2007 Student Research Conference:
20th Annual Student Research Conference

Social Science

Patriarchal Dissidence: An Analysis of the Relationship between the United States and the International Atomic Energy Agency until 1989
Chris P. Peterson
Dr. Thomas Zoumaras, Faculty Mentor

During the Cold War period, the International Atomic Energy Agency represented the only measure of international control against the spread of nuclear weapons. The United States was the catalyst in creating this agency, but on numerous occasions undermined the independence and effectiveness of the IAEA. Despite the advantages of a strong international nuclear agency, the United States continually pursued its own independent programs, and there exists a significant gap in historical literature studying the relationship between these two bodies. This study seeks to understand the explain the reasons behind the U.S.’s nuclear actions during the cold war and how they affected the course of the IAEA while filling an important place in international nuclear policy development literature.

Keywords: IAEA, United States, Nuclear


Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 14-1
Location: VH 1320
Time: 8:15 am

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