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Unleashing the Nuclear Watchdog: Strengthening and Reform of the IAEA

Date
Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Time
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Venue
ESI Conference Room
29 Heng Mui Keng Terrace
Block A #10-01
Singapore 119620

Enquiries
Jan Lui: jan.lui@nus.edu.sg

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Synopsis

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), based in Vienna, is the paramount global governance organisation for nuclear matters. As it celebrates its 60th anniversary, the Agency has evolved deftly in shedding unrealisable visions, seizing new opportunities and handling confidently several international nuclear crises. Nonetheless, while it is not in need of a dramatic overhaul, the IAEA does need to be strengthened and reformed in crucial areas of its governance and mandate, including nuclear safeguards, nuclear security, technical cooperation as well as budget and finance. In his presentation, Dr Trevor Findlay will consider both the triumphs and shortcomings of the Agency and suggest areas for overhaul and improvement. His report on the IAEA, on which his presentation is based on, may be found at: https://www.cigionline.org/publications/2012/6/unleashingnuclear-watchdog-strengthening-and-reform-of-iaea

About the speaker

Dr Trevor Findlay is a Senior Research Fellow at the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne and an Associate of the Project on Managing the Atom at Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. He is concurrently an Adjunct Research Professor at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, where he held the William and Jeanie Barton Chair in International Affairs for several years. Professor Findlay has been a member of the United Nations Secretary-General's Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters since 2013 and of the Asia-Pacific Leadership Network since 2015. He is the author of several books and policy reports on key aspects of nuclear governance. His current research, funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation of New York, focuses respectively on nuclear security governance after the nuclear security summits and on Asia-Pacific regional nuclear governance.



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