'New Perspectives on Global Nuclear Order'

Series Name BISA Global Nuclear Order Working Group
Type Conference
Starts at Sep 19, 2013 10:30 AM
Ends at Sep 19, 2013 07:15 PM
Venue Belvior Park Lounge, Charles Wilson Building
Open To Public
For Bookings Contact Contact Dr Andrew Futter ajf57@le.ac.uk

The Inaugural Conference of the BISA Global Nuclear Order Working Group will take place on Thursday 19th September 2013 in the Belvior Park Lounge, Charles Wilson Building, University of Leicester, UK.

There will be a keynote talk by former UK Defence Secretary Lord Browne of Ladyton, “Pursuing an improved nuclear order in difficult times”. This will be followed by dinner at the Belmont Hotel, Leicester.

All welcome to attend (please RSVP)

For further details please contact Dr Andrew Futter ajf57@le.ac.uk

10.30-10.45 Introduction – Andrew Futter (Leicester) & Nick Ritchie (York)

10.45-11.15 Opening remarks by William Walker (St Andrews)

11.15-12.30 Panel 1: Conceptualising global nuclear order

Columba Peoples (Bristol) – Dilemmas of nuclear security: framing the problem of global nuclear security governance

Dan Plesch (SOAS) - Nuclear weapons and IR theory

Patricia Shamai (Portsmouth) – Global nuclear order: the significance of stigma and prestige

12.30-1.15 Buffet Lunch

1.15-2.30 Panel 2: The global non-proliferation regime

Jamie Walsh (Cork) – Diplomatic inertia: the real threat to the future of the NPT

Peter Burt (Nuclear Information Service) - UK-France cooperation on nuclear warhead physics: a pilot project for openness and transparency?

Andrea Berger (RUSI) - The P5 process

2.30-2.45 Coffee

2.45-4 Panel 3: New trends in the global nuclear order

Nicola Horsburgh (Oxford) – Responsibility to participate: China and multilateral negotiations in the global nuclear order

Marco Vieira (Bham) & Ben Zala (Leicester) – Rising powers and nuclear proliferation: could IBSA challenge the global nuclear order?

Jenny Nielsen (IISS) - The humanitarian initiative and the 2015 NPT review process: distraction, paradigm shift and umbrella states

4-4.15 Coffee

4.15-5.30 Panel 4: The global zero agenda

Tim Street (Warwick & BASIC) –The importance of cooperation and trust building to the creation a nuclear weapons free world

Jason Douglas (Cork) – Mixed messages? US nuclear strategy and Obama’s Prague Agenda

David Blagden (Cambridge) - The instability of a post-nuclear world

5.30-6.30 Wine Reception, Belvoir Park Lounge

6.30-7.15 Evening Keynote Lord Des Browne (Chair - Mark Phythian, Leicester)

“Pursuing an improved nuclear order in difficult times”

7.45- Dinner at the Belmont Hotel, Leicester