NUCLEAR SECURITY SUMMIT
14.00 – 17.00 MARCH 23 / CITY HALL THE HAGUE
With, among others, bestselling author and journalist Eric Schlosser who will present his new book Command and Control, and nuclear expert and author
Admission to the event is free of charge, but a reservation is required as there is a limited number of seats available. Reserve your tickets soon via the link below. We hope to welcome you on March 23rd.
On the 24th and 25th of March 2014 The Hague will be host to the biggest convention ever held in The Netherlands: the Nuclear Security Summit. Where 58 world leaders will discuss themes such as nuclear terrorism and nuclear security.
|Moderator: Julian Borger. Diplomatic editor and nuclear expert The Guardian|
|13.30 – 14.00||Doors open|
|14.00||Opening Mayor Van Aartsen|
|14.00 – 14.20||Piet de Klerk (Dutch Sherpa NSS)|
|14.20 – 14.50||Joseph Cirincione|
|14.50 – 15.20||Susi Snyder (No Nukes) in conversation with Hans van Baalen (delegation leader of the VVD in the European Parliament)|
|15.20 – 15.50||Intermission with music by Power to the Pipo|
|15.50 – 16.10||Nuclear Storage Session with Annick de Vries and Frans Brom (Rathenau Institute)|
|16.10 – 16.30||Ben Katchor|
|16.30 – 17.00||Eric Schlosser interview by Ernst Jan Pfauth|
Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety
In his recently published book Command and Control, Eric Schlosser explores the dilemma that has existed since the dawn of the nuclear age: how do you deploy weapons of mass destruction without being destroyed by them? He reveals that this question has never been resolved, and while other headlines dominate the news, nuclear weapons still pose a grave risk to mankind.
Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation and Reefer Madness, is a writer and journalist well-known for his investigative journalism. At the Nuclear Security Sessions, Eric Schlosser will be interviewed by Ernst-Jan Pfauth.
‘The people who are most anti-nuclear are the ones who know most about it’
Read The Guardian’s interview with Eric Schlosser here.
Nuclear Nightmares: Securing the World Before It Is Too Late
Joseph Cirincione is President of Ploughshares Fund, a global security foundation. He is the author of hundreds of articles on nuclear weapons issues, and books such as Bomb Scare: The History and Future of Nuclear Weapons and Deadly Arsenals: Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Threats. He is a member of Secretary of State John Kerry’s International Security Advisory Board and the Council on Foreign Relations.
Ben Katchor (1951, New York) is, above all else, an observer. The creator of comics and and writer of opera libretto’s is inspired by the city he lives in, but also by telephone books and the yellow pages. ‘My comics are a tribute to lost alternatives’, says Katchor. He made his debut in 1980 in the renowned magazine Raw. In 1991, his first book Cheap Novelties, The Pleasures of Urban Decay was published. His latest book Hand-Drying in America was published in 2013. He teaches at Parson’s The New School art academy and has been drawing for Metropolis Magazine since 1998.
From 2003-2007 Mr. de Klerk was Ambassador at Large for Human Rights at the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and after that (2007-2011) he was Deputy Permanent Representative of the Netherlands to the United Nations in New York. Between August 2011 and August 2013 he was the Netherlands Ambassador in Jordan. During the year 2011-2012 he was Chairman of the Nuclear Suppliers Group.
Susi Snyder is the Nuclear Disarmament Programme Manager for Pax in the Netherlands. She is an International Steering Group member of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons.
Hans van Baalen is the delegation leader of the VVD in the European Parliament. In the Dutch House of Representatives, Van Baalen was a member of the Foreign Affairs commission, European Affairs commission and the Defense commission.
Nuclear Storage Session: participate!
Ethicist and philosopher Prof.dr. Frans W.A. Brom (1963) is head of the Rathenau Institute’s Technology Assessment division, since May 2007. He also is professor at the department of Philosophy/Ethics Institute of Utrecht University. Frans Brom’s research is about societal significance of scientific and technological advances, with a particular focus on the interaction between technology assessment, ethics and political philosophy.
Annick de Vries
Annick de Vries (1979) is senior researcher and project leader at the Rathenau Institute, since 2013. She has a background in economics and public administration. After finishing her PhD, she worked for several years as a Dutch consultancy firm that primarily works for the government. Just as her PhD thesis, her projects focused mainly on dealing with risks and uncertainty. Now, she is involved with projects on evidence based policy and energy technologies.
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