Past Events

 

All times are local unless otherwise stated


 

8 December 2015

Vienna, Austria

 

Consultative Workshop on 'Nuclear Cooperation: Fall-Back Safeguards and Right of Return'

 

As part of the current project on Nuclear Cooperation, INENS hosted an expert-led consultative workshop on issues relating to nuclear cooperation agreements, fall-back safeguards, and suppliers' right of return. 

 


 

Wednesday 16 September 2015

Vienna, Austria

 

'Women in All Things Nuclear - the Future Workforce' - Roundtable Discussion

The IAEA strives to be an employer of choice for highly qualified individuals across the globe and actively supports events and initiatives to address its goal of gender parity in all areas of the organisation. This side event, first held in 2013 and co-hosted by the Department of Management and the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation, addressed the importance in developing an emerging workforce to ensure the sustainable and continuous delivery of peaceful applications of nuclear science, technology and policy. An open forum with invited speakers discussed the trend of retaining young professionals, including young women, in the nuclear field. It also discussed the challenges and opportunities organisations face in the ability to source, attract and retain young women who have completed university studies in these areas. 

 

As in previous years, INENS co-sponsored this event and Executive Director Meena Singelee participated as a speaker. 

 


 

Wednesday 16 September 2015

Vienna, Austria

 

Young Experts in Nuclear Security - Roundtable Discussion

INENS and WINS hosted a joint roundtable discussion and networking event for young experts working on nuclear security, on the margins of the IAEA General Conference. This event brought together young experts to share their research or area of work with each other and to exchange views on trends and challenges in their fields of work. Participants included young experts from international organisations, governments, NGOs, academia and industry.

 


 

Wednesday 16 September 2015

Vienna, Austria

 

A Conversation on Current Non-Proliferation and International Security Issues - Roundtable Discussion

Speaker: Mr. Thomas Countryman, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation

 

Once again, we were delighted to host this informal private roundtable discussion with the Assistant Secretary again this year, on the margins of the IAEA General Conference. Mr Countryman's Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation leads U.S. efforts to prevent the spread of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, their related materials and delivery systems. Mr. Countryman shared some reflections on the 2015 NPT Review Conference's outcome and priorities as we move towards the 2020 review cycle. He also discussed other recent non-proliferation developments, including issues being debated in the IAEA General Conference.

This event was sponsored by the United States Mission to the International Organizations in Vienna.  

 


15 September 2015

 Vienna, Austria

 

Panel Discussion on - The IAEA LEU Bank: Achievements So Far and Next Steps

INENS hosted a panel discussion on the IAEA LEU Bank on the margins of the IAEA General Conference. The event, chaired by Dr. Peter Carter, INENS Advisor on Peaceful Uses included speakers from the IAEA; the United Arab Emirates; the United States; the Nuclear Threat Initiative and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. 

  


 

12 May 2015

New York, United States

 

Informal Drinks - Cornerstone Tavern

 


6 May 2015

The Perfect Pint

New York, United States

 

Informal Drinks

 


5 May 2015

New York, United States

 

Informal Drinks - Dos Caminos

 


5 May 2015

UN Headquarters

New York, United States

 

Briefing: 'Toward Disarmament Securely: Clarifying the Nuclear Security and Disarmament Link'

By Deepti Choubey, Fellow, Foreign Policy Institute, Washington, D.C.

 

INENS hosted this roundtable discussion on the margins of the 2015 NPT Review Conference. At the meeting, Deepti Choubey provides the landscape of views from nuclear-armed and non-nuclear weapon states on the relationship between nuclear security (measures to prevent nuclear terrorism) and nuclear disarmament (measures to reduce and eliminate nuclear weapons). She examines the connections made by countries between the two concepts and identifies several hidden assumptions that, if left unaddressed, run the risk of undermining support for the global nuclear security mission, setting unrealistic expectations about the practical aspects of disarmament, and hindering progress on both agendas.

 

Her analysis is based on independent research and interviews of senior officials and diplomats responsible for and knowledgeable about nuclear security and disarmament from 17 of 53 countries (across nuclear-armed and non-nuclear weapon states) that participate in the Nuclear Security Summits. Choubey suggests recommendations relevant to the 2015 RevCon and for the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit. This study is the latest publication of the Foreign Policy Institute Policy Briefs series. This project is generously supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. 

