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

Detailed Program

The presentations kindly provided by the lecturers can be downloaded clicking on the names evidenced in dark yellow.

Wednesday 7 January 2015

Arrival and registration
Dinner 20:00 – 21:00

Thursday 8 January 2015

9:00 – 9:30
Introduction to the Course
Carlo Schaerf (School Director)
Paolo Foradori and Tariq Rauf (Course Directors)
Chair: Carlo Schaerf
Secretary: Roberta Mulas

09:30 – 11:00
Keynote address: The Current Status and Future of Nuclear Arms Control
Jacek Bylica (Principal Adviser and Special Envoy for Non-Proliferation and Disarmament, European External Action Service)
Chair: Tariq Rauf
Secretary: Roberta Mulas
11:00 – 11:15     Break

11:15 – 12:45
ACTORS AND POLICIES
The Role of International Verification Organizations: IAEA, CTBTO
Tariq Rauf (Director, SIPRI Disarmament Programme; former Expert Trainer CTBTO; Head, Verification and Security Policy Coordination, IAEA)
Tibor Tóth (Executive Secretary Emeritus of the CTBTO)
Chair: Mirco Elena
Secretary: Francesca Silvestri
Lunch and participants’ own time
16:30 – 17:00     High Tea / Coffee

17:00 – 18:00
Institutional Actors in Regional and International Security: The Role NATO in a Changing World
Jeffrey Larsen (Director, Research Division, NATO Defence College)
Chair: Nico Frandi
Secretary: Enrico Fiorentini
18:00 – 18:15     Break

18:15 – 19:45
Obama’s Foreign Policy in the Last Two Years of His Administration
Catherine Kelleher (University of Maryland)
Chair: Laura Reed
Secretary: Sophie Charlotte Fischer
20:00 – 21:00     Dinner

Friday 9 January 2015

9:00 – 10:30
Special address: Perspectives on Global Security
Tibor Tóth (Executive Secretary Emeritus of the CTBTO)
Chair: Judith Reppy
Secretary: Tamara Linder
10:30 – 10:45     Break

10:45 – 12:15
TREATIES AND INITIATIVES
The 2015 NPT Review Conferences: Issues and Controversies
Tariq Rauf (Director, SIPRI Disarmament Programme; Senior Advisor to the Chair of 2014 NPT PrepCom; former Alternate Head, IAEA NPT Delegation)
Vladimir Orlov (President, PIR Centre, Moscow)
Paolo Cotta-Ramusino (Secretary General of Pugwash)
Chair: Francesco Calogero
Secretary: Enrico Fiorentini
Lunch and participants’ own time
15:30 – 16:00     High Tea / Coffee

16:00 – 16:30
The 2010 NPT Review Conference Mandate for the 2012 Conference on a Middle East NWFZ/WMDFZ
Hannu Kyröläinen (Deputy Facilitator of the Helsinki Middle East NWFZ/WMDFZ Conference, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Finland)
Chair: Paolo Foradori
Secretary: Gunel Khasiyeva

16:30 – 18:00
Implementation of the 1995 NPTREC Resolution on the Middle East
Hamad AlKaabi (Permanent Representative of the UAE to the IAEA)
Chair: Paolo Foradori
Secretary: Gunel Khasiyeva
18:00 – 18:15     Break

18:15 – 19:45
Regional and Issue-Based Groupings: Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Initiative, Non-Aligned Movement
Hamad AlKaabi (Permanent Representative of the UAE to the IAEA)
Ali Asghar Soltanieh (Senior Advisor on Disarmament & International Security, former Ambassador of Iran to the IAEA)
Chair: Giampiero Giacomello
Secretary: Paola Sartori
20:00 – 21:00     Dinner
Party

Saturday 10 January 2015

9:00 – 10:30
Resolving the North Korea Nuclear Issues
Mark Fitzpatrick (Director, Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Programme, IISS)
Chair: Carlo Trezza
Secretary: Benjamin Shulman-reed
10:30 – 10:45     Break

10:45 – 12:15
Whither the Intermediate- and Shorter-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty?
Jeffrey Larsen (Director, Research Division, NATO Defence College)
Alexei Arbatov (IMEMO and Carnegie Endowment, Moscow)
Chair: Bruce Larkin
Secretary: Danielle Hoffmeester
Lunch and participants’ own time
16:00 – 16:30     High Tea / Coffee

16:30 – 18:00
Science, Technology and Non-Proliferation
Wolfango Plastino (Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy)
Victor Gilinsky (Independent Consultant, former Member US Nuclear Regulatory Commission)
Chair: William Wai-yin Wong
Secretary: Anna Weichselbraun
18:00 – 18:15     Break

