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Unleashing the Nuclear Watchdog: strengthening and reform of the IAEA

Tuesday 21st February 2017 6:00pm AEDT

The International Atomic Energy Agency, based in Vienna, is the paramount global governance organization for nuclear matters. Currently celebrating its 60th anniversary, the Agency has evolved deftly in shedding unrealizable visions, seizing new opportunities and handling with aplomb several international nuclear crises. Nonetheless, while not in need of a dramatic overhaul, the IAEA does need strengthening and reform in crucial areas of its governance and mandate, including nuclear safeguards, nuclear security, technical cooperation and 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 will be based, may be found at: https://www.cigionline.org/publications/2012/6/unleashing-nuclear-watchdog-strengthening-and-reform-of-iaea.

Trevor Findlay

Dr Trevor Findlay is currently a senior research fellow at the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne. He also is chair of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters for 2017. Professor Findlay’s varied career has encompassed the Australian diplomatic service, academia, the non-governmental sector and international organizations. He was a senior fellow at the Belfer Center for Science & International Affairs at Harvard University from 2011 to 2015 and remains remains an associate there with the Project on Managing the Atom. From 2005 to 2015 he was a professor at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada and holder of the William and Jeanie Barton Chair in International Affairs. He remains a Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus at Carleton. Dr Findlay has a BA Honours from the University of Melbourne in political science and a Masters and PhD in international relations from the Australian National University.

His current research focuses on global nuclear governance. His report on the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Unleashing the Nuclear Watchdog, was published in 2012 by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) in Waterloo, Canada. Dr Findlay’s most recent book is Nuclear Energy and Global Governance: Ensuring Safety, Security and Nonproliferation (London: Routledge, 2011). His Belfer Center papers include Proliferation Alert! IAEA Non-Compliance Reporting (October 2015) and What Price Nuclear Governance? Funding the IAEA (March 2016). He is also writing a book on the IAEA.


Entry:  AIIA NSW members:  $15.00;  Senior/Student members $10.00

Non-members: $25.00;  Student non-members $15.00

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