Unleashing the Nuclear Watchdog: Strengthening and Reform of the IAEA

Introduction

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The Energy Studies Institute (ESI) and the Centre for International Law (CIL) jointly organised a seminar on ‘Unleashing the Nuclear Watchdog: Strengthening and Reform of the IAEA’, as part of the ESI-CIL Nuclear Governance Project. Dr Trevor Findlay, a Senior Research Fellow at the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne and a nuclear governance expert, spoke on the triumphs and shortcomings of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and suggested areas for overhaul and improvement such as in crucial areas of its governance and mandate, including nuclear safeguards, nuclear security, technical cooperation as well as budget and finance. The seminar was chaired by Dr. Philip Andrews-Speed, Senior Principal Fellow at ESI. The seminar was attended by 40 participants from academia, government, law firms and industry and was held at ESI on NUS Kent Ridge Campus on 16 November 2016.

 

Presentation

To download Dr Findlay’s presentation in PDF format, click here.

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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