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

Detailed Program

Monday 15 January 2007

Overview and Introduction

Morning session
Chair: Carlo Schaerf – Secretary: Jennifer Erickson
Introduction to Isodarco
Carlo Schaerf
Conflicting Perspectives on Terrorism
Matthew Evangelista

Afternoon session
Chair: Mirco Elena – Secretary: Evgeny Kalashnikov
Energy security and terrorism
Giovanni Ercolani

Chair: Bruce Larkin – Secretary: Molly Clark
Asymmetrical responses to an asymmetrical threat
Luigi Caligaris

Evening activity

Tuesday 16 January 2007

Technological Challenges

Morning session
Chair: Francesco Calogero – Secretary: Marzia Borsoi
Is cyber-terrorism a real threat?
Gary Chapman

Afternoon session
Chair: Margarita Petrova – Secretary: James Connolly
Human rights, transnational corporations, and lessons for the prevention of bioterrorism
Christopher Chyba

Chair: Mieke Massink – Secretary: Mark Ducasse
Roundtable on legal and technical aspects of counterterrorist monitoring
Diego Latella, Gary Chapman, Massimo Mauro, Giampiero Giacomello

Evening activity

Wednesday 17 January 2007

Comparative Perspectives

Morning session
Chair: Giancarlo Tenaglia – Secretary: Emanuele Fratantuono
Diversity and multiculturalism in Europe post 9/11

Alessandro Silj

Afternoon session
Chair: Valentin Smyntyna – Secretary: Ed Hyde
Same war – different views: Germany, Japan and counterterrorism
Peter Katzenstein

Chair: Wu Jun – Secretary: Ece Aksop
Terrorism and counterterrorism in Colonial Africa and Palestine
Maati Monjib

Evening activity
Chair: Carlo Scherf
The lesson from Iraq: The structure of the American military establishment and the requirements of today conflicts
Luigi Caligaris, Laura Reed, Robert Nurick, Alexei Arbatov

Thursday 18 January 2007

Legality And Counterterrorism

Morning Session
Chair: Alessandro Pascolini – Secretary: Rebecca Mcknight
Finding effective constraints on US counterterrorism powers: interrogation, detention and trial
Deborah Pearlstein

Afternoon Session
Chair: Rita Rogers – Secreatary: Sandra Menjivar
Terrorism, power structures and human rights in Russia
Alexei Arbatov

Chair: Nikolai Kalashnikov – Secreatary: Maddalena Parolin
Legal aspects of counteracting terrorism
Alexander Nikitin

Evening activity

Friday 19 January 2007

Efforts at Cooperation: Failures and Successes

Morning Session
Chair: Steve Wright – Secretary: Bonnie Rose Schulman
Russia and the European Union: between global jihad and xenophobia
Nadia Arbatova

Afternoon Session
Chair: Olena Smyntyna – Secretary: Erika Shehan
Controlling the War on Terror: How Europe attempts to balance human rights, sovereignty, and security
Blake Dawgert

Chair: Hu Side – Secretary: Solaleh Tazree
US-Russian cooperation on counterterrorism
Robert Nurick

Saturday 20 January 2007

Morning Session
Chair: Alessandro Silj – Secretary: Zoryana Vovchok
Migration and mobility after 9/11: transatlantic “cooperation” and US-EU differences

Virginie Guiraudon

Afternoon Session
Chair: Matthew Evangelista – Secretary: Rebecca Addington
Five years of the war on terror – achievements, failures and future priorities

Sergei Batsanov

Chair: Carlo Schaerf – Secretary: Frank Foley
Closing Reflections