On May 22nd, 2021 from 3-5 PM NZST, The New Zealand Centre for Global Studies (NZCGS) hosted the No First Use of Nuclear Weapons: Asia-Pacific Perspectives, a webinar exploring whether relatively modest measures, including no first-use doctrines, can be used as a means of reducing nuclear risks, reinforcing the nuclear taboo, and generating renewed disarmament momentum. This webinar aims to initiate in-depth discussion regarding TPNW across Asia-Pacific region and navigate how it could impact on nuclear arms control and disarmament initiatives worldwide.
Speakers include APLN members Professor Nobumasa Akiyama, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo; Dr. Marianne Hanson, University of Queensland, Brisbane; Dr. Manpreet Sethi, Distinguished Fellow at the Centre for Air Power Studies (CAPS), New Delhi; and Dr. Tong Zhao, Senior fellow at Carnegie-Tsinghua, Beijing. Each speaker will be making a presentation based on their papers prepared for the NZCGS NFU project, each of which focus on different countries in the Asia-Pacific. Following their presentations, APLN and NZCGS Board Member Professor Ramesh Thakur will lead and moderate a discussion panel with the speakers.
The New Zealand Centre for Global Studies (NZCGS) is a non-profit charitable organisation undertaking research and policy analysis on global affairs, and is directed by APLN’s Senior Research Advisor, Tanya Ogilvie-White, who will be guiding the webinar.