Seminar: Update on Nuclear Disarmament

Center for International Law of the Institute of International Relations would like to cordially invite you to a seminar on the topic of post-Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty development. The event is taking place on Thursday, 8th March 2018 starting at 5 pm at the Institute of International Relations, Nerudova 3, Prague 1. Come and learn about the latest development in the field of nuclear disarmament. 


Date: 08.03.2018
Time: 17:00
Venue: Institute of International Relations, Nerudova 3, Praha 1
In cooperation: Center for International Law
Organized by: Miroslav Tůma

Seminar: Update on Nuclear Disarmament

Since the negotiation of the Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty in July 2017 and its subsequent submission for signature in September of the same year, there have been several significant activities affecting the nuclear-disarmament process. In 2017, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, there was a high-level international conference in favor of nuclear disarmament at the instigation of Pope Francis at the Vatican and by the end of last year and the beginning of this year, the Trump Administration has published the Doctrinal Security Documents, in particular, the Nuclear Posture Review 2018. In May 2018 there should be a major international high-level conference on nuclear disarmament within the United Nations headquarters in New York.In the planned discussion, you will learn substantial information about all these activities.

The speakers in the debate:

Miroslav Tůma (as the moderator, acting on behalf of the head of the Centre for International Law ), an external associate of the Institute and a member of the aforementioned Centre

Michal Smetana, a Researcher at the Centre for Security Policy at the Institute of Political Studies of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague 

Alyn Ware, the New Zealand Coordinator of the Parliamentarians for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament (PNND)

Working language will be Czech (except for Alyn Ware's presentation, which will be in English)