5 Events

Medical Campaign Against Nuclear Weapons protest.

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Seminar - Open to the Public

Future Directions in the Study of Nuclear Disarmament

Mon., June 13, 2022 | 11:00am - 1:00pm


The first Meeting of the States Parties to the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) will convene in Vienna, Austria at the end of June 2022. This seminal diplomatic meeting of states that argue nuclear weapons undermine global security occurs at a time marked by unprecedented anxiety over potential nuclear weapon use. Yet, academic debates in nuclear politics have for decades been dominated by questions related to nuclear deterrence, proliferation, and nonproliferation. Studies on nuclear disarmament have long received relatively little attention in mainstream scholarly discourse. As the TPNW emerges as a new element in the landscape of multilateral nuclear diplomacy, academic inquiry must keep pace with political realities.

Moderated by Matthew Fuhrmann, the panel features Rebecca Davis Gibbons, Kjølv Egeland, Hassan Elbahtimy, Stephen Herzog, Tamara Patton, and Olamide Samuel.

The panel is convened by MTA as part of the Research Network on Rethinking Nuclear Deterrence.

While this virtual event is on the record, the event organizers prohibit any attendees, including journalists, from audio/visual recording or distributing parts or all of the event program without prior written authorization.

Young men & women receiving training as fighters for the Eritrean People’s Liberation Front (EPLF) in Eritea in July 1986, the 25th year of war between changing Ethiopean governments and the EPLF. The EPLF starts training for men & women at age 15.

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Seminar - Open to the Public

Domestic-Level Rivalries, Territorial Disputes, and Civil War

Thu., Nov. 13, 2008 | 12:15pm - 2:00pm

Littauer Building - Belfer Center Library, Room 369

This seminar explores the territorial dimensions of enduring internal rivalries (EIRs), which are defined as protracted domestic violent conflicts between governments and insurgent groups.

Please join us! Coffee and tea provided. Everyone is welcome, but admittance will be on a first come–first served basis.

U.S. President George W. Bush, left, and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh address the media after their talks in New Delhi, India, Thursday, March 2, 2006. Bush and Singh announced their countries had reached agreement on a landmark nuclear deal.

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Seminar - Open to the Public

Grand Strategy and the Nuclear Marketplace: Civilian Nuclear Cooperation, the Balance of Power, and the Bomb

Thu., Feb. 7, 2008 | 12:15pm - 2:00pm

Taubman Building - Nye B, 5th Floor

This project seeks to explain when and why states engage in civilian nuclear cooperation. It advances a general theoretical argument that states exchange nuclear technology to meet security-related objectives.

Please join us! Coffee and tea provided. Everyone is welcome, but admittance will be on a first come–first served basis.