CNWC "Nuclear Disarmament in a World Emergency: Canada’s Responsibilities" online seminar series

The Simons Foundation Canada is pleased to share the following invitation to join Canadians for a Nuclear Weapons Convention (CNWC) for their "Nuclear Disarmament in a World Emergency: Canada’s Responsibilities" online seminar series.  See the following for more information and to register. 

Join us for:
An on-line series of four Thursday seminars:
November 19 and 26, 2020 and January 21 and 28, 2021
1:00 – 3:00pm (Eastern)
Nuclear Disarmament in a World Emergency:
Canada’s Responsibilities
Internationally recognized experts, analysts, and diplomats will examine risks and remedies in the global nuclear crisis, explored in the context of two additional emergencies – the climate crisis and the global pandemic.

January 21:
“The Nuclear Ban Treaty Challenge to NATO”
Alicia Sanders-Zakre, Policy and Research Coordinator, ICAN (International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons).
Tom Sauer, Associate Professor in International Politics at the Universiteit Antwerpen in Belgium.
Thursday, January 21, 2021, 1:00 – 3:00pm (Eastern)
January 28:
“Renewing Canadian Nuclear Disarmament Efforts”
Cesar Jaramillo, Executive Director, Project Ploughshares, Canada.
Peggy Mason, President, the Rideau Institute, Ottawa.
Thursday, January 28, 2021, 1:00 – 3:00pm (Eastern)
Past Seminars in the series:

“The Meaning of the U.S. Presidential Election for Nuclear Disarmament”
Joe Cirincione, analyst, author, and advisor to Democratic Administrations in the United States.
Kelsey Davenport, Director for Non-Proliferation Policy, Arms Control Association, Washington.
Thursday, November 19, 2020, 1:00 – 3:00pm (Eastern)
“New Challenges Facing the NPT”
Tariq Rauf, former Head of the Verification and Security Policy Cooperation unit at the IAEA.
Sara Lindegren, Minister-Counsellor at the Permanent Mission of Sweden in Geneva.
Thursday, November 26, 2020, 1:00 – 3:00pm (Eastern)

The Nuclear Danger
A present and growing danger, the nuclear crisis is not currently receiving the same public attention as are the climate crisis and the tragedy of the current pandemic. But the nuclear danger is real. Earlier this year CNWC invited the UN’s top disarmament official to Ottawa, where High Representative for Disarmament Izumi Nakamitsu warned Canadian Parliamentarians and civil society representatives that the risk of nuclear weapons use – deliberately or by accident or miscalculation – “is higher than it has been in decades.”
This series on “Nuclear Disarmament in a World Emergency” will draw attention to the urgency of disarmament in this time of multiple emergencies and explore constructive policy responses. All three crises demonstrate with undeniable clarity the absolute impotence of nuclear armaments in fostering human safety and security.
At the conclusion of the series, CNWC will issue a report, addressed to the Government of Canada, proposing policies and initiatives relevant for the forthcoming NPT Review Conference and for reinvigorated Canadian engagement and action in support of nuclear disarmament.
Canadians for a Nuclear Weapons Convention is a civil-society project of the Canadian Pugwash Group and is supported by more than 1,000 influential Canadians, all of whom have been honored by the Order of Canada.

CNWC Secretariat
Canadians for a Nuclear Weapons Convention (CNWC)