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Event: Emerging Voices Network: A Focus on the Asia Pacific

Join us on March 30th 4 PM Korean Standard Time for this capstone event platforming the voices of the Asia-Pacific – register here.

Since 2020, EVN Members have been meeting as Working Groups to develop and deliver policy papers on critical areas in nuclear policy. The next step in the evolution of the EVN is to platform and highlight the expertise within the Asia-Pacific, and to facilitate the engagement of this expertise with the existing EVN network. 

This event brings into focus the nature and intensity of the relationship of Asia-Pacific states to nuclear issues, as well as welcoming new EVN members from the region. It will examine, critique and celebrate the unique and vital contributions of Asia-Pacific states and civil society to the global non-proliferation and disarmament agenda.

The event will begin with a keynote address, followed by a substantive panel featuring three regional experts. This will be followed by a breakout room session in which participants start to develop the agenda for EVN activities in the near to medium term.

Keynote Speaker
Angela Woodward: Deputy Executive Director, VERTIC. Board Member, Asia Pacific Leadership Network. Council Member, Disarmament and Security Centre, New Zealand. Previously: served on New Zealand’s Public Advisory Committee on Disarmament and Arms Control (PACDAC); Adjunct Senior Fellow at the School of Law, University of Canterbury, New Zealand (2014-2019).


Tong Zhao, PhD: Senior Fellow, Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Beijing, China.

Deandra Moerdaning: Asia regional organisation Officer, previously IAEA. Indonesia. 

Andhika Prawira: Lecturer, Department of Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia.

Tanvi Kulkarni, PhD: Policy Fellow, APLN. Visiting Fellow, Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, New Delhi. Visiting lecturer, Department of Defence and Strategic Studies, Savitribai Phule Pune University.

Register here. 


While this event is open to all EVN network members and to those interested in the event agenda, the event is timed to prioritise the participation of organisations and individuals based in the Asia-Pacific

For any enquiries, please contact Anuradha Damale

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