Proliferation Alert! The International Atomic Energy Agency and Non-Compliance Reporting
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Speaker: Dr Trevor Findlay
Date: Thursday 26 November
Time: 5:30 - 7pm
Venue: Brindabella Theatre, Level 2, Crawford Building #132, 1 Lennox Crossing, ANU
In this public seminar, Dr Trevor Findlay will present the findings of his two-year research project on how the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) deals with cases of non-compliance with nuclear safeguards, prepared for Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.
Dr Findlay will consider both the theory and practice of non-compliance assessment, the latter informed by the eight major cases to date: Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Romania, South Korea and Syria. He will also discuss the controversy about when and how the IAEA Board of Governors should ‘refer’ a case to the UN Security Council. Lessons will be drawn from past experience and changes to future practice proposed. Finally, Dr Findlay will consider the implications of his findings for the IAEA’s handling of Iran’s compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action concluded in July 2015. His report, published in October, is available from the Belfer Centre website.
Dr Trevor Findlay has recently been appointed Principal Fellow at the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne. Until September, he was a Senior Fellow with the International Security Program and Project on Managing the Atom at the Belfer Center. From 2005 to 2015 he was a professor at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, and holder of the William and Jeanie Barton Chair in International Affairs. Dr Findlay is a member of the UN Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters. He holds a doctorate in international relations from the ANU.
The National Security College is a joint initiative of the Commonwealth Government and ANU.