Corey Hinderstein


Corey Hinderstein
Senior Coordinator for the Nuclear Security Summits and Nonproliferation Policy Affairs
U.S. Department of Energy

Corey Hinderstein is currently serving as Senior Coordinator for the Nuclear Security Summit and Nonproliferation Policy Affairs at the U.S. Department of Energy. Prior to February 2015, she led the Nuclear Threat Initiative’s efforts related to building norms, regimes and frameworks for global nuclear nonproliferation and security. Areas of focus include minimizing uses of highly enriched uranium, management and verification of nuclear fuel cycle activities internationally, improving nuclear security and other nuclear risk reduction efforts.

Hinderstein led the development and launching of the World Institute for Nuclear Security (WINS), an international organization based in Vienna, Austria and the first-ever international forum for those accountable for nuclear security to share and promote best security practices. In this role, she managed international consultations with government officials and experts in nuclear material management policy and physical security, concept development, strategic and budgetary planning and fundraising. She also played a significant role in NTI’s initiative to create an international nuclear fuel bank at the International Atomic Energy Agency, a multi-year effort approved in 2010.

Hinderstein edited the book Cultivating Confidence: Verification, Monitoring, and Enforcement for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons (Nuclear Threat Initiative, 2010) and co-authored the Innovating Verification: New Tools and New Actors to Reduce Nuclear Risks report series. These publications explore the key issues associated with verifying, monitoring, and enforcing the steps needed to move toward a world without nuclear weapons and offers some possible solutions to these challenges.

Prior to joining NTI, Hinderstein was deputy director and senior analyst at the Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS). There, she managed projects designed to integrate technical, scientific and policy research, in order to build a foundation for addressing emerging proliferation challenges.

Hinderstein is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, member-at-large on the board of directors of ISIS, a former member of the international executive committee for the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM), and member of Women in International Security. Hinderstein holds a bachelor’s degree in government with a concentration in international relations from Clark University in Worcester, MA, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.