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Trevor Findlay

The first holder of the Barton Chair was Professor Trevor Findlay, who was also Director of the Canadian Centre for Treaty Compliance (CCTC) at NPSIA. Dr. Findlay’s specialization is arms control, disarmament and nonproliferation. A former Australian diplomat with experience at the successor body to the CCD in Geneva, the Conference on Disarmament (CD) and other UN disarmament fora, Dr. Findlay has a Master’s degree and PhD in international relations from the Australian National University in Canberra. His professional appointments have included four years at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) and seven years as director of the non-governmental Verification Research, Training and Information Centre (VERTIC) in London, UK. Dr. Findlay is currently also a Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) based in Waterloo, Ontario. From 2006 to 2010 he directed the Nuclear Energy Futures Project, a collaborative research undertaking between CIGI and the CCTC and currently directs a successor project between the two organizations on Strengthening and Reform of the IAEA. His most recent work is Nuclear Energy and Global Governance: Ensuring Safety, Security and Non-Proliferation published in 2011 by Routledge UK. Dr. Findlay is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne, Australia.