Nuclear Security Governance Experts Group
“Building International Confidence and Responsibility in Nuclear Security”
Date/Time: Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Place: Amman, Jordan (Le Royal Hotel)
The Asan Institute for Policy Studies, Partnership for Global Security, and The Stanley Foundation jointly launched the Nuclear Security Governance Experts Group (NSGEG) in July 2012. The first workshop entitled “Improving Nuclear Security Regime Cohesion” was held in Seoul, Korea. A second workshop titled “Building Transparency in Nuclear Security” was also subsequently held in London on September 12th, 2012.
The NSGEG members gathered in Amman, Jordan on November 14th for their third workshop of the year. During the workshop NSGEG members and other nuclear experts from the region discussed how to build confidence in the global nuclear security regime. This series of discussions convened in 2012 sought to assess the current state of nuclear security regime and develop a realistic set of policy recommendations to help facilitate the evolution and improvement of the nuclear security governance.
Discussions in the third workshop were focused on ways to identify a possible end state and sustainable process for regime improvement, the exploration of different methods for increasing public confidence in the safety and security of nuclear materials and facilities, and methods for balancing national sovereignty concerns with global responsibility in the nuclear area. This workshop was held in conjunction with a larger conference organized by the Arab Institute for Security Studies (ACSIS) which discussed nuclear issues in the Middle East region. The workshop was a good opportunity to inform experts in the region of the work of the Nuclear Security Governance Experts Group.