MIT Zoom Seminar Series on global peace and insecurity
The world is facing an unprecedented crisis on several fronts. Lack of leadership by the United States has intensified many flash points around the world including nuclear threats and the abandonment of arms control negotiations, bio-safety, climate change, food insecurity, instability and tensions in the East, and increased pressure from nationalists and extremists at home and abroad. This seminar will capture a subset of these critical issues facing humanity and the planet. All programs will require pre-registration.
The progam on Monday, September 28th will have a unique registration link. All other programs, with the exception of Professor Emeritus Noam Chomsky, will have a consistent registration link. Professor Chomsky's program will have a separate link. Please stay tuned for udpated links and information. Thank you!
Seminar Organizer and Moderator: Subrata Ghoshroy, Research Affiliate, STS
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28* SPECIAL SEMINAR (Note: different day): Hon. Shireen Mazari, Minister of Human Rights, Pakistan
Hon. Mani Shankar Aiyar, Former Cabinet Minister, Congress Party leader, veteran diplomat, first Consul General of India to Pakistan, writer, and political commentator
Is Third Party Mediation Necessary for Resolution of the Dispute in Kashmir?
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6: Vladimir Kozin, Ph. D., Member of two Russian Academies, Military, and Natural Sciences; author of 16 monographs on arms control
Whither US – Russia Nuclear Arms Control?
Accidents, mistakes and COVID-19: Risks and Necessity of High-Level Biosafety Labs; MODERATOR: Professor Jonathan King
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20: Heidi Peltier, Ph. D, Director, 20 Years of War Project, Boston University
The Bang and the Bucks: Post-9/11 Military Spending and the Shortchanging of Other Urgent Needs
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27: Noam Chomsky, Institute Professor, MIT and Professor of Linguistics, University of Arizona
Biden or Trump: What’s at Stake on November 3?
PLEASE NOTE: This program will have a unique registration link TBD.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3: Jurgen Scheffran, Head of the Research Group Climate Change and Security, University of Hamburg, Germany
Climate Change and International Security
The Non-Proliferation Treaty at 50: A Mid-Life Crisis?
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 6:00PM-7:30PM EST (Please note differnt time): Jun Tateno, Ph.D., Executive Director, Nuclear and Energy-Related Information Center (NERIC), Tokyo, Japan
Ten years After Fukushima: The Future of Nuclear Power in Japan
(Topic and date to be confirmed)
Missile and Nuclear Insecurity in East Asia
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8: To be announced
*Note seminar is on Monday
**Seminar is at 6 PM – 7:30 PM