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We are pleased to announce that The Simons Foundation Award for Distinguished Global Leadership in the Service of Peace and Disarmament has been awarded to Ambassador Alexander Kmentt, President-designate of The First Meeting of States Parties to the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) and Austria’s Director for Arms Control, Non-Proliferation and Disarmament. 
The Simons Foundation is pleased announce this important book by Amb. Alexander Kmentt, President-designate of The First Meeting of States Parties to the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) and Austria’s Director for Arms Control, Non-Proliferation and Disarmament.  
This volume, edited by P. Whitney Lackenbauer and Peggy Mason, publishes the proceedings from a series of virtual sessions co-organized by the Canadian Pugwash Group, the Rideau Institute, the North American and Arctic Defence and Security Network (NAADSN), and Trent University in February 2021. Visit NAADSN at the following link for contributions by Ernie Regehr, O.C., The Simons Foundation's Senior Fellow in Arctic Security and Defence, and to view the entire publication.
The Simons Foundation Canada and the International Security Research and Outreach Programme (ISROP) of Global Affairs Canada (GAC) are pleased to announce the winners of the 2020-2021 Graduate Research Awards for Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation competition.

See The Simons Foundation Canada's page on Canadian Defence Policy for briefing papers by Ernie Regehr, O.C., Senior Fellow in Arctic Security and Defence at The Simons Foundation Canada.

 

Princeton University’s Program on Science and Global Security will host an international School on Science and Global Security from 21-24 October 2021. The School will be in person unless health precautions dictate otherwise. Please see the following for more information and how to apply.
A strong majority want Canada to join the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, despite pressure it may face from the United States. Click here for more information on this April 2021 National Survey conducted by Nanos for The Simons Foundation Canada, The Hiroshima Nagasaki Day Coalition and Le Collectif Échec à la guerre.
Visit The Hill Times at the link below for commentary by The Hon. Douglas Roche O.C. on the new Nanos National Survey which found a strong majority want Canada to join the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, despite pressure it may face from the United States. 
The Simons Foundation Canada is pleased to share this article by Rob van Riet highlighting the way in which terminology skews the debate on nuclear weapons.
"ON THIN ICE? Perspectives on Arctic Security" is a new collection of essays on Arctic Security published by the North American and Arctic Defence and Security Network (NAADSN), emphasizing the “robust array of rules, norms, and institutions that guide international interactions in the Circumpolar North.” See the following link for Chapter 6, "Soft Security Responses to Hard Power Competition," by Ernie Regehr, O.C., Senior Fellow in Arctic Security and Defence at The Simons Foundation Canada, and to access the complete publication.