Education in nuclear security policy complements the technical training provided by the NSSC to address the need for knowledgeable practitioners in the nonproliferation field and to foster collaboration across technical and social science fields. The policy program involves innovative classroom learning through the Nuclear Security Policy course at UC Berkeley, extracurricular opportunities to engage in nuclear security issues through the Nuclear Policy Working Group, and experiential learning through the Public Policy and Nuclear Threats Boot Camp. Cutting-edge research in high-priority areas, including cross-domain deterrence and international cooperation on nuclear security, is conducted with national laboratory and academic partners.

Focus area lead: Michael Nacht, University of California, Berkeley

DSC01550Nuclear security policy research is conducted by students and faculty at UC Berkeley and the Institute for Global Conflict and Cooperation at UC San Diego, in collaboration with NSSC partner national laboratories.