The IAEA and Fukushima: Best Laid Plans, Reality Checks, and Doing It Better Next Time

Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 12:15 PM
79 John F. Kennedy St., HARVARD Kennedy School, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Cambridge , USA
Mar 29

Professor Findlay will analyze the response of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to the March 2011 nuclear reactor disaster at Fukushima, Japan. He will compare the expectations that the Agency, its member states, and other nuclear stakeholders had of the IAEA's role in such a situation with the harsh reality. Drawing on these insights, he will suggest possibilities for strengthening the Agency's capacities for handling the next Fukushima. Professor Findlay's research is part of a comprehensive study on strengthening and reform of the IAEA that will be published later this year by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) in Canada.

Please join us! Coffee and tea provided. Everyone is welcome, but admittance will be on a first come–first served basis.

Event Speakers

Through his work as a diplomat, a delegate to United Nations bodies and involvement with non-governmental organizations in the field, Trevor Findlay has an extensive background in the field of disarmament, arms control and non-proliferation. A CIGI senior fellow, Trevor joined the centre in 2006 and has led various projects on nuclear governance. He also holds the William and Jeanie Barton Chair in International Affairs at Carleton University in Ottawa.