58th ISODARCO Course on:
"GLOBAL SECURITY & REGIONAL DISORDER: EVOLVING CHALLENGES, ELUSIVE SOLUTIONS?"

KYRENIA - NORTH CYPRUS
7 - 12 April 2019


Director of the School: Carlo Schaerf (Isodarco, Rome, Italy)
 Directors of the Course: Aylin Gürzel (Eastern Mediterranean University, Famagusta, North Cyprus)
 Steven Miller (Belfer Center, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA)




Kyrenia 2019 Principal Lecturers Program Extra Activities
General Information Travelling Instructions Poster  

TENTATIVE DETAILED PROGRAM


Sunday 7 April 2019
Arrival and registration

Monday 8 April 2019
09:00 - 09:30     Session 1
Introduction to the Course
Carlo Schaerf - ISODARCO School Director
Steve Miller, Course Director
Aylin Gürzel, Course Co-Director
09:30 - 11:00     Session 2
International Relations under construction in Eastern Mediterranean
Ali Murat Basçer, Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey in Nicosia
11:15 - 12:45     Session 3
The Cyprus Conflict in Shifting Geopolitical Contour
Ahmet Sözen, Chairman, Department of Political Science and International Relations, Eastern Mediterranean Universit,y Famagusta, North Cyprus
15:00 - 16:30     Session 4
Introduction to nuclear energy and nuclear weapons
Alessandro Pascolin, University of Padova, Italy
16:45 - 18:15     Session 5
The connection between nuclear energy programs and nuclear weapons
Victor Gilinsky, Program advisor for The Nonproliferation Policy Education Center (NPEC) and served as a Nuclear Regulatory Commissioner under presidents Ford, Carter, and Reagan, CA, USA
21:30 - 23:30     Session 6
Roundtable discussion on pros and cons of Iran nuclear deal
Mark Fitzpatrick, Executive Director of IISS–Americas, Washington D.C.
Ali Ashgar Soltanieh, Former Iranian Ambassador to the IAEA (Iran)
Tariq Rauf, Former Head of Verification and Security Policy Coordination, IAEA, (Canada)
Carlo Trezza, Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), Roma, Italy

Tuesday 9 April 2019
09:00 - 10:30     Session 7
The Fundamentals of Nuclear Strategy
Steven Miller, Director, International Security Program; Editor-in-Chief, International Security; Co-Principal Investigator, Project on Managing the Atom, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA, USA
10:45 - 12:15     Session 8
Europe between Disarmament and Non-Proliferation
Carlo Trezza, Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), Roma, Italy
15:00 - 16:30     Session 9
The art of the possible and achievable Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Free Zone in the Middle East: reasoning; history; approaches and obstacles; ways forward
Paul Ingram, Executive Director British American Security Information Council (BASIC), UK
16:45 - 18:15     Session 10
Seeing the wood for the trees: Why outlawing war contextualises the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
Joelien Pretorius, Department of Political Studies, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
21:30 - 23:30     Party

Wednesday 10 April 2019
09:00 - 10:30     Session 11
Broken INF, START-3 at Risk, and Russian Asymmetrical Reaction
Alexander Nikitin, Director of the Center for Political and International Studies, member of the International Pugwash Council, Moscow, Russia
10:45 - 12:15     Session 12
Can NPT survive? At what price?
Ali Soltanieh, Former Iranian Ambassador to the IAEA, Vienna, Austria, (Iran)
15:00 - 16:30     Session 13
Restraining an Ally: Israel, the United States and Iran's Nuclear Program
Daniel Sobelman, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
16:45 - 18:15     Session 14
How Regional Nuclear Cooperation has shaped the global nuclear architecture
Francesca Giovannini, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Cambridge, MA, USA
21:30 - 23:30     Session 15
Roundtable discussion on the Nuclear Ban Treaty
Alessandro Pascolini, University of Padova, Italy
Joelien Pretorius, Department of Political Studies, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
Tariq Rauf, Former Head of Verification and Security Policy Coordination, IAEA, (Canada)
Carlo Trezza, Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), Roma, Italy

Thursday 11 April 2019
09:00 - 10:30     Session 16
Preserving and Strengthening the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and the Nuclear Arms Control Regimes: 2020
Tariq Rauf, Former Head of Verification and Security Policy Coordination, IAEA, (Canada)
10:45 - 12:15     Session 17
Prospects for denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula
Mark Fitzpatrick, Executive Director of IISS–Americas, Washington, D.C. , USA
15:00 - 16:30     Session 18
Chemical weapon use in Iraq and Syria and the international responses
John Hart, Former Head of Chemical and Biological Safety Project (Stockholm International Peace Research Institute). Rostered Consultant to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), (USA)
16.45 – 18.15     Session 19 - Closing Session
Evaluation of the Course and Suggestions for the Future
Aylin Gürzel, Steve Miller and Carlo Schaerf

Friday 12 April 2019
Morning     Bus departs for Ercan Airport, Lefkosa/North Cyprus


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