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  • Preparatory commission for the comprehensive nuclear-test-ban treaty organization.
National Security Archive:
  • Publications from George Washington University’s non-profit research institution.
  • Technical publications include international safety standards, technical guides, conference proceedings and scientific reports.
James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies:
  • Center that hopes to combat the spread of weapons of mass destruction with training, analysis, and information available to the public.
Nuclear Threat Initiative Nuclear Security Index:
  • Assesments of nuclear materials security conditions around the world.
Nuclear Security & Safeguards Education Portal (NSSEP):
  • Courses on nuclear safeguards and the security of nuclear materials.
Nuclear Threat Initiative Education Tutorials:
  • Interactive tutorials to help understand complex nuclear issues.
  • Teaching materials for educators and activities for students.
  • Nuclear weapons simulator – you can choose Ground Zero and detonate nuclear bombs.
  • Government handbook on the American nuclear program in its entirety.
  • Time-lapse map of the 2053 nuclear explosions which took place between 1945 and 1998, created by Japanese artist, Isao Hashimoto.


In 2016, the Department of State’s Key Verification Assets Fund sponsored the NPWG to produce a video to raise awareness on careers in arms control transparency and verification. The NPWG strives to promote careers in nuclear issues, as they are important to foreign policy and global stability. Find out how you can get involved below!

  • Schwarzman Scholars The mission of the Schwarzman Scholars program is to build greater understanding between China and the rest of the world.  The program is open to candidates between the ages of 18 and 28 years old, regardless of nationality, who are proficient in English and have obtained an undergraduate degree or its equivalent. Mandarin skills are not required for admission. Whether in politics, business, sciences, or the arts – successful applicants are young people who have already begun to demonstrate the ability to lead and produce results in their fields and who have a commitment to building understanding among people with differing perspectives. To access the U.S./Global application and learn more about requirements please visit the Schwarzman Scholars website.
  • Public Policy and Nuclear Threats (PPNT) Program: This summer workshop-in-residence at UC San Diego, known as the PPNT boot camp, aims to give participants the knowledge and analytic tools to contribute to the debate on future US nuclear policy. The boot camp features lectures, discussions, debates, and policy simulations. Participants attend talks by distinguished researchers, academics, policy officials, and operational specialists from leading universities, the National Laboratories, international organizations, and government agencies dealing with dealing with nuclear threats, command and control, international safeguards, nonproliferation strategies, and other nuclear issues. Click here for more information.

Recent Highlights:

NPWG Keynote Lecture: Amb. Rose Gottemoeller – On November 28th, 2022, the Nuclear Policy Working Group at Berkeley, Berkeley Risk and Security Lab, and the Nuclear Science and Security Consortium hosted Amb. Rose Gottemoeller, who spoke on the “standstill conundrum” and the future of arms control! Thank you Amb. Gottemoeller for joining us, and to everyone who made the event possible!  


For more information on the “Standstill Conundrum” check out Amb. Gottemoeller’s article in the Texas National Security Review:

To learn more about the prospects for continued arms control with the Russian Federation, see Amb. Gottemoeller’s recent article in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists:

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