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Global, Regional and National Actors in the Governance of the Atom: a Focus on Europe and the Middle East

11-13 June 2013

What Participants Say… 

“I enjoyed the informative presentations and interactive sessions. The simulation excercise was very beneficial.”

Nabil Ayad (University of East Anglia)

 

“Excellent, mind opening, refreshing, well organized.”

Joseph Mifsud (London Academy of Diplomacy)

 

“A fascinating high-level discussion about a pressing issue. The Academy of Global Governance brought together scholars and practitioners from around the world to discuss new ideas in nuclear governance.” 

Patrick Roberts (Virginia Tech University)

 

Scientific Coordinator Grégoire Mallard | Northwestern University

This Executive Training Seminar brought together scholars, practitioners and diplomats from the United States, the European Union and the Middle East to assess the role of global, regional and national actors in the regulation of nuclear trade and production. Trainees engaged in a debate which aims to investigate whether and how regional actors can complement the work of global agencies (like the International Atomic Energy Agency) as norm-producers, innovators and diffusers of best practices and whether regional actors can close the gap between rules-adoption and rules-enforcement often observed at the state level. Topics covered extended to the role of the EU in nuclear non-proliferation, nuclear safety, nuclear materials security and economic security related to the nuclear fuel cycle. The  executive training analysed also the role of the EU a leading actor in the creation, adaptation and enforcement of global rules affecting nuclear trade (in Europe and beyond) the lessons that can be drawn from the EU experience for other regions, particularly, the Middle East.

 

Programme

 

Speakers

Sameh Aboul-Enein | American University in Cairo: The Way Forward: the Nuclear Weapon Free Zone in the Middle East

Avner Cohen | James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies: Israel’s Nuclear Opacity Policy and Democratic Governance

Caroline Jorant | Stratégie de Développement et Réglementations Internationales Consulting: Implementation of the Euratom Treaty: an Additional Burden or a Support to the Industry?

Igor Khripunov | University of Georgia: Nuclear Security Culture: Concept, Assessment and Enhancement

Stephan Klement | European External Action Service: The EU’s Role in Relation to the Iranian Nuclear Issue and the Objective to Establish a WMDFZ in the Middle East: Challenges and Opportunities

Ken Luongo | Partnership for Global Security: How Regional Actors Improve the Security of Nuclear Materials

Finlay Maclean | European Commission, DG Energy: Euratom and Nuclear Materials Security: Complementarity between Regional and Global Regulatory Regimes

Grégoire Mallard | Northwestern University: Ending Euratom’s Nuclear Opacity: Lessons for the Middle East

Hossein Mousavian | Princeton University: Iran and its Uranium Enrichment Program: Its future in the Zone? 

Mohamed Ibrahim Shaker | Egyptian Council for Foreign Relations: A Nuclear Fuel Cycle in the Middle East: What for?

Etel Solingen | University of California Irvine: Conditions for Regional Nonproliferation Arrangements: Comparative Perspectives

Stamatios Tsalas | European Supply Agency: Security of Supply: the Euratom Treaty approach and its implementation

 

Related Activities

High-Level Policy Seminar, Assessing the Prospect of the EURATOM Treaty Approach in the Middle East, Grégoire Mallard (Northwest University), 14 June 2013

Workshop: Assessing the Prospect of the Euratom Treaty Approach in the Middle East, 26-27 June 2012, EUI

 

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