The findings of a two-year research project on the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will be presented by author and nuclear governance expert Trevor Findlay at SIPRI North America on June 25, 2012 at 12 p.m. He will be introduced by Chantal de Jonge Oudraat, executive director, SIPRI North America.

Unleashing the Nuclear Watchdog: Strengthening and Reform of the IAEA is a comprehensive study of the IAEA conducted by The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and the Canadian Centre for Treaty Compliance (CCTC). The report by Professor Findlay, a senior fellow at CIGI, analyses all aspects of the Agency’s mandate and operations ― from major programs on safeguards, safety, security and the peaceful uses of nuclear energy to governance, management and finance. It makes multiple recommendations, both strategic and programmatic, for strengthening and reform of the Agency.

Members of the media are welcome to attend by registering in advance with Kevin Dias, communications specialist at CIGI, by emailing: [email protected] .


“Unleashing the Nuclear Watchdog: Strengthening and Reform of the IAEA” presentation by CIGI Senior Fellow Trevor Findlay


Monday, June 25, 2012


12 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.


SIPRI North America

1111 19th St. NW, 12th floor

Washington DC  20036


CIGI Senior Fellow Trevor Findlay is an expert in nuclear energy and security, global governance mechanisms, arms control, non-proliferation and disarmament. Professor Findlay holds a joint fellowship with the International Security Program and the Project on Managing the Atom at the Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. He also holds the William and Jeanie Barton Chair in International Affairs at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA) at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, and is director of the Canadian Centre for Treaty Compliance.


Kevin Dias, Communications Specialist, CIGI
Tel: 519.885.2444, ext. 7238, Email: [email protected]

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