 


4 May 2015

New York, United States

 

Informal Drinks

 


Monday 4 May 2015

UN Headquarters

 

Briefing: A Primer on Article X - NPT Withdrawal 

 

Following on from the two meetings hosted by INENS in New York and Geneva, INENS hosted this meeting on the margins of the 2015 RevCon. The meeting was open to government and IO officials only and held behind closed doors, under Chatham House rule. 

 


29 April 2015

New York, United States

 

Informal Drinks -The Perfect Pint

 


27 April 2015

New York, United States

 

Informal Drinks at the Cornerstone Tavern

 

INENS hosted the first in a series of informal drinks during the NPT Review Conference, bringing together delegates from NGOs and governments.   

 


15 April 2015

Geneva, Switzerland

 

Information Session on the NPT Review Conference Process

 

On Wednesday 15 April, INENS hosted an information session on the NPT Review Conference process, in collaboration with the Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations in Geneva. The event was aimed at providing an overview of the procedural issues relating to the upcoming Review Conference, for diplomats attending the conference for the first time. This event was co-sponsored by the Permanent Missions of Australia, Canada, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand and Turkey, and was attended by a range of diplomats from various countries. 

 


7 April 2015

Vienna, Austria

 

Discussion Meeting - 'Strengthening Non-Proliferation Goals at the 2015 NPT Review Conference'

 

On Tuesday 7 April, INENS hosted a half-day discussion meeting for diplomats on Pillar II of the NPT. The event was co-sponsored by the Permanent Mission of Japan to the International Organisations in Vienna. Speakers included Ambassador Kitano of Japan; Ambassador Grossi of Argentina; Ambassador Istrate of Romania; Tom Hushek of the United States; and Daniel Barbarie of Canada. The topics discussed included safeguards, verification, compliance, export controls, NPT withdrawal, regional issues relating to the Middle East and East Asia, and the work of Main Committee II at the Review Conference. 

 


21 - 22 March 2015

Washington, D.C., United States

 

3rd North America Nuclear Policy Dialogue

 

INENS hosted its third North America Nuclear Policy Conference on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 March at the Nuclear Energy Institute in Washington, D.C. The event usually takes place ahead of the Carnegie conference and brought together a range of young experts working in policy and industry to share their expertise on disarmament, non-proliferation and peaceful uses of nuclear technology. The meeting was co-sponsored by: Arms Control Association; James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies; North America Young Generation in Nuclear; Nuclear Energy Institute and the Nuclear Threat Initiative. 

The conference report will be available in due course. 

 


9 March 2015

Geneva, Switzerland

 

Workshop - Addressing NPT Withdrawal in the 2015 NPT Review Cycle

 

The second diplomatic workshop for the 'NPT Withdrawal' project took place at the Hotel d'Angleterre in Geneva, Switzerland. An event brief summarising the discussions will be available in late March.   

 


31 October 2014

Beijing, China

 

Workshop on Nuclear Policy for Chinese young experts

 

On Friday 31 October, the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy and INENS invited young experts from a number of Chinese universities and think tanks  to a closed-door roundtable discussion on nuclear issues, as part of our 2020 Project. The event was hosted in Mandarin and was held off-the-record. A summary report of this event is available in English. Download >>

 


09 October 2014

New York, United States

 

Diplomatic workshop - 'Addressing NPT Withdrawal in the 2015 NPT Review Cycle'


On 9 October, INENS hosted a half-day diplomatic consultative meeting 'Addressing NPT Withdrawal in the 2015 NPT Review Cycle' at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The event was attended by senior government and diplomatic officials from invited countries. The workshop was hosted as part of the INENS Project on NPT Withdrawal.

 

Download the workshop report >>

More information about the project >>

 


24 September 2014

Vienna, Austria

 

'A Conversation with Tom Countryman' - Invitation-Only Roundtable

 

INENShosted an invitation-only roundtable with Tom Countryman, US Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Non-proliferation. The Assistant Secretary's remarks focused on issues relating to safeguards, Syria and the NPT. 

 


22 September 2014

Vienna, Austria

 

IAEA Roundtable on 'Women in All Things Nuclear - The Way Forward' hosted in collaboration with INENS, Women in Nuclear etc.

