Nuclear Scholars Initiative
December 12, 2011
The 2011 Nuclear Scholars Initiative featured an outstanding class of 20 graduate students and young professionals from across the United States, as well as one from the United Kingdom. Together, they participated in six monthly workshops that covered various aspects of U.S. nuclear weapons policy. Sessions focused on the Nuclear Posture Reviews; deterrence, extended deterrence, and assurance; the technical aspects of nuclear modernization and verification; arms control; and nuclear security. The program culminated in a final meeting where the scholars presented their own research, the results of which are contained in this year’s journal.