Event: Disarmament and Non-Proliferation: Historical Perspectives & Future Objectives

Our colleagues at UCC have asked us to draw attention to the following event on March 28th:

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, in partnership with the School of History, UCC and the Japanese Embassy in Dublin, is delighted to announce a major multi-disciplinary Disarmament and Non-Proliferation symposium: Historical Perspectives & Future Objectives. The aim of the symposium is to promote public awareness of historical and current disarmament issues, both nuclear and conventional, through a panel-style discussion delivered by a mix of leading academics, civil society, policy makers and practitioners.

AIKENThe event will take place in the Royal Irish Academy on Friday, 28 March, 2014 and offers a unique opportunity to hear the first hand account of Ms. Setsuko Thurlow, a survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in August 1945. A key note address will also be delivered by Mr. Joe Costello T. D., Minister of State Minster of State for Trade and Development, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Ms. Patricia Lewis, Research Director for International Security at Chatham House, London.

The symposium will be of particular interest to members of the Dublin European Institute as a key element under consideration will be the role played by Europe in disarmament and non-proliferation matters. Panellists focusing on this topic will include Ms. Clara Glanstadt of the European External Action Service and Dr. Andrew Cottey, who will discuss Europe’s soft power diplomacy and nuclear weapons.

The full programme for the event can be found here.

The event is open to the public and free to attend but places are limited. Early registration by 27 March is required at disarmamentsymposium@gmail.com

Hope to see you there!

The Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
in association with:
The School of History, University College Cork
and
The Embassy of Japan in Ireland

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