Summer Institute 2019 - Creating a World Free of Nuclear Weapons

The Program

This Week Long Seminar Focused on Developing the Next Generation of Nonproliferation Specialists and Activists. 

Held in May 19-24, 2019 at the Notre Dame Keough School of Global Affairs Washington D.C. Office, this rigorous program is for rising college sophomores through graduating seniors and was designed to equip students with multidisciplinary knowledge about nonproliferation and disarmament.  Students were able to take full advantage of experiential learning opportunities alongside key arms control institutions and experts in Washington DC. Students explored ways they can get involved on their campuses, as well as internship and career opportunities in the field. 

The seminar was co-sponsored by the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame; the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs at Georgetown University; and the Catholic Peacebuilding Network. 



Kelsey Davenport

Kelsey Davenport, Director for Nonproliferation Policy, Arms Control Association

Kelsey provides research and analysis on the nuclear and missile programs in Iran, North Korea, India, and Pakistan and on nuclear security issues. Her areas of expertise include nuclear nonproliferation, nuclear and missile programs in Iran and North Korea, and nuclear security. Kelsey also reports on developments in these areas for Arms Control Today and is the author of the P5+1 and Iran Nuclear Deal Alerts. She has been quoted in many publications, including Roll Call, the Washington PostThe New York TimesForeign Policy, the Christian Science Monitor and The Guardian. She is a 2011 graduate of the Kroc Institute's Master's in International Peace Studies. 



James Goodby, Former Ambassador and U.S. Career Minister

Ambassador Goodby was a Distinguished Service Professor at Carnegie Mellon University from 1989 to 1999 and is now a professor emeritus. Selected for the US Foreign Service through competitive examinations in 1952, Goodby rose to the rank of career minister in the Senior Foreign Service and was given five presidential appointments to ambassadorial rank, including ambassador to Finland (1980–81). During his Foreign Service career he was involved as a negotiator or as a policy adviser in the creation of the International Atomic Energy Agency, the negotiation of the limited nuclear test ban treaty, START, the Conference on Disarmament in Europe, and cooperative threat reduction (the Nunn-Lugar program). Goodby is the author and editor of several books. 


Core faculty members for the seminar included: 

These faculty were joined by policy specialists from various Washington DC arms control organizations.

Summer Institute students at a briefing with Carmen MacDougall, NTI VP, CommunicationsBriefing with Carmen MacDougall  VP, Communications and Prof. Gerard Powers

Students at the NTI Board RoomSummer Institute students participated in a visit to the NTI headquarters in Washington, D.C. where they were briefed on a variety of current nuclear threats as well as research and ongoing efforts by NTI on Nuclear Disarmament and Monitoring.  15 students from 6 universities and colleges were in attendance.


Program Overview

Program Schedule

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