Elena Sokova

Elena SokovaDeputy Director

Monterey, CA


Elena K. Sokova was most recently the Executive Director of the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (2011-2015) and returned to the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey in the new capacity of Deputy Director in July 2015. Before the Vienna appointment, she was Assistant Director at CNS and held a number of other research appointments in Monterey. Elena K. Sokova is a member of the Global Agenda Council on Nuclear Security (World Economic Forum) and chair of a working group on the elimination of civil HEU established by the Fissile Material Working Group.

Areas of Research

  • Fissile materials security and control
  • Trafficking in nuclear and radioactive materials
  • International organizations and regimes in nonproliferation and disarmament
  • Nuclear nonproliferation issues in Eurasia
  • Nuclear nonproliferation and international safeguards issues
  • Nonproliferation and disarmament education and training


Elena Sokova holds a Master’s degree in International Public Administration from the Monterey Institute of International Studies (2000) and a Law Degree from the Moscow State University (1992).

Bibliography of Recent Publications