October 27, 2015 | Washington, D.C., USA | Nuclear Weapons

The Quest for Nuclear Security Standards

Invitation Only

The Nuclear Security Summits have focused international attention on the lack of clear, enforceable international standards in the nuclear security area. Despite the growing recognition of the need and the potential importance of nuclear security standards worldwide, especially in light of the future growth in the use of nuclear technologies, governments have generally resisted the adoption of binding nuclear security standards at the international level.

Led by Debra Decker and Kathryn Rauhut of the Stimson Center, the discussion at this dinner event will identify the drivers of and relevant stakeholders in standards development in the nuclear industry, examine successful and failed models of standards development and adoption in other industries, and assess the challenges relevant to the emergence of industry-led standards in nuclear security.