The Sam Nunn Bank of America Policy Forum 2008
Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, The Sam Nunn Bank of America Policy Forum presents Nonproliferation and the Global Nuclear Renaissance: Bridging the Gap on March 31, 2008.
The keynote address will be presented by Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei, Director General, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), an intergovernmental organization that is part of the United Nations system. He was appointed to office December 1, 1997, and reappointed to a third term in September 2005. During his career as diplomat, international civil servant and scholar, ElBaradei has become closely familiar with the work and processes of international organizations, particularly in the fields of international peace and security and international development. He has lectured widely in the fields of international law, international organizations, arms control and the peaceful uses of nuclear energy, and is the author of various articles and books on these subjects. He belongs to a number of professional associations, including the International Law Association and the American Society of International Law. In October 2005, Dr. ElBaradei and the IAEA were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize "for their efforts to prevent nuclear energy from being used for military purposes and to ensure that nuclear energy for peaceful purposes is used in the safest possible way." In its citation, the Norwegian Nobel Committee referred to the IAEA's work as being of "incalculable importance," and referred to Dr. ElBaradei as an "unafraid advocate" of new measures to strengthen the nuclear non-proliferation regime.
The Sam Nunn Bank of America Policy Forum is a policy meeting that brings together noted academic, government, and private-sector experts on technology, public policy, and international affairs to address issues of immediate importance to the nation. It was developed from former Senator Sam Nunn