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Sixth EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference

12 December 2017 - 13 December 2017

The Sixth EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament conference took place in Brussels on 12 and 13 December 2017.

For any questions please contact “EUNPC Conference Account“.

Video message by Federica Mogherini

High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice President of the European Commission

EU Non-proliferation and Disarmament Conference 2017

Overview of the conference by Dan Smith, SIPRI Director

The video has been produced by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) and is published on SIPRI’s YouTube Channel.

 

 

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

09:30 – 09:40Welcome
Sibylle Bauer, Chair, EU Non-Proliferation Consortium
Video message by Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice President of the European Commission
Pedro Serrano, Deputy-Secretary General for CSDP and Crisis Response, European External Action Service (EEAS)
Plenary Session: Perspectives on Nonproliferation and Disarmament Challenges
Chair: Jacek Bylica, Special Envoy for Disarmament and Nonproliferation, EEAS
Vladimir Baranovsky, Board member, Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IMEMO)
Rose Gottemoeller, Deputy Secretary-General, NATO
Izumi Nakamitsu, UN Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for Disarmament Affairs
Jianqun Teng, Director, Department of American Studies, China Institute of International Studies
Irma Arguello, Non-proliferation for Global Security Foundation, Buenos Aires (was unable to participate due to flight disruptions) (download the presentation)
12:00 – 13:30Parallel Break-out Sessions I : Perspectives on Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Challenges
North East Asia
Chair: Angela Kane, Former UN Under-Secretary-General
Antoine Bondaz, Research Fellow, Fondation pour la recherche stratégique (FRS), Paris
Hua Han, Professor, School of International Studies (SIS), Beijing University
Andrei Lankov, Professor, Kookmin University, Seoul
Kiejoo Kim, Minister, Embassy of the Republic of Korea to Belgium and Mission of the Republic of Korea to the European UnionAsia Pacific Chair: Laura Rockwood, Executive Director, Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-proliferation (VCDNP)
Rizwana Abassi, Assistant Professor, Department of International Relations, National Defence University, Islamabad
Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan, Senior Fellow and Head of the Nuclear and Space Policy Initiative, Observer Research Foundation, Delhi
Piotr Topychkanov, Senior Researcher, Center for International Security – Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences
14:30 – 16:00Parallel Break-out Sessions II : Perspectives on Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Challenges
After the BTWC Meeting of States Parties: What Next?
Chair: Anne Kemppainen, Head of Political Section for Disarmament and Non-proliferation, EU Delegation, Geneva
Amandeep Singh Gill, Ambassador of India to the UN Conference on Disarmament
Elisande Nexon, Research Fellow, Fondation pour la recherche stratégique (FRS), Paris
Richard Guthrie, Coordinating Editor, CBW Events
Emil Kazakov, International Relations Officer, Disarmament, Non-proliferation and Arms Export Control Division, EEASSmall Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) Flows: Preventing Diversion
Chair: Pawel Herczynski, Director, Security Policy Directorate, EEAS
James Bevan, Executive Director, Conflict Armaments Research
Nils Duquet, Senior Researcher, Flemish Peace Institute
Nobushige Takamizawa, Ambassador of Japan to the Conference on Disarmament/ President of the Fourth Conference of States Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty
14:30 – 16:00Plenary Session: The JCPOA
Chair: Rolf Ekeus, European Leadership Network / Distinguished Associate Fellow SIPRI
Mark Fitzpatrick, Head, Non-Proliferation and Nuclear Policy Programme, International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), London/Washington D.C.
Saeed Khatibzadeh, Acting Director, Institute for International and Political Studies (IPIS), Tehran
Aniseh Bassiri Tabrizi, Research Fellow, Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), London
18:00 – 18:30Keynote Speech
Annika Söder, State Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Sweden

 

 

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

09:00 – 10:30Plenary Session: Technological Challenges to Arms Control, Too Fast to Keep Up?
Chair: John Borrie, Chief of Research, UNIDIR/Associate Fellow, Chatham House
Rick Cupitt, Senior Associate, WMD, Non-proliferation and Security, Stimson Center, Washington D.C.
Netta Goussac, Legal Advisor, International Committee of the Red Cross – Arms Unit, Legal Division
Lora Saalman, Director of Studies, Peace and Conflict/ Programme Director, China and Global Security, SIPRI
11:00 – 13:00Closing PLenary: The Future of Arms Control, Non-Proliferation and Disarmament and the Role of the EU
Chair: Sibylle Bauer, Chair, EU Non-proliferation Consortium/Director of Studies, Armament and Disarmament, SIPRI
Jacek Bylica, Special Envoy for Disarmament and Nonproliferation, EEAS
Christopher Ford, Senior Director for WMD and Counterproliferation, U.S. National Security Council (download the presentation)
Angela Kane, Former UN Under-Secretary-General (download the presentation)

 

Details

Start:
12 December 2017
End:
13 December 2017
Event Category:

Venue

Palais d’Egmont
Brussels,Belgique

Organizer

SIPRI