On Friday July 1⃣st, @BaselPeace will hold an in-person event over the theme of “Nuclear weapons, climate change and human rights” as a side-event of the UN Human Rights Council 50th Regular Session.
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Nuclear Weapons and Artificial Intelligence: Understanding the Nexus and Mitigating Risks The Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non‑Proliferation (VCDNP) and the International Affairs Institute (IAI) in the framework of the […]
Nuclear Weapons and Artificial Intelligence: Understanding the Nexus and Mitigating Risks
The Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non‑Proliferation (VCDNP) and the International Affairs Institute (IAI) in the framework of the Young Women and Next Generation Initiative (YWNGI) will hold a public webinar entitled: “Nuclear Weapons and Artificial Intelligence: Understanding the Nexus and Mitigating Risks”. The meeting will take place on Zoom on 16 March 2023, from 17:00 to 18:00 (CET).
The event will feature Marina Favaro, Senior Policy Analyst at Anthropic.
The panellist will focus on the overlap between artificial intelligence and the nuclear domain, as well as the role for the private sector in developing standards and norms for AI.
The event is aimed, in particular, at students and young specialists interested in learning more about the field of arms control, non-proliferation and disarmament, but also open to the general public.
The working language will be English.
Marina Favaro, Senior Policy Analyst, Anthropic
VCDNP Executive Director Elena K. Sokova will offer welcome remarks and moderate the event.
We kindly ask you to RSVP using the online registration form below.
The opinions/views expressed by the speaker in this event do not necessarily reflect the opinions/views of the VCDNP.
On 16 January 2023, as part of the Young Women and Next Generation Initiative (YWNGI), the International Affairs Institute (IAI) and the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP) with […]
On 16 January 2023, as part of the Young Women and Next Generation Initiative (YWNGI), the International Affairs Institute (IAI) and the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP) with the support of the EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Consortium, organized a public webinar focused on the opportunities, threats and proliferation challenges deriving from bio-technology and bio-engineering. The event also provided tips and advice for working in the field of biological weapons non-proliferation and peaceful uses of bio-technology.
The webinar, open to the public but particularly intended for students and young specialists , featured remarks from:
Dr Angela Kane, former UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs and Senior Fellow at the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP) and Senior Adviser at the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI);
Dr Filippa Lentzos, Associate Professor in Science & International Security at King’s College London; and
Dr James Revill, Head of the WMD and Space Security Programmes at the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR).
The event was opened by Ettore Greco, Executive Vice-President of the IAI, and moderated by Federica Dall’Arche, Senior Research Associate at the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP). It was attended by over 70 participants from different regions of the world.
In his opening speech, Ettore Greco gave an overview of the purpose and scope of YWNGI, highlighting in particular how, through the organization of workshops, public webinars, and a mentoring programme for young women, the Initiative advances the efforts of the EUNPD Consortium in engaging the next generation in non-proliferation, disarmament and arms control discussions. The panellists talked about the challenges and risks associated with biological agents and the rapid advances in biotechnology. In particular, Dr. Kane discussed the global impact of the spread of biological agents given their potential weaponization and provided an overview of the role of the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) in countering such spread. Dr Lentzos continued the discussion by illustrating the main outcomes of the Ninth BWC Review Conference, held in Geneva in November and December 2022, assessing prospects for the future of the regime. Dr. Revill explored the convergence between biological agents, artificial intelligence and biosecurity/bio-technology and bio-engineering.
Speakers also illustrated career opportunities in the field of biological non-proliferation and disarmament.
From the top left: Ettore Greco, Federica Dall’Arche, Dr. Angela Kane, Dr. Filippa Lentzos, Dr. James Revill
The discussion was followed by a Q&A session, which covered a wide-spectrum of topics, ranging from Covid-19 to risk-assessment scenarios passing through the role of non-state actors.
A full recording of the event can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgBdPkKm7tQ
On 6–8 December 2022, SIPRI and the European Union Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Consortium (EUNPDC) hosted an intensive introductory course on the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), mechanisms to control their […]
On 6–8 December 2022, SIPRI and theEuropean Union Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Consortium (EUNPDC) hosted an intensive introductory course on the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), mechanisms to control their further spread and pathways to disarmament.
Held in Stockholm, the course brought together 19 international graduate and postgraduate students of engineering disciplines. This course was also a networking opportunity for the next generation of academics, researchers and policymakers in the field of disarmament and non-proliferation. Dr Sibylle Bauer, Director of Studies, Armament and Disarmament, and Vitaly Fedchenko, Senior Researcher with the SIPRI Weapons of Mass Destruction Programme, delivered welcoming remarks for the programme.Participants were trained by leading experts in the field of WMD non-proliferation, arms control, disarmament, nuclear security, forensics, export controls, verification and related subjects from SIPRI, as well other European and United States research centres, think tanks and international organizations.
Participants engaged in a three-dayintensive programme of lectures and discussions covering the fundamentals of biological, chemical and nuclear weapons, as well as of missiles and other means of WMD delivery; threats associated with the military use of WMD and potential terrorist uses of chemical, biological, radioactive and nuclear (CBRN) material (i.e. CBRN terrorism); arms control treaties; WMD-free zones; non-proliferation treaties and means of their verification; export controls; and mechanisms aimed at achieving disarmament. The course also examined the impact of new and emerging technologies, and the role of the engineering industry in preventing the spread and use of nuclear weapons.
SIPRI and the EUNPDC will continue to develop courses of this kind and host them twice a year.
EU NON-PROLIFERATION AND DISARMAMENT eLEARNING COURSE
This course, designed, developed and launched by the EU Non-Proliferation Consortium and funded through the EU Council Decision CD 2014/129/CFSP of 10 March 2014, covers all relevant aspects of the EU non-proliferation and disarmament agenda and aims to provide a comprehensive knowledge resource for practitioners and scholars interested in arms control, non-proliferation and disarmament of both conventional and unconventional weapons.
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