e-Workshop; Nuclear Weapons, Disarmament, and the Middle East

An opportunity for all Pugwash members to participate in an E-workshop on “Toward a Nuclear Weapons-Free Middle East”

Featuring: Paul Meyer and Peter Jones
Where? On your computer screen
When? June 5, 2-4 p.m. 2013 Eastern Daylight Time (past event)

We are pleased to invite you to join us for a special online workshop on the obstacles and prospects for establishing the Middle East as a zone free of nuclear weapons and all other weapons of mass destruction.

The failure to hold a promised international conference of states on this question in 2012 is now having significant and dangerous reverberations for the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty review process.

The workshop will be moderated by Ernie Regehr and will feature presentations by two of Canada’s foremost experts on these issues:

Paul Meyer

  • Fellow in International Security, Centre for Dialogue, Simon Fraser University
  • Senior Fellow, The Simons Foundation
  • formerly Canada’s Ambassador for Disarmament and head of Canadian delegations to the NPT Review Conferences

Peter Jones

  • Associate Professor in the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
  • formerly a senior analyst for the Security and Intelligence Secretariat of the Privy Council of Canada
  • member of the Pugwash International Council
  • a specialist in Middle East affairs and Iranian security policy; international negotiation and conflict resolution, and track-two diplomacy

Discussions with the online participants will follow the expert presentations.

Participation will be via your home computer.

When you log in to the event, you will see the presenters and moderators and you will be able to participate through email and/or the microphone on your computer.

Register for the E-Workshop

REGISTRATION IS ESSENTIAL. We will send you log-in instructions as well as some background reading

To register, contact Ernie Regehr at eregehr@uwaterloo.ca.

This is a new approach to holding conferences and workshops for Canadian Pugwash members – one that facilitates the sharing of expertise on important, topical issues and the participation of members from across the country, while leaving no carbon footprint. We look forward to your participation. Help us to make this new venture a success!

Yours in peace,

Ernie Regehr and Elizabeth Riddell-Dixon