Wilfred Wan, political science graduate student, has received an $18,000 dissertation fellowship from the University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC) to study how international talks and treatises designed to halt the proliferation of nuclear weapons have evolved since 1970.

Using archival data from a number of sources including the International Atomic Energy Agency, Office of Disarmament Affairs, United Nations Archives and National Security Archives and conducting interviews with officials involved in the 2010 review of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, Wan plans to piece together a historical narrative on the changes that have occurred surrounding non-proliferation discussions and policy.  His findings may be used in future discussions on the prospects for disarmament.

Funding for his research will begin in October and run through June 2011.

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