On April 21st, Yanuar Ady Setiawan, a graduate
student with the TEES Nuclear Security Science and Policy
Institute, took part in the Science and Security Summit 2017, which
was hosted by the Federation of American Scientists (FAS) at the
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC.
The FAS sponsored three graduate-level engineering students
currently working in the area of nuclear security and
nonproliferation at US universities to speak on the subject of the
role of scientists and engineers in global security and safety and
in the current political landscape. They were joined by three
senior scientists and engineers to discuss these issues: Dr. John
Holdren (former advisor of science and technology to President
Obama); Dr. Richard Meserve (president emeritus, Carnegie
Institution for Science); and Dr. Rodney Wilson (director of the
Global Security and Cooperation Center at Sandia National
Laboratories). The other graduate student presenters were
Stephen Dahunsi from the University of Tennessee and Hannah
Gardiner from the University of Florida.
Setiawan's presentation focused on nuclear security education
opportunities for international students, including the immediate
impact of the US Department of State's Partnership for Nuclear
Security on global nuclear security education. His
presentation is available online.
Setiawan is currently pursuing a Master of Science degree in
nuclear engineering with a specialization in nuclear
nonproliferation. His research work with NSSPI Director Dr.
Sunil Chirayath focuses on the impact of insider threat on security
risk assessments of nuclear facilities. He graduated with a
bachelor's degree in nuclear engineering from Universitas Gadjah
Mada in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.