Joshua Masters (LL.M. ’09) received the Outstanding Student Essay Prize and $1,000 from the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. Masters’ essay, “Nuclear Proliferation: The Role and Regulation of Corporations,” investigates the proliferation responsibilities of private businesses.

Philanthropists Doreen and Jim McElvaney underwrote the competition, which received entries from more than 20 universities and nearly a dozen countries. Judges were drawn from experts on the center’s staff.

“I entered this competition in the hope of making a contribution, however small, to the global discussion of nuclear proliferation,” Masters said. “Winning the Outstanding Student Essay Prize is very exciting. In fact, it has strengthened my resolve to pursue further research in this area.”

Masters’ essay will be published in the November issue of the Nonproliferation Review, the center’s journal.

Posted on July 10, 2009