NSSC Faculty and Students recipients of Carnegie Awards to Address Emerging Threats in Nuclear Security

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The Carnegie Foundation announced the awarding of 8 new grants to advance the field’s understanding of technology-driven challenges. 

One award went to a partnership between the University of California, Berkeley, and Sandia National Laboratory. NSSC Nuclear Security Policy Focus Area Lead, Prof. Michael Nacht will serve as the Principal Investigator. This research project will analyze the implications of using low-yield nuclear weapons through serious games that force national experts and university students to confront escalation dilemmas.

The Center for Strategic and International Studies, Inc., Washington, D.C. received funding to bring current and rising nuclear experts together to examine how recent advances in computer platforms, sensors and networks could affect situational awareness of decision-makers during crises between nuclear-armed states. The Nuclear Policy Working Group will be collaborating with CSIS for this project.