on nuclear materials security for undergraduate or graduate courses in international relations, security studies, diplomacy, counter-terrorism, or nuclear sciences. It includes a “Model Summit” experience for students with lesson plans, talking points and a PowerPoint briefing for professors.

The module includes an introduction to nuclear materials security that would be covered in two class periods and a lecture outline with slides and a simulated Summit to develop students’ perspectives on nuclear materials security.  Students consider technical questions, policy issues, and engage in a discussion of sovereign versus global responsibilities.

The 2016 version of the curriculum is based on the updated 2016 NTI Nuclear Security Index, a first-of-its-kind public benchmarking of nuclear security in 176 countries.  The updated curriculum also includes new resources for additional reading.

The NTI Index, prepared with the Economist Intelligence Unit, was created to spark an international discussion about priorities required to strengthen security.

Download the overview and lesson plans (PDF).

Download the slides (PDF).