Global Peace and Insecurity: A Seminar Series

Fall 2020: Tuesdays: 12noon-1:30pm US EDT (12-13.30)

The world is facing an unprecedented crisis on several fronts. Lack of leadership by the United States has intensified many flash points around the world including nuclear threats and the abandonment of arms control negotiations, bio-safety, climate change, food insecurity, instability and tensions in the East, and increased pressure from nationalists and extremists at home and abroad. This seminar will capture a subset of these critical issues facing humanity and the planet. All programs will require pre-registration. Please check each program for registration link. 

Seminar Organizer and Moderator: SUBRATA GHOSHROY, Research Affiliate, MIT'S  PROGRAM IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY.  GO HERE for a recent paper by Mr. Ghoshroy published in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists that examines American Congressional bipartisan support of missile defense.

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28*   SPECIAL SEMINAR (Note: different day): Hon. Shireen Mazari, Minister of Human Rights, Pakistan

Hon. Mani Shankar Aiyar, Former Cabinet Minister, Congress Party leader, veteran diplomat, first Consul General of India to Pakistan, writer, and political commentator

Is Third Party Mediation Necessary for Resolution of the Dispute in Kashmir?

GO HERE for a video archive of this program. Our apologies--the recording did not initiate until approximately 15 minutes into the program.  Full transcript is available here.

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6: Vladimir Kozin, Ph. D., Member of two Russian Academies, Military, and Natural Sciences; author of 16 monographs on arms control

Whither US – Russia Nuclear Arms Control?

GO HERE for a video recording of this program.  GO HERE to see the slides from the program. 

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13: Monica Zoppe, Ph. D., Institute of Biophysics, Italian National Research Council (CNR), Milan, Italy

Accidents, mistakes and COVID-19: Risks and Necessity of High-Level Biosafety Labs; MODERATOR: Professor Jonathan King

GO HERE for a video of this program. GO HERE for slides from this program.

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20: Heidi Peltier, Ph. D, Director, 20 Years of War Project, Boston University

The Bang and the Bucks:  Post-9/11 Military Spending and the Shortchanging of Other Urgent Needs

REGISTER HERE: Once you register, a link will be automatically emailed. Thank you! Please email weinmann@mit.edu with any questions.

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27: Noam Chomsky, Institute Professor, MIT and Professor of Linguistics, University of Arizona

 Biden or Trump: What’s at Stake on November 3?

REGISTER HERE.  Once you register, a link will be automatically emailed. Thank you! Please email weinmann@mit.edu with any questions.

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3: Jurgen Scheffran, Head of the Research Group Climate Change and Security, University of Hamburg, Germany

Climate Change and International Security

REGISTRATION TO BE POSTED SOON.

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10: Paul Meyer, Adjunct Professor, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver. Former Canadian Ambassador for Disarmament

The Non-Proliferation Treaty at 50: A Mid-Life Crisis?

REGISTRATION TO BE POSTED SOON.

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**TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 6:00PM-7:30PM EST (Please note differnt time): Jun Tateno, Ph.D., Executive Director, Nuclear and Energy-Related Information Center (NERIC), Tokyo, Japan

Ten years After Fukushima: The Future of Nuclear Power in Japan

REGISTRATION TO BE POSTED SOON.

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24: Saurabh Kumar, Former Ambassador of India to Ireland, Austria, and the United Nations in Vienna

(Topic to be posted)

REGISTRATION TO BE POSTED SOON.

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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1: Masako Ikegami, Ph. D., Professor, School of Environment and Society, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Missile and Nuclear Insecurity in East Asia

REGISTRATION TO BE POSTED SOON.

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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8: To be announced

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CO-SPONSORED WITH MIT'S PRORGRAM IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY

*Note seminar is on Monday

**Seminar is at 6 PM – 7:30 PM

Free and open to the public. Prior registration is required to obtain Zoom link. For more information, please contact Subrata Ghoshroy ghoshroy@mit.edu or weinmann@mit.edu or visit https://radius.mit.edu/

 

 

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