Free

21st Century Security: challenges and solutions

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

St Thomas' Hospital

Westminster Bridge Road

London

SE1 7EH

United Kingdom

View Map

Event description

Description

Our security and well-being are being severely challenged by climate change, the start of a new Cold War and the huge and widening gap between the ‘haves’ and the ‘have-nots’. The systematic destruction of arms control treaties and disregard for international law by some world leaders have led to a new nuclear arms race and widespread concerns about national and global security. These problems are interlinked with a growth in the politics of nationalism, self-protection and prejudice. This meeting, jointly organised by CND and the IPB, will feature activists and experts from around the world, providing a global take on the problems we are facing.

To ensure our survival, humanity must come together, organise and cooperate on a global scale never seen before. Citizen activists of the world can show the way and modern communications technologies can help us achieve a global voice. But we must be aware of what we are facing and we must start now.

Agenda

10:30: Welcome by Bruce Kent, Vice-President, CND

10:45: Opening plenary: Understanding the key challenges

  • Nuclear disarmament in the Age of Trump – Kate Hudson, CND
  • Climate change: an existential threat – Aaron Kiely, Friends of the Earth
  • What does China’s rise mean for the world? – Corazon Fabrios, Nuclear Weapons-Free Philippines
  • Does there have to be conflict with Russia? – Konstantin Semin, film-maker, Russia
  • Co-chairs: Arielle Denis, IPB and Dave Webb, CND

12:30-1:30 LUNCH

12:50: lunch-time fringe: ‘Building links with towns and cities in the Mayors for Peace movement’ with Sean Morris, NFLA

1:30-3:00 Workshops

  • Nuclear dangers – Joseph Gerson, AFSC, USA and Hannah Kemp Welch, CND
  • Climate change – Angie Zelter XR Peace and Dr Stuart Parkinson, Scientists for Global Responsibility
  • Resource wars – Asad Rehman, War on Want and Jenny Clegg, IPB/CND
  • Human rights – Lisa Clarke, IPB and Kevin Blowe, NetPol

3:00-3:15 TEA

3:15-4:30: Closing plenary: Building a different future

  • Philip Jennings, former General Secretary, UNI Global Union
  • Reiner Braun, IPB
  • Rieko Asato, Gensuikyo, Japan
  • Chair: Kate Hudson, CND
Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

St Thomas' Hospital

Westminster Bridge Road

London

SE1 7EH

United Kingdom

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved