Geopolitics: the issues with Nuclear Weapons (Geopolitical Lectures Series)

Category: Alumni Events
WHEN?
9 November 2020
TIME?
18.30 - 22.30
WHERE?
Campus Brussels
LANGUAGE
Dutch

Het is van 1953 geleden dat de Doomsday Clock zo dicht bij 12 uur staat: twee minuten voor twaalf. Tom Sauer legt in deze sessie uit welke richting de kernwapenproblematiek uitgaat anno 2020.

Noord-Korea hoort sinds kort bij de nucleaire club. President Trump gooit bij wijze van spreken elke maand een wapenbeheersingsakkoord in de prullenmand: het Iran akkoord, het INF akkoord, de Arms Trade Treaty,…. Een lichtpuntje daarentegen is het Nucleair Verbodsverdrag dat in 2017 werd onderhandeld en goedgekeurd door 122 staten. De kernwapenstaten en hun bondgenoten (waaronder ons land) zijn echter niet onder de indruk, en moderniseren volop hun kernwapenarsenalen.

PROGRAMME

6.30 PM: Welcome
7.00 PM: Start of the session
9.00 PM: Networking

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Tom Sauer is Associate Professor in International Politics at the Department of Politics at the Universiteit Antwerpen (Belgium). His main research interests are arms control, proliferation, and disarmament.

His latest book is titled 'Nuclear Terrorism. Countering the Threat (Routledge, 2016)'. Earlier, he published ‘Eliminating nuclear weapons: The role of missile defense’ (Hurst & Co/Columbia University Press, 2011), ‘Nuclear Inertia’ (I.B.Tauris, 2005) and ‘Nuclear Arms Control’ (Macmillan, 1998). Sauer has published articles in International Security, Journal of Strategic Affairs, European Security, Defense and Security Analysis, Third World Quarterly, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, and many more.

He was a Research Fellow at the International Security Program at BCSIA at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and a Visiting Fellow at the EU Institute for Security Studies in Paris. He was awarded an Individual NATO Scholarship, and a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship. Tom Sauer is member of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and International Affairs.   

 

GEOPOLITICAL LECTURES SERIES
This event is part of our Geopolitical Lectures Series. Discover the full programme of this series here.

 

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