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International Conference on A Nuclear Weapon-Free World: From Conception to Reality

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  • April 02, 2014 to April 03, 2014
    Conference

    DAY I: Wednesday, April 02, 2014

    0900 hrs Registration

    1000 – 1045 hrs INAUGURAL SESSION

    CHAIR: Shri Shivshankar Menon, NSA.

    Welcome Remarks by Dr Arvind Gupta, Director-General, IDSA.

    Remarks by Shri Shivshankar Menon, NSA.

    Inaugural Address by Dr Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India.

    1045 – 1100 hrs Tea Break

    1100 – 1300 hrs SESSION 1: ROLES AND DOCTRINES RELATED TO NUCLEAR
    WEAPONS

    CHAIR: Dr Sverre Lodgaard, Senior Research Fellow, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs.

    Theme I - Changes in Nuclear Arsenals and Evolution of Nuclear Doctrines

    Dr Bruno Tertrais, Senior Research Fellow, Fondation Pour la Recherche Stratégique, France.

    Prof Arvind Kumar, Department of Geopolitics and International Relations, Manipal University, India.

    Prof Rajesh Rajagopalan, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

    Theme II - Reconciling the Moral and Security Imperatives

    Ambassador Sheel Kant Sharma, Former Indian Ambassador to Austria and Governor on the IAEA Board of Governors.

    Dr Rebecca E Johnson, Acronym Institute, UK.

    1215 – 1300 hrs Q&A

    1300 – 1400 hrs Lunch

    1400 – 1545 hrs SESSION 2: NUCLEAR RISKS AND THREATS

    CHAIR: Dr WPS Sidhu, Senior Fellow, Brookings India.

    Theme I - Addressing Today’s Risks of Proliferation

    Dr Patricia Lewis, Research Director for International Security at Chatham House, UK.

    Dr Rajiv Nayan, Senior Research Associate, Institute for Defence and Analyses, New Delhi.

    Theme II - Tackling the Challenge of Nuclear Terrorism

    Dr William C. Potter, Director, James Martin Center for Non-proliferation Studies (CNS), Monterrey, USA.

    Prof Rahul Roy-Chaudhury, Senior Fellow for South Asia, International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), UK.

    Brigadier (Retd) Feroz H. Khan, Lecturer, Naval Post Graduate School, Monterey, USA.

    1500 – 1545 hrs Q&A

    1545 – 1600 hrs Tea Break

    1600 – 1800 hrs SESSION 3: CHALLENGES OF A NUCLEAR WEAPON-FREE
    WORLD

    CHAIR: Dr Theresa Hitchens, Director, United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research, Geneva, Switzerland.

    Theme I - Deterrence and Stability On The Road To Nuclear Zero

    Dr Manpreet Sethi, Senior Fellow, Center for Air Power Studies, New Delhi.

    Ambassador Bilahari Kausikan, Ambassador-At-Large for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore.

    Theme II - Verification Challenges

    Dr James Acton, Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, USA.

    Dr Arun Vishwanathan, Assistant Professor, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore.

    Dr K L Ramakumar, Director, RC&IG, Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India, Mumbai.

    1715 – 1800 hrs Q&A

    1900 hrs CULTURAL PROGRAMME FOLLOWED BY DINNER AT IDSA
    (By Invitation)

    DAY II: Thursday, April 03, 2014

    0930 – 1230 hrs SESSION 4: PATHWAYS TO A NUCLEAR WEAPON-FREE WORLD

    CHAIR: Ambassador Rakesh Sood, Prime Minister’s Special Envoy on Disarmament and Non-Proliferation

    Theme I - Moving from Bilateral US-Russia Deep Cuts to Multilateralism

    Dr Fan Jishe, Research Fellow of Institute of American Studies at Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China.

    Dr Anton V. Khlopkov, Director, Center for Energy and Security Studies, Moscow.

    Theme II - Existing Treaty-based Regimes and Limitations

    Prof Ramesh Thakur, Director, Centre for Nuclear Non-Proliferation & Disarmament, ANU, Australia.

    Dr Mu Changlin, Senior Research Fellow, China Institute for International Studies, China.

    Theme III - New Stakeholders and New Approaches

    Mr Akira Kawasaki, Co-Chair of International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN).

    Dr C Raja Mohan, Distinguished Fellow, Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi.

    Mr Alyn Ware, Global Coordinator of Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament (PNND).

    1130 – 1230 hrs Q&A

    1230 – 1400 hrs Lunch

    1400 – 1545 hrs SESSION 5: CONCLUSIONS & RECOMMENDATIONS

    CHAIR: Dr Arvind Gupta, Director General, IDSA

    Reports by Session Chairpersons

    Chair I: Dr Sverre Lodgaard
    Chair II: Dr WPS Sidhu
    Chair III: Dr Theresa Hitchens
    Chair IV: Ambassador Rakesh Sood

    1445 – 1545 hrs Exchange of Views on Reports and Follow-up. >

    1545 – 1600 hrs Tea break

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