14 Events

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani visits the Bushehr nuclear power plant just outside the port city of Bushehr, southern Iran.

AP Photo/Iranian Presidency Office, Mohammad Berno

Seminar - Open to the Public

Does the Middle East Really Need Nuclear Power?

Thu., Feb. 8, 2018 | 4:10pm - 5:30pm

Littauer Building - Fainsod Room, 324

A seminar with Ali Ahmad, Scholar In-Residence and Director, Energy Policy and Security in the Middle East Program, Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs, American University of Beirut.

Co-sponsored by the Project on Managing the Atom and the Geopolitics of Energy Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

The World Forum Convention Center during the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit, March 21, 2014.

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Seminar - Open to the Public

The Determinants of Effective Nuclear Governance

Thu., Dec. 3, 2015 | 12:15pm - 2:00pm

Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

Why do some efforts by the international community to manage and mitigate nuclear risks succeed while others fail? This seminar develops an analytical framework that moves beyond extant explanations focused on self-interest and explores how cognitive beliefs, implementation practices, and their interplay inform interests, thereby shaping institutional effectiveness. Evidence is drawn from three cases of multilateral cooperative engagement in nuclear security and counterterrorism.

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

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, left, and Iranian Presdent Hassan Rouhani pose for cameras before a meeting in Ankara, Turkey.

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Seminar - Open to the Public

Regional Responses to the Iran Nuclear Deal

Wed., Sep. 16, 2015 | 4:00pm - 5:30pm

A panel discussion with Robert M. Danin, MEI Senior Fellow and Senior Fellow, Middle East Studies, Council on Foreign Relations; Gonul Tol, Founding Director, Center for Turkish Studies, Middle East Institute; and Nasser Hadian, Professor of Political Science, University of Tehran.

Seminar - Open to the Public

Nuclear Waste as a Transnational Problem: Ethics and Governance

Thu., May 7, 2015 | 12:15pm - 2:00pm

Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

While there is international consensus that the country producing the nuclear waste is responsible for its disposal, policymakers are increasingly turning to the possibility of multinational repositories. Multinational repositories and other arrangements to jointly store or dispose of nuclear waste have evident safety, security, and non-proliferation benefits, but they also bring a number of ethical concerns.

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

A Yellow Sun, the first British operational high-yield strategic nuclear weapon.

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Seminar - Open to the Public

Beyond Emboldenment: The Effects of Nuclear Weapons on State Foreign Policy

Wed., Dec. 3, 2014 | 10:00am - 11:30am

Littauer Building - Fainsod Room, 324

What happens to the foreign policies of states when they acquire nuclear weapons? This presentation will offer a new typology of the effects of nuclear weapons on foreign policy. The typology allows scholars to move beyond simple claims of “nuclear emboldenment,” and allows for more nuanced predictions and empirical examinations of the ways in which nuclear weapons affect the foreign policies of current and future nuclear states. In this seminar, MTA/ISP Research Fellow Mark Bell will demonstrate the utility of this typology using a “hard” case: the United Kingdom.

Herman Nackaerts, Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Safeguards of the International Atomic Energy Agency is interviewed as he arrives after his flight from Iran at Vienna's Schwechat airport, Austria,  Feb. 1, 2012.

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Seminar - Open to the Public

Controlling the 'Absolute Weapon': Delegation, Legitimacy, and Authority at the IAEA

Thu., Mar. 1, 2012 | 12:15pm - 2:00pm

Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

This seminar will argue that the persistent demand for International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) services has resulted in a routinization of international delegation of autonomy and capacity to the IAEA, transforming it from super-power pawn to a multinational forum and now into an agency of global governance—an international nuclear authority.

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