NPT Symposium, 28 April

NPT Symposium, 28 April

As a side event of the 2015 Review Conference for the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), an academic symposium is being convened by the Netherlands government, the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA), the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University, and the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. CCSL researchers Tom Coppen and Jonathan Herbach will be presenting their work at the symposium.

The symposium will take place at the UN Headquarters in New York City on April 28th. The main purpose of this event is to present and discuss worldwide research related to the NPT and to learn from early career scholars about present and future challenges and opportunities for the treaty. The symposium, which will include panel discussions and poster presentations, also aims to strengthen future decision making related to the NPT.

The Symposium will also feature a High Level Panel, which will focus on the main challenges of the NPT and in particular on the prospects for disarmament. Panelists will include the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bert Koenders, as well as former US Senator Sam Nunn and another prominent guest. The panel will be moderated by the UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, Ms. Angela Kane.

For more information, see the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University webpage dedicated to the event.