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.

Thursday 8 January 2016

Arrival and registration
20:00 – 21:00     Dinner

Friday 8 January 2016

09:00 – 09:30     Session 1: Introduction to the Course
Carlo Schaerf (ISODARCO School Director yhSchool Director)
Paolo Foradori and Tariq Rauf (Course Directors)

09:30 – 10:30     Session 2: Introductions by Speakers and Participants

10:30 – 12:30     Session 3: Keynote address: The Role of the EU 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: Francesca Silvestri
12:45 – 14:00     Lunch
Participants’ own time
16:00 – 16:30     Coffee / Tea

16:30 – 18:00     Session 4: The Vienna Agreement between the EU/E3+3 and Iran: Overview and Interpretation
Tariq Rauf (Director, Disarmament & Arms Control, SIPRI; fmr Head, Verification & Security Policy, IAEA)
Chair: Paolo Foradori
Secretary: Tamara Linder
18:00 – 18:15     Break

18:15 – 19:45     Session 5: Panel: Assessing the Vienna Agreement on Iran’s Nuclear Programme
Jacek Bylica (European External Action Service), Martin Malin (Harvard University), Carlo Trezza (Former Chairman, Missile Technology Control Regime – MTCR)), Ali Asghar Soltanieh (Institute for Political and International Studies, former Ambassador of Iran to the IAEA)
Chair: Tariq Rauf
Secretary: Ioana Popescu
20:00 – 21:00     Dinner

21:15 – 23:00     Session 6: Screening of “Dr. Strangelove” followed by discussion
Chair: Tariq Rauf
Secretary: Jens Heinrich

Saturday 9 January 2016

09:00 – 10:30     Session 7: The Humanitarian Initiative and Pledge on Nuclear Weapons: An Effective Route to Achieve Disarmament?
Rebecca Johnson (ACRONYM Institute)
Chair: Laura Reed
Secretary: Channy Putsorn
Participants’ own time
13:00 – 14:00     Lunch
Participants’ own time
16:00 – 16:30     Coffee / Tea

16:30 – 18:00     Session 8: Global Nuclear Security: Risks and Paradigm Shifts
Rebecca Johnson (ACRONYM Institute)
Tibor Tóth (Executive Secretary Emeritus of the CTBTO)
Chair: Mirco Elena
Secretary: Julia Rose Tenyotkin
18:00 – 18:15     Break

18:15 – 19:45     Session 9: IAEA Safeguards: Serving Nuclear Non-Proliferation in a Changing World
Jenni Rissanen (Strategic Planning Team Leader, Department of Safeguards, IAEA)
Chair: Francesco Calogero
Secretary: Giorgia Gasperini
20:00 – 21:00     Dinner
21:15 – 23:30     ISODARCO Social Event

Sunday 10 January 2016

09:00 – 10:30     Session 10: Future Efforts to Discuss Arms Control and Disarmament in The Middle East
Martin Malin (Belfer Centre, Harvard University)
Chair: Aylin Gurzel
Secretary: Danielle Preskitt
Participants’ own time
13:00 – 14:00     Lunch
Participants’ own time
16:00 – 16:30     Coffee / Tea

16:30 – 18:00     Session 11: Developing a Nuclear Energy Programme: The Responsible Approach
Hamad AlKaabi (Permanent Representative of the UAE to the IAEA)
Chair: Tariq Rauf
Secretary: Harry Clowes
18:00 – 18:15     Break

18:15 – 19:45     Session 12: Panel: Institutions for Nuclear Governance
Tibor Tóth (Executive Secretary Emeritus of the CTBTO), Jiang Yimin (Center for Strategic Studies, China Academy of Engineering Physics) and Tariq Rauf (Director, Disarmament & Arms Control, SIPRI)
Chair: Alessandro Pascolini
Secretary: Matthew Scanlon
20:00 – 21:00     Dinner

21:15 – 23:30     Session 13: Panel: The Next Generation of Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Research – Presentations by younger scholars: Enrico Fiorentini, Jens Heinrich, Kalman Robertson and Francesca Silvestri
Chair: Paolo Foradori
Secretary: Godefroy Harito

