Symposium on Nuclear Deterrence and Disarmament
On 8-9 August, the Centre, in collaboration with the Toda Peace Institute (Tokyo), convened a Symposium at the University of Auckland. The primary subject was:
Nuclear Deterrence and Disarmament: Conflicting perspectives in an age of tension
The symposium was marked by two public addresses, an Opening Address by Prof Ramesh Thakur and a Closing Address by HE Tuiloma Neroni Slade. In addition, NZCGS and Toda were able to engage a panel of leading experts from four countries: New Zealand, Australia, Japan and Samoa.
Both the public addresses and the closed session were informative and insightful, sufficient to warrant, in the view of NZCGS and Toda, a series of published papers. The list of papers is shown below. We look forward to responses from the public on this subject of critical importance.
Chris Gallavin, Director, NZ Centre for Global Studies
“Nuclear Deterrence and Disarmament: Conflicting perspectives in an age of tension”
The Risk of Nuclear Conflict: Calculating the Unthinkable – Tim Caughley
Australia, the US, China and Pacific: Cooperation or competition? – John Tilemann
Self-defence and Nuclear Deterrence: The challenge to the UNSC – Ramesh Thakur
Nuclear Deterrence & Alliances: Challenges to international Law – Kennedy Graham
No-First Use: Current status, contemporary misconceptions – Tanya Ogilvie-White
The Nuclear Prohibition Treaty: Where to, from here? – Neroni Slade
AI and Humanity: The ultimate threat to peace – Nobumasa Akiyama
Rethinking the Global Nuclear Order – Marianne Hanson
All of these papers are available to read on the Publications page.