The webinar will illustrate the humanitarian consequences and the link with international humanitarian law of the different components of the nuclear chain through different contributions by experts from around the world.
The webinar includes four sessions: 1) nuclear weapons and nuclear weapon tests; 2) uranium mining; 3) radioactive waste; and 4) nuclear energy. Each of these sessions will include: an introduction to the topic; information on the humanitarian consequences; the link with humanitarian law; and what could/should be done to break the nuclear chain. Please check the agenda for detailed information.
All videos from previous sessions will remain available through the links in the agenda on the right side of the page.
Susi has been actively involved as a civil society advocate on human rights and nuclear disarmament. Early in her career she worked with indigenous groups opposing nuclear weapons and waste...
Ira Helfand has worked for many years as an emergency room physician and now practices internal medicine at an urgent care center in Springfield. He is the co-president of International...
John Burroughs is the Executive Director of Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy, the UN Office of International Association of Lawyers against Nuclear Arms. He represents LCNP in Nuclear...
Dr Rebecca Johnson is an internationally-recognized expert on nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation. She is the director of the Acronym Institute for Disarmament Diplomacy, which she...
Kevin Kamps works as a Radioactive Waste Watchdog at Beyond Nuclear. He is a longtime leading opponent of government and industry efforts to dump nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. Prior to...
November 29th - Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear Weapon Tests
Dr Rebecca Johnson, Director of the Acronym Institute for Disarmament Diplomacy and Co-Chair of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) "Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear Weapon Tests – The What, Where and How"
Ira Helfand, Co-President of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War "Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear Weapon Tests – Humanitarian Consequences"
John Burroughs, Executive Director of Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy "Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear Weapon Tests – Relation to International and Humanitarian Law"
Susi Snyder, Programme Manager, Nuclear Disarmament, IKV Pax Christi "Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear Weapon Tests – What you can do"
December 6th - Radioactive waste
Dr. Kathleen Sullivan, Programme Director of Hibakusha Stories, NY and Disarmament Educator and Anti-nuclear Specialist "Radioactive Waste - Introduction"
Kevin Kamps, Radioactive Waste Watchdog at Beyond Nuclear, "High Level Radioactive Waste Generated in Commercial Atomic Reactors"
Susi Snyder, Programme Manager, Nuclear Disarmament, IKV Pax Christi "Radioactive Waste - Humanitarian Consequences"
December 13th - Uranium Mining
Senator Scott Ludlam, Australian Greens Senator for Western Australia "Uranium Mining Humanitarian Consequences"
Dave Sweeney, Nuclear Free Campaigner, Australian Conservation Foundation "Uranium Mining in Australia"
January 17th - Nuclear Energy
Alice Slater, NY Director of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, "Introduction to Nuclear Energy"
Akira Kawasaki, Executive Committee member, Peace Boat, "Nuclear Energy Humanitarian Consequences"
Dr Tilman Ruff, Co-President of IPPNW and Co-Chair of ICAN, "The Fukushima Disaster"
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