Let's talk Nuclear Disarmament!

Professor Kevin P Clements

Thursday, 18 November 2021 8:00pm

Wairarapa

Rosewood, 417 Queen Street, Kuripuni, Masterton

The first Pugwash Conference in 1957 at Pugwash, Nova Scotia, Canada, brought together scholars and public figures. The aim was to diminish the role of nuclear arms in international politics. Our guest speaker will look at the work of the Pugwash Conferences.

Professor Clements will raise questions about whether disarmament creates peaceful relationships in the world or peaceful relationships create ripe conditions for the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons and disarmament.

There will be a focus on the new Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and its significance for arms control and disarmament in East Asia and the rest of the world.

In particular, attention will focus on trust deficits between the major players in the Asia Pacific region and what this means for disarmament discussions. Also considered will be the role of small states such as New Zealand and other Asia Pacific countries in managing risk, uncertainty and arms control.

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IAN F GRANT, CO-CHAIR

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The first Pugwash Conference in 1957 at Pugwash, Nova Scotia, Canada, brought together scholars and public figures. The aim was to diminish the role of nuclear arms in international politics. Our guest speaker will look at the work of the Pugwash Conferences.

Professor Clements will raise questions about whether disarmament creates peaceful relationships in the world or peaceful relationships create ripe conditions for the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons and disarmament.

There will be a focus on the new Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and its significance for arms control and disarmament in East Asia and the rest of the world.

In particular, attention will focus on trust deficits between the major players in the Asia Pacific region and what this means for disarmament discussions. Also considered will be the role of small states such as New Zealand and other Asia Pacific countries in managing risk, uncertainty and arms control.

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