18:15 – 19:45
OUTSTANDING AND NEW ISSUES
Resolving the Iran nuclear Issues
Steven Miller (Managing the Atom, Belfer Center, Harvard University)
Ali Asghar Soltanieh (Senior Advisor on Disarmament & International Security, former Ambassador of Iran to the IAEA)
Chair: Catherine Kelleher
Secretary: Mccauley Pugh
20:00 – 21:00     Dinner

21:00 – 22:30
After-Dinner Conversation and Schnapps with Alexai Arbatov on Where is President Putin’s Foreign Policy Heading?
Chair: Victor Gilinsky
Secretary: Giuseppe Minacapilli

Sunday 11 January 2015

9:00 – 10:30
Nuclear Deterrence and Nuclear Disarmament
Alexander Kmentt (Ambassador and Director for Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, Austrian Foreign Ministry)
Benoît Pelopidas (University of Bristol and CISAC affiliate, Stanford University)
Jeffrey Larsen (Director, Research Division, NATO Defence College)
Chair: Nadia Arbatova
Secretary: Ayla Ashford
Lunch and Participants’ own time
16:00 – 16:30     High Tea / Coffee

16:30 – 18:00
The Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons and the Next Steps
Alexander Kmentt (Ambassador and Director for Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, Austrian Foreign Ministry)
Chair: Nikolay Kalashnikov
Secretary: Grecia Cosio Flores
18:00 – 18:15     Break

18:15 – 19:45
Delivery Systems: Ballistic and Cruise Missile Controls
Carlo Trezza (Chairman, Missile Technology Control Regime)
Chair: Aylin Gunay Gurzel
Secretary: Zheng Yang
20:00 – 21:00     Dinner

21:00 – 22.30
After-Dinner Conversation and Schnapps with Grégoire Mallard and Benoît Pelopidas on Nuclear Diplomacy and the Oracles of Proliferation
Chair: Mieke Massink
Secretary: Mark Walker

Monday 12 January 2015

9:00 – 10:30
Nuclear Collisions: Discord, Reform and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Regime
Steven Miller (Managing the Atom, Belfer Center, Harvard University)
Chair: Benoît Pelopidas
Secretary: Max Hoell
10:30 – 10:45     Break

10:45 – 12:15
Future of Russia/US Relations
Vladimir Orlov (President, PIR Centre, Moscow)
Catherine Kelleher (University of Maryland)
Chair: Diego Latella
Secretary: Colin Stovel
Lunch and participants’ own time
16:00 – 16:30     High Tea / Coffee

16:30 – 18:00
Security Issues in South Asia
Mark Fitzpatrick (Director, Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Programme, IISS)
Paolo Cotta-Ramussino (Secretary-General of PUGWASH)
Chair: Alessandro Pascolini
Secretary: Martina Trezzi
18:00 – 18:15     Break

18:15 – 19:45
Preventing Nuclear Proliferation and Bringing In Outliers
Grégoire Mallard (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva)
Chair: Riccardo Antonini
Secretary: Paola Tessari
20:00 – 21:00     Dinner

21:00 – 22.30
Regional Security Relations between the Russian Federation and the European Union
Nadia Arbatova (Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO) and Deputy Chair of Russian Pugwash, Moscow)
Chair: Steven Miller
Secretary: Fedor Basov

Tuesday 13 January 2015

9:00 – 10:30
UN Nuclear Disarmament Machinery: UNDC, UNGA, CD, OEWG
Tariq Rauf (Director, Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Programme, SIPRI; former Head of Verification & Security Policy, IAEA)
Chair: Wolfango Plastino
Secretary: Amanda Rynes
10:30 – 10:45     Break

10:45 – 12:15
Strengthening Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Organizations
Jenni Rissanen (Strategic Planning Team Leader, Department of Safeguards, IAEA)
Victor Gilinsky (Independent Consultant, former Member US Nuclear Regulatory Commission)
Tibor Tóth (Executive Secretary Emeritus of the CTBTO)
Tariq Rauf (Director, SIPRI Disarmament Programme; former Expert Trainer CTBTO; Head, Verification and Security Policy Coordination, IAEA)
Chair: Mark Fitzpatrick
Secretary: Giuseppe Minacapilli
Lunch and participants’ own time
16:00 – 16:30     High Tea / Coffee

16:30 – 18:00
The Role of the European Union in Promoting Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation
Jacek Bylica (Principal Adviser and Special Envoy for Non-Proliferation and Disarmament, European External Action Service)
Chair: Paolo Foradori
Secretary: Kevin Miletic
18:00 – 18:15     Break

18:15 – 19:45
Final comments by Speakers and Participants
Participants’ feedback
End of the Course
20:00 – 21:00     Dinner

Wednesday 14 January 2015

6:00     Bus departs for Milan Airports