XXII EDOARDO AMALDI CONFERENCE: Nuclear Risks and Arms Control. Problems and Progress in the Time of Pandemics and War


Nuclear Risks and Arms Control.

Problems and Progress in the Time of Pandemics and War

Rome, 6 – 8 April 2022




 8:30 – 9:30          Registration

                             Opening addresses

                               Roberto ANTONELLI, President of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei

                               Pasquale FERRARA, Italy’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs

                               Luciano MAIANI, Chair of the Amaldi Conferences

                               Keynote lecture

10:30 – 11:10         Giorgio PARISI, Vice President of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Nobel Laureate in Physics 2021

                               The Value of Science

11:10 – 11:30         Coffee break

                               Keynote lecture

11:30 – 12:10         Robert FLOYD, CTBTO Secretary General

                              25 Years of CTBT: a Success Story

                               1.     Progress on the Non-Proliferation Treaty

                               Chair: Carlo SCHAERF

                              (SICA Committee, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei)

12:10 – 12:50         Rose GOTTEMOELLER, former Deputy Secretary General of NATO

                              An Independent View on Non-Proliferation

12:50 – 13:30         Sergey BATSANOV, Geneva Pugwash Office

                              Can the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Regime Remain Sustainable in the New Geopolitical Environment?


Lunch break


14:30 – 15:10        Tariq RAUF, Former Head of Verification and Security Policy, IAEA

                              The Future of the Non-Proliferation Treaty

                               2.  Nuclear Energy and Biological Risks

                               Chair: Francesco CALOGERO

                              (SICA Committee, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei)

15:10 – 15:50        Tatsujiro SUZUKI, Nagasaki University, Japan

                              Updating and Lessons Learnt from Fukushima

15:50 – 16:30         Emilio PARISINI, Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis, Latvia

                              International Cooperation to Tackle Future Pandemics

16:30 – 16:50         Coffee break

                              3.  The Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

                              Chair: Chair: Francesco LENCI

                              (SICA Committee, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei)

16:50 – 17:30         Barbara GALLO, IRIAD

                               From Non-Proliferation to Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

17:30 – 18:10          Nadezhda ARBATOVA, Head of the Department on European Politics, IMEMO, Moscow, Russia

                               Elimination of Nuclear Weapons: Current Debates in the Russian Strategic Community

19:00                      End of Day 1



                                4.  Conflict Areas

                               Chair: Micah LOWENTHAL

                              (National Academy of Sciences, USA)

9:40 – 10:20            Amb. Wael AL-ASSAD, Qatar National Committee for the Prohibition of Weapons

                              Weapons of Mass Destruction in the Middle East

                               An Israel perspective

10:20 – 11:00         Hussain AL SHAHRISTANI, Former Deputy Prime Minister of Iraq

                              Tensions in the Middle East

11:00 – 11:20         Coffee break

11:20 – 12:00         Naeem Ahmad SALIK, Senior Fellow, Center for International Strategic Studies, Islamabad, Pakistan

                              Dangers of Inadvertent Escalation in South Asia

12:00 – 12:40         Ramamurti RAJARAMAN, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India

                              South Asia, a 3-Body Problem


Lunch break


14:00 – 14:40         Anton KHLOPKOV, Director, Centre for Energy and Security Studies, Moscow, Russia

                               The Case of the Korean Peninsula

                               5.  The Iran Enrichment Agreement. Outlook and Perspectives

                               Chair: Eldar MAMEDOV

                               (Political advisor Socialists and Democrats, EU Parliament)

14:40 – 15:20          Steven MILLER, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, USA

                                Reassessing the Iran Nuclear Deal

15:20 – 16:00           Ali   Akbar    SALEHI,    Academy    of    Sciences,   Iran   Atomic    Energy Organization

                                Iran’s Nuclear Program, Challanges and Opportunities

16:00 – 16:20           Coffee break

                                6.   Thinking about the Future

                                Chair: Enza PELLECCHIA

                               (SICA Committee, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei)

16:20 – 17:00          Guglielmo TAMBURRINI, Federico II University of Naples, Italy

                                Nuclear Weapons, Cyber Risk and Militarization of Artificial Intelligence

17:00 – 17:40           Piero MARTIN, University of Padua, Italy

                               The Roadmap to Fusion: Science and International Cooperation for Sustainable Energy

17:40 – 18:20          Alessio    PECORARIO,    Dicastery    for     Promoting    Integral    Human Development, Holy See

                               Promoting Integral Human Development and Peace in the Digital Age

18:30                       Guided tour of the Villa Farnesina




                                 7.  Progress (and Setbacks) in the Elimination of Weapons of Mass Destruction

                                  Chair: Alessandro PASCOLINI

                                  (SICA Committee, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei)

9:00 – 9:40                Goetz NEUNECK, IFSH, University of Hamburg

                                 Verifying Nuclear Disarmament

9:40 – 10:20              Alexey ARBATOV, Head of the Center for International Security, IMEMO, Moscow, Russia

                                 Preserving and Updating Strategic Stability

10:20 – 11:00            Paolo COTTA RAMUSINO, Pugwash


11:00 – 12:30           General discussion on the present situation

                                 Closing lecture

12:30 – 13:10            Eliezer RABINOVICI, President of CERN Council

                                 Basic Science for Peace 

13:15                        End of the Conference and lunch



Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei Palazzo Corsini

Via della Lungara 10 Rome






















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