Hans Blix

Hans Blix was Director General of the IAEA from 1981 to 1997.
We follow Hans Blix’s recollections of his tenure as the IAEA’s third Director General, from the United States’ short-time withdrawal from the IAEA to the Chernobyl accident, from Iraq and North Korea to the signing of the Additional Protocol.
Interview: Stockholm, 13 April 2015 [more]

John Carlson

John Carlson served as an official within the Australian government for more than four decades. He represented Australia on the Board of Governors and was the chairman of the influential, yet outside the Agency not widely known, Scientific Advisory Group on Safeguards Implementation (SAGSI).
Interview: Washington, D.C., 13 November 2015

Pier Roberto Danesi

Pier Roberto Danesi served as Director of the IAEA Seibersdorf Laboratories from 1986-2002.
He takes us on a historical tour of the laboratories and explains its role and functions, its relationships to member states, and how the laboratories changed over time.
Interview: Vienna, 23 April 2015

Mohamed ElBaradei

Mohamed ElBaradei was Director General of the IAEA from 1997 until 2009. In October 2005, ElBaradei and the IAEA were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. From his election to the Iraq War, from the Iran negotiations to the Nobel Peace Prize, this interview covers major events during his career at the Agency.
Interview: Vienna, 31 May 2016 [more]

Dieter Goethel

Dieter Goethel was the longest-standing Director of Personnel in the IAEA’s history. He illustrates how the superpowers dominated personnel politics during the Cold War. He describes international life in Vienna in the 1970s, from the IAEA’s original headquarters in the Grand Hotel to the Agency’s housing projects for staff members.
Interview: Vienna, 18 August 2016 [more]

James Goodby

After joining the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, James Goodby was involved as a technical secretary in the 12-nation-negotiations on the IAEA draft statute in 1956. He reminds us of the enthusiasm caused by Eisenhower’s Atoms for Peace speech and shares his recollections of the multilateral negotiations on the draft statute.
Interview: Washington, D.C., 17 November 2015 [more]

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