Bachelor of Arts, Brown University, 2008
Master of Arts, Seoul National University, 2013
Has UN Security Council Resolution 1540 Strengthened the International Nonproliferation Regime?
Thursday, June 20, 2019, 12:00 - 2:00pm
Van Metre Hall 602, Arlington Campus
All are invited to attend.
Sonia Ben Ouagrham-Gormley, Chair
Adopted in 2004, UN Security Council resolution (UNSCR) 1540 established a variety of obligations on states to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD). However, worldwide, states have implemented fewer than half of these obligations – and there has been limited analysis of this issue. This dissertation quantitatively identifies state-specific characteristics associated with the varied implementation of UNSCR 1540. The dissertation further analyzes whether states of particular concern for proliferation have fulfilled the key obligations that would contribute towards reducing the risk of proliferation worldwide. These analyses will allow the UN, other international organizations, and assistance providers to better target their resources towards those countries that are more likely to implement the resolution.
A copy of this doctoral dissertation proposal is available for examination from Shannon Williams, Schar School of Policy and Government. Please contact her at email@example.com if you would like to view it or if you have any other questions.