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Title: Cultural Awareness in Nuclear Security Programs: A Critical Link

Nuclear security programs that offer training and capacity building opportunities to practitioners working in nuclear facilities play a central role in strengthening the global nuclear security architecture. There is often a significant divide, however, between both the development of these programs and their implementation, and between the programs’ intended and actual outcomes. This article argues that this disconnect can often be attributed to an absence of cultural awareness and an inability for internationally-designed programs to effectively resonate with local audiences. Furthermore, the importance of the role of cultural awareness in implementing nuclear security programs will be assessed, and its applications in the Jordanian context will be presented.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. Middle East Scientific Inst. for Security, Amman (Jordan)
  2. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
BNL-113474-2017-JA
Journal ID: ISSN 2376-9955
Grant/Contract Number:
SC00112704
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
International Journal of Nuclear Security
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 2; Journal Issue: 1; Related Information: http://trace.tennessee.edu/ijns/vol2/iss1/12; Journal ID: ISSN 2376-9955
Publisher:
University of Tennessee Institute or Nuclear Security
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Office of Nonproliferation and Verification Research and Development (NA-22)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
98 NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, SAFEGUARDS, AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION; culture; disarmament; nuclear
OSTI Identifier:
1342649