Senior Research Fellow,
Belfer Center, Harvard University
Areas of Expertise
Disarmament, International Organizations
Trevor Findlay is a Senior Research Fellow at the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Dr Findlay was a joint fellow Fellow/Senior Fellow with the International Security Program and Project on Managing the Atom (MTA) at the Belfer Center for Science & International Affairs at Harvard University from 2011 to 2015. He remains an MTA Associate. From 2005 to 2015 he was a professor at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada and holder of the William and Jeanie Barton Chair in International Affairs. He remains a Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus at Carleton.
Dr Findlay has a BA Honours degree from the University of Melbourne in political science and a Masters degree and PhD in international relations from the Australian National University (ANU). He spent thirteen years in the Australian diplomatic service, with postings in Tokyo, Mexico City and Geneva. This was followed by academic appointments at the Peace Research Centre at the ANU, including acting directorship, and four years as a project leader at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) in Sweden, where he inaugurated the project on peacekeeping and international security. From 1998 to 2005 he was Executive Director of the London-based non-governmental organization, the Verification Research, Training and Information Centre (VERTIC). Professor Findlay was appointed to the United Nations Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters in 2013.
His current research focuses on global nuclear governance. His report on the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Unleashing the Nuclear Watchdog, was published in 2012 by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) in Waterloo, Canada. Dr Findlay’s most recent book is Nuclear Energy and Global Governance: Ensuring Safety, Security and Nonproliferation (London: Routledge, 2011). His Belfer Center papers for MTA include: Beyond Nuclear Summitry: The Role of the IAEA in Nuclear Security Diplomacy After 2016 (March 2014) and What Price Nuclear Governance: Funding the IAEA (March 2016).
Findlay, Trevor. What Price Nuclear Governance? Funding the International Atomic Energy Agency. Cambridge, Mass.: Report for Project on Managing the Atom, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, March 24, 2016.
Findlay, Trevor. Proliferation Alert! The IAEA and Non-Compliance Reporting. Cambridge, Mass.: Report for Project on Managing the Atom, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, 10 2015.
‘Unleashing the Nuclear Watchdog: Strengthening and Reform of the International Atomic Energy Agency’, Centre for International Governance Innovation, Waterloo, ON, 2012
‘Beyond Nuclear Summitry: the Role of the IAEA in Nuclear Security Diplomacy after 2016’, Project on Managing the Atom, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, 2014
Updated, November 2014