What does it mean to be a responsible nuclear weapon state in the 21st century?

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015 (All day)

As part of the Next Generation project, BASIC is hosted a small roundtable discussion about what it means to be a responsible nuclear weapon state in the 21st century on 23 June 2015. We hope to explore how to engage all perspectives on the debate around nuclear futures and address questions such as: 

  • Why do we need to ensure that states act responsibly when nuclear weapons are involved?

  • What historical examples are there of states, governments, and leaders acting responsibly?

  • What are the elements of responsible behaviour and how does this tie into the wider international community?

  • What are the benefits of this inclusive approach to responsibility?

This roundtable will feature remarks from:

  • Alyson Bailes: former British diplomat, director of SIPRI, and currently Adjunct Professor at the University of Iceland in Reykjavik and a Visiting Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges

  • Andrew Cottey: Senior Lecturer and Jean Monnet Chair in European Political Integration, Department of Government, University College Cork.

  • Anna Sliwon: EU Non-Proliferation Consortium Researcher for BASIC, and consultant to British Pugwash on a project to establish a British International Nuclear Disarmament Institute (BRINDI)