Since 1966 – International School on Disarmament and Research on Conflicts – Italian Pugwash Group

Detailed Program

Monday, 10 January 2005


Morning session
Introduction and Overview
Chair, Carlo Schaerf
Introduction to ISODARCO: Carlo Schaerf (Italy)
Matthew Evangelista (USA) – Is there a ‘European approach’ to security?

Afternoon session
Security in a New Perspective
Chair, Juergen Altmann
Dennis Gormley (USA) – New challenges for intelligence
Giampiero Giacomello (Italy) – Cybersecurity and cyberterrorism

Evening Session
Chair, Francesco Calogero
Sergei Batsanov (Russia) – Terrorism and WMD

Tuesday, 11 January 2005

Morning session
The European Experience with Terrorism, Then and Now
Chair, Malcolm Dando
David Carlton (UK) – United Kingdom with particular reference to Northern Ireland

Afternoon Session
Security in a New Perspective
Chair, Judith Reppy
Juergen Altmann (Germany) – Nanotechnology and preventative arms control
Sonia Ben Ouaghram (USA) – Biological weapons programs and proliferation issues

Wednesday, 12 January 2005

Morning session
The European Experience with Terrorism, Then and Now
Chair, Sonia Ben Ouaghram
Carlo Schaerf (Italy) – Twenty years of political violence in Italy

10:30 Open discussion
“Eastern Europe – From the bloodshed to orange revolution. Case of Romania”
Dr. George Anca

14:00 Open discussion
“Conflicts and military operations in 21st century new rules of engagement?”

Afternoon session
Chair, Matthew Evangelista
Nadia Arbatova (Russia) – European security and international terrorism: the Balkan connection.
Panel Discussion: Is there a new terrorism? Thomas Biersteker, Bob Nurick, Barak Mendelsohn and others

21:30 Movie
“Dirty bomb”

Thursday, 13 January 2005

Morning Session
Chair, Nadia Arbatova
Matthew Evangelista (USA) – Terrorism and international law

Afternoon Session
Chair, Bob Nurick
Gunnar Arbman (Sweden) – Nuclear terrorism
Malcolm Dando (UK) – Bioterrrorism

21:30 Open discussion:
“Tsunami”

Friday, 14 January 2005

Morning Session
Chair, David Carlton
Alessandro Silj (Italy) – Security within: the backlash from 9/11 in Muslim communities

11:30 Open discussion
” 9/11 Failed security or false flag?”
Clyde Magarelli

Afternoon Session
What Role for the International Community?
Chair, Alessandro Argentini
Antonio Donini (Italy) – International humanitarian aid and the security agenda
Thomas Biersteker (USA) – The global effort to regulate the financing of terrorism

21:30 Movie
“Who is Silvio Berlusconi?”

Saturday, 15 January 2005

Morning Session
What Role for the International Community?
Chair, Marsha Woodbury
Julian Lyndley-French (UK) – EU/NATO security relationship
Daniele Riggio (NATO) – NATO in the New Euro Atlantic Environment

Afternoon Session
Closing Thoughts
Chair, Marsha Woodbury
Bob Nurick (USA) – Issues in international cooperation: NATO, the EU, and Russia

Panel Discussion
Chair, Carlo Schaerf

Thoughts on leaving:
Stephanie Fain, Austin, Texas
Mads Fleckner, Copenhagen, Denmark
Polina Sokolova, Moscow, Russia
Ulrike Wunderle, Tubingen, Germany