Asan Plenum

Session: Season 3
Date/Time: April 27, 2016 / 10:45-12:15

William Tobey, Belfer Center for Science and Int’l Affairs, Harvard University

Abe Nobuyasu, Japan Atomic Energy Commission
Robert Einhorn, The Brookings Institution
Park Jiyoung, The Asan Institute for Policy Studies

Panel Description
Although the world has made great strides in confronting, halting and deterring the proliferation of nuclear technology, material and know-how, the network of criminals, non-state actors and rogue nation states remains elusive and dangerous. Regional and international institutions are ill-equipped in resources and cumbersome in organizational size to render effective, agile and timely assistance to disturbing transfers of sensitive technologies. Do effective interdictions and interventions remain the sole purview of individual nation states? Is there a possibility of formulating an international treaty curbing state to state transfer of sensitive technology, materials and know-how akin to the NPT? What sort of legal, diplomatic and military tools are available to augment interdiction efforts?


About Experts

Park Jiyoung
Park Jiyoung

/ Center for Foreign Policy and National Security

Dr. PARK Jiyoung is a senior fellow of the Center for Science and Technology Policy at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies. Previously, she was a research fellow and managing director of the R&D Feasibility Analysis Center at the Korea Institute of S&T Evaluation and Planning (KISTEP) and also a visiting research scientist at the Center for Innovation at the University of Maryland. Dr. Park’s research focuses on the study of policy and management issues for nuclear technology, R&D for global green growth policies, economic analysis of R&D programs, and developing support for the formulation of evidence-based policies in the science and technology fields. Her recent publications include, “Assessment System for Feasibility Analysis of National R&D Programs: The case of Korea,” International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management (2011). Dr. Park received her B.S. and M.S. in nuclear engineering and an M.S. in public policy from Seoul National University and her Ph.D. in nuclear engineering and radiological sciences from the University of Michigan.