January Symposium - Now is the Time for an Arctic Nuclear Weapon Free Zone
Thursday, January 6, 2011 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (EST)
Now is the Time for an Arctic Nuclear Weapon Free Zone
This symposium, presented by Dr. Adele Buckley, examines the potential role of an Arctic Nuclear Weapon Free Zone (ANWFZ) as an element of elimination of nuclear weapons. In the Arctic, two major problems of our time—climate change and nuclear weapons—have created exceptional opportunities for co-operation or conflict. Pressure from many, including the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, to abolish nuclear weapons supports the impetus to eliminate them north of the Arctic Circle, notwithstanding the presence of two nuclear weapons states bordering the Arctic Ocean. The climate change induced opening of the Arctic with its great upheavals in the way of life and business, tells us that “now is the time” for the ANWFZ. The Government of Canada, the Nordic country governments and the Arctic Council are all potential champions for beginning negotiations on an Arctic Nuclear Weapon Free Zone treaty.
Dr. Adele Buckley is a physicist, engineer and environmental scientist. As a member, and past Chair, of the Canadian Pugwash Group, and a member of the Pugwash Council, she works to further the goals of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs. Dr. Buckley’s presentations on peace and security include Arctic security, nuclear renaissance, verification of performance, energy technology transfer, and freshwater availability. She is also formerly a VP, Technology and Research, Ontario Centre for Environmental Technology Advancement, and VP, Solarchem Environmental Systems, as well as a founding partner of Sciex, a division of MDS Inc. Dr. Buckley has been awarded an honorary DSc from the University of Toronto.
What: Now is the Time for an Arctic Nuclear Weapon Free Zone
When: Thursday, January 6, 2011 at 1:00-2:30pm
Where: Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto
1 Devonshire Place, Room 108 North
Toronto - Just East of St. George Street
Please RSVP online at: http://arcticsecuritysymposium.eventbrite.com/
For additional information please contact Sara French at firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing you on January 6.
The Gordon Foundation Team.
A partnership between the Canada Centre for Global Security Studies at the Munk School of Global Affairs and the Walter & Duncan Gordon Foundation, the Arctic Security Program is dedicated to studying and promoting four overarching areas of concern: public opinion research, Arctic Council, Arctic Peoples and Security, and emergency management. www.gordonfoundation.ca/programs/arctic-security
The mandate of the Canadian International Council (CIC) is to promote a deeper understanding of international affairs and of Canada's role in changing world by providing members with a non-partisan, nation-wide forum for informed discussion, analysis and debate. www.cictoronto.ca
We would like to thank Cisco Systems for generous support of this event. www.cisco.com
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