The pursuit of nuclear non-proliferation appears increasingly challenging in 2022. As regional conflicts dominate headlines during this volatile period for global security, ensuring a robust international safeguards system for non-proliferation is more urgent than ever.

In a new book, Transforming Nuclear Safeguards Culture (MIT Press, June 2022), Trevor Findlay investigates the role that organisational culture may play in preventing the spread of nuclear weapons, examining particularly how it affects the nuclear safeguards system of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Sharing his findings from a case study on Iraq's nuclear proliferation efforts, Trevor Findlay seeks to identify how the IAEA's organisational culture may have contributed to its failure to detect Iraq's attempts to acquire illicit nuclear capabilities prior to the 1990 Gulf War, and how it has sought to change its safeguards culture since then.

How does the international community ensure that non-nuclear states do not acquire such weapons? How is the IAEA evolving?

AIIA Victoria invites you to join Trevor Findlay, one of the world's leading experts on the International Atomic Energy Agency, as he shares his insights into global non-proliferation efforts.

AIIA Victoria gratefully acknowledges the Walter Mangold Trust Fund for its ongoing support of our young members.

This event is taking place both in person and as a Zoom webinar.

Location: Dyason House, 124 Jolimont Road, East Melbourne, VIC, 3002.


Dr Trevor Findlay

Principal Fellow at the School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne

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