GRF-American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Joint Roundtable Meeting
June 25, 2014
On June 25th, Global Relations Forum and American Academy of Arts and Sciences organized a Joint Roundtable Meeting on the proliferation and safety risks associated with the global spread of nuclear power. Prof. Steven E. Miller, Co-Chair of Academy’s Global Nuclear Future Initiative and Director of the International Security Program at Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, provided an overview of Academy’s Global Nuclear Future Initiative and stated that the future will be different as the number of states which pursue nuclear power are increasing today. During the meeting, Prof. Miller also emphasized the importance of regional multi-institutional and multi-disciplinary collaboration in mitigating security and proliferation risks. Scott D. Sagan, Co-Chair of Academy’s Global Nuclear Future Initiative and Senior Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation of Stanford University, addressed the problem of insider threats and organizational failures that undermine nuclear safety, highlighting that nuclear accidents are usually due to human errors. Following their presentations, the guest speakers received a wide range of questions from GRF members and Young Scholars.