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Panel Discussions - Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Roundtable on De-alerting Nuclear Weapons

IPI recently held a roundtable on the de-alerting of nuclear weapons, an issue raised by several resolutions of the General Assembly. In providing a diverse selection of views on this important issue, the discussion saw a lively debate on the operational status of nuclear weapons systems, the risks associated with high-level alert status, and the possible steps to reduce such risks.


Chair
Dr. Edward C. Luck,Senior Vice President and Director of Studies,
International Peace Institute

Speakers
Dr. Christopher Ford, Director, Center for Technology and Global Security,
Hudson Institute
Click here to view copy of presentation.

Mr. John Hallam, Nuclear Weapons Campaigner,
People for Nuclear Disarmament; Nuclear Flashpoints Click here to view copy of presentation.

Mr. Steven Starr, Senior Scientist, Physicians for Social Responsibility
Click here to view copy of presentation.

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