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

Detailed Program

Monday, 09 January 2006

OVERVIEW AND INTRODUCTION

Morning session
Introduction to ISODARCO Carlo Schaerf
Overview of the Course Matthew Evangelista
Chair, Carlo Schaerf
Secretary, Casey Addis

Afternoon session
David Carlton
 – 9/11 as a Catalyst for Consistency?
Chair, Nadia Arbatova
Secretary, Natasha Di Genova
John King – The War on Terror: Is a Military or Police Response More Appropriate?
Chair, Giampiero Giacomello
Secretary, James Revill

Evening activity
Films of Pervez Hoodboy and Zia Mian: Crossing the Lines: Kashmir, Pakistan, India (2004), 45 mins., and/or
Pakistan and India under the Nuclear Shadow (2005), 35 mins., introduced by Zia Mian.

Tuesday, 10 January 2006

THE EUROPEAN DIMENSION

Morning session
Alessandro Silj
 – The Impact of post- 9/11 Security Measures on Civil Society
Chair, Alexei Arbatov
Secretary, Joseph Davids

Afternoon session
Reuben Brigety
 – Terrorism, Counter Insurgery, and Humanitarian Aid
Chair, Sergei Batsanov
Secretary, Michail Mantalas
Nadia Arbatova, with comments by Katariina Lethola and Sebastian von Muenchow – The European Union’s External Borders and the Problem of Terrorism
Chair, Matthew Evangelista
Secretary, Evgeny Sergeevich Kalashnikov

Evening activity
Party

Wednesday, 11 January 2006

THE CENTRAL ASIAN CONNECTION

Morning session
Alexei Arbatov
 – Central Asia in the War on Terror: Comparative Lessons
Chair, Mieke Massinnk
Secretary, Claudia Maffettone

Afternoon session
Zia Mian
 – With Friends Like These: The War on Terror, Pakistan, and the Jihad in South and Central Asia
Chair, Steve Wright
Secretary, Joanna Sprackett
Takao Takahara – The War on Terror: A View from East Asia
Chair, John King
Secretary, Elena Ravano

Thursday, 12 January 2006

WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION

Morning Session
Francesco Calogero
 – The Risk of Nuclear Terrorism and How to Decrease It
Chair, Carlo Schaerf
Secretary, David Curran
10.30 – Group Photo

Afternoon Session
Sergei Batsanov
 – Terrorism, Weapons of Mass Destruction and the Crisis of Non-proliferation Regimes
Chair, Paolo Calzini
Secreatary, Natasha Di Genova
Sharon Weiner – Securing Russia’s Nuclear and Bioweapons Facilities
Chair, Reuben Brigetey
Secretary, Timothy Box

Evening activity
Roundtable discussion on the “Culture of Violence”
Chair, Sergei Batsanov
Secretary, Caterina Argentini

Friday, 13 January 2006

INFORMATION AND ACTIVISM

Morning Session
Giampiero Giacomello
 – Are Computers Weapons of Mass Destruction? Internet Propaganda, Perception Management, and Psychological Reactions to Cyberthreats
Chair, Diego Latella
Secretary, James Revill

Afternoon Session
Zia Mian
 – Is the War on Terror Over?
Chair, David Carlton
Secretary, Michail Mantalas
Catherine Kelleher, Francesco Calogero, Matthew Evangelista – The Difference an Individual Can Make: Reflections on the Legacy of Ruth Adams and Joseph Rotblat
Chair, Alessandro Silj
Secretary, Evgeny Sergeevich Kalashnikov

Saturday, 14 January 2006

INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

Morning Session
Sergei Batsanov, Reuben Brigety, John King
 – Do International Treaties Have a Role in the War on Terror?
Chair, Sharon Weiner
Secretary, Joseph Davids

Afternoon Session
Catherine Kelleher
 – Transatlantic Conflict and Cooperation
Chair, Matthew Evangelista
Secretary, Nicole Alam Summer
Closing Reflections
Chair, Carlo Schaerf
Secretary, Casey Addis