 

Following last year's meeting, the 2014 Roundtable was attended by senior representatives from the United Nations, IAEA, and international organisations, and ambassadors and senior officials from IAEA member states. This event was hosted by the IAEA in partnership with Women in Nuclear, the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Nonproliferation, and INENS. Event co-sponsors are the Permanent Missions of the United Kingdom and France. 

 


03 September 2014

EU Consortium Next Generation Workshop on Disarmament and Non-Proliferation hosted in collaboration with INENS

 

On Wednesday 3 September, the EU Consortium hosted a next generation workshop on issues relating to chemical weapons; nuclear security; peaceful uses; and emerging threats ahead of the EU Consortium conference. The event was hosted in collaboration with INENS. 30 participants attended the workshop and included INENS members from a range of countries including France, Germany, Indonesia, Russia, Singapore, Ukraine, the United Kingdom and the United States. More Information

 


27 March 2014

Vienna, Austria

 

INENS Roundtable on 'the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit Outcomes'

INENS hosted a roundtable on the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit which took place earlier in the week, in The Hague, Netherlands. Speakers included Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins, United States; Bart Dal, Netherlands; and Elena Sokova, Vienna Centre for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation. The event was co-sponsored by the US Mission in Vienna and the World Institute for Nuclear Security. 

 


03 February 2014

Vienna, Austria

 

INENS Roundtable on 'Beyond the Fukushima-Daiichi Accident: Strengthening Nuclear Safety'

INENS hosted an off-the-record roundtable on the progress made since the Fukushima Daiichi Accident in 2011. Speakers included Gustavo Caruso, Special Coordinator, Nuclear Safety Action Team at the IAEA; Malcolm Crick, Secretary of UNSCEAR; and Cynthia Jones, Science Attache at the US Mission in Vienna. The event was co-sponsored by the US Mission in Vienna and in collaboration with the Vienna Centre for Disarmament and non-Proliferation. 

 


13 December 2013

London, United Kingdom

 

INENS Half-Day Conference 

INENS hosted the second end of year half-day conference in London in collaboration with the Verification Research, Training and Information Centre (VERTIC). The conference included sessions on Iran; Nuclear Security; and the 2015 NPT Review Cycle. 

 


24 - 27 November 2013

Putrajaya, Malaysia

 

INENS 'East Asia & Asia Pacific Regional Conference' on Nuclear Issues

INENS hosted its first East Asia & Asia Pacific Conference in Putrajaya, Malaysia. The conference included participants from China; Mongolia; Japan; Vietnam; Malaysia; Singapore; Philippines; Australia; New Zealand; United States; Austria; and the United Kingdom. 

 


31 October 2013

London, United Kingdom

 

INENS Informal Networking Happy Hour at The George on Strand

INENS hosted the second Halloween-themed networking happy hour in London's The George on Strand pub. The event was an opportunity for young experts and senior experts across government, NGOs and academia to meet informally.

 


18 September 2013

Vienna, Austria

 

INENS Roundtable on 'Strengthening Safety and Security in Developing Countries'

INENS hosted a side event in collaboration with the IAEA Department of Safety and Security on the margins of the IAEA General Conference. Speakers included Jim Lyons (IAEA Division of Nuclear Installation Safety), David Lambert (IAEA Office of Nuclear Security), Dan Johnson (World Institute for Nuclear Security), Scott Spence (Verification Research, Training and Information Centre), and Deepti Choubey (Nuclear Threat Initiative). 

 


17 September

Vienna, Austria

 

Women in All Things Nuclear - Roundtable hosted jointly with the IAEA, Women in Nuclear and the Vienna Centre for Disarmament and Nonproliferation (VCDNP)

INENS co-hosting a joint breakfast side event during the 57th session of the IAEA General Conference with a number of speakers. Guests on the panel included Xolisa Mabhongo, Ambassador (South Africa); Janice Dunn-Lee, Deputy Director General (IAEA); and Elena Sokova, Executive Director (VCDNP). More information about the event can be found on the IAEA website

 


09 September 2013

Alexandria, Virginia, United States

 

Roundtable on 'Meeting Next Generation Education and Training Needs'

INENS co-hosted a roundtable with the Virginia Tech Research Center on 'Meeting next generation education and training needs. The summary of discussions is available to download here

 


22 August 2013

London, United Kingdom

 

INENS Roundtable with Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins, Coordinator, Threat Reduction Programs, US State Department

INENS hosted a roundtable with Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins on the G8 Global Partnership and the Nuclear Security Summit process. The event took place at the Embassy of the United States in London. The meeting was held off the record.

