On May 22nd, 2021 from 3-5 PM NZST, The New Zealand Centre for Global Studies (NZCGS) will be hosting 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.
Featured speakers in this webinar 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.
To register for this event, please visit New Zealand Centre for Global Studies. You will find the registration form at the bottom of the page.
You can also find more details about the speakers and webinar outline here.