SHAPE'2012: 2nd Summit of Honor on Atoms for Peace and Environment
February 28 - March 1, 2012


Opening session13:3015:30

Opening address
Session Chair: Prof. Dr. Hamid Aït Abderrahim
Deputy Director-General SCK•CEN | MYRRHA Project Director Belgium
Co-Chair International Committee SHAPE'2012

Welcome address SHAPE'2012
Prof. Dr. Frank Deconinck
Chairman Board of Governors, SCK•CEN | Belgium

Hon. Kwan Yong Park
Chairman National Development Institute | South Korea

Video message
H.E. Kim Young-Sam
Former President of South Korea

High Level Representative from the Belgian Politics (TBC)

H. E. Mr. Luc Dehaene
Mayor of Ypres, Belgium | Chairperson Mayors for Peace

Purpose of SHAPE | Co-Chairs International Committee SHAPE'2012
Prof. Jeung Soo Huh
President Korea Energy Management Corporation | South Korea
Prof. Dr. Hamid Aït Abderrahim
Deputy Director-General SCK•CEN | MYRRHA Project Director Belgium

Coffee break15:3016:00
Track 1 | Why do states refrain from nuclear weapons?16:0017:30

Plenary Session 1: The nuclear paradox: why do states not develop nuclear weapons?
History of nuclear weapon R&D and reasons why the programs were abandoned + contributions from academic side

Session Chair: Prof. Dr. Frank Deconinck
Chairman Board of Governors SCK•CEN | Belgium
Chairman of the organizing committee of SHAPE'2012
South-Korean Nuclear Weapons Program: A Myth or Reality?
Prof. Kyoung Soo Kim
Myongi University | South Korea

Why Sweden did not build the bomb, 1945-1968
Prof. Thomas Jonter
Stockholm University | Sweden
Beyond nuclear reversal: disintentivising nuclear weapons possession
Dr. Rebecca Johnson
Executive Director, Acronym Institute for Disarmament Diplomacy | UK
Role of international context and relative importance of wider, systemic factors in influencing decisions by states not to pursue nuclear weapon programs
Dr. Ian Anthony
Director Arms control, Disarmament and Non-proliferation, SIPRI | Sweden



Social event - transfer by bus to Ypres16:0018:00

organised with the support of the city of YPRES

End of Plenary Session 117:3019:00
Welcome & reception Town Hall Ypres18:0020:00

Lecture by Piet Chielens or Dominiek Dendooven about the History of Ypres in World War I.
Ypres is the silent witness of the Great War or World War I.
During the entire war period, from 1914 up to 1918, Ypres was the scene of some of the most important battles in the First World War, later referred to as the Great War.

Track 1 | Why do states refrain from nuclear weapons09:0010:30

Plenary Session 2: How to reach global zero? Building a World Free of Nuclear Weapons.
Session Chair: Prof. Gyoo-hyoung Kahng
Myongi University | South Korea

French point of view on how to reach global zero
Gen. (ret) Bernard Norlain

Does the present status of nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation bode well for getting to global zero?
Prof. Paolo Cotta-Ramusino
Secretary General of Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs | Italy

A Global Law to ban Nuclear Weapons
Honorable Senator Douglas Roche, O.C.
Author parliamentarian and diplomat | Canada

The Egyptian (Arab view) on NWFZ in the Middle East
Ms. Heidi Ghoneim
Arms Control Expert, Arms Control and Multilateral Department, League of Arab States | Egypt

Consequences of global nuclear disarmament for the behavior of nuclear proliferations
Mr. Steven Smet
Researcher SCK•CEN | Belgium

Coffee break10:3011:00
Track 2 | Confidence building11:0012:30

Plenary Session 3: Nuclear Weapon Free Zones
New Developments in the Middle East
Session Chair: H.E. Mr. Werner Bauwens
Special Envoy for Disarmament an Non-Proliferation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs | Belgium

Story of the 2nd Nuclear Weapon Free Zone Central Asia
H.E. Ambassador Yerik Utembayev
Embassy Kazakhstan | Belgium

WMD Free Zone in the Middle East - An Israeli view
Prof. Yair Evron
Tel Aviv University | Israel

