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Seminar "The Role of Nuclear Industry in Nuclear Security Governance" 03.09.2013

On September 3, 2013 PIR Center and Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands co-organized bilateral Russian-Dutch seminar “The Role of Nuclear Industry in Nuclear Security Governance: Moving to the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague”. The seminar took place in Moscow in Marriott Courtyard hotel. The representatives of governmental agencies, nuclear facilities and expert community from Russia and the Netherlands took part in the seminar.

Seminar was organized as a Chatham House Rule. The summary of the discussion results during the seminar is available at the PIR Center website (names and workplaces of the speakers are not mentioned).

After the seminar Piet de Klerk, the Netherland's sherpa at the Nuclear security summit in the Hague made press statement (it is available in Russian)

 

 

Agenda

Bilateral Seminar  

“The Role of Nuclear Industry in Nuclear Security Governance:

Moving to the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague”

 

Moscow, September 3, 2013

 

9.30 – 10.00

Registration of the participants

 

10.00 – 10.25

Opening Remarks

 
  • Vladimir A.ORLOV, President, PIR Center (text of the speech in Russian)
  • Ron Van DARTEL, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the Russian Federation
  • Grigory V. BERDENNIKOV, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
  • Piet de KLERK,  Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

 

10.25 – 12.30

Panel discussion 1– Between Seoul and Hague Summits: Assessing Achievements and Prospects


Moderator: Vladimir P. KUCHINOV, Advisor to the Director General, the State Atomic Energy Corporation “Rosatom”

 

PRESENTATIONS (10.25 - 11.25)

  • Marco SHRAVER, Nuclear Security Policy Coordinator, Ministry of Economic Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (presentation in English)
  • Vladimir P. KUCHINOV, Advisor to the Director General, the State Atomic Energy Corporation “Rosatom”
  • Anno KEIZER, Head of Group Security, URENCO Nederland B.V.  
  • Dmitry A. KOVCHEGIN, Member of the PIR Center Working Group on the Prospects for Russian Participation in International Cooperation in Nonproliferation and Nuclear Security Field (presentation in English)

DISCUSSION (11.25 – 12.30)

 

12.30 – 14.00

Lunch

 

 

Panel discussion 2– Cybersecurity in Nuclear Domain

 

14.00 – 15.00

Moderator: Evgeny P. BUZHINSKY, Senior Vice President, PIR Center

 

PRESENTATIONS (14.00 – 14.30)

  • Oleg V. DEMIDOV, Coordinator, International Information Security and Global Internet Governance Program, PIR Center
  • Sven HAMELINK, National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism (NCTV) of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • Sergey A. SAPOZHNIKOV,  Deputy Director, FSUE Coordination Center “Atomsecurity”

 

DISCUSSION (14.30 – 15.00)

 

Panel discussion 3 – Conversion HEU – LEU in Research Reactors     

 

15.00 – 16.00

Moderator: Huub RAKHORST, Managing Director, URENCO Nederland B.V.

 

PRESENTATIONS (15.00 – 15.30)

  • Anneke van LIMBORGH, Deputy Director, Department for Nuclear Installations and Security, Ministry of Economic Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • Nikolai V. ARKHANGELSKY, Advisor, Directorate for Scientific and Technical Complex, the State Atomic Energy Corporation “Rosatom”

DISCUSSION (15.30 – 16.00)

 

16.00 – 16.20

Coffee break

 

 

Panel discussion 4 – Nuclear Security: The Role of Education, Science and Technology

 

16.20 – 17.10

Moderator: Caecilia WIJGERS, Sherpa Support team, Netherlands

 

PRESENTATIONS (16.20 – 16.50)

  • Bert WOLTERBEEK, Director, Research Institute Delft (RID)
  • Vladimir V. ARTISYUK, Vice-rector for International affairs, Central Institute for Continuing Education and Training, JSC “Atomenrgoprom” (presentation in English)


DISCUSSION (16.50 – 17.10)

 

17.10 – 17.25

Closing Remarks

 

 

  • Piet de KLERK,  Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • Vladimir A.ORLOV, President, PIR Center

 

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