On March 24, 2015, the Asan Institute for Policy Studies, the Partnership for Global Security, and the Stanley Foundation unveiled the International Convention on Nuclear Security (ICNS). The convention is the culmination of a two-year project and was introduced during a briefing event at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.
At the event titled “Nuclear Security Beyond the Summits,” three authors of the proposed convention, Amb. John Bernard, Amb. Kenneth C. Brill, and Dr. Shin Chang-Hoon, presented their views on why such a convention is needed. President of the Partnership for Global Security Ken Luongo explained the latest developments in the Nuclear Security Summit process, which is set to end in 2016. He also described why the ICNS is the best approach for carrying on the NSS legacy beyond 2016. Lastly, Michelle Cann from PGS reported on progress that countries have made in implementing gift baskets and housegifts from previous summits.
The proposed ICNS establishes an effective and sustainable international mechanism that allows for continuous improvement and adaptation to the global nuclear security regime after the end of the NSS process.
Date / Time: Tuesday, March 24 /12:00PM-2:00PM
Place: National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor
Kenneth Luongo, President of the Partnership for Global Security
Michelle Cann, Senior Budget and Policy Analyst, Partnership for Global Security
Kenneth C. Brill, Former U.S. Ambassador to the IAEA
John Bernard, Former Danish Ambassador to the IAEA
Shin Chang-Hoon, Director of the Center for Global Governance, The Asan Institute for Policy Studies