The Governance of Nuclear Energy: Perspectives for Non-nuclear Countries

This seminar is part of the ESI-CIL Nuclear Governance Project and was jointly organised by CIL and ESI.

6 April 2016 | Joint Seminar

Introduction

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The Energy Studies Institute (ESI) and the Centre for International Law (CIL) have secured a research grant from Singapore’s National Research Foundation to do research in the area of nuclear law and policy as part of the Singapore Government’s Nuclear Policy Research Programme. As its inaugural outreach event, ESI and CIL jointly held a seminar on ‘The Governance of Nuclear Energy: Perspectives for Non-nuclear Countries’. Marc-Gérard Albert, Director for International Affairs of the French Institute of Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection (IRSN), spoke on two topics: (i) the soft power of international insight in and leverage on national nuclear programmes; and (ii) managing nuclear accidents and dealing with radioactive contamination. The seminar was chaired by Dr Philip Andrews-Speed, Principal Fellow at ESI. The seminar was attended by close to 30 participants from academia, government, law firms and industry and was held at ESI on NUS Kent Ridge Campus on 6 April 2016.

 

About the Speaker

Marc-Gérard Albert is currently Director for International Affairs of the French Institute of Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection (IRSN), in charge of the Institute’s international action with respect to institutional matters, international cooperation, and research programmes.

From 2001 to 2010, he was first Deputy Director for International Affairs of the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), then seconded by CEA as Nuclear Counsellor to the Permanent Mission of France to the UN and International Organisations in Vienna. In both positions, he was involved in international nuclear matters in the areas of peaceful uses of nuclear energy, nuclear safety, international security and non-proliferation. From 1996 to 2000, Mr. Albert was a staff member of the IAEA, Head of the Section in charge of information services in the Department of Safeguards. Prior to joining the IAEA, he held various managerial and technical positions in the CEA and COGEMA (now AREVA), where over 20 years he worked in research and in industrial operation in the nuclear fuel cycle, with particular involvement in enrichment technologies.

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