Live Interview with International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Grossi

An extended interview with the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency as he tackles the threat of nuclear proliferation in the middle of a global pandemic.
Featuring Brian Finlay

In a one-on-one conversation with Stimson Center President Brian Finlay, Director General Rafael Grossi discussed current challenges to nuclear nonproliferation, the impact of the pandemic, and the IAEA’s ongoing work for the secure and peaceful use of nuclear technology.

Key Moments from the Discussion

  • 3:02 Visit with Secretary of State Antony Blinken and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan
  • 4:45 The JCPOA and censuring Iran
  • 15:51 North Korea: Reporting and next steps
  • 21:21 AUKUS: Verifying compliance
  • 26:21 IAEA Budget
  • 30:29 Nuclear medicine initiative
  • 34:00 Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material (CPPNM)
  • 35:11 Nuclear cyber security
  • 36:15 Innovation in safeguards: deep geological repositories, emerging technologies
  • 39:55 Gender equity & inclusion in nuclear fields
  • 46:05 Audience Question: Iranian Nuclear Program & JCPOA
  • 47:48 Audience Question: Nuclear energy & climate solutions
  • 48:30 Audience Question: Increase and types of nuclear reactors
  • 49:43 Audience Question: North Korea nuclear activity and advice to DPRK
  • 50:28 Audience Question: Iranian program and confidence in Iran information
  • 51:14 Audience Question: New mechanisms for sharing nuclear info during COVID
  • 52:16 Audience Question: Nuclear Security & Responsibility for More Transparency
  • 55:00 Audience Question: Hope and Looking Forward
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