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International Seminar on Essential Elements of Nuclear Security

13- 24 May 2013



International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Argonne National Laboratory, USA


The seminar provides participants with an intense contemporary survey of issues and activities regarding multiple aspects of nuclear security. Topics will include the international legal framework supporting nuclear security, identification of and remedies to threats against nuclear security, radiological dispersal devices, responses to incidents involving nuclear and other radioactive material, illicit trafficking in nuclear and radioactive sources, detection and identification instruments and practical exercises designed to incorporate this knowledge into Member State planning and procedures to protect against threats to nuclear security.


Preference will be given to Member States nominating up to 3 management / decision-making officials each representing one of the following entities: law enforcement / intelligence community, nuclear regulatory body, facilities operations, national legislative affairs or the primary emergency response organization of the Member State.

Participants' qualification

Participation is open to decision makers, senior officials and managers from the five disciplines identified as integral to a Member States' overall nuclear security scheme. Participants should be directly responsible for initiating, establishing and/or sustaining activities related to nuclear security and/or the response to incidents involving nuclear and other radioactive material.


Lectures will be provided in English.

Language requirements

Organizations nominating personnel should ensure the capability of a level of verbal and written communication commensurate with the subject matter of the training.

Nature of the seminar

This seminar will feature lectures, presentations and exercises given or led by recognized experts in the various disciplines comprising nuclear security. The schedule is designed to allow adequate time for expert presentations while ensuring sufficient time for participant interaction and discussion. Participants will be expected to provide an overview of current nuclear security efforts within their respective countries and to make recommendations for ways of improving the content of the International Seminar.

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A-M Eriksson
Charles Roche
Anita Nilsson
J'Tia Taylor
Allison Johnson
Roger Johnson
Robert Wagner
Rick Skokowski
Ray Klann
Brad Micklich
E. Frank Moore
Luiz Conti
Elle Melamed
Mark Cichon
Craig Patterson
Sandy Guendling
Pete Heine
Michael LaFranzo
Jure Kutlesa
Conrad G. Zadlo
Kristen Laurin-Kovitz

Course Materials

1.1 Nilsson Identifying Nuclear Security Concerns Combating Nuclear Terrorism.pdf
1.2 Eriksson International Perspective on nuclear and radiological security.pdf
1.3 Taylor Prolif Nuc Fuel Cycle.pdf
2.1 Eriksson Essential Elements.pdf
2.2 Nilsson Nuclear Security Legal Instruments.pdf
2.3 Nilsson Legal-Reg Infrastructure.pdf
3.1 Eriksson Understanding Risk Associated with Radiological Threats.pdf
3.2 Eriksson Threat Assessment and DBT.pdf
3.3 R Johnston Vulnerability Assessment.pdf
3.4 Roche Physical Protection of Nuclear Materials Facilities.pdf
3.5 Eriksson Security of Radioactive Sources.pdf
4.1 Laurin-Kovitz - Analysis of Strategic Commodity Transfers.pdf
4.2 Zadlo Information Computer Security.pdf
4.3 Wagner Radiation Security.pdf
4.4 Eriksson Legal Shipments.pdf
4.6 Eriksson Transport-security.pdf
4.8 Kutlesa NRC Presentation.pdf
5.1 Eriksson International Safeguards and additional protocol.pdf
5.2 Roche MCA at Facilities.pdf
6.1 Micklich Klann RadiationDetectionSystems.pdf
6.2 F Moore Monitor Detect Measur Equip.pdf
6.3 Conti Nuclear Security Framework for a MPE.pdf
7.1 G Moore ITDB System.pdf
7.2 G Moore Illicit Trafficking Case Studies.pdf
7.3 G Moore Role of Customs and Border Guards in NS.pdf
7.5 A Johnston SLD-Overview.pdf
8.1 Conti Response to Criminal or Unauthorized Acts Involving Nuclear-Radioactive Material.pdf
8.2 G Moore Overview Radiological Crime Scene.pdf
8.3 G Moore Introduction to Nuclear Forensics.pdf
8.4 Conti In-field Experiences.pdf
8.6 Cichon Emergency MedicalResponse Planning to Incidents.pdf
8.9 Patterson Emergency Response to Incidents.pdf
10.1 Eriksson IAEA Assistance Programme.pdf

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