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Eliminating Nuclear Weapons: An Impossible Dream?

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Professor the Hon Gareth Evans AC QC FASSA (Chancellor and Honorary Professorial Fellow, Australian National University; President Emeritus, International Crisis Group; former Foreign Minister of Australia) will give a series of three public lectures and a concluding symposium as Humanitas Visiting Professor in Statecraft and Diplomacy 2013.


Is achieving a world without nuclear weapons not just an impossible aspiration, but a hopelessly wrong-headed one?  Have they been a stabilizing deterrent, or have the risks associated with their retention always outweighed any such utility? Is there a credible path to minimization and ultimately zero, or is disarmament always going to be a pipe dream? Gareth Evans will draw in this lecture on his experience in and out of government wrestling with these issues, in particular as co-chair of the International Commission on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament (2009). Full details:

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