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 the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP) on June 13, 2012, at 12:30 p.m. He will be introduced by Elena Sokova, executive director, VCDNP.

Unleashing the Nuclear Watchdog: Strengthening and Reform of the IAEA is a comprehensive study of the IAEA conducted, and being released that day, 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].

Event:   

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

Date:                                                                             

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Time:                                                                                

12:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Location:

Permanent Mission of Japan to the International Organizations in Vienna

Donau-City Strasse 6

Andromeda Tower, Floor 24, 1220, Vienna Austria

Biography:

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 CCTC.

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