Centre welcomes new Research Director

26 February 2014

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Distinguished nuclear disarmament, non-proliferation and security researcher Dr Tanya Ogilvie-White has joined the Centre for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (CNND) as its new Research Director.

The Centre, which is based within the Crawford School, has a leading role in the worldwide effort to minimise the risk of nuclear weapons use, stop their spread and ultimately achieve their complete elimination.

It was launched in May 2011 in response to a major recommendation of the final report of the International Commission on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament. The Centre is headed by former UN Assistant-Secretary General Professor Ramesh Thakur.

The appointment is recognition of Dr Ogilvie-White’s significant contribution to research in this area. Her most recent paper, Preventing Nuclear Terrorism: Australia’s Leadership Role was published by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), in January 2014.

Dr Ogilvie-White began her career at the Mountbatten Centre for International Studies, UK, working with one of the world’s leading experts on the nuclear non-proliferation regime, Professor John Simpson, OBE.

Before joining CNND, Dr Ogilvie-White was a senior analyst at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, Canberra; Stanton nuclear security fellow at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, London; and senior lecturer in international relations at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. She is an international advisor to the New Zealand Centre for Global Studies, a member of the Council on Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific, Associate Editor of the US-based journal, Asian Security, and Asia-Pacific representative of the Fissile Material Working Group.

Her recent publications include:Australia and the Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Initiative: Difficult Times for Disarmament Diplomacy (ASPI, May 2013), Slaying the Nuclear Dragon: Disarmament Dynamics in the Twenty-First Century (University of Georgia Press, March 2012); and On Nuclear Deterrence: The Correspondence of Sir Michael Quinlan (IISS/Routledge, October 2011).

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