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A final shipment of enriched uranium from dismantled Russian nuclear weapons being sent as fuel to U.S. power plants in St. Petersburg, Nov. 2013.

AP / Dmitry Lovetsky

Seminar - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty – Light at the end of the tunnel?

Tue., Apr. 22, 2014 | 10:30am - 12:00pm

Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

Please join Belfer Senior Fellow Olli Heinonen for his talk, "Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty - Light at the end of the tunnel?". Mr. Heinonen will present off-the record reflections from a meeting of governmental experts on the verification of the treaty. The group has been established by a resolution of the UN General Assembly to make recommendations on aspects that could contribute to the negotiation on a treaty banning the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices. This discussion concentrates on fissile material and production facilities to be covered.

Seminar - Open to the Public

North Korean Nuclear Program in Transition

Tue., Mar. 6, 2012 | 10:00am - 11:30am

Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

Senior Fellow and former IAEA Deputy Director General Olli Heinonen will discuss the North Korean nuclear program.


Before joining the Belfer Center as a senior fellow in August 2010, Olli Heinonen spent 27 years at the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna. Heinonen spent the last five years as Deputy Director General of the IAEA, and head of its Department of Safeguards. He led the Agency's efforts to identify and dismantle nuclear proliferation networks, including the one led by Pakistani scientist A.Q. Khan, and he oversaw its efforts to monitor and contain Iran's nuclear program. Heinonen led teams of international investigators to examine nuclear programs of concern around the world. He inspected nuclear facilities in South Africa, Iraq, North Korea, Syria, Libya, and elsewhere, seeking to ensure that nuclear materials were not diverted for military purposes. He is considered one of the world's leading experts on Iran's nuclear program. He led the Agency's efforts in recent years to implement an analytical culture to guide and complement traditional verification activities.