Francisco Parada (4)

Francisco Parada

I was born in Mexico and have experience as a researcher in the international field of nuclear safety and security. I like how sometimes I can confuse a strategy with a series of coincidences. It makes me take a closer look to see the different layers of issues, and how they overlap to make sense of a situation. Sometimes, it feels almost like an accident. My interest and passion for the nuclear field were born while researching Brazilian nuclear submarines. Later, I started to work at the James Martin Center for Non-Proliferation Studies in California where I used different methodologies to analyze nuclear security events and monitor nuclear weapons program trends and developments. I transitioned to the international field working at the International Atomic Energy Agency with Member States on nuclear safety and security interface issues, and assisted in developing documents related to Small Modular Reactors from a nuclear safety perspective.