Date: Aug 02, 2018 Nuclear security is a serious challenge. Securing nuclear materials and technology is not new, however. The threat has existed since nuclear weapons were invented, but came into sharper focus following the disintegration of the Soviet Union in 1991. Fears of nuclear technology and materials falling into wrong hands and even the possible unlawful transfer of nuclear expertise by Soviet scientists became increasingly a real threat. The perception around this threat became even more acute after the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the US. The scale of the attacks raised the fears of the possibility of terrorists acquiring weapons of mass destruction (WMD), including nuclear materials. These threats are no exaggeration — the data from the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) Incident and Trafficking Database (ITDB) substantiates these concerns. In addition, bold calls by terrorist groups like al Qaeda and ISIS to acquire such materials in order to create mass panic, disruption and destruction can’t be ignored. The need for global instruments to address nuclear security effectively is real. The ORF-Global Policy volume on nuclear security takes stock of the existing mechanisms, institutions and the weaknesses and gaps thereof, and makes some pragmatic recommendations to develop an effective nuclear security regime.


10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. | Registration 11:00 a.m. – 11:05 a.m. Launch of Global Nuclear Security: Moving Beyond the NSS 11:05 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. | Opening remarks by the editors | Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan, Distinguished Fellow, ORF • Allard Wagemaker, Associate Professor Military Sciences, Netherlands Defence Academy 11:20 a.m. – 11:35 a.m. | Remarks by the guest speaker 11.35 a.m. – 12.05 p.m. | Panel discussion | Prof. RajaramanManpreet SethiRakesh Sood, Distinguished Fellow, ORF 12:05 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Q&A 1:00 p.m. onwards | Lunch

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Conference Hall, ORF New Delhi