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.

Sunday 7 April 2019

Arrival and registration

Monday 8 April 2019

09:00 – 09:30     Session 1
Introduction to the Course
Carlo Schaerf – ISODARCO School Director
Steve Miller, Course Director
Aylin Gürzel, Course Co-Director

09:30 – 11:00     Session 2 – Chair: Carlo Trezza – Secretary: Nilay Onbasi
International Relations under construction in Eastern Mediterranean
Ali Murat Basçer, Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey in Nicosia

11:15 – 12:45     Session 3 – Chair: Mirco Elena – Secretary: Melis Ege Kun
The Cyprus Conflict in Shifting Geopolitical Contour
Ahmet Sözen, Chairman, Department of Political Science and International Relations, Eastern Mediterranean Universit,y Famagusta, North Cyprus

15:00 – 16:30     Session 4 – Chair: Sharon Dolev – Secretary: Alessia Cornella
Introduction to nuclear energy and nuclear weapons
Alessandro Pascolini, University of Padova, Italy

16:45 – 18:15     Session 5 – Chair: Silvana De Lillo – Secretary: Sasha Asbah
The connection between nuclear energy programs and nuclear weapons
Victor Gilinsky, Program advisor for The Nonproliferation Policy Education Center (NPEC) and served as a Nuclear Regulatory Commissioner under presidents Ford, Carter, and Reagan, CA, USA

21:30 – 23:30     Session 6 – Chair: Alexander Nikitin – Secretary: Giada Bonaldo

Roundtable discussion on pros and cons of Iran nuclear deal
Mark Fitzpatrick, Executive Director of IISS–Americas, Washington D.C.
Tariq Rauf, Former Head of Verification and Security Policy Coordination, IAEA, (Canada)
Carlo Trezza, Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), Roma, Italy

Tuesday 9 April 2019

09:00 – 10:30     Session 7 – Chair: Emad Kiyaei – Secretary: Linda Zamengo
The Fundamentals of Nuclear Strategy
Steven Miller, Director, International Security Program; Editor-in-Chief, International Security; Co-Principal Investigator, Project on Managing the Atom, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA, USA

10:45 – 12:15     Session 8 – Chair: Laura Reed – Secretary: Hatim Saed
Europe between Disarmament and Non-Proliferation
Carlo Trezza, Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), Roma, Italy

15:00 – 16:30     Session 9 – Chair: Victor Gilinsky – Secretary: Leonardo Russo
The art of the possible and achievable Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Free Zone in the Middle East: reasoning; history; approaches and obstacles; ways forward
Paul Ingram, Executive Director British American Security Information Council (BASIC), UK

16:45 – 18:15     Session 10 – Chair: Mark Fitzpatrick – Secretary: Kahraman Süvari
Seeing the wood for the trees: Why outlawing war contextualises the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
Joelien Pretorius, Department of Political Studies, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
21:00 – 22:30     Informal Discussion: Women In International Security
22:30 – 23:30     Special Seminar
Nuclear Weapons Deterrence and Escalation Control: A Case of South Asia
Syed Ali Zia Jaffery, Center for Security, Strategy and Policy Research, University of Lahore, Pakistan

Wednesday 10 April 2019

09:00 – 10:30     Session 11 – Chair: Alessandro Pascolini – Secretary: Veronika Leitmanova
Broken INF, START-3 at Risk, and Russian Asymmetrical Reaction
Alexander Nikitin, Director of the Center for Political and International Studies, member of the International Pugwash Council, Moscow, Russia

10:45 – 12:15     Session 12 – Chair: Steven Miller – Secretary: Afeera Nizamani Firdous
Restraining an Ally: Israel, the United States and Iran’s Nuclear Program
Daniel Sobelman, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
14:00 – 19:30     Visit to Nicosia

21:30 – 23:30     Session 13 – Chair: Paul Ingram
Roundtable discussion on the Nuclear Ban Treaty
Alessandro Pascolini, University of Padova, Italy
Joelien Pretorius, Department of Political Studies, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
Tariq Rauf, Former Head of Verification and Security Policy Coordination, IAEA, (Canada)
Carlo Trezza, Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), Roma, Italy

Thursday 11 April 2019

09:00 – 10:30     Session 14 – Chair: John Hart- Secretary: Muhammad Shoaib
Preserving and Strengthening the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and the Nuclear Arms Control Regimes: 2020
Tariq Rauf, Former Head of Verification and Security Policy Coordination, IAEA, (Canada)

10:45 – 12:15     Session 15 – Chair: Joelien Pretorius- Secretary: Dijana Majstorovic
Prospects for denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula
Mark Fitzpatrick, Executive Director of IISS–Americas, Washington, D.C. , USA

15:00 – 16:30     Session 16 – Chair: Tariq Rauf- Secretary: Syed Ali Zia Jaffery
Chemical weapon use in Iraq and Syria and the international responses
John Hart, Former Head of Chemical and Biological Safety Project (Stockholm International Peace Research Institute). Rostered Consultant to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), (USA)

16.45 – 18.15     Session 17 – Closing Session
Evaluation of the Course and Suggestions for the Future
Aylin Gürzel, Steve Miller and Carlo Schaerf

Friday 12 April 2019

Morning     Bus departs for Ercan Airport, Lefkosa/North Cyprus