About the Speaker
Ephraim Asculai has been the senior research fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) since 2002, working mainly on issues of nuclear proliferation. He worked at the Israel Atomic Energy Commission (IAEC) for more than 40 years, mainly on issues of nuclear and environmental safety. In 1986, he went to work at the IAEA in Vienna on issues of radiation protection of the public. During his six years at the IAEA, he worked on radiation protection of the public, and was the scientific secretary of the International Chernobyl Project.
In Israel, he became heavily involved in international affairs, including the CTBT and the Nuclear Liability Convention deliberations. During his final period at the IAEC he served as the Director of External Relations. In 2000-2001 he spent a sabbatical year at ISIS. He is the author of: “Verification Revisited: The Nuclear Case” (published by ISIS) and “Rethinking the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Regime” (published by the INSS).
He received his Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.