Schlagwort-Archive: Angela Kane

Arms Control and Disarmament – Challenges and Opportunities for the European Union

INVITATION

The International Institute for Peace (IIP), in collaboration with ENTER, COST, the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, and the University of Vienna, cordially invite you to the panel discussion:

Arms Control and Disarmament – Challenges and Opportunities for the European Union

Date:                                   Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

Time:                                  18:00                  

Venue:                                International Institute for Peace (IIP), Möllwaldplatz 5 / 2. Floor, 1040 Wien

Moderation:

·       MARYLIA HUSHCHA, research assistant at the IIP

Panelists:

·       HEINZ GÄRTNER, Member of the Advisory Board, IIP; lecturer at the University of Vienna

·       ANGELA KANE, Vice-President of the IIP; former UN Representative of Disarmament Affairs

·       CARLA PORTELA, Senior Associate Analyst, European Institute for Security Studies

·       RAMSES A. WESSEL, Professor and Head of the European Law Department, University of Groningen

Content:
This panel discussion will discuss significant arms control and disarmament issues today.

The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, which was signed by the United States and the Soviet Union in 1987, required both countries to destroy their stocks of ground-launched ballistic and cruise missiles with a range between 500 and 5,500 km.

However, the INF Treaty collapsed in 2019 after the United States withdrew. The New START-Treaty of 2011, which limits the number of US and Russian nuclear warheads on intercontinental ballistic missiles to 1,550, is on the verge of expiring if it is not extended by 2021.

The conclusion of the Joint and Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) between Iran and P5+1 in 2015 was a masterpiece of effective multilateralism. Since American President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew from the agreement in 2018, the likelihood of military conflict in the Persian Gulf region has increased drastically.

The initiative on a NWFZ in the Middle East did not make much progress, however. Many falsely hoped that the 2015 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons would give the idea new momentum.

Legally binding NSAs raise some other interesting possibilities. At a United Nations Conference in July 2017, 122 state parties voted in favor of a treaty that prohibits all nuclear weapons. However, no nuclear-weapon state nor their allies participated.

The treaty expresses concern about the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of using nuclear weapons and calls for their complete elimination.

There are currently two opposing views on nuclear security: nuclear-weapon states feel more protected with nuclear weapons, while non-nuclear-weapon states think they are more secure because they have none.

In the run-up to the Review Conference of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) in April-May, the EU will discuss in several seminars and workshops these and other in many ways controversial issues.

The Discussion will be held in English.

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FRIENDS WITH ENEMIES – Neutrality and Nonalignment Then and Now

The International Institute for Peace (IIP) and the Waseda Institute for Advanced Study in cooperation with the Department of Sociology at the University of Vienna & PEN-Club Austria cordially invite you to the upcoming conference on the topic:

FRIENDS WITH ENEMIES
Neutrality and Nonalignment Then and Now

Date:                                   Monday-Tuesday, 2 – 3 March 2020                            

University of Vienna – Skylounge, Oskar-Morgenstern Platz 1, 1090 Vienna

Registration:                       https://www.iipvienna.com/registration/

Commemorating 65years of Austrian neutrality law we are pleased to announce a two-day conference on neutrality and nonalignment. Thirty years after the end of the Cold War, the ‘End of History’ is as far away as always, and the international security environment is changing again. With the rise of China, the resurgence of Russia, and novel ideas for security mechanisms in Europe, the world of US-led unipolarity is drawing to a close. Alliances in Europe and Asia are not as clear-cut as they used to be and even core institutions like NATO or the US-Japan alliance have come under pressure unheard of only a decade ago. What does that mean for neutrals and nonaligned countries? Join us in the audience to debate neutrality in the twenty-first century.

