SOAS University of London

Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy

NATO and the NPT

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Rosemary McCarney, Marc Finaud, Paul Meyer & Dan Plesch

Date: 9 June 2021Time: 3:00 PM

Finishes: 9 June 2021Time: 5:00 PM

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This webinar will explore the current challenges and issues that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) faces regarding disarmament and nuclear non-proliferation, discussing possible solutions where NATO’s future in these matters lies.

With the upcoming Non-Proliferation Treaty’s (NPT) Review Conference we believe it is important to explore the challenges which these may face. This event aims to create a dialogue around some of the tensions at play.

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ROSEMARY MCCARNEY

SENIOR FELLOW FOR DEFENCE & FOREIGN POLICY AT UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO AND FORMER CANADIAN AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED NATIONS AND THE CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT

Rosemary McCarney is a lawyer who is currently a Senior Fellow for Defence and Foreign Policy at Massey College, at the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada. Previously she has also served as Canada's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations and the Conference on Disarmament from 2015 to 2019. Ms.Rosemary McCarney also has had an impressive career in civil society as President and CEO of Plan Canada (the Canadian wing of Plan International) and has written the books Every Day is Malala Day, Because I Am a Girl: I Can Change the World, and The Way to School. She has also worked with the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation, and International Development Canada.

MARC FINAUD

HEAD OF ARMS AND PROLIFERATION AT THE GENEVA CENTRE FOR SECURITY POLICY AND FORMER FRENCH DIPLOMAT

Marc Finaud is currently the head of Arms and Proliferation at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy. Mr. Finaud has also had a long career as a diplomat with the French foreign service during which he served in a variety of leadership posts in Geneva, Sydney, and Tel Aviv. Since retiring from the French foreign service, Marc Finaud has been a strong advocate for disarmament and has written extensively on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, WMD Free Zones in Europe and the Middle East, the TPNW and more.

PAUL MEYER

PROFESSOR OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AND A FELLOW IN INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AT SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY

Paul Meyer is a Professor of International Studies and a fellow in International Security at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada. He is also a chair on the Pugwash group and a member of the SCRAP committee. Mr. Meyer also had a 35-year career with the Canadian Foreign Service (now known as Global Affairs Canada) during which he also served the as the Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva and to the Conference on Disarmament between 2003 and 2007. He has also written extensively on nuclear non-proliferation, cyber security, space security and diplomacy.

DAN PLESCH

DIRECTOR AT THE CENTRE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDIES & DIPLOMACY AT SOAS UNIVERSITY OF LONDON AND DIRECTOR AT SCRAP WEAPONS

Dan Plesch is SCRAP’s Director, responsible for developing its strategy to enhance international security through General and Complete Disarmament. Dr Plesch is the author of Human Rights After Hitler which was reported on All Things Considered and in the Guardian, Independent, Chicago Tribune amongst others. His previous publications include: America Hitler and the UN, Wartime Origins and the future UN (with Prof.Weiss) and the Beauty Queen’s Guide to World Peace. He leads research on the UN and on Disarmament. In 1986 he founded the British American Security Information Council (BASIC) and directed it from Washington DC until 2001, when he became the Senior Research Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies in London. He has acted as consultant and advisor to the UK and US governments, the BBC, CNN, Sky News, Kroll Security International, Oxfam, the Foreign Policy Centre and Greenpeace. He was the independent advisor to the UK government’s department of constitutional affairs on the implementation of the Freedom of Information Act.