FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 8, 2012
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Olli Heinonen, Senior Fellow at Harvard's Belfer Center, Joins UANI Advisory Board
New York, NY -Today, United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) announced that Dr. Olli Heinonen, Senior Fellow at Harvard's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, will join UANI's Advisory Board.
Prior to joining the Harvard faculty in 2010, Dr. Heinonen served as Deputy Director General of the IAEA, where he oversaw its efforts to monitor and contain Iran's nuclear program.
Said UANI CEO, Ambassador Mark D. Wallace:
We are grateful to Dr. Olli Heinonen for joining UANI's Advisory Board. Dr. Heinonen's knowledge of Iran's nuclear program is unrivaled. UANI will benefit greatly from his expertise and counsel.
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Before joining the Belfer Center as a senior fellow in August 2010, Olli Heinonen served 27 years at the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna. Heinonen spent the last five years as Deputy Director General of the IAEA, and head of its Department of Safeguards. He led the Agency's efforts to identify and dismantle nuclear proliferation networks, including the one led by Pakistani scientist A.Q. Khan, and he oversaw its efforts to monitor and contain Iran's nuclear program.
Heinonen led teams of international investigators to examine nuclear programs of concern around the world. He inspected nuclear facilities in South Africa, Iraq, North Korea, Syria, Libya, and elsewhere, seeking to ensure that nuclear materials were not diverted for military purposes. He is considered one of the world's leading experts on Iran's and North Korea's nuclear programs. He led the Agency's efforts in recent years to implement an analytical culture to guide and complement traditional verification activities.