Nuclear Centers of Excellence in Asia: Next Steps

  • Friday, Jul 18, 2014
  • During the 2010 Nuclear Security Summit, Japan, China, and South Korea committed to establishing Centers of Excellence (COEs) aimed at training professionals in nuclear security and improving physical protection of nuclear materials.  With growing demand for nuclear energy in Asia, these COEs have an increased stake in improving national nuclear governance and potentially providing venues for regional collaboration in nuclear security.

    The CSIS Proliferation Prevention Program invites you to join us for a day-long workshop that will cover: the accomplishments of the three COEs, the perspectives of officials in these countries on the progress and goals for their facilities, and discussion among government officials and experts on the future of cooperation in these areas.  A light lunch will be provided. 

    This event is cosponsored by CSIS, the U.S. Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration, and the Japan Atomic Energy Agency.

    Statements at this event may be off the record.

    Please RSVP to Robert Kim at rkim@csis.org or call: 202-741-3921.

    AGENDA:

    9:00 - 9:10 a.m: Opening Remarks

    Mr. Kazunori Hirao
    Director, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Washington Office

    Ms. Laura Holgate
    Senior Director, National Security Council

    9:10 - 12:00 p.m. Session 1: Reporting Sessions

    An overview of the Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration’s support for the three centers, the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Nuclear Security Training and Support Center (NSSC) network, and summary reports on each center’s activities. Question and Answer periods will be embedded into speaking time.

    Moderator:

    Mr. Masao Senzaki
    Senior Fellow, Integrated Support Center for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Nuclear Security (ISCN), Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA)

    9:10 - 9:45 a.m.

    Ms. Kasia Mendelsohn
    Assistant Deputy Administrator for Nonproliferation and International Security, DOE/NNSA

    9:45 - 10:20 a.m.

    Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins
    Chair of IAEA NSSC Network and Coordinator for Threat Reduction Programs, State Department

    10:20 - 10:50 a.m. Coffee Break

    10:50 - 11:25 a.m.
    Ms. Naoko Noro
    Research Fellow, Integrated Support Center for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Nuclear Security, Japan Atomic Energy Agency

    11:25 - 12:00 p.m.

    Dr. Kwan-Kyoo Choe

    Director General, International Nuclear Nonproliferation and Security Academy, Korea Institute of Nuclear Nonproliferation and Control

    12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch Break

    1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Session 2: Recipient States’ Expectations

    Presentations on expectations from COEs by representatives of recipient states. Question and Answer periods will be embedded into speaking time.

    Moderator:
    Mr. Masao Senzaki
    ISCN/JAEA

    1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

    Prof. Dr. Vuong Huu Tan
    Director General, Vietnam Agency for Radiation and Nuclear Safety

    1:30 - 2:00 p.m.

    Mr. Hendriyanto Haditjahyono
    Director, the Center for Education and Training, National Nuclear Energy Agency (BATAN), Indonesia

    2:00 - 2:20 p.m. Coffee Break

    2:20 - 3:50 p.m. Session 3: Panel Discussion

    A discussion of potential cooperation and harmonization among the three COEs in the Asian region.

    Moderator:

    Ms. Sharon Squassoni
    Senior Fellow and Director, Proliferation Prevention Program, CSIS

    Panelists:

    Dr. Kwan-Kyoo Choe
    Director General, International Nuclear Security Academy, Korea Institute of Nuclear Nonproliferation and Control

    Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins
    Chair of IAEA NSSC Network and Coordinator for Threat Reduction Programs, State Department

    Ms. Michelle Cann
    Senior Budget and Policy Analyst, Partnership for Global Security

    Mr. Yosuke Naoi
    Deputy Director, Integrated Support Center for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Nuclear Safety, Japan Atomic Energy Agency

    3:50 - 4:00 p.m. Closing Remarks (DOE/NNSA, ISCN/JAEA)
     

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    Statements at this event may be off the record.