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Rockefeller Doctoral Student Steve Sin Invited to Lecture at Baker Center for Public Policy

Steve Sin

Rockefeller College doctoral student Steve Sin was recently invited to lecture at the Howard H. Baker, Jr. Center for Public Policy at the University of Tennessee on the topic of illicit trafficking of radiological and nuclear material.

Sin is a senior researcher in the Unconventional Weapons & Technology Research Division at the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), a Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence led by the University of Maryland.

Sin began his career in 1995 in the U.S. Army and served as a counterintelligence officer, specializing in intelligence support in the Asia-Pacific Theater. During his military service, he taught Intelligence Support to several groups including:  Counterinsurgency Operations; Counter-Terrorism; and Peacekeeping/Peace Enforcement Operations. In 2011, he became the senior research associate and section chief at National Center for Security & Preparedness (NCSP) at Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy at the University at Albany. There he  led the center’s homeland security and terrorism research program. NCSP assisted and advised New York State and local authorities on designing and implementing emergency preparedness and management policies, plans, and training.

In 2014 Steve Sin joined START. His research focuses on illicit trafficking of radiological and nuclear material; cyber intelligence; and technology diffusion, transfer, and adoption. His broader research interests include political violence, counter-terrorism, counterinsurgency, international security, and proliferation/counter-proliferation with a regional expertise in Northeast Asia, including the North Korean nuclear program, North-South Korea relations, and Korea-Japan-China relations.

Sin expects to complete his PhD in Political Science at Rockefeller College by summer 2016. His studies are concentrated in international relations and comparative politics.

View Steve Sin’s presentation “Searching for the Nuclear Silk Road: Geospatial Analysis of Potential Illicit Radiological and Nuclear Material Trafficking, October 12, 2015