Monday 11 January 2016

09:00 – 10:30     Session 14: The Current Crisis in Nuclear Arms Control
Alexei Arbatov (Carnegie Moscow)
Chair: Carlo Trezza
Secretary: Enrico Donda
Participants’ own time
Seminar by Rebecca Johnson on The Humanitarian Initiative – 10.45 – 12.00
13:00 – 14:00     Lunch
Participants’ own time
Seminar by James Person, Tariq Rauf, Carlo Trezza on the DPRK’s nuclear program – 15.15 – 16.00
16:00 – 16:30     Coffee / Tea

16:30 – 18:00     Session 15: Panel: US-EU/Russian Relations
Alexei Arbatov (Carnegie Moscow), Nadia Arbatova (Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO), Joseph Pilat (Los Alamos National Laboratory; and Woodrow Wilson Centre for International Scholars)
Chair: Tariq Rauf
Secretary: Evgueni Kalashnikov
18:00 – 18:15     Break

18:15 – 19:45     Session 16: President Obama’s Prague Speech: Assessment and the Way Forward
Joseph Pilat (Los Alamos National Laboratory; and Woodrow Wilson Centre for International Scholars)
Chair: Diego Latella
Secretary: Andreas Tsamados
20:00 – 21:00     Dinner

21:15 – 23:30     Session 17: Panel: Non-Proliferation, Disarmament and Civil Society
Steve Miller (Harvard University), Rebecca Johnson (ACRONYM Institute), Tom Sauer (University of Antwerpen), Carlo Schaerf (ISODARCO)
Chair: Shelly Lesher
Secretary: Anthony Musa

Tuesday 12 January 2016

09:00 – 10:30     Session 18: Civil Nuclear Technology and the Implications for the Non-Proliferation Regime
Steve Miller (Belfer Centre, Harvard University)
Chair: Mieke Massink
Secretary: Amaury Crucy

10:45 – 12:15     Session 19: Nuclear Weapons Modernization and its Impact on the Non-Proliferation and Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaties and Geo-Political Stability
Giorgio Franceschini (Associate, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt)
Chair: Bruce Larkin
Secretary: Kristin Olivia Gressberg
Participants’ own time
13:00 – 14:00     Lunch
Participants’ own time
16:00 – 16:30     Coffee / Tea

16:30 – 18:00     Session 20: The Future of US Non-Strategic Nuclear Weapons in Europe
Tom Sauer (University of Antwerpen)
Chair: Nadia Arbatova
Secretary: Bryce Block
18:00 – 18:15     Break

18:15 – 19:45     Session 21: Panel: Nuclear Governance: Challenges and Opportunities
Alexei Arbatov (Carnegie Moscow), Steve Miller (Belfer Centre, Harvard University), Carlo Trezza (Former Chairman, Missile Technology Control Regime – MTCR)
Chair: Riccardo Antonini
Secretary: Maria Lourdes Gregorio

Wednesday 13 January 2016

09:00 – 10:30     Session 22: Stability at Low Numbers of Nuclear Weapons?
Judith Reppy, (Cornell University)
Chair: Shelly Lesher
Secretary: Koca Didem

10:30 – 13:00     Session 23: New framework for the Utilization of Nuclear Energy: Multilateral Approaches to the Nuclear Fuel Cycle
Tariq Rauf (Director, Disarmament & Arms Control, SIPRI; fmr Head, Verification & Security Policy, IAEA)
Chair: Paolo Foradori
Secretary: Elisabeth Suh

Concluding Session: Assessment, Wrap-up, Isodarco 2017
Paolo Foradori, Tariq Rauf and Carlo Schaerf
13:00 – 14:00     Lunch
Participants’ own time
15.15 – 16.00 Seminar by Ioana Popescu “The culture of violence and the culture of peace”
17:30 – 18:00     Coffee / Tea
18:00 – 19:30     Screening of “Fail Safe” followed by pre-dinner drinks
20:00 – 21:00     The Last Supper

Thursday 14 January 2016

06:00     Bus departs for Milan Airports