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The Institute for Nuclear Security, within the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy at the University of Tennessee, ­Knoxville, brings the complete capabilities of the University community to bear on one of the most challenging issues of our time—nuclear security.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the Y-12 National Security Complex, and Oak Ridge Associated Universities have joined with us as the institute’s charter members.

Our mission is to align and grow our collective expertise and capabilities to play a pivotal role in global nuclear security efforts.


The flagship campus of the University of Tennessee System and partner in the Tennessee Transfer Pathway.

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