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05: A world without nukes? The impact of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Global power
english language

2017 saw the adoption of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) by 122 nations. Hailed as a historic milestone, it brings the last weapons of mass destruction into line with biological and chemical weapons. Explore together with internationally renowned experts the EU’s split between leading supporters of nuclear disarmament and its Member States with nuclear capacity. What are the implications for NATO members who may want to negotiate an opt-out from their reliance on ‘extended nuclear deterrence’?

Speakers

Member of Parliament, Left-Green Movement, Reykjavik (tbc)
Research and advocacy coordinator - Eurozone, Transparency International; Brussels representative, ICAN - International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, Brussels
Ambassador; Austrian Permanent Representative, PSC - Political and Security Committee, European Council, Brussels
Director, International Organisations & Non-Proliferation Program, Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation
Ambassador, British Embassy Vienna
Executive Director, ICAN - International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, Vienna Chair

MA Gaukhar MUKHATZHANOVA

Director, International Organisations & Non-Proliferation Program, Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation

 Ms. Mukhatzhanova is Director of the International Organisations and Non-Proliferation Program at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), and is currently based in Vienna, Austria, at the VCDNP. She was previously Senior Research Associate and NPT Project Manager at CNS. Ms. Mukhatzhanova served as an expert on the delegation of Kazakhstan to the 2010 NPT Review Conference and the delegation of Chile to the 2015 NPT Review Conference. She has taught workshops and courses on Iran’s nuclear program and on nuclear proliferation trends and trigger events at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey. Prior to joining CNS, she was a Media and Outreach Specialist at the UN Development Programme in Kazakhstan.

MA Nadja SCHMIDT

Executive Director, ICAN - International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, Vienna

2001-2008 MA, Political Science, Communications, University of Vienna
2009-2010 MA, European Interdisciplinary Studies, Europacollege, Brugge
2010 Ph.D, Political Science, University of Vienna
since 2011 Lecturer, IES Abroad, Vienna
since 2012 Secretary General, Austrian Political Science Association, Vienna
since 2012 Lecturer, University of Vienna
2013-2014 Trainee, Federal Ministry Republic of Austria, Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, Vienna
since 2014 Executive Director, ICAN - International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons Austria, Vienna

Political Symposium

show timetable

25.08.2018

13:30 - 16:30My Europe - My StoryPartner
17:00 - 18:30OpeningPlenary
19:00 - 20:30New perspectives on EU enlargementPlenary
21:30 - 23:30Drink receptionSocial

26.08.2018

08:30 - 09:30DER STANDARD Morning BriefingPlenary
08:30 - 09:30POLITICO Morning BriefingPlenary
09:00 - 12:00Alpbach Hikes: Hiking with pioneers - Mindfulness in educationPartner
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 01: Whoever has the money has the power? The future financing of the EUBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 02: EU-Russia relations: Attempting a cool-headed analysisBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 03: Citizens don’t bite: Experiences and learnings from successful participation projects in EuropeBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 04: European security and the Mediterranean: A simulationBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 05: A world without nukes? The impact of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear WeaponsBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 06: Women and youth empowerment: The Sustainable Development Goals in practiceBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 07: Democracies under pressure: Civil society and populismBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 08: Implementing the SDGs: The challenges countries face and the solutions they offerBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 09: European security in the age of hybrid threats: Rethinking military and civilian cooperation?Breakout
15:00 - 16:15Sovereignty in the EU: Who decides?Plenary
17:00 - 18:15Democracies under pressurePlenary
18:30 - 20:30Green Finance: Private capital against climate changePartner
18:45 - 20:15The subsidiarity principle under scrutinyPlenary
20:00 - 22:00European-Israeli DinnerSocial

27.08.2018

08:30 - 09:30DER STANDARD Morning BriefingPlenary
08:30 - 09:30POLITICO Morning BriefingPlenary
09:00 - 12:00Alpbach Hikes: Hiking with pioneers - Mindfulness in politicsPartner
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 10: Living the Swiss militia principle: Ensuring resilience through involvementBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 11: Israel: Can democracy exist without peace?Breakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 12: Defending democracy in the digital age: From theory to practiceBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 13: The end of oil: Global systems in transitionBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 14: Are you acting or reacting? Countering climate change through new partnershipsBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 15: Culture and identity: What level of adaptation is required for successful integration?Breakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 16: Promoting sustainable developmentBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 17: Democracies under pressure: The media and populismBreakout
14:30 - 15:45Global power shifts: Implications for Europe and AsiaPlenary
16:15 - 17:45European Union - Russia: What to do?Plenary
18:15 - 19:15The future of the EU: Priorities of the Austrian EU Council PresidencyPlenary

28.08.2018

09:00 - 12:00Alpbach Hikes: Hiking with pioneers - Mindfulness in businessPartner
09:30 - 10:30The rule of law under scrutinyPlenary
11:00 - 12:30Reconciling (bio)diversity protection and efforts to mitigate climate changePlenary