2 Events

Two Pressurized Water Reactors (PWRs) under construction at the Kudankulam nuclear power plant, India.

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Seminar - Open to the Public

Nonproliferation and Security Implications of the Evolving Civil Nuclear Export Market

Wed., Apr. 19, 2017 | 10:00am - 11:30am

Littauer Building - Fainsod Room, 324

In recent decades, the global nuclear export market has observed a marked shift of demand from traditional customers in the Western world to developing countries, especially in Asia. At the same time, there has been a consequential decrease in industrial and financial capabilities among the once-dominant nuclear suppliers from the United States, France, and Japan. On the other hand, Russia has signed numerous contracts to introduce nuclear technology to new customers, and China will likely become another major player in this competition. In this presentation, Viet Phuong Nguyen will discuss the nonproliferation and security risks associated with the introduction of new nuclear suppliers and new recipients with lesser governance capabilities, with a focus on the implementation of safeguards and export control measures. A new contribution scheme for IAEA safeguards, and enhanced participation in the nonproliferation and export control regimes are proposed to address the potential risks of the “old” and the “new” nuclear exporters in the market, as well as the rise of the new customers.

Seminar - Open to the Public

Building Trust in Nonproliferation: Nuclear Transparency and the Non-Nuclear-Weapon States

Thu., Dec. 15, 2016 | 12:15pm - 2:00pm

Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

In this seminar, the speaker will discuss how the concept of nuclear transparency in safeguards and nonproliferation has evolved, how to frame it appropriately for better practice in the non-nuclear-weapon states, fairer assessment by the nuclear-weapon states, more effective safeguards by the IAEA, and how to measure it, qualitatively and quantitatively with the help of a nuclear transparency dataset.

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