Webinar, July 30.

100 Seconds to Midnight. What does this mean? What can we do?

A webinar to explore the risks of nuclear weapons use by accident, miscalculation or intent, and the initiatives at national and international levels to reduce these risks.

Thursday, July 30, 2020 |

Outline:

In January 2020, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists set the Doomsday Clock to ‘100 seconds to Midnight’ indicating that humanity is the closest we have ever been to a potential catastrophe from climate change or nuclear weapons use that could have a devastating impact on civilisation.

Since then, COVID-19 has impacted on nuclear security, tensions between nuclear-armed States have deteriorated, the US Senate has authorised funding for resumed nuclear tests and the few nuclear arms controls that still exist are being further eroded.

This group of experts will explore the risks of nuclear weapons use by accident, miscalculation or intent, and the initiatives at national and international levels to reduce these risks, and which need support from legislators, civil society and like-minded governments.

Chair, intro and speakers

Chair: Marc Finaud (Switzerland), Head of Arms Proliferation, Geneva Centre for Security Policy.

Introduction: Marzhan Nurzhan (Kazakhstan), Convenor, Abolition 2000 Youth Network. PNND Coordinator for Commonwealth of Independent States Countries.

Speakers:

  • Dr Rachel Bronson (USA), President and CEO of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
  • John Hallam (Australia): Director, People for Nuclear Disarmament. Convenor, Abolition 2000 working group on nuclear risk-reduction
  • Aaron Tovish (Mexico): Executive Director, Zona Libre. Former Director of Peace and Security Programs at Parliamentarians for Global Action
  • Dr Manpreet Sethi (India): Distinguished Fellow and head of the Nuclear Security Project at the Centre for Air Power Studies, New Delhi

Date, Time and Registration

The webinar will take place on zoom webinar platform on Thursday July 30 at 9am Eastern Time USA (3pm Central Europe Time).

Click here to register.

Click here for the event flyer. For more information contact John Hallam

Event co-sponsors:

Abolition 2000, Basel Peace Office, Human Survival Project, People for Nuclear Disarmament, Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament (PNND), World Future Council.