Report Launch: “Unleashing the Nuclear Watchdog: Strengthening and Reform of the IAEA” - Vienna

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 12:30 PM
Donau-City Strasse 6 , Andromeda Tower, Floor 24, 1220 Vienna, Austria
Jun 13

On June 13, 2012, The Centre for International Governance Innovation will release its long-awaited report, “Unleashing the Nuclear Watchdog: Strengthening and Reform of the IAEA.”

The report will be launched at an event on June 13 in Vienna, Austria, co-hosted by the Vienna Centre for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP).  The event will take place at the Permanent Mission of Japan to the International Organizations in Vienna. CIGI Senior Fellow Trevor Findlay, author of the report, will present the report’s findings. He will be introduced by Elena Sokova, executive director, VCDNP.

The  release of “Unleashing the Nuclear Watchdog: Strengthening and Reform of the IAEA” marks the culmination of a two-year research project that examined 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. The report makes multiple recommendations, both strategic and programmatic, for strengthening and reform of the Agency.   The project was a joint undertaking of CIGI’s global security program and the Canadian Centre for Treaty Compliance (CCTC) at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA) at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.

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 NPSIA and is director of the CCTC.

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.