Igor Khripunov joined the Center for International Trade and Security (formerly the Center for East-West Trade Policy) at the University of Georgia in 1992 and served until July 2018 as a Distinguished Fellow with the Center as well as an Adjunct Professor for the University of Georgia’s School of Public and International Affairs. He was also Editor-in-Chief of the “1540 Compass,” published between 2012 and 2017 in cooperation with the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs. Currently, he is a consultant and training instructor for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
His main expertise is the role of the human factor in maintaining stable safety and security at critical infrastructure facilities. In this capacity, Igor Khripunov extensively collaborated with the UN Office for Disarmament Affaires, UN Specialized Agencies, NATO Science for Peace and Security Program, and other international organizations. He participated in developing and validating several IAEA guidance documents on nuclear security and culture.
Igor Khripunov has contributed to a number of books and book chapters on WMD arms controls and nonproliferation, nuclear security and CBRN security culture. He has written over 200 articles and op-eds in world media published in Arms Control Today, Comparative Strategy, Security Dialogue, Jane’s Intelligence Review, Nonproliferation Review, International Journal of Nuclear Security, Problems of Post-Communism, The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Defense News.