Events: Nuclear Responsibilities at the Tenth NPT Review Conference (January 2022)

UPDATE: Despite the postponement of the Tenth NPT Review Conference, originally scheduled to take place in January 2022, the Programme on Nuclear Responsibilities will still hold its “Securing Non-Proliferation and Disarmament through the Nuclear Responsibilities Approach” event, with an updated date. You can find the information below.


Securing Non-Proliferation and Disarmament through the Nuclear Responsibilities Approach, Thursday 20th January 10am ET / 3pm GMT. 

At our first event, Securing Non-Proliferation and Disarmament through the Nuclear Responsibilities Approach, BASIC and the Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security (ICCS) at the University of Birmingham will introduce the Nuclear Responsibilities Approach. Authors Sebastian Brixey-Williams, Alice Spilman and Nicholas J. Wheeler will discuss how the Approach enables NPT States Parties and others to explore and articulate their responsibilities, and the wider utility of the Programme’s latest output, The Nuclear Responsibilities Toolkit: A Practical Guide for Thinking, Talking and Writing. The Approach is designed to support officials, non-governmental experts, and civil society in thinking and talking about nuclear responsibilities; through its practice, it facilitates empathic and values-driven policymaking and dialogue, and seeks to move global nuclear politics away from a culture of blame.

The panel event will outline the Approach’s framework and conceptual origins, its road-testing process between 2018 and 2021, impact to date, and expected next steps towards implementation. The report’s co-authors and Dr Nina Tannenwald (Brown University) will provide their insights and reflections, to be followed by an audience Q&A. This event will be held on Zoom from 10:00am to 11:30am ET. Register here. 

 

[Postponed] What Do We Owe One Another? An NPT Interactive Session with the “Responsibilities Framework”. 

BASIC and ICCS Nuclear Responsibilities team will host an interactive session, open to all, that seeks to introduce interested participants to the Nuclear Responsibilities Framework. The BASIC-ICCS Nuclear Responsibilities Approach is designed to support officials, non-governmental experts, and publics in thinking and talking about their responsibilities, and the responsibilities of others, in relation to nuclear weapons. Participants will take part in a one-hour interactive online activity, facilitated by the BASIC – ICCS team, to apply the Nuclear Responsibilities Toolkit as expert practitioners in thinking through the nuclear responsibilities of states, organisations or even individuals. .

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