How did the IAEA, a diplomatic and political international organization, come to dominate scientific institutions with a long tradition in radiation protection?

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Universities in Times of Crisis

Prof. Rentetzi was invited by German newspaper DIE ZEIT to participate in a panel discussion about “The Future of Science Diplomacy” on December 1, 2022. The panel is part of a one-day event on “Universities in Times of Crisis,” to be held at Auditorium Friedrichstraße in Berlin. Prof. Rentetzi’s fellow discussants will be Dr. Georg […]

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Roundtable on “Science Diplomacy, International Organizations, and Nuclear Challenges”

Moderator: Maria Rentetzi (FAU, Chair of Science, Technology and Gender Studies) November 29, 2022 Venue: JOSEPHS  https://josephs-innovation.de/wp/ Deep transformations of international relationships together with the rapid evolution of innovations are leading to renewed geopolitical rivalries and fragmentation. At the same time, the terrifying prospect of a nuclear conflict makes the use of nuclear military technologies […]

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Prof. Rentetzi featured in “alexander!”

In the last issue of FAU’s research magazine, alexander!, an interview with Prof. Rentetzi was published (in German) in which she reflects upon science diplomacy. You can read it here.

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International History of Radiation Protection

As a unique technoscientific and diplomatic organization, the IAEA embodies the defining feature of post-WWII nuclear research: political collaboration on an international level became the precondition for any international scientific cooperation.

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The Historical Relations of the IAEA to Other Regulatory Agencies

In the late 1950s the UN started to develop an international regulatory system for managing ionizing radiation risks based heavily on the geopolitical division of the world.

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Standardization and Implementation

The conceptual analysis of standardization is key to understanding scientific work at the interface of laboratory and clinical or industrial practice.

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