  


04 July 2013 

Vienna, Austria

 

INENS Roundtable with Thomas Countryman on 'US Nuclear Policy'

INENS hosted an off-the-record roundtable with Mr Thomas Countryman, Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation, on the margins of the IAEA nuclear security conference. The meeting was an opportunity for INENS members and invited guests to engage on various issues relating to US nuclear policy with Mr Countryman.    

 


03 July 2013

Vienna, Austria

 

INENS Reception on the occasion of the IAEA International Conference on Nuclear Security: Enhancing Global Efforts

INENS hosted a reception at the Vienna International Centre during the IAEA conference on nuclear security. The guest speaker for the evening was Ms Anne Harrington, Deputy Administrator at the US National Nuclear Security Administration. The reception was attended by various young professionals and senior experts attending the conference as well as staff from the IAEA and CTBTO PrepCom.   

  


25 April 2013

Geneva, Switzerland

 

INENS Reception on the occasion of the 2013 NPT PrepCom

INENS hosted a reception at the Palais des Nations during the 2013 NPT PrepCom. The guest speaker for the evening was Ms Angela Kane, UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs. The reception was attended by various young professionals attending the NPT PrepCom as NGO representatives as well as delegates from Burkina Faso, Canada, Colombia, Iran, Lesotho, Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States, and the United Nations. More information and photos will be posted here in due course. Full Speech

  


18 April 2013

Vienna, Austria

Nuclear in Popular Culture Club - Book Club meeting

 


09 April 2013

Washington, D.C. United States

 

Networking Happy Hour

Hosted in collaboration with the Project on Nuclear Issues (PONI)

 


06 - 07 April 2013

Washington, D.C. United States

North America Nuclear Policy Conference

The conference report is now available. Please click here to download.

 


21 February 2013

 

Nuclear Security Working Group - Online meeting

 


21 February 2013

Vienna, Austria

 

INENS hosted its first 'Nuclear in Popular Culture' Club event with a screening of the 1989 film 'Fat Man and Little Boy' followed by a discussion. More details about the event will be posted in March.

 


29 January 2013

Africa Working Group - Online Meeting

 

The Africa working group met online to discuss 'Africa in the Global Nuclear Regime'.

 


29 November 2012

Vienna, Austria

 

INENS hosted a roundtable discussion on 'the Nuclear Security Architecture: the role of international organisations and initiatives' in Vienna, Austria. The event included Ambassador Van Palthe, Permanent Mission of the Netherlands to the UN in Vienna, Khammar Mrabit, Director of the Office of Nuclear Security at the IAEA, and Steven Lee, Director of Startegic Development at the World Institute for Nuclear Security. This event was held off the record.

 


19 September 2012 

Vienna, Austria 

 
INENS hosted a roundtable event on strengthening capacity in developing countries. This event took place at the margins of 56th IAEA General conference as part of our project on ‘Developing Countries in the Global Nuclear Regime’. Speakers incuded Monica Sbaffoni (IAEA), Keegan McGrath (CTBTO PrepCom), Dr. Roger Howsley (World Institute for Nuclear Security), Gaukhar Mukhatzhanova (James Martin Center for Non-proliferation Studies).
 
To access the event brief, please click here.
 
 

6 June 2012 

Vienna, Austria 

 

INENS hosted a panel discussion on strengthening inter-agency cooperation between the CTBTO, IAEA and UNODC on issues of nuclear safety and security. The event, held as part of the INENS Multilateral Policy and Institutions Working Group was attended by a number of diplomats, academics, and NGOs. 

 


8 May 2012 

Vienna, Austria 

 

INENS hosted a roundtable discussion on the ‘Status of the implementation of the Treaty of Pelindaba’ with Dr Atnatiwos Zeleke Meshesha, Commissioner of the African Commission on Nuclear Energy (AFCONE) and Noel Stott, Senior Fellow at the Institute of Security Studies (Pretoria, South Africa). The event was attended by delegates to the 2012 NPT PrepCom. 

