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Events in "Disarmament" research area
Feb
12
2009
Nuclear Disarmament: Is It Closer Than We Think?
February 12, 2009 starting at 12:00 PM until February 12, 2009 2:00 PM
The Liu Institute for Global Issues presents: Professor Wade Huntley, Simons Centre for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Research.
Jan
22
2009
Nuclear Disarmament: Is It Closer Than We Think?
January 22, 2009 starting at 12:00 PM until January 22, 2009 2:00 AM
Professor Wade Huntley, Director, Simons Centre for Disarmament and Non-proliferation Research, is the speaker at the Canadian International Council's (CIC Vancouver Branch) first luncheon for 2009.
Mar
12
2008
Do We Still Need the World Bank?
March 12, 2008 starting at 8:30 AM until March 12, 2008 10:00 AM
Dr. Paul Collier will keynote the plenary session of the Student-Led Colloquium on the World Bank and it's influence on poverty reduction.
Mar
11
2008
Dr. Paul Collier discusses Commodity Booms and Poverty Alleviation
March 11, 2008 starting at 7:30 PM until March 11, 2008 9:30 PM
Dr. Paul Collier joins UBC's Celebrate Research Week to discuss two of his recent works, "Managing Commodity Booms: Lessons of International Experience" and "Poverty Reduction in Africa". UBC experts will discuss and respond to Dr. Collier's research findings.
Mar
11
2008
The Liu Institute hosts Paul Collier, author of best-seller, "The Bottom Billion"
March 11, 2008 starting at 1:30 PM until March 11, 2008 3:30 PM
Dr. Paul Collierís research focuses on the causes and consequences of civil war, the effects of aid, and the problems of democracy in low-income and natural-resource-rich societies. In addition to the usual academic outputs, his work has had substantial policy impact. In the past year Dr. Collier has been the senior adviser to the Right Honourable Tony Blairís Commission on Africa, addressed the General Assembly of the UN, given a seminar at 10 Downing St. , and been invited to meet with Condoleezza Rice on her recent UK visit.
Nov
26
2007
Japanís Nuclear Policy
November 26, 2007 starting at 12:30 PM until November 26, 2007 2:00 PM
A Public Lecture by Dr. Mitsuru Kurosawa
Nov
19
2007
Turning Point in Nuclear Relations?
November 19, 2007 starting at 12:00 PM until November 19, 2007 1:30 PM
The Liu Institute for Global Issues, and the Simons Centre for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Research Present Robert Anderson, Professor of Communication at Simon Fraser University
Nov
13
2007
Indiaís Debated Nuclear Status
November 13, 2007 starting at 12:30 PM until November 13, 2007 2:00 PM
CIR, Liu, and Simons Centre Present Karthika Sasikumar
Sep
17
2007
Ramesh Thakur - Responsibility to Protect - and Prosecute?
September 17, 2007 starting at 12:00 PM until September 17, 2007 1:30 PM
In responding to the problem of atrocities against civilians, Dr. Thakur argues, the twin tasks are to protect the victims and punish the perpetrators.
Mar
29
2007
Deborah Campbell: Iran's Generation Next
March 29, 2007 starting at 2:30 PM until March 29, 2007 5:00 PM
Today's Iranian youth are challenging authority, tuning into global youth culture, and transforming the Islamic Republic. Journalist and UBC adjunct professor Deborah Campbell spent six months traveling throughout Iran to explore one of the world's youngest and least understood nations. In discussing Iran's post-revolution "baby boom," she will explore the blog phenomenon, malls vs. mosques, and the underground socio-sexual revolution that reflects an educated populace disillusioned with Islamic theocracy. Accompanied by slide photographs, she will address the Iranian view of the nuclear issue and how the US-Iran conflict threatens to undermine the "quiet revolution" transforming Iran.
Mar
13
2007
Iran's Nuclear Ambitions: A Comprehensive Analysis
March 13, 2007 starting at 5:00 PM until March 13, 2007 7:00 PM
This public symposium was convened at the conclusion of the ďIran in the World: the Nuclear Crisis in ContextĒ two-day conference, in order to disseminate some of the insights and conclusions reached from the deliberations. The symposium expert panelists included Dr. Ali Nayeri, Dr. Houchang Hassan-Yari, Dr. Houshang Amirahmadi and Mr. James Devine.

Presentation Videos
Mar
11
2007
Iran Nuclear Crisis in Context and Beyond
March 11, 2007 starting at 7:00 PM until March 13, 2007 7:00 PM
Iranís nuclear aims, and international resistance to them, emerge from the convergence of several unique historical and contemporary forces. Yet the complex sources Iranís nuclear ambitions remain poorly appreciated and satisfactory resolution of these tensions depends on taking the full breadth of their circumstances fully into account. Towards these ends, the Simons Centre at the University of British Columbia will convene a two-day conference to explore the particular historical, regional, social and political contexts of Iranian motivations for pursuing nuclear technologies in order to enhance discussion in Canada and elsewhere on appropriate responses. The conference will gather 15 leading experts from Canada, the United States and Europe including Canadian government representatives: A detailed executive summary, along with the conference participant biographical summaries are attached.
Jan
26
2007
Dr. Payam Akhavan - Iran, Human Rights and the Nuclear Question: What are the connections?
January 26, 2007 starting at 12:00 AM until January 26, 2007 12:00 AM
In an original analysis of the Iranian nuclear question, Professor Akhavan examines the close inter-relationship between the threats posed by Iranís foreign policy and the internal repression of human rights, and proposes a re-evaluation of Wes
Nov
28
2006
Dr. Kanti P. Bajpai
New Nuclear Cooperation with India