The M.E free zone: the way forward
Dr. Sameh Aboul-Enein
American University, Cairo | Egypt

A NWFZ for the Middle East: Fitting the Building Blocks
Dr. Jean Pascal Zanders
EU Institute for Security Studies | France

Track 2 | Confidence Building14:0015:30

Plenary Session 4: Disarmament supporting Treaties: Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty - CTBT, START,…
Session Chair: Mr. Klaas Van der Meer
Head Society and Policy Support SCK•CEN | Belgium

Russian views on continuation of nuclear arms control and disarmament after conclusions of START-3 Treaty
Prof. Dr. Alexander I. Nikitin
Director of the Center for Euro-Atlantic Security, MGIMO University Moscow | Russia

Verification Regime of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty: Status and Perspective
Dr. Lassina Zerbo
Director International Data Centre | Austria

Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty - Status and Outlook
Dr. Bruno Pellaud

A Fissile Material (Cut-off)Treaty as an essential element of nuclear disarmament
Mr. Arend J. Meerburg MSc
The Netherlands

Coffee break15:3016:00
Last Post Ceremony20:0020:30

Every day, just before 8 o'clock in the evening, the local police halt the traffic passing through the Menin Gate. For a few brief moments, the modern world is brought to a stop and the Last Post ceremony takes us back in time to the terrible and turbulent years of the Great War, as we pause to remember our dead.

The Menin Gate was chosen as the location for the ceremony because of its special symbolic significance: it was from this spot that countless thousands of soldiers set off for the front, many of them destined never to return.

Originally, the Last Post was a bugle call used in the British Army (and others) to signal the end of the day. In the context of the Last Post ceremony, it represents a final farewell to the fallen.

In similar manner, the Reveille was traditionally played at the break of day, to waken the soldiers and call them to their duty. In the context of the Last Post ceremony, it not only symbolizes the return to daily life at the end of the act of remembrance, but also expresses the resurrection to 'eternal life' of the fallen.

Walking Buffet20:3022:00

The ground floor was built around 1275.

The brick first floor (1530) is crowned with 2 decorative stepped gables.

Formerly the principal function of the building was ‘meat sales place'.

Transfer to Brussels by bus22:0023:30
Arrival in Brussels23:3023:59
Track 3 | Peaceful use of nuclear energy09:3011:00

Plenary Session 5: Enhancing proliferation resistance of present fuel cycles
Session Chair: Dr. Poong Eil Juhn
Advisor to Korea National Research Foundation | South Korea

Multinational Approaches / Nuclear Fuel Bank
H.E. Ambassador Yerik Utembayev
Embassy of Kazakhstan | Belgium

GTRI Collaborations: Progress, Plans and Challenges for International Cooperation in HEU Minimization
Dr. John Stevens
Conversion Projects Section Manager, Argonne National Laboratory, Nuclear Engineering Division | USA

Four-Tiered Nuclear Governance: Domestic and Foreign Challenges of Dual-Use Exports
Ms. Cindy Vestergaard
Project Researcher, Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) | Denmark

Export Control
Mr. Jean-Pol Poncelet
Directeur Générale FORATOM | Belgium

Coffee break11:0011:30
Track 3 | Peaceful use of nuclear energy11:3013:00

Plenary Session 6: Enhancing proliferation resistance of future fuel cycles
Session Chair: Dr. Bruno Pellaud

Evolving Safeguards  - The State-Level Approach
Mr. Neil Tuley
IAEA Safeguards Department | Austria

Safeguards-by-Design: Guidance and Tools for Stakeholders
Mr. Mark Schanfein
Senior Nonproliferation Advisor | Idaho National Laboratory (INL) | USA

Multi-National Approach to Amelioration of Spent Nuclear Fuels
Prof. Il Soon Hwang
Director NUTRECK (Nuclear Transmutation Energy Research Center of Korea)
Seoul National University | South Korea

Generation IV Advanced Nuclear Systems and Role of MYRRHA as Waste Transmutation R&D Facility
Prof. Dr. Hamid Aït Abderrahim
Deputy Director-General SCK•CEN | MYRRHA Project Director Belgium
Co-Chair International Committee SHAPE'2012

Closing statements | Lunch13:0015:00