 

To access the event brief please click here.

 


3 May 2012 

Vienna, Austria 

 

INENS hosted a reception for delegates attending the 2012 NPT PrepCom, staff of the IAEA and CTBTO and INENS members in Vienna on the margins of the conference. Ambassador Tibor Tóth, Secretary of the CTBTO was the special guest for the evening. In his remarks, Ambassador Tóth spoke of the role and importance of training the next generation of nuclear experts and announced the launch of the CTBTO’s iTunesU application. 

 


12 April 2012 

London, UK and Washington DC, US 

 

INENS hosted a half-day roundtable discussion for emerging nuclear specialists in the UK on the implementation of the 2010 NPT Review Conference action plan at the US Embassy in London as part of the INENS Multilateral Policy and Institutions Working Group. INENS also co-hosted a discussion meeting with Ambassador Susan Burk, Special Representative of the US President on nuclear non-proliferation. This event was co-hosted with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and participants at the London event joined in the discussions in Washington DC via live videolink. The London event was followed by a drinks reception which was also attended by other colleagues from government, industry and think tanks. 

 


08 March 2012 

Vienna, Austria 

 

INENS hosted an afternoon roundtable discussion on verification limitations under legal instruments with speakers from the IAEA’s Department of Safeguards and the Office of External Relations at the CTBTO PrepCom. Participants at the event included a range of diplomats from Vienna-based Permanent Missions, the IAEA, NGOs, industry and academia. The meeting was followed by an informal reception and was hosted at the Vienna Centre for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation as part of the INENS Multilateral Policy and Institutions Working Group.

 


05-09 December 2011 

Pretoria, South Africa 

 

INENS hosted a five-day conference for nuclear specialists based in Africa to discuss issues relating to the region. The event was attended by over 40 participants from 15 countries in the region, and included government, academia, think tanks, scientific bodies, and regional organisations. Participation also included the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change, the IAEA and the CTBTO PrepCom. This event was hosted jointly with the Institute for Security Studies (South Africa) with funds from the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Over the course of the five days, participants discussed issues relating to: regulatory frameworks, the expansion of nuclear power in the region; scientific applications – water, agriculture, cancer therapy and human health; capacity building and training; nuclear security; disarmament; the Treaty of Pelindaba; and Africa’s role in the broader multilateral nuclear regime. 

 

To access the conference report please click here.

 


21 September 2011 

Vienna, Austria 

 

INENS hosted a panel discussion meeting on nuclear safety after Fukushima, with presentations from the World Association of Nuclear Operators (accessible here), the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (accessible here) and the CTBTO PrepCom (accessible here). The event was hosted during the same week as the IAEA General Conference and participants included those attending the IAEA General Conference, INENS members from the CTBTO, the IAEA, think tanks and academia. 

 

Please click here for the accompanying INENS press release.

 


26-27 March 2011 

Washington DC, US 

 

INENS hosted its first two-day conference at the Elliott School of International Affairs back to back with the Carnegie Endowment’s Nuclear Policy Conference. The event was attended by approximately 70 emerging specialists and established experts over the course of the conference, and included participants from international organisations, government, industry, national laboratories, academia, think tanks, and media. During the two days, participants discussed issues relating to: nuclear security; the Fissile Material Cut-Off Treaty and the Conference on Disarmament; arms control; regional issues in South Asia, and the Middle East; and the NPT.

 

Please click here to access the event report.

 


29 November 2010 

London, UK 

 

INENS hosted an evening discussion meeting with emerging nuclear specialists based in London at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) on challenges and opportunities in the context of disarmament and non-proliferation. The event was the first discussion meeting hosted by INENS and was hosted as a public event. 

 

Please click here for the accompanying INENS press release.

 


03 November 2010 

Vienna, Austria 

 

INENS was launched at a reception held on the margins of the IAEA Symposium on International Safeguards and was attended by emerging specialists and established experts attending the symposium as well as staff from the CTBTO and the IAEA, Vienna-based NGOs and diplomats from Permanent Missions. The guest speaker was Ms Anna Maria Cetto, then Deputy Director General (Technical Cooperation).

 

The text of Ms Cetto's speech can be accessed here.

 

The text of INENS Executive Director Meena Singelee's speech can be accessed here.

 


 

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