People for Nuclear Disarmament (PND)
The Medical Association for the Prevention of War (MAPW) and
The Human Survival Project(HSP) at CPACS
invite you to a panel/forum:
The ELEPHANT in the PALAIS*: the UN, NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT and HUMAN EXTINCTION
John Hallam, Peter King
Discussants: James Der Derian, Frank Hutchinson
Chair: Anne Noonan (MAPW NSW)
Date: Friday 9 August (Nagasaki Day)2013
Place: Seminar Room 114/CPACS Posters for Peace Gallery, Mackie Building,
University of Sydney, Arundel St, Forest Lodge (across the Parramatta Rd footbridge from main campus)
There will be refreshments after the forum in the CPACS Posters for Peace Gallery.
Synopsis: A critical survey of the continuing threat to human survival of
inadvertent or other warfare involving massive nuclear weapons use;
the new debate around 'catastrophic consequences' of nuclear
weapons, and the new disarmament agenda at the United Nations.
Peter King, former President and Director of CPACS, and John Hallam together convene the CPACS/PND 'Human Survival Project'.
Both attended the most recent Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Prepcom meeting in Geneva last May. Peter floated there the idea of building anti-nuclear campaigning and theorizing around the (still ever-imminent) danger of human extinction, and John was instrumental in the recent adoption of a UN General Assembly resolution on Operational Readiness of Nuclear Weapons. Frank Hutchinson is a member of the CPACS Council and the HSP Steering Group. ProfessorJames Der Derianis Director of the Centre for International Security Studies at Sydney University, author of Virtuous War(the book) and Project Z: The Final Global Event (the movie).
* The Palais des Nations, Geneva