November 28, 2006 starting at 12:00 AM until November 28, 2006 12:00 AM
In July 2005, the United States decided to commence cooperation with India on nuclear issues. While there has been much debate about the implications of this decision for US national security and for global nonproliferation, we know very little about
Nov
10
2006
Steve Staples
"Missile Defence: Round One"

November 10, 2006 starting at 12:00 AM until November 10, 2006 12:00 AM
An insiderís account of how and why Canada said no to George W. Bush Ė and why the missile defence issue wonít go away.
Nov
6
2006
Calculated Risks? Scientific Expertise and the Problem of Missile Defense, 1957-2005
November 6, 2006 starting at 12:00 AM until November 6, 2006 12:00 AM
Missile defense systems have been represented as anything from a 'peace shield' to a trigger for nuclear war. What role can 'science' play in adjudicating such controversial claims about the relationship between technology and international security?
Sep
13
2006
Canadian National Launch of Landmine Monitor Report 2006
September 13, 2006 starting at 12:00 AM until September 13, 2006 12:00 AM
Mines Action Canada
invites you to
The Canadian National Launch of the Landmine Monitor Report 2006
Please join us for the Canadian launch and presentation of Landmine Monitor Report 2006 Major Findings and Key Develop
Jul
13
2006
WADE HUNTLEY: Implications of the North Korean Missile Tests
July 13, 2006 starting at 12:00 AM until July 13, 2006 12:00 AM
The Simons Centre and the Centre for International Relations are proud to sponsor a lunch hour seminar with Dr. Wade Huntley, Director, Simons Centre who will be speaking on, Implications of the North Korean Missile Tests.
May
4
2006
HUGH GUSTERSON: What happened to Nuclear Weapons?
May 4, 2006 starting at 12:00 AM until May 4, 2006 12:00 AM
Hugh Gusterson, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Science and Technology Studies, MIT, will be giving a talk entitled, What Happened to Nuclear Weapons?
Apr
27
2006
T.V. PAUL: The Tradition of Non-Use: Nuclear Taboo in World Politics
April 27, 2006 starting at 12:00 AM until April 27, 2006 12:00 AM
T.V. Paul, James McGill Professor of International Relations,
Department of Political Science, McGill University will give a talk on The Tradition of Non-Use: Nuclear Taboo in World Politics.
Apr
19
2006
JOANNA SPEAR: Improving Human Security Through Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration
April 19, 2006 starting at 12:00 AM until April 19, 2006 12:00 AM
Dr. Joanna Spear, Director of the US Foreign Policy Institute and Adjunct Professor at the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University (Washington, DC) will be giving a talk at the Liu Institute.
Oct
7
2004
Policing the High Seas:
The Proliferation Security Inititative

October 7, 2004 starting at 12:00 AM until October 7, 2004 12:00 AM
Dr. Michael Byers is a candidate for the Liu Institute Director post. In connection with the candidate selection process he will be making 2 presentations to which you are cordially invited. The first presentation is based on his research on the Prol
Feb
9
2004
Wrong Turns:
US Nuclear Policy and the Global War on Terror

February 9, 2004 starting at 12:00 AM until February 9, 2004 12:00 AM
Dr. Wayne Huntley (Hiroshima Peace Institute) will be speaking on his topic Wrong Turns: US Nuclear Policy and the Global War on Terror
Nov
10
2003
Engaging North Korea:
Hard Choices, Next Steps

November 10, 2003 starting at 12:00 AM until November 10, 2003 12:00 AM
Prof. Kyung-Ae Park (University of British Columbia), and Erich Weingartner (York University), will give a talk entitled Engaging North Korea: Hard Choices, Next Steps.
Nov
3
2003
The Challenges to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime and the International Response
November 3, 2003 starting at 12:00 AM until November 3, 2003 12:00 AM
Dr JD Yuan, Monterey Institute of International Studies, will give a talk entitled The Challenges to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime and the International Response.
Sep
8
2003
Iran: Evolution, Revolution, Explosion?
September 8, 2003 starting at 12:00 AM until September 8, 2003 12:00 AM
Prof. Maurice Copithorne, (UBC Law), will give a talk entitled Iran: Evolution, Revolution, Explosion?
Feb
15
2001
Consultation on the Impact of National Missile Defense on Global Nuclear Policy
February 15, 2001 starting at 12:00 AM until February 17, 2001 12:00 AM
The arguments among politicians, media pundits, the military, and the attentive public concerning the feasibility and advisability of constructing an American national missile defense system, and the even more complex debates concerning its possible
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