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Mr Luca Lentini

Project Coordinator and Research Associate

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King's College London




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Luca Lentini is a Project Coordinator and Research Associate in the Centre for Science and Security Studies (CSSS) at King’s College London. He has recently coordinated and implemented several human capacity building projects in the field of nuclear security in India, Indonesia, Morocco and South Africa, and has been invited to lecture on various nuclear security topics in Brazil, Ghana, Saudi Arabia and Ukraine. Luca has also worked as a consultant to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and currently serves as Vice-Chair of Working Group II of the International Nuclear Security Education Network (INSEN), which focuses on faculty development.

Before joining the centre, he worked within the WMD, Conventional Weapons and Space Division at the European External Action Service (EEAS), as a consultant and Data Quality Specialist for IHS Jane’s and as an Analyst for Renaissance Strategic Advisors.

Luca Lentini holds an MA in Non-Proliferation and International Security from King’s College London and an MA in International Relations (cum laude) from Sapienza University of Rome. During his studies, he won six merit-based scholarships and spent three months at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) to carry out research activities for his first MA dissertation.

Research Interests
  • Nuclear security
  • CBRN terrorism
  • WMD proliferation
  • Aerospace & Defence
  • ‘Nuclear Security Train-the-Trainer Professional Development Courses: Lessons Learned, presented at the IAEA International Conference on Nuclear Security: Commitment and Actions, 5-9 December 2016, Vienna, Austria, [co-authored with Christopher Hobbs and Matthew Moran].

  • ‘The Utility of Table-top Exercises in Teaching Nuclear Security, International Journal of Nuclear Security: Vol. 2, No. 1, 2016, [co-authored with Christopher Hobbs and Matthew Moran]

  • ‘Nuclear Security Briefing Book, 2016 Edition’, (March 2016), [co-authored with Wyn Bowen, Matthew Cottee, Christopher Hobbs and Matthew Moran].

  • ‘Security Assurances and Non-Proliferation, in Joseph Pilat and Nathan Busch (eds.), Routledge Handbook on Nuclear Proliferation and Policy, Routledge, forthcoming 2015 [co-authored with Wyn Bowen].

  • ‘Nuclear Security Briefing Book, 2104 Edition' presented to national delegations on behalf of the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office at the Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague (March 2014) [co-authored with Wyn Bowen, Matthew Cottee, Christopher Hobbs and Matthew Moran].
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