Joint Conference on “Nuclear Security Culture and Non-Proliferation in the Middle East”
On the 26th to the 27th of April 2016, The Egyptian Council For Foreign Affairs (ECFA) held a joint conference on “Nuclear Security Culture and Non-Proliferation in the Middle East” in its headquarters in collaboration with the Egyptian Pugwash for Science and International Affairs and the Institute for Nuclear Security in the University of Tennessee.
The conference is a product of the joint work between ECFA and the University of Tennessee in order to put forward the different views surrounding nuclear security and non-proliferation in the Middle East.
The conference was commenced by Ambassador Dr. Mounir Zahran, the chairman of ECFA; Ambassador Dr. Abdel Rahman Moussa, vice president of the Egyptian Pugwash for Science and International Affairs, Ambassador Omar Amer, deputy assistant of the Cabinet of the Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Howard Hall governor’s Chair for Global Nuclear Security, director of the University of Tennessee Institute of Nuclear Security and director of the Baker’s Center Global Security Program.
One of the topics that were discussed in the conference, highlighted by, Joseph Steinback, was the concept of relying on man and its connection to internal threats.
The conference discussed issues surrounding Nuclear Security and Non-Proliferation in the Middle East through several sessions and a round table. The joint conference put into consideration the conclusions drawn from the four Nuclear Summits that took place in Washington, 2010; Seoul, 2012; The Hague, 2014; and the last summit, which took place from March 31st to April 1st, 2016 in Washington.