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International Seminar on "Lessons and Prospects of Multilateral Cooperation on Nuclear Security and Nonproliferation 19.04.2012

The International Science and Technology Center (ISTC)

123.JPGOn April 19, 2012 PIR Center in cooperation with the International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) held an International seminar on “Lessons and Prospects of Multilateral Cooperation on Nuclear Security and Nonproliferation”.

The participants of the seminar discussed the problems of international cooperation on nuclear energy, safety and security, outcomes of 2012 Seoul Nuclear Security Summit, development of nuclear technologies, future of nuclear nonproliferation and international scientific cooperation. The seminar was attended by more than 60 participants, including high-level diplomats from Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Italia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Netherlands, Norway, Republic of Korea, Spain, Switzerland, U.S. and Ukraine.

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The seminar participants came to a conclusion that nuclear energy continues to develop in spite of Fukushima Daiichi accident. As Director of International Cooperation Department of the State Atomic Energy Corporation “Rosatom” Mikhail Lysenko noted, the Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul fixed the trend of giving green light to nuclear energy development after Fukushima.

The discussion was mainly devoted to the future of nuclear nonproliferation and international scientific cooperation. According to Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences Nikolai Ponomarev-Stepnoi, it is necessary to strengthen sustainablitiy in relations between suppliers and consumers of atomic energy. Booz Allen Hamilton’s Consultant Dmitry Kovchegin paid his attention to the question related to transfer of nuclear energy technologies to new countries because of unclear situation with regard to their responsibility.

The part of reports was devoted to the future of international technology cooperation. First Deputy Executive Director of International Science and Technology Center  Sergey Vorobiev focused his report on the importance of multilateral international cooperation in the sphere of scientific and technology cooperation. Head of Projects of the Skolkovo Innovation Center’s Nuclear Cluster Natalia Zaytseva and Senior Vice President of the NAC International Inc Elmer Dyke focused their reports on the questions of private business structures' and innovation funds' involvement to resolving the problems of nuclear energy development and international cooperation in the sphere of science and technology.

The results of the seminar were presented in Geneva on April 26, 2012 during the events which were organized by PIR Center in cooperation with its European branch - Centre russe d'etudes politiques. Furthermore the results of the seminar were presented in Vienna during the first session of the Preparatory Committee to the 2015 NPT Review Conference. Also, the interview with Advisor to the Director General of the State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom Vladimir Kuchinov was published in e-newsletter Vienna+Geneva which is disseminated among more than 1000 Russian and foreign diplomats and experts. The results of the seminar were also published in the Security Index Journal in 2012.

Speakers:

  1. BERDENNIKOV Grigory – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Ambassador-at-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
  2. DYKE Elmer – Senior Vice President, NAC International Inc
  3. KOVCHEGIN Dmitry – Consultant, Booz Allen Hamilton Inc
  4. KUCHINOV Vladimir – Advisor to the Director General, the State Atomic Energy Corporation “Rosatom”
  5. LYSENKO Mikhail – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Director of International Cooperation Department, State Atomic Energy Corporation “Rosatom”
  6. MUROGOV Victor – Professor of State Technical University of Nuclear Power (Obninsk), IAEA Deputy Director General (1996-2004)
  7. ORLOV Vladimir – President, PIR Center
  8. PARK Ji Eun – Counsellor, Embassy of the Republic of Korea to the Russian Federation
  9. PONOMAREV-STEPNOI Nikolai – Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences
  10. TEMIRBAYEV Viktor – Advisor on Foreign Affairs, Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Russian Federation
  11. TULINOV Boris – Director, Institute for International Relations, National Research Nuclear University «MEPhI»
  12. VOROBIEV Sergey – First Deputy Executive Director, International Science and Technology Center (ISTC)
  13. ZAYTSEVA Natalia – Head of Projects, Nuclear Cluster, Skolkovo Innovation Center

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