Monday, March 2

09.00–09.40 | Arrival & Registration

09.45–10.00 | Welcome Remarks and Introduction to the Conference

Heinz Gärtner (IIP, University of Vienna, Austria)
Pascal Lottaz (Waseda University, Japan)

10.00–10.15 | Inauguration

Heinz Fischer (President of Austria 2004–2016)

introduced by Hannes Swoboda (President IIP)

10.15–12.15 | Panel 1

Neutrality and Nonalignment in a Historical Perspective
ChairHannes Swoboda, president of the IIP and former MEP
SpeakerPeter RuggenthalerLBIKF, Austria
SpeakerJohanna Rainio-NiemiU Turku, Finland
SpeakerVasileios SyrosU Jyväskylä, Finland
SpeakerHeinz GärtnerIIP, University of Vienna

12.15–13.00 | Lunch

13.00–15.00 | Panel 2

The Neutrals and Geopolitics
ChairStephanie Fenkart, Director of the IIP
SpeakerLaurent GötschelSwisspeace, Switzerland
SpeakerPascal LottazWaseda University, Japan
SpeakerEva NowotnyUniversity of Vienna
SpeakerNikolai SokovVienna Center for Disarmament and Nonproliferation

15.00–15.30 | Coffee Break

15.30–20.30 | Neutrality and Art—The Art of Independence (Break-out Sessions)

Moderation: Antonia Rados (Journalist)

15.30–16.15 | Lectures

Christoph Reinprecht (University of Vienna)
Helmuth Niederle (President PEN Austria)

16.15–16.30 | Music

16.30–18.00 | Readings by Poets from Nonaligned Countries*

Gerda Sengstbratl, Austria (German–English)

Josef Winkler, Austria (German–English)

Sarita Jenamani, India (Oriya–English)

Tarek Eltayeb, Egypt (Arabic–English)

Mitra Shahmoradi, Iran (Persian–English) translated by Mark Klenk (USA)

18.00–18.30 | Music

Hamid-Reza Odjaghi, Iran (Daf and Singing)

18.30–20.30 | Reception at the Conference Center

Tuesday, March 3

10.00–12.00 | Panel 3

The Role of Neutral and Nonaligned States in Multilateral Institutions
ChairChristine Muttonen, Former President of the OSCE Parliament. Assembly
SpeakerPascal LagoResearcher for Security Policy at Avenir Suisse
SpeakerPeter JankowitschEx-Foreign Minister, Austria
SpeakerAngela KaneEx-UN High Rep. for Disarmament Affairs, IIP
SpeakerYauheni PreihermanChair of the Minsk Dialogue

Lunch Break | 12.00­–12.45

12.45–14.45 | Panel 4

Neutrality, Non-Alignment and Values—From Good Offices to Engagement
ChairStephanie Fenkart, Director of the IIP
SpeakerHerbert ReginboginCUA, USA
SpeakerKeiichi KuboWaseda University, Japan
SpeakerAndrew CotteyUniversity College Cork
SpeakerThomas RoithnerPeace Researcher, Vienna



14.45–15.00 | Final Remarks

Heinz Gärtner & Pascal Lottaz

Discussions will be held in English.

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THE PEACE PROCESS OF THE KOREAN PENINSULA: ANALYSIS AND FORECAST

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The

are pleased to announce a panel discussion on the Diplomatische Akademie Wien

THE PEACE PROCESS OF THE KOREAN PENINSULA: ANALYSIS AND FORECAST

Date:                           Monday, 22nd  of October 2018

Time:                          6:30 pm                     

Venue:                         Festsaal of the Diplomatische Akademie Wien

                                      Favoritenstraße 15a, 1040 Wien     

Registration:              https://www.da-vienna.ac.at/events

                                         or by fax 01/504 22 65-200  

Program:

Welcome:

Susanne Keppler-Schlesinger, Deputy Director, Diplomatische Akademie Wien-Vienna School of International Studies

Dong-ik Shin, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Austria

Keynote:

Joonhyung Kim, Professor of the International Studies Department, Handong Global University; Member of the Advisory Committee for Inter-Korean Summit

Panelists:

Heinz Gärtner, Professor of Political Science; Member of the Advisory Board, International Institute for Peace

Angela Kane, Former UN High Representative of Disarmament Affairs; Vice President, International Institute for Peace

Markus Kornprobst, Professor of International Relations, Diplomatische Akademie Wien-Vienna School of    International Studies

Moderation:

Thomas Seifert, Deputy chief editor and Head of EU and World Desk, Wiener Zeitung

 

The Discussion will be held in English.

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