To compete and thrive in the 21st century, democracies, and the United States in particular, must develop new national security and economic strategies that address the geopolitics of information. In the 20th century, market capitalist democracies geared infrastructure, energy, trade, and even social policy to protect and advance that era’s key source of power—manufacturing. In this century, democracies must better account for information geopolitics across all dimensions of domestic policy and national strategy.
The U.N. Security Council 1540 Committee and the U.N. Office of Disarmament Affairs collaborated with the Stimson Center to create an international essay competition for undergraduate and postgraduate students. The winners will be announced, and some will be presenting their ideas at this event. The goals of the competition were to involve the younger generation in understanding and addressing the important issue of proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs), i.e., chemical, biological and nuclear weapons, and to solicit innovative student approaches to implementing U.N. Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004) to support the Council’s Comprehensive Review of the resolution this year.
WHAT: On the record discussion of the proliferation of weapons of mass destructions and honoring the winners of the U.N. International Student Essay Competition on non-proliferation. For more information, click here.
WHERE: 79 John F. Kennedy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, Harvard University, Taubman Building, Nye Rooms A & B. For directions to the event venue, click here.
WHEN: September 30, 2016 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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